I bought Velocity for me and Capri Canvas to my wife. Velocity shoe is very comfortable but the look is little odd, I think it takes sometime for me to get used to it, I might start liking it as my feet feels more relaxed.
Yes, they need to get busy. It's all about logistics of manufacturing and efficient/effective distribution to retailors who seem to have no problem moving the Santa Cruz (actually the problem is not having enough of them!)
I bought a pair a couple months ago. I've only wore them about a dozen times because its really hot in AZ right now so I prefer my Athens, Scutes, or Cretes (all styles of Crocs) that I can walk right into the pool in.
I expect in the Fall I will ramp up the Santa Cruz wearing because they really are Super Comfortable! Almost decadant...
I wonder if the buyers for the retailers aren't ordering the newer styles and staying with the tried and trues? I have been looking to buy Santa Cruz for months and cannot find a retailer with them. I don't want to order on line until I can see them for real and also try them on.