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Mens New Balance 1540v2 Running Shoe

Men's New Balance 1540v2

Item #00256
MSRP:$164.95

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Men's New Balance® 1540v2 :: For maximum support in a classic profile, the 1540v2 has symmetrical Rollbar technology for the ultimate in both lateral and medial rear foot stability. Plus, a lightweight upper constructed with mesh for breathability and a synthetic complement for stability and structure.

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Features & Benefits:

  • 10 MM Drop
  • No-sew material application
  • PU insert
  • Dual Density Collar Foam
  • Synthetic/Mesh Upper
  • Blown Rubber outsole
  • WEIGHT: 14.6 oz
Product 00256 Review

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Mens New Balance 1540v2 Running Shoe
 
4.1

(based on 31 reviews)

Pros

  • Comfortable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      100% 

      (3 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

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1.0

Do not buy this shoe

By Dennis

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens New Balance 1540v2 Running Shoe:

This product was a disaster on many levels: firstly, it felt extremely uncomfortable to wear, i.e., I had a brick tied to my foot. Soreness no matter what insert I used. Plus, after several days of wearing them, there were obvious signs of extreme wear on the outer edges of the heals as well as stress marks where parts of the shoes were joined. Years ago, I stopped wearing NB because of the changes they made in cushioning and toe box size. This recent experiment convinced me that I'd never try a NB product again. And, what a ridiculous retail price for a lemon.

 
5.0

Top notch NB

By James

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens New Balance 1540v2 Running Shoe:

Love this shoe, so much so I fear the day NB decides, as it does, to discontinue it. Keep a couple pair stashed away! It is an SL1; meaning widervtoe box.

 
5.0

A must have if your on your feet a lot

By Andy

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens New Balance 1540v2 Running Shoe:

I have worn this style for a few years. Great support. Especially since I'm on my feet all the time and I'm 260 lbs.

 
5.0

Great shoe

By Douglas

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens New Balance 1540v2 Running Shoe:

Bought these to replace my old NB1012 which I'd been buying for years. Tried a few other brands in between but nothing else measured up. These have the same comfort level and feel as my 1012. Also, I find the size to be true to my actual foot size. Very happy I tried these.

 
2.0

Awkward Shoe

By Robert

from Mail Order

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Mens New Balance 1540v2 Running Shoe:

Over two years ago, I bought a couple pair of these New Balance M860G4 shoes at a New Balance Outlet store. They fit great, comfortable, with a lot of stability and they were made in USA. I thought that the 1540v2 would be similar. I could have never been more incorrect. In New Balance's quest to be "sleek" and "generation-X," they have messed up their shoes. First, the 1540v2 is more of a charcoal-navy color instead of black. Though they provide cushioning, there is not any better stability on these shoes than a "neutral" shoe like the old and now discontinued M870GY4 for have the price. I wanted to buy these shoes to be able to wear a black pair of casual shoes to work with comfort and the ability to run a few laps with my 3rd graders. I will be returning these ASAP and whenever possible.

 
3.0

Mixed Review

By HomeyR

from KCMO

About Me Gym Rat

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Comfortable

Cons

  • Poor Cushioning

Best Uses

  • Gym
  • Walking

Comments about Mens New Balance 1540v2 Running Shoe:

This shoe fits well and is true to size. My one area of disappointment is the lack of cushioning. This detracts from the overall comfort of the shoe.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
  • Sizing:
  • Feels true to size
  • Width:
  • Feels true to width
 
5.0

Have bought this shoe for years!!

By pat

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens New Balance 1540v2 Running Shoe:

Walking did over 1500 miles this tear

 
5.0

My favorite shoes are New Balance and Adidas.

By James

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens New Balance 1540v2 Running Shoe:

New Balance provides a good shoe. My recent purchase reinforces that view.

 
5.0

I will but this shoe again.

By Tom

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens New Balance 1540v2 Running Shoe:

Great shoe. I need the support because I roll badly to the outside. Al, I take a 6E shoe. Others do not have this width.

 
4.0

Yes

By David

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens New Balance 1540v2 Running Shoe:

Very comfortable

 
2.0

Beh!

By Tim

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens New Balance 1540v2 Running Shoe:

Haven't had a decent motion control shoe since the Beast 14, and this shoe barely passes. Poor cushioning. I got the B width and it's no different than the D's I've been buying for years. Brooks moved production of the Beast to Vietnam with the 16 and it was terrible. What do we have to do to get a motion control plus shoe with decent construction and cushioning?

 
5.0

Great Shoe

By Roy

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens New Balance 1540v2 Running Shoe:

Just started jogging again after many years off. Needed a shoe with a lot of support and cushioning - They feel great

 
3.0

V2 not as good as original 1540.

By Bradley

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens New Balance 1540v2 Running Shoe:

These are my heavy duty training shoes. Excellent stability and cushioning.
IMHO, these are a step backward from the first version 1540s as far as wear and tear goes for the sole. I hope 1540v3 is just a return to the 1540 construction.

 
4.0

Excellent product.

By JAMES

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens New Balance 1540v2 Running Shoe:

EXCELLENT FIT

 
5.0

Nice motion control training shoe

By Jeff

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens New Balance 1540v2 Running Shoe:

I was looking for a new motion control shoe, so I tried these on a whim. So far they are working out great. Great stability, good fit, not too heavy. These are now my go to training shoes

 
4.0

Outstanding Shoe

By Sparky the wonder pub

from Bellevue, WA

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Durable
  • Good Traction
  • Great with Jeans
  • Pronation Control

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Gym
  • Pavement
  • Walking

Comments about Mens New Balance 1540v2 Running Shoe:

This review is for the Mens New Balance 1540V2. I first started out with the NB 1540, and really enjoyed that shoe. This is my third time ordering the NB 1540 from RR Sports. Hello my name is Carl and I am a pronater, Hellllooo Carrrrllll!
I am a 6' 235 lbs man who walks hard and fast. In the past I would get only two to three months out of my shoes, the inside sole would be non-existent. I could always find my shoes, just look for the worn sole and perfect top side.
This last pair of NB 1540V2 have lasted me just about a year. The entire front sole is worn down to flatness, the uppers are starting to be worn. I have definitely gotten my moneys out of these shoes.
I have two pairs, one white and one black, and wear them ALL THE TIME. I also walk everywhere I go, yes I mean everywhere, I don't have a car. All of that walking and these shoes have held up and more.
They are kind of heavy, but not that bad. Compared to a straight up marathon shoe, they are heavy. But these shoes have extra material where it counts.
If you are a pronater, and we know who you are, get these shoes.

  • Sizing:
  • Feels full size too small
  • Width:
  • Feels true to width
  • Arch Type:
  • Average Arch
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

Great support.

By Robert

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens New Balance 1540v2 Running Shoe:

Nice fit, great product as always from New Balance.

 
2.0

sliced my ankles

By TS

from Pennsylvania

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

  • Comfortable

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Mens New Balance 1540v2 Running Shoe:

      Loved the version 1. Version 2 has a sharp plastic thing sticking out of the sole on the inside of the heel. Apparently I brush my shoe against the opposite heel because I took one run in these and left both ankles bleeding. I returned them. Kinda regretting it, wonder if I should have kept them and filed the plastic thing down. Had two pairs of version 1 and loved them so much.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      This shoe is not only comfortable but also therapeutic!

      By James

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens New Balance 1540v2 Running Shoe:

      I love this shoe! It is lightweight, comfortable, and has a roll bar stability enhancer. It has eliminated my foot pain associated with Morton's Neuroma

       
      5.0

      I would buy this product again and again

      By George

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens New Balance 1540v2 Running Shoe:

      This is my favorite running shoe. I like to purchase the Motion Control Insole from New Balance. The insole increases the performance quality of the 1540v2 Running Shoe. Thanks for the discount on price.

       
      5.0

      new shoes

      By Tom

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens New Balance 1540v2 Running Shoe:

      out of the bos the fit my hard to fit feet perfect.

       
      1.0

      New Balance did not work for me

      By John

      from E Paso, Texas

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens New Balance 1540v2 Running Shoe:

      When my beloved Asics Fortifys were worn out, I tried to buy them again, and they, of course, have been phased out by Asics. So, in search of another shoe I decided to try the New Balance 1540v2 in narrow width. I am a male, 64 years old, 235 pounds and 6'1" with flat arches and a terrible pronation problem. I had worn New Balance in the 80's and even run in a marathon in them and found them to be ok. Well, this was the worst shoe experience of my life. I have never had back trouble and after the first run, I developed a mid-back pain which continued over the next 5 runs. I finally gave up after being more persistent than I should have probably. Should have gotten the VIP option, but since I did not, these are headed for the trash heap. I went back to my old Asics Fortifys awaiting my next purchase arriving (with the VIP option this time) and my back pain has disappeared.

       
      5.0

      Great shoe, wide toe box

      By James

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens New Balance 1540v2 Running Shoe:

      Hope they never replace this shoe! Good fundamentals and fit.

       
      4.0

      Good athletic shoe; plusses easily outweigh minuses.

      By Robert

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens New Balance 1540v2 Running Shoe:

      Appreciate that this footware is available in extra wide sizes, e.g., 2E and 4E. The tongue is a little too short and because of its length it often has to be yanked up so that the laces are on top of it rather than below it.

       
      5.0

      I will buy this shoe again after I wear this pair out!

      By Tom

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens New Balance 1540v2 Running Shoe:

      I really like this shoe. Great for my 'tugboat' feet (short and very wide). Nice to have 6E width.

       
      5.0

      Great shoe

      By Allan

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens New Balance 1540v2 Running Shoe:

      Best shoes I've ever had. Great for people who pronate.

       
      5.0

      Favorite shoe

      By Frank

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens New Balance 1540v2 Running Shoe:

      Christmas present, not used yet. Replacing worn out pair.

       
      4.0

      Good support.

      By Joseph

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens New Balance 1540v2 Running Shoe:

      Good pronation support. Shoes are a bit stiff. Could use some more cushioning in the forefoot area.

       
      5.0

      Fit

      By Bill

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens New Balance 1540v2 Running Shoe:

      They fit perfectly.

       
      5.0

      Excellent Shoe

      By carl

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens New Balance 1540v2 Running Shoe:

      I had the 1540, and thought great they messed up a great thing with the 1540 V2. No, these shoes are great. I need the motion control, and these deliver. You can look at any pair of other shoes and see the front inside wear on the sole. With these shoes, the wear is completely even. Highly recommend these shoes.

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