these lookin pretty tight... Gotta love shoes that represent my state in some way. Some of the materials came froma factory 30 minutes away. Recently, New Balance has been making great strides to improve their image and create shoes that appeal to the sneaker culture. New Balance is the last major sneaker company to manufacture footwear in the USA. That’s right, these shoes were constructed by people in the US. Known as Team 33, the New Balance factory in Massachusetts assembled these shoes from leather left over from other shoes made by New Balance. Not only are the shoes incredibly comfortable and made of premium materials, but they are made from leather that would have been throw out as scraps. These are available at Tier 1 New Balance stores which include Motive807 in Austin, TX, Premium Goods in Houston, TX, Politics in Lafayette, LA, and David Z in Manhattan. We took many pics of each pair. These are definitely one of the best quality shoes we have seen made this year. Even the box has mating suede accents.