Who should buy the New Balance 1540 v2
The 1540 series from New Balance is a collection of motion control running shoes designed for severe overpronator. This shoe is highly recommended if:
- You want a daily running shoe with ample support and stability
- You are looking for a road shoe that is ideal for daily use and high mileage
Updates to the New Balance 1540 v2
- Enhanced flexibility for better mobility
- Wider underfoot platform for more stable rides
- Fewer and smaller overlays deliver a more seamless fit
Traction plus cushioning in the 1540 v2’s outsole
A large portion of the outsole is covered by Blown Rubber for improved traction and a little cushioning. The highly-durable Ndurance rubber blankets the areas that usually suffer from wear and tear.
Durable midsole technologies
New Balance showers the midsole with several top of the line technologies. Providing full-length cushioning is the ACTEVA LITE foam, which is 12% lighter than standard EVA and other midsole foams. The combination of Dupont Engage Isoprene Rubber and New Balance-exclusive foam technology forms the structure of the ABZORB in the heel. It effectively cushions the landing and disperses the impact. This version includes the ENCAP, which is soft EVA in the midsole with a sturdy rim for support and durability.
Effective stability features in the 1540 v2
Since the 1540 v2 is designed to rein in severe overpronators, the midsole also plays host to serious stability features. The TPU made Rollbar extends from the medial to the lateral side. Both of the sides are connected by a composite TPU material that holds both areas secure. As the Rollbar is found on both sides of the shoe, they act like a wall that effectively prevents unnecessary inward or even outward rolling of the foot.
A secured fit without sacrificing comfort
The no-sew upper is made of tough, but breathable mesh while the synthetic overlays provide lockdown support and structure. Runners will love the generous padding all throughout the shoe, including the tongue. For added comfort, a PU insole greets the feet of runners upon entry.