I never used to run because 1. I was born for the water, 2. shoes weighed a lot, and 3. it was a hassle to tie and untie them. These Merrell's changed my will to exercise on land and helped transform my body. How can I convince Merrell to bring these back in black? Simple design, good construction, mono color pairs, and no thickened Velcro bottom band. I would wear them at the office, on runs, and everywhere under the sun.