Monday, November 21, 2016

Racists Running and Walking Shoes?

I have been wearing New Balance walking and running shoes for at least 15 or 20 years.  Why, because I'm old and they are more comfortable.  Before then I wore Nike.  I did not realize there was a political implication that went along with your footwear.

Thursday, Andrew Anglin, who founded the neo-Nazi and white supremacist website Daily Stormer, lost his temper when New Balance denied his endorsement of the shoes as the “official shoes of White people.”
On Saturday, Anglin wrote that it was “time to get on-board with New Balance now” after Matt LeBretton, who is the vice president of affairs at New Balance, voiced his support for Donald Trump.
“New Balance is making a gesture to support White people and to support US manufacturing. We need to support that,” Anglin wrote. “I see New Balances now becoming the official shoes of White people.”

Then, on Monday, New Balance released a statement saying it “does not tolerate bigotry or hate in any form.” "
By the way, New Balance is one of the few, if not the only one, shoe companies that make their shoes totally in the U.S.


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