It’s about time. Made in the USA. Has a nice ring to it, especially for our military 😉

Via Boston Globe.

New Balance has been waiting for years for the Department of Defense to buy athletic shoes that are made in this country. If US Representatives Niki Tsongas and Bruce Poliquin have their way, the Boston sneaker maker won’t have to wait much longer.

The House of Representatives is poised to approve legislation within the next few weeks that would mandate that the Pentagon apply a 1941 law to the purchase of athletic footwear for its recruits. That law, known as the Berry Amendment, requires the military to buy American-made equipment and uniforms. Sneakers have long been exempt, because it was hard to find suitable models made entirely in the United States.

But legislators like Massachusetts’ Tsongas, a Democrat, and Poliquin, a Maine Republican, point to recent efforts by New Balance and others as evidence that sneakers made totally in the United States are now possible…

Uh, yeah.

HT Weasel Zippers.


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  1. Maynard says:

    Knowing your uniform and supplies are from the homeland you are defending is one of those intangible morale builders which you cannot put a price on.

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