Not only have sneakers become engrained in U.S. popular culture, seemingly since Run DMC’s “An Ode to the Adidas Superstar”, but sales of the popular footwear are big business, to the tune of around $34 billion dollars a year in the U.S.
Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.pbs.org
Nice info graphic on the Sneaker Culture, its history and statistics on where they are imported from. We know New Balance still manufactures some of its sneakers in the U.S. I wonder what would it take for more manufactures to increase onshore manufacturing.