Last of the U.S. athletic shoe factories

New Balance, the last major athletic shoe company with factories in the United States, may close its factories and move manufacturing overseas if a trade pact with Vietnam and other countries is approved.

A looks at New Balance and its U.S. factories, imports of athletic shoes from Asia and U.S. jobs in the industry.
Sources: Commerce Department, company reports, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Graphic: Laris Karklis and Tobey/The Washington Post. Published on July 28, 2011, 12:28 p.m.
 
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