Customer reviews for New Balance 840

New Balance 840

Built for neutral runners looking to put some spring in their step, the New Balance 840v2 running shoe features maximum cushioning and flexibility. Assembled in the USA, the 840v2 features an ACTEVA® LITE midsole that's 24% lighter than standard midsole foam. It also has a wider toe box to accommodate a range of foot shapes and N2 cushioning technology for responsive comfort in a low-profile execution.
Overall rating:
3.333 / 5
3.3
 / 
5
(3 reviews) 3
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating breakdown 3 reviews
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Star
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1 of 250%of customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for New Balance 840
Review 1 for New Balance 840
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5

Very disappointing change from 883, but no other option

PostedAugust 18, 2013
Carol
from New York, NY, USA
Used Product For: 8 or more weeks
Avg Miles Per Week: 11-15 miles
Primary Activity: Walking
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Not Very Easy
7
Very Easy
Falls Off Too Easily
1
Stays on Well
"The 883 was perfect for those with high, inflexible arches, wide toe box and narrow heels. Truly neutral, I found it to be the best of the 880 series, especially the fit and the true neutral sole. The 840 is a great disappointment, it is cut very low in the heel and wider in the heel than the old 880 series. I step out of it.
The problem is that there is no other NB shoe, or any shoe out there, with a true SL2 last for neutral walkers or runners.
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Review 2 for New Balance 840
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5

Too much money for poor quality

PostedMay 25, 2013
Amy
from Portland,OR
Used Product For: 8 or more weeks
Avg Miles Per Week: 20+ miles
Primary Activity: Running
Probably Would Not Purchase Again
1
Would Purchase Again
"This shoe fell apart on me. It was getting the model this replaced, and the previous model was better made. The mesh broke through the toe area within weeks, and it just kept on tearing. They were ready to be replace within just a few months. Big price to pay for something that doesn't last."
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Review 3 for New Balance 840
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Neutral runners with wide feet don't have to suffer anymore!

PostedMay 12, 2013
Christine
from CT
Used Product For: less than 2 weeks
Miles with Product: 20+ miles
Avg Miles Per Week: 20+ miles
Primary Activity: Running
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Product Experience:
Runs Small
4
Runs Large
Runs Narrow
7
Runs Wide
Probably Would Not Purchase Again
7
Would Purchase Again
"I am a neutral runner with a wide foot. Unfortunately for me, most neutral shoes are made for people with smaller feet and a lighter footstep. That's NOT me. I beat my shoes up, and sometimes have to retire them after only 150 miles. Plus, I have issues with my left knee. Thanks to a bunion, after about 7 miles, I also tend to get a hot spot under my right forefoot. I went to my local New Balance store, and after a foot analysis and fitting, the salesperson suggested the 840s. I tried the 8.5 wide. I was amazed - the toe box fit! I took a chance on them, and I'm very pleased. After wearing them on my daily runs for a week, I used them for a 10K today. They were great. If you're a neutral runner with wide feet and have become disillusioned with the trend toward smaller lighter running shoes, then give these a try."
Yes, I recommend this product.
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