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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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Mens New Balance 1540 Running Shoe
 
4.0

(based on 19 reviews)

74%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

  • Heavy (3)
  • Uncomfortable (3)

Best Uses

  • Walking (8)
  • Road running (6)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      78% 

      (14 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      75% 

      (12 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Low arch (9), Average arch (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (12), Enthusiast (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (18)

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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

      help with my plantar fasciitisi

      By steve

      from ark

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Walking

        Comments about Mens New Balance 1540 Running Shoe:

        had to find shoes that would help with plantar fasciitis

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

        helps with plantaz facitaze, added arch

        By steve

        from ark

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Walking

          Comments about Mens New Balance 1540 Running Shoe:

          very conformable with hurting feet

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

          Good quality but its no 1012 replacement

          By Mike

          from Casper Wyoming

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Heavy
            • Not A 1012 Replacement
            • Uncomfortable

            Best Uses

              Comments about Mens New Balance 1540 Running Shoe:

              Apparently I'm on a wild goose chase, looking for a New Balance 1012 replacement. Seems the "good Idea fairies" at NB thought it best to kill the 1012 product line. I have called NB and I basically get the equivalent to an auditory deer in the headlights response. I have spent hundreds trying to find a shoe that fits my pronating foot; I run distance and rough mountain trail.
              1540? not even close
              Gel- Kayano close but nope
              Lasportiva close but no
              I'm frustrated.

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