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Go Retro With The 2015 New Balance runDisney Shoes

Robert Hitchcock

by , Content Director

What better way to kick-off the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna then to unveil the new 2015 New Balance runDisney shoes.


Inspired by the Disney classic Steamboat Willie, the limited edition Retro Mickey and Retro Minnie 990v3 shoes will be available for the first time at this weekend’s runDisney Health and Fitness Expo at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

The retro black and white shoes feature musical notes around the front sole, classic images of Mickey and Minnie, character signatures and other hidden Disney surprises.

Now, if you are a fan of the 2014 New Balance runDisney shoes I have additional good news. Due to popular demand, a limited number of the 860v4 Sorcerer Mickey and Pink Minnie, as well as the 890v4 Goofy and Cinderella shoes will be available at the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend and at the Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend presented by Sierra Nevada Corporation at Disneyland Resort, January 15 – 18.


The new Retro Mickey and Minnie 990v3 shoes will only be available at Health and Fitness Expos during runDisney event weekends. To minimize waiting in line for shoes, New Balance has created a virtual queue to let you know when it’s your turn to be fitted and make your purchase. Starting on Wednesday, January 7, starting at 6 a.m. runners can sign up at using their bib number, and all other guests can sign up Thursday, Jan. 8, starting at 6 am. Be sure to visit to get all the details on ordering and pick-up. For more information on runDisney event weekends, including Health and Fitness Expo dates and hours, visit


  • Hi I love these shoes and wondering if they will be at the tinker bell run in May? Also if they are at the Disneyland this Jan 15-18. What are the hours the expo is? I really want a pair!

  • I was really hoping for another princess based pair…. LOVE my Cinderella ones.

    Also disappointed no Tower of Terror run posted this year… 🙁

  • What styles will be available at the Disney Princess Half Marathon in February? If there is limited amounts of 2014 styles do they reserve any for the February marathon?

  • I stopped at the Expo last night. I was able to walk in, take some personal time with a New Balance Expert and get fitted for the new 2015 shoes. There was minimal wait and found the experience to be positive and the NB staff to be very helpful. I also own the 2014 Goofy’s and am happy with both pairs of shoes. The new Steamboat Willy’s are more sturdy and suppportive by comparison to the Goofy’s.

  • Do you sign up for virtual queue on the day you would like to attend or can you choose the day when you sign up?

  • Will these be available at the expo for the Disney Princess Half Marathon weekend?

  • Rachel, the new shoes are only available in adult sizes.

  • Sher, as with any running shoe the best thing to do is get fitted by an expert. If you come down to the Health and Fitness Expo there are several New Balance Tech Reps on hand to get you into the right shoe.

  • Crissy and Sher-Lynn, unfortunately the limited edition New Balance runDisney shoes can only be purchased at our Health and Fitness Expos.

  • It’s 6 a.m. and it says the queqe is closed. Whar’s up?

  • Ready to sign up in a few hours!

  • Disney has to make these available for those who cannot make it that weekend!

  • Holy mackerel I love these!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Is there a way to purchase the shoes if you can’t get to the event?

  • would love a pair of these shoes BUT I have wide feet, how do I know what shoe will fit me??

  • Super disappointed in this years shoes! But happy to see they are bring back last years they are awesome!

  • will there be new children’s styles? Or will they be the same as 2014?

  • Alex, As I mentioned in an earlier comment we can’t say which shoes will be on sale. It will be based on availability.

  • Adela, New Balance will use the virtual queue at Star Wars Weekend. In fact, they will use the virtual queue at all event weekends.

  • Lindsay, unfortunately we can’t say which shoes will be at which races. It is all based on availability.

  • Keyanna, New Balance will be here for Everest weekend but we aren’t sure which styles will be available .

  • Will any of the 2014 shoes be available at the PHM expo? I have the Cindy’s and would love the Sorcerer Micky. I am a runner and love the bright colors, not to crazy about 2015 black and grey.

  • They had the 2014 shoes available at the everest challenge last year. There was no expo, they had a bunch of booths set up in champion stadium. You just lined up and waited for them.

  • Will it be available during the Princess Marathon? How do we get each references to find out which color and style we would like.?

  • I like these new ones, is the virtual queue going to be available for the Star Wars event? Right now it only refers to the WDW run.

  • Can you please clarify which sneakers will be available at which races. Thank you!

  • Thats my question also I was wondering if there was a way for non runners to buy the shoes?

  • Will these be available Expediton Everest Weekend? There doesn’t seem to be an expo planned.

  • Jennifer, yes runners and non-runners can purchase these new shoes. runDisney Health and Fitness Expos are open to the public and you should feel free to stop buy and get motivated.

  • Because there doesn’t seem to be an “Expo” and Expedition Everest 2015, how can runners get the New Balance shoes for this year? Its the only race I’m running this yea, I hope you all don’t take away my chance to purchase.

  • Is there a way for non runners to buy these sneakers? It’s always been my dream to run the marathon and I was making it a resolution. Having these would be a great motivator and they are my favorite sneaker colors. Thanks

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