ACTEVA™ LITE 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.
A posting system designed to reduce rear-foot movement.
Overall Product Rating
33% of reviewers recommend this product
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4/2/15 by Tom Lancaster | Kansas City, MO
Yes, I recommend this product.
"Have used New Balance 823, 1123 and now 1540 for years to walk daily. The heel padding in all the shoes will eventually wear but the 1540 begins falling apart within a month of use. I then go through a series of adhesive padding and mole skin to doctor the shoe through it's life. This didn't happen in the earlier models for 3-4 months of walking. I have changed the laces to different eyelets but is still wears prematurely. I like the comfort of the shoe and won't change due to that but it seems the quality in the heel padding area took a hit when you moved from the 1123 to the 1540."
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4/1/15 by juggernaut | richmond, va
"I ran in the original 1540 for years. It was my favorite shoe. I waited for over a year for this update. it looks great, but runs tight and has no where near the amount of cushion as the original 1540. It would have been nice if NB could update the looks of the first 1540, but keep everything else the same.."
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2/10/15 by matt | Syracuse NY
"I have an easy suggestion, all the past reviews on the 1122 and 1123 are outstanding, good fit, excellent quality etc., most of the reviews on the replacements 1540 and 1540v2 are not that good, poor sizing, threads pull out etc, this makes me look for other shoes, and I have been a New Balance loyal customer for years,. East suggestion, bring the old molds of the 1122/1123 out of mothballs and remake them. any management who disagrees get fired. You had a great product, if it is not broke don't fix it"
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