Made in America has become a rarity, especially when I comes to the athletic footwear and apparel industry. Fortunately, companies like New Balance are still making a concerted effort to keep production on their home soil. New Balance is proud to say that the upcoming 1290 is 100% Made in the USA. The 1290 is a great neutral trainer for your daily mileage. New Balance is able to achieve this lightweight design through their innovative REVlite midsole. REVlite provides premium responsiveness and durability with a 30% lighter weight foam. ABZORB cushioning is found in the midfoot for maximum cushioning in the highest impact area of footstrike. The New Balance 1290 uses a no-sew upper construction that reduces friction and abrasive seams. Weighing 7.5 oz, the 1290 looks to be an amazing lightweight ride for $125.