Is it true that no shoes are made in the USA anymore? (nt)greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
-- Bob Watson (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 06, 1999
I don't make shoes, so therefore no one makes any shoes in this country.
-- Butt Nugget (email@example.com), August 06, 1999.
Shoes for industry, shoes for the dead.
-- Porky (Porky@in.cellblockD), August 06, 1999.
It would be truer to say that no large manufacturing company makes shoes in the USA anymore, only small specialty companies or craftsmen. The number of shoes they make could not begin to cover the demand for shoes in the USA.
-- Brian McLaughlin (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 06, 1999.
If I remeber correctly, China supplies 85% of the world's shoes. This came up when the container ship crashed off Canadian waters earlier this year.
-- Rob Somerville (email@example.com), August 06, 1999.
There is one company, New Balance. Forty Percent of the total production of New Balance shoes are made in the USA. About 30% more are designated "Made in USA of foreign and domestic components."
-- ExCop (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 06, 1999.
They used to make good shoes in the Hanover-Carlile-Gettysburg area of Pennsylvania, and they had factory outlets here in Arizona.
I guess we don't make ANYTHING here anymore!!
Look at the bright side, folks...the FEDS want to CONFISCATE your preps, CONCENTRATE YOU in CONCENTRATION CAMPS, take away your guns, strip control of the upbringing of your children, patrol the streets with Pakastani UN troops, and OTHER outrages too numerous to mention! And now they have delivered us into the CHAOS of Y2K...
With any luck at all, someone will...
JUST SAY NO!!!
-- K. Stevens (kstevens@It's ALL going away in January.com), August 06, 1999.
Still at least half a dozen shoe factories operating up in Maine, including Dexter and LL Bean. We'll be cold but well shod.
-- Cash (email@example.com), August 06, 1999.
New Balance and Saucony were the last 2 running/tennis shoes made here at last check. Dress shoes and work boots (Carolina, Red Wing, Wolverine) are still made here but the lower priced versions have Made In China tags all over them. Got shoes?
-- barefoot (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 06, 1999.
Save an old car tire or two so that in an "emergency" you can make yourself some Ho Chin Min sandals !
-- Chris (email@example.com), August 06, 1999.
"Save an old car tire or two so that in an "emergency" you can make yourself some Ho Chin Min sandals !
-- Chris (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 06, 1999. "
That was before the days of steel-belted radials. It is impossible to cut up "old" tires anymore.
-- Forrest Covington (email@example.com), August 06, 1999.
We do not, I repeat DO NOT have anything to worry about! We will have water, power, telephones, the USA is Y2K compliant. We are a service oriented country, so who cares if the rest of the world isn't compliant? Who cares if they can't manufacture and ship to us shoes, clothing, auto parts and durable goods? And what about all those fruits and veggies coming from Mexico and from other countries? I'll have a garden so why should I care? What me worry that I can't replace my VCR, TV, radio, shoes, clothing, furniture, and an endless list of other items. We can all rest easy and life will be good for us here in the Y2K compliant USA!
-- notworriedatall (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 06, 1999.
There are still a couple of shoe companies in Wisconsin, too, but not the variety there used to be. Most athletic shoes and lower priced shoes are made overseas.
Regarding cutting up tires for sandal soles, etc., you can cut up steel belted radial tires using a sabre saw, or a coping saw--my son has been doing it lately, and yes, he is cutting up steel belted radial tires. And just think of the mileage with just your feet causing the wear.
-- Jim (email@example.com), August 06, 1999.
I am new the forum. Being from Arkansas; what are shoes.
-- newone (firstname.lastname@example.org\), August 06, 1999.
Newone: Do you have all your teeth and are you addicted to sex and were you abused as a child? If you have all of the above, then you should run for president, I'm sure the barrel we scrapped the last one from still has some left in it.
-- blazinsaddles (email@example.com), August 06, 1999.
I think Vans are still made in CA. Surf's up, dudes.
-- Bill (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 07, 1999.
Remember your vehicles need *shoes* too and I don't know of many rubber trees in the USA.
-- Michael (email@example.com), August 07, 1999.