Hubby had to finally break down and get a new pair of boots for work. He can go through a good pair of boots in a year. He works on rail cars, so he's really putting them to the test. So, us being Americans, went looking for American made boots. We looked, and we looked, and we looked. We FINALLY found a couple pairs. Did we buy them? No. We wanted to buy American. We REALLY did. But, I couldn't bring myself to pay $256 for a pair of work boots that Hubby would have for only a year.
That's right folks. The cheapest boots that we could find that were made in America were over $250. That's ridiculous! What's the deal?! (or should I say NO deal) The other boots were around $100. We did end up paying a little over that, we didn't mind that. But, I just couldn't see paying double that. I even thought maybe the American made boots were built better. No, no better. Actually, they weren't made as good.
So what are we suppose to do? Buy an inferior boot for a lot more just because it was made in the U.S? We would have bought the American boots if they were closer to the price range of the other boots. We would have bought them even if they weren't as good. We are supporters here. But, when they were soooo much more. I don't think so.
So my question is, how are we suppose to support the U.S when we can't afford to?
So until next time,
Small Farm Girl, confused
P.S. The boots we bought were from the Dominican Republic. That's close.