New Balance Women's W1540 Running Shoe

4.2 out of 5 stars 333 customer reviews

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  • Rubber sole
  • Lace-up running shoe with 10-mm heel-to-toe drop featuring breathable mesh and padded collar
  • PU footbed enhances stability and cushion
  • ROLLBAR medial and lateral TPU posts
  • Medicare/HCPCS code A5500 diabetic shoe
  • Assembled in the USA. New Balance calls a shoe "Assembled in the USA" when the domestic content is less than 70%.

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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. The 1540 is also an approved Medicare/HCPCS shoe code = A5500, and may be eligible for Medicare reimbursement. Experience the 1540, proudly made in the USA.


ULTIMATE STABILITY AND MOTION CONTROL

If you're looking for a shoe to help maintain control of your foot through all aspects of your stride, try on a pair of the New Balance 1540 motion control running shoes. These shoes were designed with stability and cushioning in mind, providing you with a comfortable supportive fit from the heel to the toe box. Shop worry-free and try on at home with free shipping and free returns on shoes sold and shipped by Amazon.com.



PROUDLY MADE IN THE USA

 

More than 75 years ago, we made our first shoes in the U.S., and we’ve never left. Throughout, American Makers have always been at the forefront. In 2013, 1 out of every 4 pairs of shoes we sold in the USA was made or assembled here. Where the domestic value is at least 70%, we label our shoes "Made in the USA."

DURABILITY AND CUSHIONING WHERE YOU NEED IT MOST

A core of soft EVA in the midsole with a tough polyurethane rim is the essence of ENCAP technology. Combined with Ndurance rubber compound in high-wear areas, New Balance has outfitted the 1540 to last.

 

New Balance, is dedicated to helping athletes achieve their goals. It's been their mission for more than a century. It's why they don't spend money on celebrity endorsements. They spend it on research and development. It's why they don't design products to fit an image. They design them to fit. New Balance is driven to make the finest shoes for the same reason athletes lace them up: to achieve the very best.

  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 8 x 4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • ASIN: B0053ET8B0
  • Item model number: W1540-W
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 4, 2005
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #56,674 in Shoes (See Top 100 in Shoes)
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    I'm surprised by the rating distribution for this product. I have never had shoes that were more supportive.

    I have a history of plantars fasciitis and painful heel spurs. I have practically no arch. I also have fairly severe hallux rigidus, aka 'turf toe.' In layman's terms: my big toes have significantly reduced range of motion; they don't flex backwards. This can be caused/exacerabated by harshly "stubbing" the toe and/or jamming the big toe into too small a toe box.

    I expect my feet to hurt... and never knew any shoe to prove otherwise. Until these.

    It's owing to their comfortable fit that I happily increased my walking distance. Previously, I couldn't tolerate strolling beyond 2 miles, because my feet hurt too much. I *hated* walking on loose surfaces (e.g. sand). Now I easily walk 4-5 miles. Any distance limitation is now owing only to a finite attention span and time constraints. I walk in a steeply hilly area, on roads that are NOT well-maintained (no sidewalks). Excepting some manageable, residual pain on one horricially calcified big toe... these shoes have provided me great relief and rehabilitation.

    What we habitually wear on our feet greatly impacts what we're *able* to wear on our feet. I'm someone who's been prone to wearing low heels, flats, or going 'commando.' (Barefoot is one of the worst choices for someone with plantars fasciitis, I know.) I have wide feet (D-width) but like to tightly lace my tennies. These shoes have a roomy toe box but an overall snugness that I tend to prefer.

    If your circumstances are similar to mine... I suspect these shoes will work well for you, too.
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    Size: 9 B(M) USColor: White/Purple Verified Purchase
    I have been a New Balance customer for many years. I have worn the W1123 shoe for the past 6 years. I love the 1123 due to having the higher and deeper toe box. I am a diabetic and have to be very careful with my feet. The W1540 was described as the updated version to the 1123 with the same toe box features. I found this not to be the case. After trying them on, the shoes began to make my toes hurt and I ended up with what looked like a bruise from the shoe hitting my toe in the wrong way. I will stick with the 1123! I am very disappointed this new version is NOT what it was cracked up to be.
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    I have terrible problems with plantar fascitis in both of my feet. THe New Balance 1540, along with my orthodics and a pair of Spenco insoles have saved my feet. The shoe has GREAT support all over and great cushioning as well.
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    10 years of plantar facitis, heels spurs, several turned ankles ... not to mention being 100+ lbs over weight had me in constant pain. I would get a new pair of sneakers, only to have the foot pain return a few weeks down the road. Co-workers suggested visiting a specialty store for runners or the New Balance dealer. When they said to expect to pay $100+ for a good pair of exercise shoes, I thought they were insane. Months down the road, the pain finally broke me and I decided to at least look into it. As a teen, my favorite pair of leather sneakers were from New Balance. So ...thats were I went. I reviewed several, but decided on this shoe, due to my wide feet, high arch, and tendancy to roll. This snug shoe has plenty of toe room yet craddles my heel and arch. It feels like I am walking on pillows. Foot pain - GONE - for 9 months. And I workout daily without pain or hobbling the next morning. I have one suggestion, consider being properly fitted and take a test walk before 1st purchase. This WILL ME the shoe I purchase from now on.
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    OK- I agree, they've changed their sizing from the 1123 and the 1120. After years of wearing a New Balance 11M, I now have to wear a 12AA. BUT the 1540s are the most stable running shoe in terms of lateral motion on the market. I'm not a runner but I need shoes with good control just to stay out of trouble. (I used to think it was the orthotics that did all the work, but now I know that many different over the counter orthotics will work.) What matters is that the shoe not able to torque left or right as I walk. I bought a pair of Brooks Addiction and they broke down in two weeks. These New Balance I have had since April, so 3 months and they still have it. I'm just grateful that New Balance is making a shoe that really does control motion.
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    Honestly... when I slipped the left shoe on, I thought I'd put on the right shoe by mistake. Ill-fitting, toe-pinching, and lacking arch support, 1540s does not come close to the 1123 fit which, in all its model changes, I've worn for years.

    I'll lace up my old 1123s and find a new replacement.
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    I've worn the 1123 style for years. I bought these because they were supposed to be an updated model to the 1123. They fit much differently; the heels are too wide and the tips of my toes rub against the shoe. I got a pretty bad blister on the tip of my toe after walking just a couple of miles. I can't wear them again. I want my 1123s back!
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    Size: 12 D USColor: White/Purple Verified Purchase
    I was nervous to order these after reading the reviews. I understand that the model they replaced was well-loved by many, and that many people were not happy with this model. This is my first pair of New Balance shoes, I usually wear Asics. I have neuropathy and plantar fasciitis. My feet are a constant source of pain. When I wear these shoes, however, my feet are well supported. At first, I felt that they were too heavy and stiff- compared to Asics, they are. But after two days of wearing them around the house, I can tell that they are going to work great for me. They are very stable. I can tell they are correcting my gait, and I have better posture! My feet and knees are not painful at night, and I am walking more- I bought a pedometer about the same time as these shoes, and the first thing I do in the morning is put on my new shoes and my pedometer!
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