New Balance 1540v2

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With symmetrical ROLLBAR technology for premium lateral and medial rear foot stability, the New Balance 1540v2 gives support to your run. Plus, its classic styling, dual density collar foam, and synthetic/mesh upper make it easy to wear.
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The New Balance 1540v2 delivers maximum support in a classic profile. With technology to enhance both lateral and medial rear foot stability and a synthetic mesh upper for structure and breathability, this shoe is concerned about your feet—and your performance.
  • 10 mm drop: due to variances created during the development and manufacturing processes, all references to 10 mm drop are approximate
  • Blown rubber outsole
  • Dual density collar foam
  • Medicare / HCPCS code = A5500, may be eligible for Medicare reimbursement
  • No-sew material application
  • Polyurethane insert
  • Synthetic/mesh upper
  • We are proud to be the only major company to make or assemble more than 4 million pairs of athletic footwear per year in the USA, which represents a limited portion of our US sales. Where the domestic value is at least 70%, we label our shoes Made in the USA.
  • Technology
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    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.

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    Overall Product Rating

    3.3 / 5
    6 Reviews

    67% of reviewers recommend this product

    1 of 6

    Disappointed with the new version of 1540.

    4/22/15 by | Yukon, OK

    • Used Product For: less than 2 weeks
    • Miles with Product: 0-5 miles
    • Avg Miles Per Week: 0-5 miles
    • Primary Activity: Walking

    "I have been purchasing the 1540 (can't remember the predecessor's number) for nearly 10 years. Compared to the previous version 1540 (white w/purple trim), this current 1540v2 is nothing like it. The toe box not as roomy. I feel like my foot is hanging over the bottom of the shoe. The fabric at the back of the heel is not as tall and feels a bit wider. Either the arch is not high enough or the heel and toe box are not deep enough. The insole doesn't feel as cushioning. The mesh is completely different. It doesn't really look like mesh, so I'd be curious to know if the new style of mesh breathes like the previous version. My feet sweat in the summer and my shoes smell without the breathable mesh. I'm so disappointed. I purchased the previous version of this shoe every nine months and wore it from the time I got up until I went to bed at night, six days a week. I could stand in them for several hours without my feet going numb or my calves hurting. I don't wear orthotics with my walking shoes, but they were roomy enough for them. I don't think the new version would be without removing the insole. Even then I'm not sure. I'm not fond of the new color either. *I certainly hope that New Balance will read the reviews from their customers and go back to their previous design and materials."

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    2 of 6

    I love the neutral colors! I live in my sneakers, and don't appreciate wild colors when going out to eat.

    3/19/15 by | Charleston, SC

    • Used Product For: less than 2 weeks
    • Primary Activity: Walking

    Yes, I recommend this product.

    "Although the 1540 is a wonderful shoe, I am unable to give it 5 stars due to the lack of cushioning. Having chronic plantar faciitis, my feet have never felt better than when I wore my 993GL pair of New Balance, using the separately purchased New Balance inserts! When those shoes were no longer available at the store, I purchased 840v2. Those were fine for stability; but, lacked the cushioning I had with the 993. I also tried the 1340SB style. NOT a fan of those! I've been wearing the 1540SG2 for three days now (using the Vasyli custom inserts), and the ball of my foot hurts from the lack of cushioning. I love everything about this shoe, except the lack of cushion."

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    3 of 6

    Backwards roll bar?

    3/1/15 by | United States

    • Used Product For: less than 2 weeks
    • Primary Activity: Running

    Yes, I recommend this product.

    "I have worn these NB for years whatever the model has been for over pronaters. Sizing issue last yr but just needed wide size. Tryed last yr. This yr I changed back to these bc different brand last yr shoe changed sizing so back to my go to NB. This years model shoes feel like the roll bars are right in left and left in right. I feel like I am being pushed inward? I will try with my orthotics though very different from the old similar NB shoe. May have to return and try another shoe. What happened?"

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    4 of 6

    These shoes are excellent. There just aren't any better.

    2/26/15 by | Nashville, TN

    • Used Product For: 8 or more weeks
    • Miles with Product: 0-5 miles
    • Avg Miles Per Week: 0-5 miles
    • Primary Activity: Walking

    Yes, I recommend this product.

    "I love these shoes. I can wear them for about a year, day in and day out. They fit every time. The feel good and make my feet so comfortable. I can't imagine wearing anything else at all. I buy them over and over. They're just the best!!"

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    5 of 6

    Change from the old 1540

    2/23/15 by | Central Florida

    • Used Product For: less than 2 weeks
    • Primary Activity: Walking

    "For years, I have bought the woman's 1540 because it had the Rollbar construction, lots of cushioning, lots of mesh and great stability; it was the only shoe that kept my plantar fasciitis away. I was actually stockpiling them until a NB rep said that I did not need to because the company would continue to make this shoe. Now this shoe has been replaced with the 1540v2. It purports to have the Rollbar construction but it is not nearly as well made as the 1540 and does not have nearly the cushioning. Unfortunately I may be forced to continue to buy them because there are not many Rollbar products with enough mesh for weather where I live."

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