Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Iconic Items Not Made in the U.S.A.

Chuck Taylors

Here’s another dozen items that are no longer made in the good old USA:

“The granddaddy of all sneakers, the All-Star entered production in 1917 and took on basketball player and salesman Chuck Taylor’s name in 1923. Countless Americans used the high-top, rubber-soled kicks to establish their cred—from NBA star Julius Erving to the Ramones, Dr. House to Kurt Cobain. But when Nike bought Converse for $305 million in 2003, it moved production of all the company’s shoe lines abroad—even the cherished Chucks.”

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