The New Balance political controversy began when Wall Street Journal reporter Sara Germano tweeted comments made by Matt LeBretton, New Balance public affairs VP.
“The Obama [administration] turned a deaf ear to us and frankly [with] President-Elect Trump we feel things are going to move in the right direction,” Germano tweeted.
Even after New Balance posted a statement via social media explaining the somewhat misconstrued words of LeBretton, the twitterverse maintained their negative view of the brand. Reebok seized the opportunity and added some humor to the situation.
For those switching from New Balance to Reebok in light of New Balance’s perceived pro-Trump stance, Reebok has you covered. The brand even tweeted a picture of the fully-stocked sneaks stockroom.