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Old 04-21-2019, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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I'll check out SAS the next time I need orthopedic. I've been wearing Ecco.
I have problem (very wide) feet. I buy one of their lace up casual shoes, don’t remember which one exactly, but they come in a “triple wide” size. As near as I can tell, it must be close to a 6E in regular shoe sizes because it’s one of very few shoes I can wear new, right out of the box, that do not cramp and hurt my feet while breaking in. They also have a very light, cushy feeling to them.
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Old 04-21-2019, 11:24 AM
 
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Red Wing manufactures some of their shoes and boots in the US, but not all.


I believe most cowboy boots are made in the USA.
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Old 04-21-2019, 02:07 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Dexter shoes were once a very large shoe manufacturer in the US, located in Dexter Maine. Due to cheap foreign imports, the iconic shoe maker closed in the early 2000s. Warren Buffet was heavily invested in Dexter and called it one of his biggest mistakes.


Due to the plant closing, most of the citizens of Dexter, Maine were left unemployed. The former CEO of the company bought many assets of Dexter and started a handmade shoe line - Maine Sole. The new company, although much smaller, employs many of those laid off from Dexter.


Maine Sole makes great handmade shoes at a lower cost than what one would pay for similar shoes made in Europe. I have bought a couple of pair and love them.


If you want great handmade shoes at a reasonable price and help a US city, check out MAINE SOLE shoes on the net.


I am not involved in the company at all, but am just a consumer who likes their product and would like to see a US company revived for the benefit of the workers and their community.


Check it out.
What about Frye boots? Aren't they also US made? They're very high quality.
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Old 04-21-2019, 02:09 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Red Wing manufactures some of their shoes and boots in the US, but not all.


I believe most cowboy boots are made in the USA.
One of the sources of US-made cowboy boots is Santa Fe, NM. There are several local producers. In one shop, you can watch them make them. And I'm sure that TX has factories and cottage industries devoted to producing them, as well. Albuquerque must have their own local manufacturers, too.
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Old 04-22-2019, 12:43 AM
 
Location: Louisville KY
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Dexter shoes were once a very large shoe manufacturer in the US, located in Dexter Maine. Due to cheap foreign imports, the iconic shoe maker closed in the early 2000s. Warren Buffet was heavily invested in Dexter and called it one of his biggest mistakes.


Due to the plant closing, most of the citizens of Dexter, Maine were left unemployed. The former CEO of the company bought many assets of Dexter and started a handmade shoe line - Maine Sole. The new company, although much smaller, employs many of those laid off from Dexter.


Maine Sole makes great handmade shoes at a lower cost than what one would pay for similar shoes made in Europe. I have bought a couple of pair and love them.


If you want great handmade shoes at a reasonable price and help a US city, check out MAINE SOLE shoes on the net.


I am not involved in the company at all, but am just a consumer who likes their product and would like to see a US company revived for the benefit of the workers and their community.


Check it out.
Dexter is still around. Most of their shoes is work shoes, though. I had boight a pair at Payless a few years back simply because I needed a pair of shoes.
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Old 04-24-2019, 09:20 AM
 
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I'm a boot type of guy. Cuffed jeans and boots. I found quite a few (made to order) custom boot makers here in the US, and Canada. They aren't cheap but they will definitely out live me.


I've got four pair of boots from this company:
https://www.whitesboots.com/#/page/home


Am looking into ordering a pair of "rough out" from here :
https://nicksboots.com/


All their custom orders go thru this shop :
Welcome to Baker's Boots - Build A Boot | Build a Boot


There is also WESCO, Viberg , and Thursday


https://viberg.com/


https://viberg.com/


What I'm having trouble finding is US made athletic, hiking and more casual type shoes..
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Old 04-24-2019, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I got a pair of semi custom shoes from here about 2 years ago! They are handmade, mostly in the US, the owner is American and splits her time between the US and Spain.

https://sevillasmith.com

They are great! Just added a Vibram sole a few months ago and that's about it. So great to have "slow shoes."
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Old 04-27-2019, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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https://www.zappos.com/made-in-usa-s...d-561378d58600

Found this, if anyone is interested.
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Old 05-03-2019, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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My gf needs a size 12 and often that is not available. Sperry has them, however, but I don't know where they're made. Anyone know?

https://www.sperry.com/en/home
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Old 05-04-2019, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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My gf needs a size 12 and often that is not available. Sperry has them, however, but I don't know where they're made. Anyone know?

https://www.sperry.com/en/home
FWIW, Sperry got back to me finially; their shoes are made in China. Still, the consistent availability of the women's size 12 is pretty nice. And they're well made shoes, also, in all kinds of colors. Hard to find pink sneakers for a tall womem. Keds only carries 11.5.
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