walmart, around here is almost the only show in town.
mind you there are a couple retailers that offer a similar design mower for similar money.. but.. I think many of them are mtd clones.. and I read a few bad things about mtd a while back.
of course.. murray went T/U a while back too.. brigs was about the only thing going for them.. so that is kinda sad too. :)
all said though.. my old murray is 16 and still technically works.
engine is fine, one oil leak at oil fill.. just an oring or something easy to seal.... just rest of machine is wearing out.. :)
i hear ya on walking shoes.
i'm on a mandatory 30m / day exercise program for my heart.. and walking is about the easiest for me, and IS on the list. helps regulate blood sugar too.
walmart walking shoes are like 20-25$ vs 35-55$ at other stores.