It’s true that just about anything you can imagine can also be bought a little more Disney-fied. The Disney Company recently released photos of it’s latest collaboration with New Balance- a brand new line of running shoes that take their inspiration from beloved Disney cartoon characters.
“We worked very closely with the Disney team in order to select what characters would come to life in the 890v4 series,” said Josh Rowe,Senior Marketing Manager for New Balance, in a statement about the shoes. “Cinderella and Goofy resonate on such a high level with Disney fans that we wanted to make sure they were the inspiration for the 890v4 designs.”
Besides the Goofy and Cinderella shoes women will find a pink and polka-dot Minnie Mouse inspired sneaker and men will enjoy one that plays homage to Mickey at the Sorcerer’s Apprentice in “Fantasia.” But don’t expect to find the sneakers in stores. These items are sold exclusively at runDisney events. runDisney is a series of yearly events that take place at both their California and Florida parks. The family friendly races include special events just for kids, obstacle course, and night time adventures through the parks. For more information on runDisney click here.
This is not the first time New Balance has teamed up with runDisney to create cartoon themed sneakers. Last year saw the first Disney inspired sneaker. The classic red and black Mickey Mouse and red and white Minnie Mouse inspired shoes proved so popular they sold out during the first race. Both companies have vowed to better anticipate the demand for this years’ sneakers.
The shoes are light weight, and the same high quality you’d expect from New Balance. New Balance is one of the leading athletic shoe companies in the world. The company has long prided itself for its stance on manufacturing in the United States. In recent years the majority of their manufacturing has shifted to China but the company still has factories in Massachusetts, Maine, and California. The adult sneakers retail for around $125 and the children’s version sell for $75.
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