I had thought that Allen Edmonds made all of their shoes in Wisconsin. I knew their accessories were made elsewhere. And I think that they carry shoes made from Italy, which is fine as well. But the most surprising thing happened. I had posted that there was an internet clearance sale by Allen Edmonds, and a reader, Andy, did a better job than I did, in realizing that some of their shoes were made in the Dominican Republic. Like the boat shoes, I had just purchased, I looked inside and sure enough it was stamped “Made in the Dominican Republic”. What a disappointment! Live and learn. The state of apparel and shoes is always fluctuating. Always check the label.
I think that Allen Edmonds makes great shoes, and they are only one that makes golf shoes made in the USA. But, I hope I don’t see any signs that say 100% American, because that would be false. Just updating everybody.
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Updated June 17, 2012.