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Why The American Shoe Disappeared And Why It's So Hard To Bring It Back

Why The American Shoe Disappeared And Why It's So Hard To Bring It Back

NPR - Alina Selyukh

For Douglas Clark, the darkest part of working for Nike in the 1980s was watching American shoe manufacturing "evaporate" in the Northeast in a mass exodus to Asia in pursuit of cheaper labor. "As a true Yankee — and my father was a Colonial historian — you know, it was heartbreaking," he said. Clark …

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