Category Archives: shoes

Now you don’t have to wear out any shoe leather finding American shoes


I know what you are thinking.  You’re thinking “what a beautiful shoe!”  And you are right to think that.  It is a beautiful shoe.  It’s an Allen Edmonds shoe made by members of our extended American family in Port Washington, … Continue reading

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They are slightly older than me


As you know, I had the great good fortune to visit the Allen Edmonds Shoe Company in September during my Mid-West research trip for my soon to be published book, Simply American, Putting Our Extended American Family Back To Work.  When I … Continue reading

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A little of this, a little of that


I like writing in-depth posts on great firms where members of our extended American family are making useful products we can use. I like writing in-depth posts on subjects like outsourcing. But sometimes I just want to unload a few little … Continue reading

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The Allen Edmonds’ family shoe tree


I knew my Allen Edmonds shoes were special. After visiting the Allen Edmonds factory in Port Washington, Wisconsin last Wednesday I now know why they are special. The best quality materials, hand crafted by experienced members of our extended American … Continue reading

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The secret formula to creating jobs in America!


It took me months to come up with. An untold amount of money was spent. I pulled several muscles during the effort. But I have finally discovered the secret formula to creating jobs for members of our extended American family. Are you … Continue reading

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Four stalwarts of American manufacturing


There are certain products that are quintessentially American. Wigwam socks. Hart Schaffner Marx suits. Allen Edmonds shoes. Subzero Refrierators. Beginning on September 11th, I will be visiting each of these iconic American manufacturing firms in preparation for including them in my … Continue reading

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On the road again!


I haven’t been talking about the book much lately, but I am still working on getting it finished.  The lion’s share of the book discusses great products made by American firms and the stories of the members of our extended … Continue reading

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