Nike and the choices we don't have

Brad De Long delong at econ.Berkeley.EDU
Thu Jul 2 13:32:50 PDT 1998

>Since most of the folks who subscribe to this list know of the evils of
>Nike, Reebok, Converse and the other athletic shoe manufacturers in respect
>to their treatment of their workers, I'd like to pose a question. What do
>those of us who want to wear athletic shoes for basketball, soccer,
>cross-training, or any strenuous physical activity do when everything is
>made by either slave labor or the oppressed masses? When you look at the
>labels of any shoe in a foot locker or wherever, everything is made in
>China, Latin America, or SE Asia. This tends to imply to me that everything
>is made in an unsavory fashion in respect to human rights. My problem is
>that I still want to work out and doing so in shoes that don't fit their
>designed purpose is not going to make me or my feet feel good. So what's a
>person to do?

New Balance

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