A superior blend of foam cushioning and compression set, featuring rubber.
24% lighter than New Balance’s standard compression molded foam for optimal compression set properties.
A core of soft cushioning EVA in the midsole with a tough polyurethane rim for more support and durability.
Rubber compound for maximum durability used in high wear areas.
A posting system designed to reduce rear-foot movement.
Overall Product Rating
50% of reviewers recommend this product
1 of 10
11/15/14 by traveler | Florida, West Coast
"NB used to sell their shoes by last but that info is now hidden. You can search for it if you know what you are looking for. I bought these to replace an older shoe, last SL-1, and these are the supposed replacement. However, I had to go up a half-size (10 to 10 1/2) in 4E because these shoes are narrower and shorter than the previous SL-1 shoes. Also, others have commented - the tongue is 1/4 to 3/8" too short and the tongue is not sewn straight in the shoe but always sits off to the outside. NB is changing - not the American made shoe anymore."
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2 of 10
10/22/14 by dan12345 | Palo Alto
Yes, I recommend this product.
"I have purchased both the black and the white/gray versions. The mesh on the lighter color gets dirty really easily, but can usually be cleaned. These were recommended by the guy who made my orthotics. They are very comfortable for walking and medium-level hiking. Unfortunately, the mesh on top isn't as durable as the surrounding leather, so it tends to wear out much earlier than the rest of the shoe. I would give 5 stars for comfort, but 3 stars for durability."
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3 of 10
8/28/14 by Matt | St. Louis, MO
"These are one of the most comfortable pairs of shoes I've ever bought. Well worth the money. I have back and knee issues, but with these shoes I'm actually in a lot less pain."
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4 of 10
6/22/14 by LTCrunner | Nashville, TN, USA
Yes, I recommend this product.
"I have used these for about 6 months now for running daily. I needed to buy the NB high arch support liner for the perfect fit. Sole has worn out at heel and ball of foot. I only run in dry road conditions. Also noted that the liner on the outside heel area wearing out no matter how tight I lace them. The tongue is slightly too short and slides to the lateral aspect no matter how I lace the tongue. Overall very comfortable and do enjoy running in them. Wish they lasted longer."
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5 of 10
6/9/14 by GFW0622 | Collierville, TN, USA
"Here is the problem I have found with these shoes that will ultimately cause me to quit purchasing them and I am not the only one having this issue! I have owned four pair over the past five or six years, I wear a suit to work so the only time I wear these shoes are on the weekends or when mowing the yard during the week. Once these shoes become damp, lightly wet or soaked there is some type of chemical reaction with the adhesive that attaches the sole of the shoe to the upper that puts off a horrible smell, making it absolutely impossible to wear them in public due to the potential embarrassment. I mean they smell horrible! The first pair I thought might have been because the shoes were old but the second pair were only three weeks old and now the third pair got wet from the dew on my lawn while mowing and I can no longer wear them out. Tried washing in bleach but it only made the odor worse. There is no odor to these shoes before they become wet and then dry. I do not have an issue with foot odor either, never have. I too, like the fit of the 1123's better than the 1540's, something has changed and the 1540's run more narrow. I have the same problem with the tongue rolling to outside of the shoe as mentioned above but that is not a problem that would cause me to quit purchasing the shoes, nor is the tongue rolling an issue. Now for the good, I am flat footed, wear custom foot orthotics and find these shoes very supportive. I love these shoes before they become wet. Unfortunately, I have come to the conclusion that unless the odor issue is corrected when the shoes get wet and a statement is made by NB to that effect, I won't spend this type of money on them again. Other people have had this issue and you can search Google "New Balance Odor" for the results."
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