[Hyperbole] This doesn't sound Anti-American to anyone, does it? I'd hate to think White's was denying Americans, American footwear. [/Hyperbole]
Unfortunately imo arguments like the one above are the only way this changes. I'm sure Japanese dealers were not happy about customers sidestepping them, and going overseas for purchases.
Never-mind I just saw that ABC-Mart (White's owner) is a Japanese company. But some social media awareness couldn't hurt.