Most people will have owned a pair of running shoes at some point in life. The ability to run without the risk of uncomfortable shoes slowing you down is something that every runner appreciates. That said, what running shoes are made in the USA? Well, that’s what I’ll be looking at in this article.
Which Companies Sell Running Shoes Made in the USA? (The Short Answer)
Some readers may be surprised to learn that there are actually a few companies that offer American made running shoes. They are Carson Footwear, Victory Sportswear, SOM Footwear, Softstar Shoes, New Balance, SAS, Opie Way Footwear, and Pseudo Sneakers.
American Made Running Shoe Brands (Here’s What I Found)
Now that we know which companies manufacture running shoes in the USA, let’s look at each one in a little more detail.
Carson Footwear is a proud American manufacturer that designs and makes running shoes at its facility located in Milwaukie, Oregon. It is a fairly young company having only been established in 2013, but already the company has cemented itself as a high-quality running shoe manufacturer.
Its footwear is designed to be as light as possible while also providing an excellent level of comfort. Whether you are interested in a casual jog around the block or running marathons, Carson Footwear is a great choice for American-made running shoes.
At the time of writing this article, due to the sheer popularity of Carson Footwear’s products, the company has issued a statement asking customers to allow for 30 days for backorders. This just goes to show how sought-after these shoes are.
For those wanting to take a look at some of the company’s running shoes, here is a link to its footwear product page.
Victory Sportswear was founded in Los Angeles in 1999. Today, it has become a fairly well-known brand that manufactures high-quality running shoes. Its headquarters is located in Fitchburg, Massachusetts and from what I understand, this is where it manufactures its footwear.
Its shoes are made by hand using only the finest materials to ensure that you end up with a fantastic pair of shoes that will last a long time. The company also manufactures special orthopedic shoes for those with foot issues. Here’s a link to its product page.
SOM Footwear is a pretty popular footwear company based in Montrose, Colorado. All of SOM Footwear’s products are manufactured at its facility in Colorado. From design to cutting and even lacing, it all happens under just one roof.
While SOM Footwear does do its very best to source its materials from within the US, this isn’t always possible. Its website has a section for those who may have any ideas regarding how the company can source more of its materials from within America, here’s a link.
As far as running shoes go, SOM Footwear has a lot of different options to choose from. Here’s a link to its sporting shoes page for those wanting to take a look for themselves.
Softstar shoes was founded in 1984. It is a company that offers high-quality handmade shoes. Each of its shoes is made at its facility in Oregon. Its shoes are designed to mimic the feeling of being barefoot without actually being barefoot. This helps to develop strong feet while also being very comfortable to wear.
Softstar Shoes makes its footwear as light as possible while also being incredibly durable. This way, not only are you able to move faster since you don’t have heavy shoes weighing you down, they will last a long time too.
The company offers footwear for a range of different activities for adults and children. Here are some links to its athletic footwear pages.
New Balance is a very popular company, in fact, it sells footwear to people in countless countries all over the world. While the company does manufacture some of its products in the US, it seems to conduct a large percentage of its manufacturing overseas.
Fortunately, New Balance has a section on its website showcasing its American-made products, this includes a handful of running shoes. It looks like the majority of its US-made shoes are made at the company’s facilities in Maine and Massachusetts.
It looks like New Balance’s American-made products are constantly changing depending on the season and demand. So, here’s a link to its American-made products, just keep in mind that the selection changes fairly regularly.
SAS is a family-owned company that manufactures the majority of its shoes between two American facilities. SAS has a factory in San Antonio and another one in Del Rio, Texas. SAS does things a little differently as the company offers tours of its facilities to show customers exactly where each shoe comes from and how they are made.
Finding out which of its products are American-made proved to be a little tricky. However, I came across the All American Clothing website. This website is dedicated to selling American-made clothing and footwear. According to this website, SAS’s running shoes are American-made.
Here are a couple of options for you to check out.
Opie Way Footwear
Opie Way Footwear is a proud American manufacturer that is dedicated to producing high-quality footwear. Unfortunately, at the time of writing this article, Opie Way only offers the ability to pre-order a pair of shoes on its website as the company has lots of current orders pending. It looks like the company is a very busy one, which is always a good sign.
Opie Way’s products are made to be worn. This may sound strange, but what the company means by this is that, unlike other trainers, Opie Way’s shoes won’t start to crumble after a few weeks of heavy use.
Here are a few of Opie Way’s running shoes for those wanting to check some out.
- Men’s Deck Sneaker Black
- Men’s Canvas Lo Grey
- Women’s James Court Sneaker
- Women’s James Court Sneaker Hi Ivory And Teal
Pseudo Sneakers is a proud American company. Each of its running shoes is made at its facility in Los Angeles. It also looks like it sources the majority of its materials from within the US, which makes it an excellent choice for those looking for a quality pair of shoes with a smaller carbon footprint.
Pseudo Sneakers’ products are stylish and lightweight making them the perfect choice for all those running enthusiasts out there. Its footwear is split into four different categories, They are as follows.
Running Shoes That Are Commonly Mistaken as Being Made in the US
I came across one company that used to manufacture running shoes in the US. However, as of late 2022, the company has closed down. I found several articles listing the company as an American footwear manufacturer which unfortunately is no longer the case since the company is no longer in business.
P.W Minor was founded in 1867 in Batavia, New York. It was the second oldest footwear manufacturer in the whole of the United States. Unfortunately, as mentioned, the company closed its doors for good late last year.
It is still possible to get your hands on a pair of P.W Minor shoes through third-party sales sites, but as time goes on it is only going to get more difficult to grab a pair of P.W Minor running shoes.