New Balance Disney Run Shoes

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  1. Mac4life30

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    Were these one time only shoes that were available in January? Are they being sold at this weekends Expo?
     
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  3. joan4mickey

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    They will be, but not many. And you had better get there early, as in before the expo opens. I have heard people will be lining up to get them. They are cute, but after the deal in Jan. and I am over them. They didn't not anticipate demand and were sold out within an hour or two. They brought in some, that were going to the Tink half and sold those and then at the Tink half you had to get to the expo before it opened to get a pair.
     
  4. Mac4life30

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    Do you know the cost?
     
  5. airman

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    They were $133 with tax in January.
     
  6. Mac4life30

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    Thanks!!!!!!
     
  7. Honeymooner04

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    I wish they wouldn't limit the quantity of these kinds of items. It just encourages people to scalp them on eBay. Same thing with the princess Dooneys at last years princess half. I wanted one so badly but by the time we arrived they were long gone.
     
  8. Ariel484

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    Good news on the Dooneys. For marathon weekend they let runners pre-order the bags and had them ready to pick up at the expo...super easy. I hope they keep doing this at future races. :)

    ETA: But I see that there's no pre-order for the Princess Half Dooneys this year...that stinks! I was hoping they would keep having the pre-order option available for the races. :(
     
  9. sillylily

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    I really dislike the way this sale and promotion has been handled. I would love to have a pair, but I'm not going to fight for a pair of shoes I cannot guarantee will even be comfortable enough to run in. They really jumped the gun on the launch; if they weren't able to supply buyers, then they should have waited until next year. I'll be running in my handy dandy Asics. :thumbsup2
     
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    There was a pre-order for the Princess Dooney's it was on Active.com, I had all the info filled out and ready to go before i realized i wanted to see it in person before plunking down 296 on a purse.
     
  11. Mac4life30

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    whats a dooney?
     
  12. Mac4life30

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    it does upset me that they limit the quantities so much that people go on ebay and sell them for $300 + I am in Miami and would not mind going up for the weekend if I was guaranteed the shoes would be there. Of course as long as I was there I would not mind having lunch at a resort but i digress
     
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    Dooney and Burke--designer purses/bags etc.....they have exclusive disney ones sold at Disney
     
  14. Mac4life30

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    Thanks

    I do hope somoene whos there now reports on the quantaties of the shoes.
     
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    I completely agree with you. As much as they look really cool, I can't run in New Balance. I've had issues in the past, and I'm not going to buy a pair of sneakers if I can't run in them. It's Asics for me too.
     
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    We were there for marathon weekend in Jan and I was shocked to see people RUNNING in these.

    I thought good running sense says you never run a race in a brand new pair of shoes????
     
  17. dburg30

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    I dont know if that's still as big of an issue as it once was or not. Now, unless I wore that model new balance, no way I would have run in them, but if they would have gotten them thursday and wore them, they maybe would have been ok to run in them?
     
  18. Ariel484

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    Oh, that's great! :) I went to the site yesterday and there wasn't a link there, it just said they would have limited quantities available. So maybe they took the link down a week ago or whatever. Good, I'm glad they're doing that! :goodvibes

    I KNOW. I saw that and was just like :eek:
    Personally, I wouldn't do it. I made sure both pairs of shoes I had for the weekend had 20-30 miles on them before the races. :confused3
     
  19. Soccer Princess

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    Does anyone know how these shoes are running size wise? I normally wear Saucony running shoes, but these are super cute. Thanks!
     
  20. dburg30

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    Well they are the NB model 860v3 which is actually the shoe I wear right now. For my foot / weight / running style, they were what was suggested for my by my running store. They are a stability shoe since I had the tendency to walk on the insides of my shoes. No clue how they compare to the Saucony shoes.
     
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    I am super excited - my fantastic DS sent me a text at about 1:15 from the Expo to ask if I still wanted the Minnie shoes!!! I was at the Full in Jan when they sold out in no time. DS said the folks at the booth told people that more shoes were being brought over in about 45 minutes. He said he and his GF would hang out and try to get a pair in my size.

    Long story short - it ended up being over an hour an a half before the shoes showed up but my DS and his sweetie are terrific kids and waited. My DS got a pair of the Mickeys as an early birthday gift and I told him to take his girl out to dinner on me. These kids spent a good chunk of their afternoon off standing around just to get shoes for me.

    They are running the Family 5k tomorrow as Flynn Rider and Rapunzel so just went Expo to pick up their packets. I am a thousand miles away in Ohio and was feeling sorry for myself this morning since I couldn't be there to run with them and run the Princess. Since Friday is casual day at my office I even wore my WDW 2013 Marathon jacket to work to cheer myself up. Little did I know that by late afternoon I would be the proud owner of a pair of Minnie's!!

    Update from RunDisney blog is that 1200 pairs would be available for weekend. They are limiting sales to 2 pairs per person.

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