The New York Times gets into the craft movement with an article focused on the re-invigorated footwear market in the U.S.A. The focus is on Wisconsin’s  Allen Edmunds. “This year, Allen Edmonds is on track to produce 500,000 pairs of shoes, up from 350,000 last year. Since January 2010, the company has added more than 118 employees and increased its work shifts, the results of a turnaround that has surprised even veteran shoemakers like Mr. Merrill. More than 400 pairs of shoes pass through his hands in a day, in a process that involves 220 steps from leather to lace-ups.”

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