At this point, America produces 100 million pairs of shoes a year. That sounds like a big number, but when you consider the 1.1+ billion pairs of shoes purchased in the United States every year, it’s minuscule. An ACL reader (many thanks Derek) recently sent me a link to The Boot Pro. The online retailer (and Defense Department supplier) sells 112 different styles of American made boots by the Wisconsin based Weinbrenner under their various brands. Naturally, there are plenty of fugly designs offered, but there are some real winners too. Not to mention the prices are great. Worth a look if you are in the market to be that one percent.