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New Balance 1540 Men's Black

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MSRP $159.95
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Motion Control. Providing maximum stability control for runners with severe pronation, the 1540 provides ultimate comfort and control to slow the rate of pronation for a smooth gait. The New Balance 1540 is the replacement to the New Balance 1123.

The 1540 for men is New Balance's top notch motion control shoe. The wide, straight platform that the 1540 provides, along with a ROLLBAR® on both the lateral and medial side, means that this shoe offers unrivaled support for low arches and severe over-pronators. But this shoe isn't just about support; New Balance didn't skimp on cushioning materials either, including ENCAP®, ABZORB® and Dupont™ Engage.

The New Balance 1540 is the replacement to the New Balance 1123.

Proudly made in the USA.

Upper: Mesh upper with synthetic overlays provide durability with support and ventilation. No sew material application for increased comfort. Padded air mesh tongue for maximum comfort and breathability. Padded heel collar provides step in comfort that lasts.

Midsole: ACTEVA midsole material is 12% lighter than standard midsole foam with DuPont™ Engage® for exceptional durability. ENCAP® is a core of soft cushioning EVA in the midsole with a tough polyurethane rim for increased support and durability. ABZORB® is New Balance's top of the line midsole foam. An amazing blend of comfort and performance with Dupont™ Engage® and isoprene rubber provides the ultimate ride. ROLLBAR® on the medial and lateral side is a TPU posting system to minimize rear foot movement that, when combined with our TS2® system achieves the ultimate in motion control. An enhanced SL-2 last is New Balance's running/walking last with a narrow heel width, high instep height, deep toe box height and a wide forefoot width. Removable PU insole for increased cushioning and comfort. PU Strobel board.

Outsole: Blown rubber outsole with Ndurance rubber compound for maximum durability high wear areas.

Available in widths D (Medium), EE (Wide) 4E (Extra Wide).

Item #: 045603
Style #: M1540BK1
Color : Black
Weight : 14.1 Ounces

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New Balance 1540 BK Men
 
4.0

(based on 5 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (0)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (4)
  • Pronation control (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Sizing:
        • Feels full size too small

           

          Feels half size too small

           

          Feels true to size

           

          80% 

          (4 reviews)

          Feels half size too big

           

          Feels full size too big

           
        • Width:
        • Feels too narrow

           

          Feels true to width

           

          80% 

          (4 reviews)

          Feels too wide

           
        • Arch Type:
        • Average arch (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual/ recreational (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (4)

      Reviewed by 5 customers

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      5.0

      Very Comfortable

      By Wayne

      from Stoughton, MA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Good Arch Support
      • Pronation Control

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Walking

        Comments about New Balance 1540 BK Men:

        These shoes are very comfortable. I am having a problem similar to plantar faciatis and these shoes have given me much relief compared to others I have tried. Highly recommend if you have similar foot issues.
        I normally wear a D width. Had to exchange these for EE Width.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels too narrow
        • Arch Type:
        • Low Arch

        Comment on this review

         
        2.0

        A Disaster

        By Ross

        from Washington, DC

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

        • Pronation Control

        Cons

        • Poor Cushioning
        • Uncomfortable
        • Very stiff

        Best Uses

        • Gym

        Comments about New Balance 1540 BK Men:

        The 1540 supposedly replaced the 1123, which was my dream shoe, the perfect motion control shoe, and I owned several pairs over many years. However, the 1540 bares no resemblance in terms of comfort and performance to the 1123. The 1123 was an MC; the 1540 appears to be an MC+. It'a so stiff I use it for cycling and the stair master. What was New Balance thinking? Their rating went from an A to F!

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

        Comment on this review

         
        4.0

        I would buy again.

        By Mike

        from Millersville, MD

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about New Balance 1540 BK Men:

            Had to buy a shoe for work due to previous joint replacement in big toe. After 10 years replacement needs to come out and must restrict movement of big toe. Shoe does help but a little to stiff for the rest of my foot.

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

            Comment on this review

             
            4.0

            excellent service and competitive price

            By none

            from northbrook, illinois

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Good Traction
            • Lightweight
            • Pronation Control

            Cons

            • Heels dont last too long
            • Wears Out Quickly

            Best Uses

            • Pavement

            Comments about New Balance 1540 BK Men:

            use it for jogging on a regular basis. good support and cushioning. heels wear out all too fast.

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

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Will continue buying this shoe

            By jack

            from San Antonio, TX

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Pronation Control

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Walking

              Comments about New Balance 1540 BK Men:

              Like its predessors before, this shoe works well for me. Have been buying this model through 4 generations of New Balance shoes and they have been exemplary. I can count on them performing for me.
              Will continue with them until I can't.

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

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              2 Questions | 4 Answers
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              • Q:

                is this shoe good for neuropathy of the feet
                Asked on 3/4/2013 by none from yorktown hts. n.y.

                2 answers

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Neuropathy is a medical condition and we would strongly recommend that you consult a qualified medical professional.

                  Answered on 3/4/2013 by Ryan from Holabird Sports
                • A:

                  While not specifically designed for neuropathy of the feet the extra comfort and support can help those with neuropathy.

                  Answered on 3/6/2013 by Community Answer from None
              • Q:

                how does this compare with brooks beast
                Asked on 3/3/2013 by mike from omaha , ne

                2 answers

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  The New Balance 1540 is designated as a motion control shoe and is in the same category as the Brooks Beast. The fit is slightly larger than the Beast and the 1540 has support features on the medial (inside) and lateral (outside) of the foot. If you have severely overpronate, the 1540 is definitely worth checking out.

                  Answered on 3/4/2013 by Ryan from Holabird Sports
                • A:

                  These shoes compare very favorably with the Brooks Beast. Both are designed for runners with low arches and who have a tendency to severely over-pronate.

                  Answered on 3/4/2013 by Community Answer from None
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              • About New Balance
              New Balance has grown to be one of the largest manufacturers of running shoes and they've done this without expensive advertising campaigns. New Balance knows that there is no better press than positive word-of-mouth. New Balance began as an arch support company, but in 1960, they designed the first running shoe with a ripple sole and the first running shoe that came in varying widths. It didn't take long before New Balance running shoes were used by college track teams all over the country. Today, New Balance makes their shoes available in more widths than almost any other company and that means that there's a New Balance that can fit nearly any foot. Although they started by making running shoes, New Balance tennis shoes are an industry staple and are loved by recreational and serious players. New Balance also makes fine running and tennis apparel, as well as a variety of socks and other sporting accessories.

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