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- Made in the USA and Imported
- Rubber sole
- Motion control running shoe featuring padded and breathable mesh tongue and collar with Roll Bar support system
- Dual density collar foam
- Polyurethane insert
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- Package Dimensions: 12 x 8 x 4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B00LBYNAX8
- Item model number: M1540V2
- 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.
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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
The good parts: It's a pretty shoe especially considering it's a control shoe. The toe box is extra roomy. I bought an 11EE. Which is what I wear in those New Balances I listed above. The fit was very good. Nice, soft inside of the shoe.
The bad parts: I'm not flat-footed. My arches hurt bad after wearing these to walk around our neighborhood (about 1.5 mile). I can't even say if I should be wearing Optimum Control shoes. I didn't even realize these are better for flat-footed people. The shoes, despite being soft on the inside are stiff. I'm guessing that has something to do with the motion control part.
To sum it up, if you're a regular user of New Balance you can probably order the size you normally do. I have no complaints about the fit. I love being able to feel my toes moving around in my shoes and I could in these. These are from the Made In USA line and have really pretty accents like the tongue logo, blending of colors, and if you're flat-footed, I think you would love these. Just be aware if you have high arches, they can be rough on high arches. I would recommend them for flat-footed or even moderate arch people.
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.