COMMITTED TO AMERICAN WORKERS.
I have wanted the New Balance 993 sneakers since my freshman year of high school. I had a guy friend named Aaron who owned them, at the recommendation of his older brother, which was passed on to me: “The best sneakers ever.” I had been Asics or bust up until that point.
I went on to own a few more pairs of Asics but continued learning about the 993, admiring its heritage and manufacturer, waiting for the day I’d lace them up. A couple of months ago, when I threw away my final pair of Asics, I knew THE DAY was finally here.
The most important thing I consider when making a purchase is whether the good was made in America; lately it is the deciding factor for whether I buy an item or not. New Balance is the ONLY athletic shoe company currently making shoes in America. I wish more models were made here, particularly the fashion ones, but I’ll take what I can get.
Affectionately nicknamed my “Old lady shoes,” I received these sneakers yesterday and have already worn them at work and on my first run in over a year (gotta get fit now that I’ve got the kicks). Now I’m on the hunt for American-made, colorful laces. Hopefully it won’t take as long to find laces as it did to get these sneakers.