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People Are Throwing Away Their New Balance Pairs Because Of Trump

The brand reportedly expressed support for his presidency
by Nikki Dela Cruz | Nov 10, 2016
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Following Donald Trump's shocking triumph, major sportswear company New Balance immediately expressed its support for his looming presidency with this statement, quoted by a reporter from The Wall Street Journal:

To put the brand's stance into context, this has most likely stemmed from Trump's objection of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade deal that New Balance had long been opposing because of the threat it poses to US footwear production.

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Some sneakerheads weren't too fond of NB's position, pushing them to throw away their own pairs in a show of protest.

New Balance sure has lost a handful of lifelong fans

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For some, throwing things wasn't enough

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Oh, you think that was the worst?

What would be a protest without a little bonfire?

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Sometimes, you just have to be a little creative


New Balance hasn't released a follow-up statement regarding the public outcry, though a massive boycott is brewing.

 

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