The original Freedom Walk Drop Foot Brace - Spring Model has been a great brace for over 10 years and is still a very good brace. However, the new Shock Cord does offer just a bit better support for those who need it. But while supplies last, I will still offer this great brace at discounted price for those who still might be unsure about trying this brace. As with all my other items this brace is also Refundable for 30 (or so) from receipt. I'm not exact on this matter and a few extra days are fine if you need them.