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U.S. troops have been wearing only U.S.-made military apparel ever since World War II: from the helmets on their heads to the socks on their feet. Every stitch, every yard of camouflage, every combat boot is supposed to be made in America.

Everything, that is, except for their sneakers.

Now some congressmen are putting their foot down when it comes to clothing our servicemen and women. They want military personnel to put their best foot forward, so to speak, and to do so, the lawmakers think the answer is a shoe-in: Wear only made-in-America sneakers.

Read A local push for military to wear U.S. sneakers on boston.com

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