something like Converse All Stars made in USA?
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Not made in USA, but these are probably the best you'll do:
"Fair trade", yet still made in 3rd world countries and most likely from the very same sweatshops. I love it
Thanks for showing me to them. Wasn't aware. I can't figure out if they're made here, either. They talk a lot about California on the website, but I haven't seen anything that said "Made in USA", which is something that normally gets stressed in my experience. I did come across a listing on Google for a shoe made by union workers, but the page didn't work, go figure.
According to some comments on a post at Inventory, they are not made in the US.
The poster asked the company and got the following response:
I feel like converse is missing out on a great opportunity to bring some manufacturing back to the US. They've already got their Converse by John Varvatos line, why not have a higher-end made in america line?
Chucks are a wardrobe staple. They're simple, classic, and go with just about anything in a casual setting. I'd pay triple what they're currently going for for something made in the USA to better standards and with better materials.
Then again, maybe there's not much of a market for that. I'd love to see it happen though.
What's "MIJ" mean, cyc wid it?
As for John Varvatos...my red leather ones are kind of disintegrating. The leather is fine, but the white rubber is falling apart on the right, near the heel. The left one seems to have a little gap going, too, that's kind of hard to describe. It doesn't seem to wear like the stuff standard Chucks have. It might be partly my fault, as I bought them in my Converse size, and they're rather tighter, partly because of the very thick insole. Maybe the insole has me walking on them harder. I think driving also has something to do with the right's tearing.