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Bring stability to your stride with the New Balance 1540 heritage running shoe. It gives you the ultimate in motion control with ROLLBAR® technology featuring stabilizing TPU posts mid foot and along the side.
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Need extra stability during your run? The New Balance 1540 premier heritage motion-control running shoe is built with our ROLLBAR® technology that features medial and lateral TPU posts for the ultimate in motion control, the 1540 also offers a super lightweight ACTEVA® midsole and extra-wide widths.
Features
  • 10 mm drop: due to variances created during the development and manufacturing processes, all references to 10 mm drop are approximate
  • Blown rubber outsole
  • In 2013, 1 out of every 4 pairs of shoes we sold in the USA was made or assembled here. Where domestic value is at least 70%, we label our shoes "Made in the USA."
  • Medicare / HCPCS code = A5500, may be eligible for Medicare reimbursement
  • No-sew material application
  • Synthetic/mesh upper
  • Technology
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    Abzorb®

    A superior blend of foam cushioning and compression set, featuring rubber.

    ACTEVA™

    24% lighter than New Balance’s standard compression molded foam for optimal compression set properties.

    Encap®

    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.

    Rollbar®

    A posting system designed to reduce rear-foot movement.

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    Overall Product Rating

    3.4 / 5
    9 Reviews

    56% of reviewers recommend this product

    1 of 9

    I love these shoes!

    August 28, 2014 by | St. Louis, MO

    • Used Product For: 2-4 weeks
    • Miles with Product: 6-10 miles
    • Avg Miles Per Week: 11-15 miles
    • Primary Activity: Walking

    "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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    Comfort: 4 / 5

    Style: 4 / 5

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    2 of 9

    Comfortable, but sole wears out and liner wears

    June 22, 2014 by | Nashville, TN, USA

    • Used Product For: 8 or more weeks
    • Miles with Product: 20+ miles
    • Avg Miles Per Week: 20+ miles
    • Primary Activity: Running

    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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    Comfort: 4 / 5

    Style: 5 / 5

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    3 of 9

    Here's the problem!

    June 9, 2014 by | Collierville, TN, USA

    • Used Product For: 8 or more weeks
    • Primary Activity: Do Not Participate in Regular Physical Activity

    "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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    4 of 9

    Too tight across the ball of the foot

    May 31, 2014 by | Des Moines, IA, USA

    • Used Product For: 8 or more weeks
    • Primary Activity: Other

    "I have had these shoes for about a year and am finally getting them broken in. Didn't wear them because they hurt my feet so bad. I've worn NB for over 30 years and this is the first pair that has taken me this long to break in. Had to have them stretched several times before I could finally wear them to break them in. I will continue to buy NB Made in the USA, but this pair has been extremely disappointing."

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    Comfort: 1 / 5

    Style: 4 / 5

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    5 of 9

    Good shoe, needs a little help

    May 28, 2014 by | Birmingham, AL, USA

    • Used Product For: 8 or more weeks
    • Miles with Product: 20+ miles
    • Avg Miles Per Week: 20+ miles
    • Primary Activity: Running

    Yes, I recommend this product.

    "I'm a bigger runner so these shoes do well. I'm on my 2nd pair. The only downfall is the tongue. I've tried different lacing ideas with limited success. If I get them tight enough so the tongue doesn't slip, then my foot goes numb during a run. I believe I will try sewing a small cross stich pattern to hold the tongue in place. Other than that, they are a great shoe."

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