New Balance 840 Men's Running Shoes - MR840WR

MPN: MR840WR
Product Details
Description
Built for neutral runners seeking maximum cushioning and flexibility, the 840 features a wider toe box to accomodate a variety of foot shapes. This update to the popular 883 is lighter than ever, featuring Abzorb® FL cushioning to provide you with the ultimate ride and keep you comfortable as you train!
Summary
Product Title New Balance 840 Men's Running Shoes - MR840WR
Manufacturer New Balance
Power Score 3.4 | 12 Reviews
User Reviews
Good shoe for my needs.
5 Star Review   By Steve on NewBalance.com - Aug 1, 2013   

This shoe has been excellent so far. Have had for a month or two. Used for everyday and walking 2 - 3 miles per day for fitness. Last pair I had were the 883 Narrow (B). This pair is again a 13 Narrow (B). This shoe is somewhat narrower and a little shorter. Is very comfortable and has held up well so far. Would/did buy another pair.

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Great for walking
5 Star Review   By Cgyjim on NewBalance.com - Jun 28, 2013   

New Balance store staff said this is a popular shoe for walkers, even shoe designed for running. I wear an orthotic, usually fit awkwardly between a D and EE. this in a D fit perfectly (size 9). Found it took a bit to get used to flat bottom, but now I love it. Supportive without being heavy. Great shoe. Version 1 I think.

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Works for me
5 Star Review   By Anonymous on Nordstrom - Jun 22, 2013   

Suggest to read the New Balance website regarding these shoes. They are built from a last that has a more narrow heel and a wide toe box. Also are 'deeper' than a standard shoe. This fits me perfectly but may not work for everyone. If you have more narrow feet a different model will work better. Personally I really like these shoes much better than other brands that don't fit me as well. Also, the NB site suggested ordering smaller than my standard size by comparing to other shoes I currently have. Glad I didn't do this because these fit just right in my normal size.

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poor build quality
2 Star Review   By popeye5 on NewBalance.com - Jan 20, 2013   

Ive had this shoe for 6Months I used the mostly for walking. and the material is coming apart towards the toe. I've had much less expensive new balance shoes that held up much much longer (1+ years). This is the second pair of $120 new balance SL2's I purchased, that have fallen apart after less than a year. I am very disappointed as these shoes were both manufactured in the states I thought the quality would be better-not so. stay away from this model!

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Marathon must have!
5 Star Review   By Anonymous on Nordstrom - Dec 13, 2012   

I've used this shoe for every marathon that I did and the only shoe that I would use! I usually go through 3-4 pairs a year; reorder time.

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okay, but no 883
2 Star Review   By davidh on NewBalance.com - Nov 29, 2012   

Like several others mentioned on this post, I am disappointed at the 840. I have worn New Balance shoes in this line 880,81 etc. since I have been running. I could get double the miles out of the 883 than the 840. The soles break down way too fast against pavement. The pair I purchased a month and a half ago already need replacing. I have less than 250 miles on them. I would usually get 600 miles out of my 883's. What were you guys thinking? This is actually the second pair of 840's I purchased. I thought the first pair going bad so soon was a fluke at New Balance. Not the quality I expected.

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Features and construction of shoe are two great features.
5 Star Review   By ironmanhb on NewBalance.com - Nov 4, 2012   

This shoe is great. I had recent bilateral tarsal tunnel releases and bilateral plantar fasciotomies. After these surgeries my feet still hurt severely even when I am wearing normal shoes with/without orthotics. Therefore, since I didn't have anything to lose, I visited the New Balance Store today. The technician was very helpful in determining my needs and the best shoe to fit my issues. We tried four different styles. However, it came down to this one and the MX856WN. I chose MR840WR. For once in a long time I could walk with minimal pain or without having to limp along. As my second pair I may purchase this one again or the MX856WN.

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Why Did You Mess With a Good Thing?
1 Star Review   By Marc099 on NewBalance.com - Oct 31, 2012   

The 883 was a great shoe in all respects. It met the needs of your customers who require this type of shoe - just read the reviews and other feedback you've received via phone or email. Then some bored designer at New Balance looking to make a name for him or herself said, "Hey, let's mess with a good thing and redesign it, make it hip like Nike." So they puked on it in shiny red and black, narrowed it and cheapened the construction like a Nike sneaker, and claimed it as the new masterpiece. WHY DID YOU MESS WITH A GOOD THING? Some things should be left alone. I thought that was business acumen 101?

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Very Comfortable, Excellent Support, Superior Cushioning
5 Star Review   By Mike on NewBalance.com - Oct 26, 2012   

I'm 6'1" and 200 lbs and need a shoe that will provide the best support and cushioning. At 50 years old, aches and pains are a normal part of life but I've been struggling with knee problems and Achilles tendon issues. I contacted New Balance and told them of my problems and after answering their questions concerning my arch type, instep, width of my feet, etc., they told me that I needed a different shoe than what I had been using. They recommended the 840 and quickly sent me a pair to try. Immediately after putting the shoes on and walking around, I knew that these shoes would be a vast improvement. I began running with them a few times per week and the first thing I noticed was that the pain in my knee was nearly non existent. Within a few weeks, my Achilles tendon pain was all but gone. This shoe provides the best support and maximum cushioning, especially if you have a high instep like I do. Running with these shoes on is like running on air. I've read a lot of the other reviews from people saying that they are not as good as previous models...this may be true, but since I have nothing to compare these to, I have absolutely NO complaints...just praise. Some have made comments that they are ugly. Well as far as that goes, I don't typically look at my shoes when I run and don't tend to be the vain type. I think they are ok to look at but for me, the way they work is what matters. Plus, I'm running so fast now, nobody can see my feet when I run anyway! :-) I would recommend these shoes to anyone who is like me, 200 or so lbs. who wants to run without pain. Give them a try and you won't be disappointed. Also, if you have any questions about whether these are right for you, call or write to the New Balance customer service team and they will help you just like they helped me!

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Better Sole for a mid foot striker than the 883
4 Star Review   By barryh on NewBalance.com - Oct 26, 2012   

But the shoe runs a little narrower than the 883 especially arround the arch area. I wish it had more room. Plus the tung of the shoe is too short. The sole has better cushioning and its the first shoe where I do not need to buy an insole for.

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Product Details
Description
Built for neutral runners seeking maximum cushioning and flexibility, the 840 features a wider toe box to accomodate a variety of foot shapes. This update to the popular 883 is lighter than ever, featuring Abzorb® FL cushioning to provide you with the ultimate ride and keep you comfortable as you train!
Summary
Product Title New Balance 840 Men's Running Shoes - MR840WR
Manufacturer New Balance
Power Score 3.4 | 12 Reviews
Additional Specifications
Trend: Neutral (3)
Gender: Man
Age: adults
User Reviews
Good shoe for my needs.
5 Star Review   By Steve on NewBalance.com - Aug 1, 2013   

This shoe has been excellent so far. Have had for a month or two. Used for everyday and walking 2 - 3 miles per day for fitness. Last pair I had were the 883 Narrow (B). This pair is again a 13 Narrow (B). This shoe is somewhat narrower and a little shorter. Is very comfortable and has held up well so far. Would/did buy another pair.

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Great for walking
5 Star Review   By Cgyjim on NewBalance.com - Jun 28, 2013   

New Balance store staff said this is a popular shoe for walkers, even shoe designed for running. I wear an orthotic, usually fit awkwardly between a D and EE. this in a D fit perfectly (size 9). Found it took a bit to get used to flat bottom, but now I love it. Supportive without being heavy. Great shoe. Version 1 I think.

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Works for me
5 Star Review   By Anonymous on Nordstrom - Jun 22, 2013   

Suggest to read the New Balance website regarding these shoes. They are built from a last that has a more narrow heel and a wide toe box. Also are 'deeper' than a standard shoe. This fits me perfectly but may not work for everyone. If you have more narrow feet a different model will work better. Personally I really like these shoes much better than other brands that don't fit me as well. Also, the NB site suggested ordering smaller than my standard size by comparing to other shoes I currently have. Glad I didn't do this because these fit just right in my normal size.

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poor build quality
2 Star Review   By popeye5 on NewBalance.com - Jan 20, 2013   

Ive had this shoe for 6Months I used the mostly for walking. and the material is coming apart towards the toe. I've had much less expensive new balance shoes that held up much much longer (1+ years). This is the second pair of $120 new balance SL2's I purchased, that have fallen apart after less than a year. I am very disappointed as these shoes were both manufactured in the states I thought the quality would be better-not so. stay away from this model!

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Marathon must have!
5 Star Review   By Anonymous on Nordstrom - Dec 13, 2012   

I've used this shoe for every marathon that I did and the only shoe that I would use! I usually go through 3-4 pairs a year; reorder time.

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okay, but no 883
2 Star Review   By davidh on NewBalance.com - Nov 29, 2012   

Like several others mentioned on this post, I am disappointed at the 840. I have worn New Balance shoes in this line 880,81 etc. since I have been running. I could get double the miles out of the 883 than the 840. The soles break down way too fast against pavement. The pair I purchased a month and a half ago already need replacing. I have less than 250 miles on them. I would usually get 600 miles out of my 883's. What were you guys thinking? This is actually the second pair of 840's I purchased. I thought the first pair going bad so soon was a fluke at New Balance. Not the quality I expected.

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Features and construction of shoe are two great features.
5 Star Review   By ironmanhb on NewBalance.com - Nov 4, 2012   

This shoe is great. I had recent bilateral tarsal tunnel releases and bilateral plantar fasciotomies. After these surgeries my feet still hurt severely even when I am wearing normal shoes with/without orthotics. Therefore, since I didn't have anything to lose, I visited the New Balance Store today. The technician was very helpful in determining my needs and the best shoe to fit my issues. We tried four different styles. However, it came down to this one and the MX856WN. I chose MR840WR. For once in a long time I could walk with minimal pain or without having to limp along. As my second pair I may purchase this one again or the MX856WN.

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Why Did You Mess With a Good Thing?
1 Star Review   By Marc099 on NewBalance.com - Oct 31, 2012   

The 883 was a great shoe in all respects. It met the needs of your customers who require this type of shoe - just read the reviews and other feedback you've received via phone or email. Then some bored designer at New Balance looking to make a name for him or herself said, "Hey, let's mess with a good thing and redesign it, make it hip like Nike." So they puked on it in shiny red and black, narrowed it and cheapened the construction like a Nike sneaker, and claimed it as the new masterpiece. WHY DID YOU MESS WITH A GOOD THING? Some things should be left alone. I thought that was business acumen 101?

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Very Comfortable, Excellent Support, Superior Cushioning
5 Star Review   By Mike on NewBalance.com - Oct 26, 2012   

I'm 6'1" and 200 lbs and need a shoe that will provide the best support and cushioning. At 50 years old, aches and pains are a normal part of life but I've been struggling with knee problems and Achilles tendon issues. I contacted New Balance and told them of my problems and after answering their questions concerning my arch type, instep, width of my feet, etc., they told me that I needed a different shoe than what I had been using. They recommended the 840 and quickly sent me a pair to try. Immediately after putting the shoes on and walking around, I knew that these shoes would be a vast improvement. I began running with them a few times per week and the first thing I noticed was that the pain in my knee was nearly non existent. Within a few weeks, my Achilles tendon pain was all but gone. This shoe provides the best support and maximum cushioning, especially if you have a high instep like I do. Running with these shoes on is like running on air. I've read a lot of the other reviews from people saying that they are not as good as previous models...this may be true, but since I have nothing to compare these to, I have absolutely NO complaints...just praise. Some have made comments that they are ugly. Well as far as that goes, I don't typically look at my shoes when I run and don't tend to be the vain type. I think they are ok to look at but for me, the way they work is what matters. Plus, I'm running so fast now, nobody can see my feet when I run anyway! :-) I would recommend these shoes to anyone who is like me, 200 or so lbs. who wants to run without pain. Give them a try and you won't be disappointed. Also, if you have any questions about whether these are right for you, call or write to the New Balance customer service team and they will help you just like they helped me!

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Better Sole for a mid foot striker than the 883
4 Star Review   By barryh on NewBalance.com - Oct 26, 2012   

But the shoe runs a little narrower than the 883 especially arround the arch area. I wish it had more room. Plus the tung of the shoe is too short. The sole has better cushioning and its the first shoe where I do not need to buy an insole for.

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Please listen to us, New Balance!
1 Star Review   By barbaram on NewBalance.com - Oct 19, 2012   

I'm another long term 880-881-882-883 user. This shoe is NOT anything like those. My favorite was the latest, the 883, but I liked and wore the others for years. They are the only shoes that ever fit my wide toes and narrow heel. The 840 is way too short and narrow. Not only is the fit different, but the styling is really ugly. They look like they were designed for children with shiny plastic. With so many people dissatisfied with this shoe, I do not understand why New Balance cannot bring back a worthy successor- or better yet, the old 883.

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This is not an '883' - not even close
1 Star Review   By jj on NewBalance.com - Oct 13, 2012   

For the past 6 or so years I have enjoyed 881, 882 and 883 in 10.5 4E. This 840 is an imposter. Why change the mold so drastically? NB should appreciate that its customers value continuity of fit. We even accept that the shoe breaks down way sooner than older models (the names of which I cannot recall). Very irritating, NB.

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