For many years, I was buying the same relatively boring style of walking shoe. Then, New Balance discontinued it. After some misfires, I found another shoe style in their line that didn't hurt my feet. I went back yesterday to buy another pair and found that they've discontinued that as well. Their online outlet had exactly two pair in my size, and that's all there ever will be. I bought those two pair, so I'm good for at least a year or so. It's so annoying that companies must keep doing this. At least NB tells you which of their "lasts" (shoe forms) on which they build the shoes, so I know that when I go to look again, I should be looking for shoes based on the SL-1.