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    The Blog

    American Manufactured

    Visiting North Carolina

    "You're starting a business? You know it's so much cheaper if you go overseas?" If I told you the amount of times we've heard this same song and dance it would make your head spin. As someone who is always open to learning I really do appreciate people looking out for our cost structure as it shows that they genuinely do care and want the business to succeed. In this blog I wanted to share the reasons why I chose to do business here in America.

    Relationship, relationship, relationship. How could you trust someone you've never met? Would someone be more or less likely to meet a deadline or communicate openly with you if you had shared food and stories with one another? We now know Nate's favorite drink (Tito's), that he does in fact know how to eat a lobster (sent him some lobsters from Maine), and that his secretary Lori's favorite fruit is watermelon while she has a soft spot for caramel and fudge. Some of our conversations with Nate include fantasy football talk, which is something I probably wouldn't do with a factory overseas. 

    Another facet of staying in the U.S. is quality control and knowing that in the end the factory is only three hours away and that there will be familiar faces there when I show up. It is also humbling to know that everyone in the factory has a job because of other companies who have trusted their process and provided them with ample work to do.

    Relationships we have developed, experiences we have had, people we have met, proximity, and familiarity are all worth it to us at Pedestal Footwear.


    Building a Base

    Like the animal you are

    Why is it that you can walk into any gym in the country and someone is walking around in socks? Lets face it, those who frequent gyms understand the benefits of wearing next to nothing on their feet. Do you wear ski boots to play basketball or bowling shoes to ice skate? Then why are you wearing traditional running shoes to workout?

    For most of us, the gym is that time to get in the zone and put everything else in your life to the side for the few minutes you have to yourself in the day. Have you ever thought of the day to day beating you put on your feet? Between cramming them into your dress shoes and having your toes bunched up like MBTA at 5:30pm to the band aid approach of using orthotics. Why not allow your feet to feel free and wake up one of the most nerve rich parts of the body? This is what we are striving to do with Pedestal Footwear and allow the user to build a strong base from the ground up.

    We are the first company to designate their mission to providing gym-specific footwear. Let's bring it back to how it is supposed to be. All natural and pure savage, unless of course you wear gloves to workout as well.