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Mens New Balance 1540 Running Shoe

Men's New Balance 1540

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Men's New Balance 1540 :: New Balance Premier Heritage motion control trainer developed to deliver the ultimate in comfort and control for the runner seeking the highest level of stability control. 14.8 ounces

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MOTION CONTROL+ [?]
Get the maximum support and maximum cushioning you need to feel strong and stable as you rack up the miles. Enjoy ideal low-arch support with Motion Control+ shoes to help overcome overpronation and guide your feet comfortably. When choosing running shoes, find your perfect fit using this chart. Category types are based on factors like arch height, running habits and body frame.

Features & Benefits:

  • ACTEVA midsole
  • ENCAP, Rollbar
  • Blown Rubber outsole
  • Enhanced SL-2 fit
  • No-sew upper
  • PU insert and strobel board
Product NBW2192 Review

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  • Country of Origin: United States

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Mens New Balance 1540 Running Shoe
 
3.9

(based on 16 reviews)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Arch support (9)
  • Cushions impact (8)
  • Durable (8)
  • Breathable (7)
  • Comfortable (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road running (6)
    • Walking (6)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        73% 

        (11 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        71% 

        (10 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Arch Type:
      • Low arch (8), Average arch (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (10), Enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (15)

    Reviewed by 16 customers

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    5.0

    Finally an update to the 1123!

    By Rowdy Ryan

    from Alexandria, VA

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Durable
    • Good Arch Support
    • Good Traction
    • Pronation Control

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Mens New Balance 1540 Running Shoe:

        So excited that there is finally an update to the 1123! The 1123 was a great shoe, but it had been around for a long time. This is such a great update and I'm excited to have this new model for a long time!

         
        5.0

        Excellent for over-pronators

        By Darla

        from Heidelberg, Germany

        About Me Gym Rat

        Pros

        • Cushions Impact
        • Durable
        • Good Arch Support
        • Pronation Control

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Walking

          Comments about Mens New Balance 1540 Running Shoe:

          My husband has sunken arches from years of running and over-pronating, and he's been wearing these as his everyday shoe for a year. His podiatrist has been very impressed with how well it supports without his prescription inserts. We've been able to go for long walks again without pain.

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

          Great Shoe! Needs more colors.

          By Bob

          from Fort Myers, FL

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Good Arch Support
          • Good Traction
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Walking

            Comments about Mens New Balance 1540 Running Shoe:

            Was quoted 6-7 day shipping... Arrived in 2...!!!

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            2.0

            Not worth the money

            By RickM

            from Denver CO

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Pros

            • Durable

            Cons

            • Narrow / Tight
            • Poor Arch Support
            • Uncomfortable

            Best Uses

            • Walking

            Comments about Mens New Balance 1540 Running Shoe:

            Purchased these as the NB 1012 was discontinued. They wear better than the 1012, but the support isn't there and they give me blisters all over. I went up a 1/2 size and they still feel small. Toe box feels un-supported... likely not enough arch support and my front foot moves around.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels half size too small
            • Width:
            • Feels too narrow
            • Arch Type:
            • Low Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            A solid performer

            By Crocadale

            from San Antonio, TX

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Durable

            Cons

            • Feels A Bit Wide

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Mens New Balance 1540 Running Shoe:

            Nice solid shoe; plenty of width, but almost too wide; at times I feel as though my foot slides within the shoe; for the 1st time in a long time, I struggled with blisters on the instep; have now overcome that and am getting solid performance; I alternate between a white and black pair and typically run 8 miles, 3-4 times per week;

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

            At 55 miles, so far so good

            By Sole Man

            from Peachtree City, GA

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Arch Support

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Pavement

              Comments about Mens New Balance 1540 Running Shoe:

              Use on treadmill and on road/asphalt trails.
              Initial comfort is good. The available colors white and black are not good options. Bought the white shoes and they stand out too much. Want shoes that are low keyed, perform as expected, and not designed to make a fashion statement.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels full size too small
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • Low Arch
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Outstanding sneakers

              By Russ

              from Upstate New York

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact
              • Durable
              • Fast
              • Good Arch Support
              • Lightweight
              • Pronation Control

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Mens New Balance 1540 Running Shoe:

                I tried Brooks Beast, and went back to New Balance 1540. Prior running sneakers were New Balance 1123. Nothing compares to motion control and stability of this sneaker. Well worth the money..

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                Great shoes

                By supdog37

                from Brooklyn NY

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Breathable

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Mens New Balance 1540 Running Shoe:

                GREAT

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Arch Type:
                • Low Arch
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                Pleased with purchase

                By Bill the walker

                from NH

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Pros

                • Good Arch Support
                • Pronation Control

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Walking

                  Comments about Mens New Balance 1540 Running Shoe:

                  Excellent arch support. Plenty of room in the toe box. Could use more cushioning in the front. I have only used for 10 days, walking 2 miles per day. Not sure how they will hold up over time. Overall nice shoe.

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Width:
                  • Feels true to width
                  • Arch Type:
                  • High Arch
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  1.0

                  So bad the N's came off after a week.

                  By thecodemachine

                  from Framingham MA

                  About Me Gym Rat

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Wears Out Quickly

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Mens New Balance 1540 Running Shoe:

                      These shoes are bad. The glue that glued the N's to the side of the shoe had loosen enough that I had 1/2 of 2 N's flapping when I was running after one week of use.

                      Also the shoe laces are of such poor quality, they almost always become untied at the worst possible moments. What happened to New Balance, you used to make really good shoes!

                      Don't buy these shoes, get a Brooks Beast instead.

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels true to size
                      • Width:
                      • Feels true to width
                      • Arch Type:
                      • Low Arch
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      3.0

                      miss the old 1123!

                      By chop

                      from Tacoma,Wa

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Poor Arch Support
                      • Poor Cushioning

                      Best Uses

                      • Walking

                      Comments about Mens New Balance 1540 Running Shoe:

                      much more room for my toes with last model!

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

                      I love this shoe!

                      By chaskirk1

                      from Houston, TX

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Cushions Impact
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Walking

                        Comments about Mens New Balance 1540 Running Shoe:

                        Needed a wide shoe and this one is perfect!!!!

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

                        Great Running Shoe

                        By RJD

                        from Denver, CO

                        About Me Avid Athlete

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Breathable
                        • Comfortable
                        • Cushions Impact
                        • Durable
                        • Good Arch Support
                        • Good Traction
                        • Pronation Control

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Road Running

                          Comments about Mens New Balance 1540 Running Shoe:

                          I love the 1540, it's a great running shoe. I like to run marathons and this shoe helps keep me on the road. It can easily handle the mileage and whatever you throw at it. It is stable, well cushioned, and very durable. I've worn the 1120, 1121, 1122, and the 1123, and while those were all great shoes, the 1540 tops them all. I just wish they weren't so expensive.

                          • Sizing:
                          • Feels true to size
                          • Width:
                          • Feels true to width
                          • Arch Type:
                          • Average Arch
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          2.0

                          Needs work

                          By TK

                          from York,Pa

                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                          Pros

                          • Good Arch Support

                          Cons

                          • Heavy
                          • Narrow / Tight
                          • Poor Cushioning
                          • Uncomfortable

                          Best Uses

                          • Road Running

                          Comments about Mens New Balance 1540 Running Shoe:

                          I am a 200 lb. runner with flat arches. Years of athletics has injured my ankles and I overpronate badly. I run 3 to 4 times a week/ 3 to 5 miles a run. I have tried numerous shoes and this one is going back. Feels too narrow, causing pain in my arch. The tongue is rigid and slips down causing irritation. Toe feel tight. Not good forward cushion.

                          • Sizing:
                          • Feels half size too small
                          • Width:
                          • Feels too narrow
                          • Arch Type:
                          • Low Arch
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          3.0

                          Feet on fire

                          By Radar

                          from Indiana

                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                          Pros

                          • Cushions Impact
                          • Durable
                          • Good Arch Support
                          • Good Traction
                          • Great with Jeans
                          • Pronation Control

                          Cons

                          • Not Breathable
                          • Tongue Slips

                          Best Uses

                          • Road Running

                          Comments about Mens New Balance 1540 Running Shoe:

                          Breathability of shoe is poor - bought in Fall, but can't imagine wearing during warmer seasons. Also, top of tongue rides low, so pain-points at top of laces. Otherwise, good shoe.

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

                          Excellent Shoe

                          By ffjxc

                          from East Bay of SF

                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Breathable
                          • Comfortable
                          • Cushions Impact
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Expenssive

                          Best Uses

                          • With Orthotics/Inserts

                          Comments about Mens New Balance 1540 Running Shoe:

                          Originally bought the 1340's as a replacement for my 1012's. Wore the 1340's for a few weeks but could not get over the fact they felt much narrower than the 1012's even with 2E width. Wrote NB and they indicated 1540 are built on same shoe last as 1012's. RRunner Sports took back the 1340's and I've been happy in my 1540's. Wide toe box, great stability, lighter than the 1012's & 1340's and very breathable.

                          • Sizing:
                          • Feels half size too small
                          • Arch Type:
                          • Low Arch
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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