you guys 'n gals in the US don't know how lucky you are,
It may all be made here but everything costs double what it does in the US
Cheapest pair of running shoes I can get is about 150USD. Anything I want is 200USD minimum.
And minimal choice restricted to half range of Adidas, Nike and a bit of New Balance. Thats it.
I'm coming with an empty suitcase in September and expect someone to give me a lift to nearest REI and sneaker factory, and the pub.