I'd like to get a new pair of light hikers, though just walking shoes might be ok too. My last pair was from LL Bean, but they just fell apart pretty quickly. I'd like to get either something that will last for a while, or something that is cheap enough that I won't mind have to buy a new pair again soon. I've been thinking about going to either a New Balance store/outlet, LL Bean, or the Ubiquitous Retail Giant. I don't like the idea of having to deal with a lot of season-of-shopping madness, but I might be able to tolerate a little for the right pair of boots. Any thoughts?