Jackburga, we don't need hope. We know the numbers, we see with our eyes that every woman has a pair of these if not multiple pairs of these, the brand has been growing 7 years straight and shows no signs of becoming out of style which is why competitors kee coming out with inferior copies. It's just about realizing there is no such thing as instant gratification. If you want hundereds of percent in return, you need to be patient. Stay patient my friends, Deckers ;).