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New Balance W1540

  • 5 stars
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  • 2 stars
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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:

53% Felt true to size
  • 0% Full size too large
  • 2% Half size too Large
  • 53% True to size
  • 35% Half size too small
  • 11% Full size too small
63% Felt true to width
  • 63% Felt true to width
  • 30% Felt narrower than marked
  • 7% Felt wider than marked
53% Moderate arch support
  • 47% Excellent arch support
  • 53% 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 138 reviews.

Top Positive Review

9 people found this review helpful.

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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.

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

8 people found this review helpful.

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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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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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This is a great shoe with good support. I have a narrow foot and high arch, and it is about the only shoe that I have found that really fits my foot.

I'd also recommend: Ecco sandals

Fit Survey

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Poor Support

Great Support

Excellent arch support

  • from Minneapolis Minnesota
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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New Balance has changed this shoe; it fits smaller than normal so order at least 1/2 size larger or whole size if you wear inserts. The width is narrower now also. It's still a great shoe. Would like to see gray/silver laces.

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 Indianapolis, IN
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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Nope - just can't wear them, they're too short, hurt my toes. I'm disappointed -- I've worn the same NB size for decades, why mess with it? Have to send them back, try again a half-size larger.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt a half size smaller than marked

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Excellent arch support

Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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A great shoe for wide footed folks. Could have more room across the toes, but better than any other available. The previous shoe of this style felt wider and more comfortable.

Fit Survey

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt narrower than marked

Poor Support

Great Support

Excellent arch support

  • from Chicago
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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These shoes are great for me! I have short wide feet with many problems, high arch for one. These keep me stable and give me the broad base I need. I've had other NB shoes but these help the most for me. Wish they were a little cheaper.

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 San Jose, California
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