The good news, “American manufacturers scored a huge victory a few days ago with the passing of a U.S. Department of Defense mandate that all new military recruits will be provided with American-made sneakers.” Here we see the New Balance 950v2 in all black with silver accents. What could this mean if New Balance is approved for this bid? 1. A U.S. made product for our troops/recruits and 2. more U.S. jobs created. Hopefully this pans out in favor of New Balance. Win. Win.