|Entering the runDisney Health and Fitness Expo in grand style :)|
runDisney New Balance, in 2013 New Balance became the official sneaker of runDisney and sold special edition sneakers that were only available at Health and Wellness expos. A frenzy started - people were buying the shoes and selling them for nearly 4 times the amount on eBay (and some people paid that). If anyone remembers the Ugg boot frenzy in 2003, it was very similar to that. In 2014, a new design was released for the 860v4 featuring Sorcerer Mickey and Pink Minnie. A new shoe was added to the family, the ultra-fast 890v4s, featuring Goofy and Cinderella. The demand was just as crazy and the photo below was taken an hour before the Health and Wellness expo opened during Marathon Weekend in January. Madness I tell ya.
|line for runDisney New Balance during runDisney Walt Disney Marathon Weekend 2014|
For the record, I have heard a few people complain that they are uncomfortable - I can tell you 100 percent, that is not the case....or the people that think this may be in the wrong shoe size. I have worn them quite a few times and get compliments on them wherever I go. I do not see myself running more than a 5K in them but they will become my new theme park shoe.
What is the most expensive item you have purchased at a race expo? My fiance and I are both impulse buyers but I usually find myself more conservative in this setting. Yet while with my best friend in tow, I spent way too much with no regrets!