An extra bit from the Thursday Trivia (on Friday!) yesterday:
One of the great things about New Balance – and why I wear them – is because it’s the only athletic shoe manufacturer still making shoes in the US. I’d rather pay a bit extra to ensure that Americans are still at work in blue-collar jobs than concede to cheap labor in China. (And Nikes have never fit my feet anyway.)
So I was looking around the New Balance website, and they have a wonderful section about their American factories, including a great quick video showing the birth of a New Balance sneaker. Embedding isn’t working, so I’ll just let you visit the page to tour a factory here.