The Stretch 2 was probably one of the best shoes made- comfort, function and durability. I still own the first pair I purchased in 2007 and wore in Iraq, although now I wear them for yard work. The stretch primes are a remake of the 2s- best decision Merrell could make. This shoe is a classic and has a cult following as I have battled for stretch 2s that came available on ebay before this release. I will continue to purchase and pray they don't discontinue!