Been hitting the courts lately… Tennis Courts, that is.
This is a funny statement to me as I have never played tennis before, nor did I ever think I would ever, ever play tennis. But it’s fun!
As someone who walks around in sandals most days of the year I was ill-equipped with anything to do some real playing in so I snagged some New Balance running shoes. They have great arch support for my flat, flat feet, and the shoes I bought were on super on sale and made in the US!
They’re ELECTRIC blue!
The fella’ bought 890s and I have 690s… almost matching.
New Balance is one of the few athletic shoe companies manufacturing their shoes in the US. Although they do manufacture shoes in Asia as well. (I’m trying to find a comprehensive list/infographic that details where all shoes companies manufacture that also summarizes their labor practices… but I haven’t yet).
Here’s a video of how their New Balance shoes are made. I love how it sounds like one of those 1950/60s advertisement/PSA shorts.
I don’t mean to push New Balance too much but I also love this video from the New Balance ‘Excellent Makers’ video series: