True, he is assembling that shoe for show:
. The design work is done in Boston or in St. Louis. The materials are ordered
and made in the US as well as other countries. A good percentage of New Balance
shoes are still made (assembled) in the US. And they are assembled in the US
by several US-made materials and some from other countries.
Actually, the New Balance 574 model is one of the most iconic new balance shoes,
with over 80 different colorways, and a retail of about $59+. Some famous rappers/celebrities
are wearing these shoes such as Pharrel Williams. So, in conclusion, there is
nothing wrong with New Balances, and there never will be becase they are unexpensive,
They left off one important part about style 990, you can't get them wet or
else they will smell and the stink doesn't go away. The stink comes from the
sole, smells like urine. I called New Balance customer service today and she
said "don't wear in the rain, don't get them wet". Who knew if it rains you
need to take your NB 990 off and go bare foot.
USA made New Balances (the retro or "classic" models like the 998 and 1300,
etc, are probably the best quality sneakers you can buy: The UK ones are great as well:
. Of course there are also very custom expensive shoes but just in terms of $200
or less shoes from Nike, Asics, Saucony, Puma, New Balance, etc. (everyday sneakers),
USA New Balances are probably the best there is.