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New Balance W1540

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  • Video Description View the Video Description for this product! (Please note that the color shown in the video may no longer be available.)
  • Optimal control and comfort come together in the New Balance® W1540. Lace up and hit the streets to experience the ultimate in motion control.
  • Update to the WR1123, SKU# 7352985.
  • A running shoe built for the moderate to severe overpronator who requires a combination of cushioning and reinforced stability.
  • Highly breathable mesh upper.
  • Sturdy synthetic leather overlays provide structural support.
  • No-sew construction help eliminate irritation.
  • Plush tongue and collar for added comfort.
  • Textile lining offers a great step-in feel.
  • Foam insole supplies added underfoot plush.
  • PU insert adds an extra layer of cushioning and stability.
  • ACTEVA™ midsole increases resistance to compression set and is 12% lighter than standard midsole foam.
  • ENCAP® midsole technology provides support and optimal durability.
  • ABZORB® midfoot cushioing for optimal shock absorption.
  • ROLLBAR® with medial and lateral TPU posts offers the ultimate in motion control.
  • Blown rubber outsole supplies light flexibility and reliable traction.
  • Built on an SL-2 last. This last type has a wide toe box width, a high instep height, and a narrow heel width.
  • Medicare/HCPCS code = A5500 Diabetic shoe.
  • Made in the U.S.A.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 14 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 8, width D - Wide. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

54% Felt true to size
  • 0% Full size too large
  • 2% Half size too Large
  • 54% True to size
  • 33% Half size too small
  • 11% Full size too small
62% Felt true to width
  • 62% Felt true to width
  • 30% Felt narrower than marked
  • 8% Felt wider than marked
55% Moderate arch support
  • 45% Excellent arch support
  • 55% Moderate arch support
  • 0% No arch support

Item Information

  • Video Description View the Video Description for this product! (Please note that the color shown in the video may no longer be available.)
  • Optimal control and comfort come together in the New Balance® W1540. Lace up and hit the streets to experience the ultimate in motion control.
  • Update to the WR1123, SKU# 7352985.
  • A running shoe built for the moderate to severe overpronator who requires a combination of cushioning and reinforced stability.
  • Highly breathable mesh upper.
  • Sturdy synthetic leather overlays provide structural support.
  • No-sew construction help eliminate irritation.
  • Plush tongue and collar for added comfort.
  • Textile lining offers a great step-in feel.
  • Foam insole supplies added underfoot plush.
  • PU insert adds an extra layer of cushioning and stability.
  • ACTEVA™ midsole increases resistance to compression set and is 12% lighter than standard midsole foam.
  • ENCAP® midsole technology provides support and optimal durability.
  • ABZORB® midfoot cushioing for optimal shock absorption.
  • ROLLBAR® with medial and lateral TPU posts offers the ultimate in motion control.
  • Blown rubber outsole supplies light flexibility and reliable traction.
  • Built on an SL-2 last. This last type has a wide toe box width, a high instep height, and a narrow heel width.
  • Medicare/HCPCS code = A5500 Diabetic shoe.
  • Made in the U.S.A.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 14 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 8, width D - Wide. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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Customer Reviews

New Balance W1540

Average rating is 4 out of 5 from a total of 131 reviews.

Top Positive Review

9 people found this review helpful.

Overall
Comfort
Style

I love this shoe! Unlike some of the other reviewers I am actually glad about the change in color and sizing from the previous model of this shoe. I always felt like the older model was much to wide and boatlike. However do to some reoccurring foot issues I went ahead ab bought these because I desperately needed the cushioning they offer and I am so glad I did. The new version is perfect for me, still has decent size toe box but a bit narrower at the heal so it hugs my foot as it should. The cushioning and arch support are great and if you are a big girl like me ( size 12 shoe, 5'11'',and over 300 pounds) this is the shoe you need for support and cushioning if you are starting a walking program.

Read more » « Show less April 5, 2012 by Anonymous
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Top Critical Review

8 people found this review helpful.

Overall
Comfort
Style

Shame on New Balance, they said this shoe would replace the W1123 (I called New Balance). They lied. This shoe 4E is much more narrow than the W1123. I put them on and noticed the difference in the shoes. I work 12 hour shifts at a hospital and these shoes were killing my feet within 2 hours. I first bought the 1122,then the 1123,now the 1540 which NB says is the same shoe...no way. Each shoe has gotten smaller and much more narrow. I thought NB cared about the customer, they just care about selling volume. Oh, and NB how sexist of you to make the color purple...yuk..the first 1122 were blue and perfect.

Read more » « Show less January 30, 2012 by Anonymous
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9 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I love this shoe! Unlike some of the other reviewers I am actually glad about the change in color and sizing from the previous model of this shoe. I always felt like the older model was much to wide and boatlike. However do to some reoccurring foot issues I went ahead ab bought these because I desperately needed the cushioning they offer and I am so glad I did. The new version is perfect for me, still has decent size toe box but a bit narrower at the heal so it hugs my foot as it should. The cushioning and arch support are great and if you are a big girl like me ( size 12 shoe, 5'11'',and over 300 pounds) this is the shoe you need for support and cushioning if you are starting a walking program.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Excellent arch support

  • from Ohio
8 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!
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Shame on New Balance, they said this shoe would replace the W1123 (I called New Balance). They lied. This shoe 4E is much more narrow than the W1123. I put them on and noticed the difference in the shoes. I work 12 hour shifts at a hospital and these shoes were killing my feet within 2 hours. I first bought the 1122,then the 1123,now the 1540 which NB says is the same shoe...no way. Each shoe has gotten smaller and much more narrow. I thought NB cared about the customer, they just care about selling volume. Oh, and NB how sexist of you to make the color purple...yuk..the first 1122 were blue and perfect.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt a half size smaller than marked

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt narrower than marked

7 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!
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The 1540 doesn't fit at all like the 1123. I have tried, as well as my regular 9 1/2 EE (in the 1123) both the 10 EE and the 9 1/2 EEEE. Neither of these fit at all well. I am so disappointed in New Balance. And I don't know what to try next. Any advice anyone?

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt a half size smaller than marked

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt narrower than marked

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from Philadelphia, PA
6 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Love Zappos, because if I had to try on this many pairs of shoes from store to store, I'd kill myself. But like other buyers, it seems New Balance has made their shoes narrower, and I can't seem to find sneakers that fit right. I feel bad for Zappos because I order 10 to 12 pairs and maybe end up with one pair. I cannot find one decent pair of black leather sneakers that feel right. It's frustrating, but still Zappos is the greatest.

I'd also recommend: Wetted, seduce, skethers

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt a half size smaller than marked

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt narrower than marked

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from New york
6 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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As some have said, I had 1122's and they were wonderful! 1123 didn't compare and I can't wear them for very long periods of time. So, I saw 1540's and was so excited, but by the pictures they looked a little short in the toe area, but I decided to try them anyway, in the normal size I usually wear. Didn't fit...too short in the toe. Width was pretty close. I returned the 7.5 and reordered the 8EE. We will see how these fit. I, too, have been disappointed with NB lately, and the fact that they changed the 1122's in the first place. Why change a great thing? I don't get it! Please, please go back to 1122's in blue. I'm so hoping that my new and half size bigger shoes will fit fine. I'll keep you posted after they arrive.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt a half size smaller than marked

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt narrower than marked

Poor Support

Great Support

Excellent arch support

  • from ohio
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