Clearly a design which attracts a loyal following. I too have had a pair now for at least ten years, replacing each worn out pair with another. They are genuinely the only trainer I've owned since the first pair I bought. And I too would love to see other colour options, my first few pairs were blue. They are very comfortable, the elasticated laces mean they slip on and off with ease, and the close fitting profile is brilliant for the larger foot (I take a 12) as it doesn't make it look or feel large and clunky.