Look at the list of major athletic shoe brands that are Made in the USA and you will find a total of one entry: New Balance.
It all started for me with the 993. Then came the 574, the 1300 and the 996. I love them all equally. That perfectly tilted “N”, the toe shape that is just right and that “Made in the USA” (Where the domestic value is at least 70%, New Balance labels its shoes “Made in the USA”) stitching on the tongue. To me, New Balance are as classic as it gets.
The fact that the company is the only one that has maintained production in the United States is remarkable. It speaks to the commitment to the people of Maine & Massachusetts where the factories are located. It shows the commitment to the men and women of the U.S. Military who wake up early and lace-up New Balance Made in USA running shoes. It speaks volumes and there’s only one real voice out there.
Putting on a pair of American made New Balance shoes feels different, it feels unique. It’s rare to find a product that looks good and helps support hardworking people in New England. If you ask me, that’s the next cool thing. [NEW BALANCE]