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President Barack Obama’s Custom New Balance 990s [PHOTOS]

 

The President of the United States’ sneaker game is quite official. If all went to plan, Maine Representative Michael Michaud presented Barack Obama with a custom pair of New Balance 990 running sneakers at a Portland fundraiser. The kicks are a gift that Michaud hopes will remind Obama  to support legislation that will get the Department of Defense to outfit US troops with American-made footwear. The move would mean more jobs for Maine, like in Norridgewock, ME where these sneakers were made.

Obama’s New Balance 990 comes in the classic grey colorway the brand is known for and features “President” and “Obama” stitched into the heel. And, of course, they were handmade (it took 32 people to create these running shoes) in the USA. Peep photos of Obama’s 990s in the gallery.

 

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Photos: Kennebec Journal/Michael G. Seamans

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  • whitney g

    Those are ugly as hell but I dig that they were made in the states.

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