- 100% Synthetic
- Made in the USA and Imported
- Rubber sole
- Running shoe with breathable mesh upper featuring synthetic overlays and dual-density foam collar
- ROLLBAR technology for improved lateral and medial rearfoot stability
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New Balances premier Heritage motion control trainer developed to deliever the ultimate in comfort and control for the runner seeking the highest level of stability control. Technology: acteva_lite
- Department : Mens
- Manufacturer : New Balance
- Package Dimensions : 12.9 x 8.1 x 5.1 inches
- ASIN : B00IYU550I
- Item model number : M1540SB2
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Date First Available : December 16, 2014
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Original late 2017:
I`m not a runner, quite the opposite. While researching plantar fasciitis, I came across a recommendation for these. I was hesitant to spend this much, but desperate with pain (even after trying several other shoes, inserts, exercises, stretching, everything). I`m in no way advocating they will work for everyone, but they have been a godsend for me. I can't believe how much better my affected foot is, almost immediately. Just days later my heel pain is 1/10 from before. I`m no New Balance fanboy, but I do have a new appreciation for this model!
As an elementary teacher, I spend about nine hours a day on my feet, and my entire school building is floored in decorative concrete. I suffer from gout and plantar fasciitis, and, as such, I have spent a lot of time and money trying to find the perfect shoe and/or insert to alleviate the pain of spending 40+ hours a week on what is literally a rock-hard surface. These shoes aren't perfect, but they are the best thing I have found so far. I still have near constant foot and knee pain, but it is bearable, and my feet don't swell nearly as much or as often as they did in any other shoe/insert combination I have tried. Additionally, I can take normal strides without having to put my feet down gingerly on the concrete floor.
Aside from the sizing issue I really have only two complaints about these shoes. The first is that the tongue is slightly too short, so that if you want to lace them all the way to the top you will have the shoelace slipping over the tongue and digging into your foot. I avoid the issue by lacing mine to the second-to-last eyelet. My second complaint is that, after about a year of daily use, the insoles in the black pair have started to dissolve (presumably from sweat). They are however replaceable, and the rest of the shoe still looks nearly new.
If you have gout in your feet, and especially if you have plantar fasciitis I recommend that you try these shoes. If you don't have foot problems, but you spend a lot of time on a hard surface, wearing these shoes might help you avoid painful foot issues somewhere down the line.
They are still comfortable but are no longer worth the top dollar price in my opinion. Would be a great $80-$100 shoe.
Included are photos of my new 1540v2s after one week of wear and my old 1540s after six months of wear.
Also included is a side by side of both shoes. I do like the new tongue on the new shoes better but where there used to be leather training there is now plastic.
I do not expect these new shoes to hold up well. As you can see my shoes get HEAVILY used.
Thesecond to last photo clearly shows the plastic to leather comparison.
The last photo shows the new shoe already separating from the base after a week vs the old shoe after months of heavy use.
They have a rollbar which has truly cut down on the amount of times my ankle rolls. I have "c-shaped feet" and have had surgery on my Ankle so my right ankle rolls often. However with the rollbar in these shoes I do not have the issue nearly as often (or at all).
The color of this pair is good- black and grey- what's not to like about black and grey???
I have worn these to work out and to work and they are very comfortable.
I wear 2E shoes and these fit perfectly. My ankle doesn't roll and they are comfortable.
New Balance Men's M1540V2 Optimum Control Running Shoe, Black, 9 2E US
Top international reviews
These shoes changed my body. I did the Costco Dr. Scholls machine for Ultimate Performance.
My feet feel great. No more Overheated Feet.