Yesterday I was at REI shopping for hiking boots.
The prices for these boots run between $150 to $375. What is not readily apparent, but struck me nonetheless as I investigated, is that everyone of these boots…
…is made in China.
Every one of them.
You cannot buy hiking boots at REI without buying Chinese product.
I didn’t buy any boots though, I bought a new backpack.
I dug inside and found the tag:
Made in Vietnam. Yeah!