Posted By RichC on June 11, 2015
Although I still own and wear an old pair of New Balance athletic shoes, this is a reminder post to myself (posted before) to consider the New Balance brand when replacing my current Sketchers (no complains as they are great shoes too).
I liked the comments in the video (below) and article on CNBC about this American company competing in a world where giants like Nike and Adidas use lower cost overseas labor instead of employing a few more workers here at home. I’m all for “free and open trading,” but as a consumer I’d still prefer to support creating a stronger U.S. economy and keeping a few more Americans employed. I’m not sure what actors and athletes are are paid to wear the NewBalance shoes, but it is great to see them supporting the brand.
It may be a small step to buy the American product “when it is equal or better” than the import, but I’d like to see a few more manufacturing jobs in the U.S.A.