20 Guest St
Brighton, MA, 02135 United States
#197 in Forbes Largest Private Companies (December 2013)
New Balance Athletic Shoe runs on its everyman (and everywoman) appeal. Besides making and selling men's and women's shoes for running, cross training, basketball, tennis, hiking, and golf, the company offers fitness apparel and kids' shoes and owns leather boot and shoe maker Dunham. Other brands include Aravon shoes for women; PF Flyers lifestyle shoes; and Brine and Warrior Sports lacrosse, field equipment, and apparel. It sells its footwear in its own stores and those of specialty retailers. Founded in 1906 as New Balance Arch Company to make arch supports, it's known for its selection of shoe widths.