Minnie Mouse is having a pop culture renaissance. Make that a "Minnie-sance," actually. The fashion icon and Disney queen just received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, proving her star status. And now, shoe brand New Balance has created a Minnie Mouse-inspired sneaker collection.
While it's disappointing that Minnie Mouse's Walk of Fame accolade came 40 years (!!!) after her significant other Mickey Mouse received his star, we're stoked Minnie is currently being recognized in multiple ways. And the sneaks are a good way to champion her relevance as an icon.
The shoes are pretty much polka dot perfection. New Balance is the official running shoe of runDisney, according to Shape. It's also Minnie's 90th birthday. Therefore, it's only right that she would inspire New Balance to makeover its kicks.
Minnie's signature polka dots factor into several pairs of athletic trainers. Those details are executed in the most subtle and seamless way. Ultimately, the "Rock Your Dots" series of sneakers is understated yet super wearable. Several pairs will go with everything already in your closet.
The limited edition collection is stylish and trimmed with lots of black, red, white, and pink detail. There are pairs designed for women and for young girls. You can wear any of these kicks during actual athletic pursuits if you wish, or you can instead incorporate them into your fave athleisure ensemble. Rock them while running errands, brunching with friends, or while decked out in your fave comfy pants while Netflix and chillin'.
Each pair is cuter than the next. The best thing about the collection is that the source of inspo isn't super obvious at first. It takes a sec to discover the Minnie-approved details.
These cross-trainers have so many mini Minnie markers. From the polka dot bow to the polka dots on the top of the shoe itself, this footwear is simply darling.
This comfy, everyday wear trainer gets quite a fashion boost from all of the Minnie x Disney detailing.
The Minnie touches still shine through, even on an all-black trainer.
What a charming walking shoe. The designers really found sweetly unexpected ways to infuse these kicks with Minnie's signature flourishes.
Her style DNA is all over each pair.
Leather and polka dots? OK, these sneakers are just too adorable to pass up. As you've likely noticed by now, Minnie's signature bow is the connective tissue between all of these pairs.
If you want to add a pop of color to an all-black ensemble, the best way to do so is with these chic, red kicks.
This pretty pink pair is almost too cool for school. Actually, it is cool enough for school and more.
In addition to the bow, the sneaker soles are all branded with the Disney x New Balance logos. The Minnie x New Balance collection is the perfect execution of chic and comfy.
While Minnie is known for her signature yellow heels, we can totally see her slipping into a pair of these kicks after a long day on her feet. Or whenever she feels like hanging out in stylish athleisure.
If you are in need of a pair of utilitarian but snazzy kicks, you don't need to look any further than Minnie Mouse x New Balance. These sneakers are the ultimate in footwear with flair — and, obviously, polka dots!