New Balance Showed Support for Trump, Now People Are Burning Their Shoes

Donald Trump’s shock election win is now causing controversy in the sneakerhead world. Wall Street Journal reporter Sara Germano has tweeted a quote she claims is from New Balance’s VP of Public Affairs which reads: "The Obama admin turned a deaf ear to us & frankly w/ Pres-Elect Trump we feel things are going to move in the right direction."

This show of support for Trump has not gone down too well with a few of the sports brands customers. A number of people have posted clips online throwing shoes in the bin, and now people are even going to the extreme of burning their pairs New Balance in protest. Take a look below!

New Balance has issued a statement responding to the controversy:

"As the only major company that still makes athletic shoes in the United States, New Balance has a unique perspective on trade and trade policy in that we want to make more shoes in the United States, not less. New Balance publicly supported the trade positions of Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump prior to election day that focused on American manufacturing job creation and we continue to support them today."