You might want to run, not walk if you plan to score a deal on runDisney New Balance sneakers.
UPDATED FOR JANUARY 2018 The runDisney New Balance relationship has ended! There will not be any additional runDisney running shoes at Expos or Outlets in the future. However, there are still some options for New Balance fans. The NewBalance Minnie Running Shoe Collection is available now!
UPDATED FOR NOVEMBER 2017 (at bottom of the post)
Rumor has been swirling that some of the leftover runDisney shoes might find their way into New Balance stores for a few weeks.
Well, folks, it happened.
This weekend a friend contacted me with the news that she was holding in her hands brand new Cinderella New Balance sneakers on sale for the low low LOW price of $40.
$40, people. Um, HELLO.
Welp, you know I had to investigate!
Before you get too excited, there’s a few things to know. You won’t find all shoes at all locations. It appears that some stores are getting shoes and some are not. Some employees are happy to talk about it over the phone and in person, and some are not. Ha!
No reports of the first year red Mickey or Minnie’s have surfaced, and I haven’t heard anything about Ariel shoes either. The Black and White Minnie & Mickey, Sorcerer Mickey, Pink Minnie, Cinderella and Tinker Bell versions have all been spotted in stores.
On my way back home this weekend, I stopped at the Ontario, California outlet store on Sunday as well as the Phoenix outlet store.
Nada. Zip. Zilch.
And the staff wasn’t sure they were on the list to receive any in the future (or at least that’s what they told me!). The secrecy continues, even outside of runDisney expos!
Meanwhile, I’m seeing reports on Facebook that you can find shoes at some locations, specifically in California.
Good luck- and may the Pixie Dust be with you!
ETA 10.5.16: since this post was written, there have been reports of red Minnie and Mickey shoes, kids sizes, and smaller sizes at various locations. Your best bet: CALL YOUR STORE! Many will hold a pair of shoes for 48 hours as well.
20017 New Balance Outlet Update
Haunted Mansion New Balance shoes have arrived!
They are being sold for $99 in the New Balance Outlet Stores, but there is a buy one get one half off sale going on.
You might have 999 pairs, but there’s always room for 1 more….
I also saw the same deal will be offered at the Wine and Dine Expo if you are heading that way.
Keep in mind: the New Balance contract was not renewed and these are the last of these shoes.