December 12, 2016

Unbalanced Trump-haters target “Made in America” running shoes

David MenziesMission Specialist
 

For many practical reasons, the New Balance 587 has been my favourite running shoe for the past two decades so you can understand why I was startled to see a headline reading, “Why People Are Burning their New Balance Sneakers.”

Apparently the freak out over New Balance erupted following comments made by the company’s vice president of communications.

In an interview with Wall Street Journal, he said in the context of Trump’s opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, that under Donald Trump “we feel things are going to move in the right direction.”

Progressives and all the other Trump-haters interpreted his comments as an all-out endorsement of Trump and soon the internet was peppered with images of New Balance sneakers either being tossed in trash cans or set ablaze.

Ironically, the reason New Balance isn’t a fan of the TPP is because they believe the deal will hurt their shoe production in the U.S. while rewarding competitors that make their sneakers overseas.

Yes, another reason to love my 587s is that they’re made in the U.S.A. meaning this company employs Americans to make its shoes. Imagine that?

But Trump-haters continue to single-out New Balance as a boycott target thanks to an executive agreeing with the President-elect’s position on a trade agreement.

And so these social justice warriors are marching in the streets, decked out in Adidas and Nike sneakers manufactured in such places as China and Indonesia and Pakistan.

Weeks after November 8th, and these people still don’t get it.

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commented 2016-12-13 13:24:41 -0500
On one note, it is sad, but only 10% of NB runners are made in the US.

I was enjoying the meltdown on the left over Trump winning, but it now has gotten totally out of control. The beating of the “white man” for possibly voting Trump. The death threats against electors. The teacher who tried to shame any students for voting Trump.

It has gone beyond whining to McCarthyism, and even violence.
commented 2016-12-13 01:25:49 -0500
And how much carbon are you releasing by burning them? Oh yeah , i forgot , self important progressives can emit carbon all they want.
commented 2016-12-13 01:24:37 -0500
Ahhh good old SJW idiots, a shoe made for a fair wage by Americans is bad, but a shoe made by a low paid sweatshop slave is a great thing. There sense of social justice is so inspiring.
commented 2016-12-12 19:05:45 -0500
I love my New Balance shoes. Now I know for sure, I will buy another pair!
commented 2016-12-12 18:41:33 -0500
As luck has it, I have to buy new runners. I have never used NB before, but I guess they will be the ones I buy this time, certainly has to do with Menzies endorsement of their quality and that they are not made in an Asian slave shop endorsed by the Western elite regressives of the left, but even more, that it will piss off an SJW if they notice them on my feet. Maybe such a young punk will challenge me to a fight, assuming a mid-sixty year old like me will not be a challenge…
commented 2016-12-12 18:41:10 -0500
They’ve already paid for them so the haters are the only losers. Morons.
commented 2016-12-12 18:13:31 -0500
Strange how those that Espouse ‘Peace and Love’ are the most violent when EXPOSED.
commented 2016-12-12 18:01:39 -0500
. . . . if you’re a typical violent Lefty, please don’t buy our product, as we don’t want to be associated with you ignorant violent types on the Left! Oh, and please, rather than burn the shoes, give them to a homeless person you self-absorbed filthy ignoramuses!!

A statement like this would shock them out of their underwear, get HUGE press, and sales would increase from normal ppl. In other words, it’s time for industries to realize that you can’t appease these imbeciles, and simply join the Trump kiss-my-ass-train!!
commented 2016-12-12 17:46:07 -0500
I’d really like to see a company go on the offensive!! If you’re a Lefty psycho – please don’t buy our produuct, we’re not interested in selling to you!!
commented 2016-12-12 17:46:06 -0500
I just can’t wait for them to start burning their Social Security cards in protest. You know, just as the draft dodgers burned their call-up cards. Oh wait, burning SS cards would mean no access to freebees. I guess that won’t be happening.
commented 2016-12-12 17:43:41 -0500
The worst of it is, these imbeciles think they’re the super smart ones!! Well, as I always say, you have to be pretty stupid to think you’re smart!! I wonder if there’s a way to prevent these idiots from benefiting from the coming economic upswing Trump is bringing?
commented 2016-12-12 16:58:31 -0500
Do they still make CCM
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commented 2016-12-12 16:22:30 -0500
I don’t much about shoes but I do own a few pair of ‘Running shoes’. They are the same as what Iiberals call ‘Sneakers’. Different agenda. Some RUN FORWARD———- Some SNEAK—- around
commented 2016-12-12 15:49:33 -0500
While they’re at it, they should burn their sold to America economic security as well.

Morbid cretins
commented 2016-12-12 15:39:07 -0500
Can’t change stupid.
commented 2016-12-12 15:26:54 -0500
I remember once seeing a stand up commedian doing a volunteer performance at an old folks home…this got some chuckles….

“How many of you people own a pair of running shoes?…..How many of you have EVER owned a pair of running shoes?…How many of you have outlived your doctor AND your gym teacher?”

Joking aside I miss Rock Ports and I hope they make a comeback.
commented 2016-12-12 15:25:44 -0500
The creep of Marxist Brainwashing, in our schools, shows it’s self in the stupidities that we see in the younger Generation.

It is time that our Educators were re-educated. They do nothing to help us in these uncertain times.
commented 2016-12-12 15:21:01 -0500
In reality this will likely make these sneakers sell better because of it, as there is a not so silent anymore backlash against the PC crowd and their destructive ilk, they are the few left of the far left and time is short for this pathetic few.
commented 2016-12-12 15:20:23 -0500
David, the SJWs and Trump haters will never “get it”.