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American shoemakers are lobbying to outfit the US Army in some sweet kicks. Before, soldiers could choose whatever sneaker was the best for training, but New Balance and Wolverine Worldwide—backed by their state reps pushing for an executive mandate that would require American-made footwear—have throne their name into the running. [WSJ]