I know that many people were not overly excited when the Retro Mickey and Retro Minnie New Balance shoes were released last month at the Walt Disney Marathon Weekend. Disney and New Balance have heard the cries for more new releases and have just announced there will be an additional 2 shoes in the New Balance for runDisney 2015 collection. Allow me to introduce you to the newest members of the 2015 collection and explain the differences amongst the four.
The photo above displays all 4 shoes in the 2015 collection. The newest additions are the white Retro Minnie and the black/silver Retro Mickey. The new limited-edition 860v5 Retro Mickey and Retro Minnie (the white and black/silver ones) shoes will be available for the first time during the Princess Half Marathon weekend’s runDisney Health and Fitness Expo at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex the weekend of February 19th. In case you hadn’t figured it out yet, the white Retro Minnie are for women and the black/silver Retro Mickey are for men. These retail for less than the 990v3 series at $135.
New Balance will also have a limited number of the Retro Mickey and Retro Minnie 990v3 shoes available for purchase during the Princess Half Marathon. We previewed these prior to the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend. They will be available for retail price of $180.00 for both Men and Women. (Grey for Women & Black for Men)
Now, you may wonder what is the difference between the two series. Allow me to tell you. The 860v5 is an update to the popular 860v4. It is reliable, stable and soft. The 860v5 is the smart choice for the stability you need and the comfort and style you want to conquer your runs. The 860v5 running shoe uses a system of technologies that work together to help guide your foot as you run.
The 990v3 is a classic model that offers quality craftsmanship using premium materials. The 990 series celebrates the heritage of New Balance running and the 990v3 features a classic design with universal appeal. It is made with quality materials such as premium leather, mesh inserts for breathability and a stability system to support running, walking or anything in between. The New Balance runDisney 990v3 draws design inspiration from Steamboat Willie with a Retro Mickey design for men and Retro Minnie for women, with the retail price of $180.00.
The shoes will only be available at Health and Fitness Expos during the runDisney event weekend, as per the usual. 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. They used this during the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend and found it to be quite helpful. Starting on Thursday, February 19, starting at 6 a.m. runners can sign up at NBvirtualqueue.com using their bib number. Non-runners can sign up daily, pending inventory.
Do you like the newest additions to the New Balance for runDisney 2015 collection? Which is your favorite? Let us know in the comment box below!
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