As a kid growing up in New England, my Dad would take us to the New Balance Factory where at 12, I thought they wer the dorkiet shoes ever. Cut to 1999. LA. a Friend had a pair and swore by them on the set. My feet were killing me standing for 16 hours. I bought my first pair, and groovy trail running sneak that was stylish and way comfy. Sold. 15 pairs later, I am a faithhful devotee of NB, and their goal to make as many of their shoes as they can in the USA. The groovy staff at the grovvy store are always helpful, and always wear the product. And never pushy. I think the 992 is the best running /walking shoe ever made. Cheers!
Pros: IT's all easy to get there, park, and stroll in. They have sales when the new models come in.
Cons: I'm addicited to the big N