You're probably confused by Thoms incorrect ramblings on the public airwaves that manufacturing in the USA is "declining" when in fact, we make more than we ever have before and are doing so in ever increasing efficiency.
The USA is so advanced it has moved from a manufacturing society to a design, command, control, information, society. Sure, the shoes or shirt you lament were not manufactured here but they sure as hell were designed and implemented here. The question you need to ask yourself is why are you so attached to manufacturing jobs being the ultimate jobs?
Do you think that there were "hunter gatherers" who protested the move to an agricultural society? Do you think that there were people who lamented the move away from the farms to the factories in the industrial age?
There is no need to lament to USA's pioneering move into the new information age, and pine for our manufacturing past.