An athletic shoe
company whose factory is in Lowell
. Their shoes are of outstanding quality.
New Balance is the only sneaker maker that makes it's shoes in the U.S.A. It is pretty much the only option if you want good athletic shoes but don't want to support the sweatshop-plexes of Nike, Adidas, and Reebok. In addition, New Balance employs much less offensive and omnipresent marketing. The prices are slightly less than those other brands, even though the shoes last longer. You're not paying for that 'swoosh' after all.
I have been informed by VT hawkeye
that New Balance does not in fact make all of their shoes in the USA. I was aghast, but alas it's true.