Category Archives: shoes

The Allen Edmonds’ family shoe tree


I knew my Allen Edmonds shoes were special. After visiting the Allen Edmonds factory in Port Washington, Wisconsin last Wednesday I now know why they are special. The best quality materials, hand crafted by experienced members of our extended American … Continue reading

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The secret formula to creating jobs in America!


It took me months to come up with. An untold amount of money was spent. I pulled several muscles during the effort. But I have finally discovered the secret formula to creating jobs for members of our extended American family. Are you … Continue reading

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Four stalwarts of American manufacturing


There are certain products that are quintessentially American. Wigwam socks. Hart Schaffner Marx suits. Allen Edmonds shoes. Subzero Refrierators. Beginning on September 11th, I will be visiting each of these iconic American manufacturing firms in preparation for including them in my … Continue reading

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On the road again!


I haven’t been talking about the book much lately, but I am still working on getting it finished.  The lion’s share of the book discusses great products made by American firms and the stories of the members of our extended … Continue reading

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Comparative advantage ain’t what it’s cracked up to be!


When you want to justify something, it always helps to have a theory to fall back on.  In explaining the meteoric rise of the U.S.’s trade deficit with China, many commentators harken back to the theory of comparative advantage authored by the economist David … Continue reading

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Pitter patter of little feet II


Seattle is the second busiest port on the west coast after Los Angeles.  As you might imagine, lots of Chinese goods enter the U.S. through the Port of Seattle. Recently, one particular shipment of Chinese goods into Seattle was in … Continue reading

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Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice…


I came across an article last week in Businessweek that discussed New Balance and the current effort underway by the Obama administration to conclude yet another free-trade deal, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, with eight Pacific nations, including Vietnam.  Vietnam now ranks fourth among the world’s footwear … Continue reading

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Converse, you make me sad


At this time of the year, my mind naturally goes to basketball.  March Madness, Sweet Sixteen, Elite Eight, Final Four.  This year is especially basketball crazy for me because the Western Washington University Vikings from Bellingham, Washington won the Division … Continue reading

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These boots are made for walking and working


This week’s “Three for the Week” are all boots made by members of our extended American family.  Men and women who are on their feet working everyday know the value of a good pair of work boots.  You can’t go … Continue reading

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Made in the USA by you!


Man, do I have a cool American made shoe for you!  But guess what?  It isn’t even made yet.  That’s because you get to make it.  Or more accurately, you get to design it and then the members of your … Continue reading

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