Here's Alex's take on the New Balance 840, the replacement for the New Balance 883.
Hi everyone, my name is Alex Harvey. I'm from New Balance Vancouver, and today I'm going to talk about the Mens' and Womens' 840 runner.
The 840 runner is a fantastic shoe for those people looking for a good amount of width in the forefoot, those people looking to accommodate an orthotic, or those people that have sensitivity in the forefoot (whether it's arthritis or sensitivity in the bunion area). The upper of the shoe is a full mesh, which is going to keep the lightness and breathability, but not be as restrictive. Also, if you take a look, it's actually designed to not be restricting if you do have sensitivity in the bunion area.
If you go down to the sole itself, the sole is made of what's called Abzorb FL, which is a full-length cushioning system in the shoe. So those people doing lots of walking or high-impact training, you're going to feel a ton of absorption.
The shoe is also built on what's called an SL-2 last. The SL-2 last is going to provide a great amount of width in the front, and it's going to narrow off in the back. So you're not actually going to experience any type of slipping from the heel.
It's a tremendous shoe; it comes in a variety of different widths. It's probably the most highly recommended podiatrist's shoe in the running category. I highly recommend you come check it out. Thanks.