> Tried the New Balance Outlet. They called their head office who said that this model isn't imported into Australia.
Yeah, this happens. Sigh. I think it is about time we skipped local distributors and bought over the web. The Oz markup is often pretty outrageous too. Granted, it gets a little more tricky with shoes. Find another NB model with that last which is available here, check the size, and then import.
> Where did you get your pair from?
As Senior Editor for Technology at BPL ... from New Balance PR department. Their advertising budget. Hey, there has to be SOME benefits from all this!