Made in USA craftsmanship meets wanderlust inspiration in the 996 Age of Exploration sneaker. Our choice line of heritage lifestyle silhouettes are made with unique, quality materials and focus on fashion-forward details. The men’s shoe pays tribute to the desire for adventure with timeless details and American craftsmanship. The men's 996 Age of Exploration features a quality upper mix of nubuck, Horween® Leather and textile for superior style and classic NB comfort.• ABZORB® cushioning in the midfoot provides exceptional shock absorption • ENCAP® midsole technology provides support and maximum durability • Non-marking outsole • Nubuck/Horween® leather/textile upper • We are proud to be the only major company to make or assemble more than 4 million pairs of athletic footwear per year in the USA, which represents a limited portion of our US sales. Where the domestic value is at least 70%, we label our shoes Made in the USA.