The Viability of Reshoring Sneakers Expands and leads to a Revolutionary Sneaker Collab | COMUNITYmade x KX Lab Molino Knit

COMUNITYmade KX Lab Reshoring: the practice of transferring a business operation that was moved overseas back to the country from which it was originally relocated Sneaker media is weighed down by the constant releases by Nike and the larger brands. Sneaker culture is driven by Jordans and Yeezy. On this site, there are over 1300 … Read more

How a Precedent Contributes to a New Lawsuit for Made in The USA by New Balance 

New Balance sneakers marketed as Made in USA may have up to 30 percent of its parts made in China and abroad. (Reference 1) On 12/20/2021 Cristostomo filed a Property – Personal Property Fraud lawsuit against New Balance Athletics, Inc. This case was filed in U.S. District Courts, Massachusetts District. The case status is Pending – Other Pending. … Read more

COMUNITYmade “We Care” Sale | Choose Your Discount Sale

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Choose from some of our favorite classic styles and colors and choose your discount to save while saving lives!  Pay what you are able, every little bit helps. The more you pay, the more we are able to donate to the charity of your choice! Source:  “WE CARE” SALE Brands are clearing inventory everywhere. It’s rare … Read more

4-Day Shoemaking Workshop with  COMUNITYmade

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Create your dream shoes and make your very own footwear from scratch in our interactive workshop! Source: 4-Day Shoemaking Workshop As shops begin to open after quarantine, brands are developing entertaining, educational and stylish opportunities for connecting with the consumer. Actually, not all brands are doing these things, but COMUNITYmade is. As you know, if … Read more

COMUNITYmade Delivers a WFH Classic that can be Customized | The Palmetto Slide

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Source: Palmetto Slide I was going to start the week off with information and pictures of my custom that’s coming from Los Angeles, but instead I wanted to share this link to the premium slides COMUNITYmade is offering. The made in Downtown Los Angeles brand has crafted a slide looks buttery. The shoe can also … Read more

Building a Custom Shoe with COMUNITYmade: Part 7 | Repair & Hiatus due to COVID-19 Social Distancing

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Visit https://www.comunitymade.com/ In this video I show the process of the cobbler beginning the repair of my custom shoes from COMUNITYmade. Noah sent me pictures of the process last week prior to the shutdown of stores in California to maintain social distancing as the unknowns around COVID-19 are too great. I did my best to … Read more

Building a Custom Shoe with COMUNITYmade: Part 6 | Attention to Detail and Honesty is Dope

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  Visit https://www.comunitymade.com/ The process of creating a custom Traction from COMUNITYmade has been a fantastic process. This week my shoe was supposed to ship, but Noah hit me up to tell me that the toebox counter was created incorrectly and didn’t capture the shape of the Traction. He sent me pictures of the shoe … Read more

Building a Custom Shoe with COMUNITYmade: Part 4 | Cut & Sew In the Workshop

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Custom Shoe Consultation can be found on COMUNITYmade’s website: https://www.comunitymade.com/ In this video Noah introduces me to Richard who is the cobbler/fabricator of my pair of COMUNITYmade Traction custom sneakers. We get a look at the process of taking the fabric and preparing for the last before the shoe is adhered to the outsole. This … Read more

Building a Custom Shoe with COMUNITYmade | Cost Breakdown and Material Selection Part 2

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  Part 1: https://arch-usa.com/building-a-custo In the previous video with Noah from COMUNITYmade we laid out the steps it would take to go from conception to actual product. In this video we take the time to talk about, 0:30 The Cost of a COMUNITYmade shoe vs the cost of shoes made in China 1:58 Minimum Wage … Read more

5 Days No Bred | Create A Custom, Handmade in the USA, Luxury Shoe with COMUNITYmade 

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  For the next 5 days I will be dropping a post that is anti-11. It’s not that I don’t appreciate Jordan Brand. My entire office wall is covered in Jordan Brand art shot by my daughter. The crazy thing is my favorite shoe of all time is the Ewing Rivalry by adidas. My go … Read more

Do-It-Yourself October 15, 2016 Black/Royal Kit|LASCO Club Members

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I don’t know what’s happening in this picture, but if LASCO is involved, you better believe there is something dope in the works. If you aren’t following LASCO on IG, then get on that and find out how you can get in on the work happening at the dopest manufacturer in the USA.

Under Armour Arris Bra & UA Arris Leggings are Made In The USA

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Explore the Under Armour Arris Project, imagined & crafted at UA Lighthouse in Baltimore. Shop the UA Arris sports bra & UA Arris leggings in our women’s department. Source: UA Arris Bra & UA Arris Leggings | US Under Armour has taken the first step in seeing just how prepared the US is in putting … Read more

Insider Ties: Is sneaker production making a return run to the US?

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Crafting the latest trends in global footwear used to be the pride of U.S. shoe industry workers, but most of those jobs left long ago for Asia. Now, the American sneaker factory could be coming back — with robots doing most of the work. Source: Is sneaker production making a return run to the US? … Read more

Insider Ties – Huge News: adidas Will Open Atlanta-Based Facility to Make Shoes in America

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Source: adidas Will Open Atlanta-Based Facility to Make Shoes in America Huge, huge, huge, news. Click the source link to read more, but yesterday I filmed an Insider Ties about how adidas is effing up the game. Now further evidence that adidas is making the biggest push into the US market that it ever has … Read more

Dope S–t I Like: Allen Edmonds & MCW

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I’ve been a long time wearer of Allen Edmonds. The made in the US brand combines comfort and quality in their footwear and accessories. My favorite pair are my Doubleday Loafers made from baseball grade leather and stitched along the top with the classic red thread from the actual baseball. I haven’t done a Get … Read more