A Slave To Fashion: Adidas Cancels the "Shackle Shoe"




Due to a widespread of comments on social media that claimed they symbolized enslavement, last night Adidas finalized the cancellation of the JS Roundhouse Mid, a high top purple sneaker with orange shackle-like ankle cuffs ma...
Jeremy Scott.






Although the market release for the notorious shoe was scheduled for August, Adidas prematurely debuted the shoe about 5 days ago on
Facebook alongside this rhetorical question: "Got a sneaker game so hot you lock your kicks to your ankles?"





Hours later, after getting over a thousand comments with negative feedback including a blog post by the Rev. Jesse Jackson, the shoe company pulled the design.

Still, according to Associate Press, Adidas defended Scott, who has the reputation for getting his inspiration from cartoon characters, by saying his actions weren't malicious but rather another attempt to be outrageous and different.

Adidas and Scott explained the sneaker was homage to the classic high-top sneaker with a strap across the middle and, even further, reminiscent of My Pet Monster, a plush doll created by American Greetings in 1986.




So was this an image of slavery and racism or just poor taste in fashion?

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Comment by Hue Jastle on June 20, 2012 at 6:31pm
only a retard would think they are cool to wear anyway... I think they should make them... so we can easily point out the retards in the room
Comment by unitg on June 20, 2012 at 1:17pm
Lmao I don't even wear adidas never wore em don't own 1 pair
Comment by Thomas Mason on June 20, 2012 at 1:09pm
this sucks why cancel it like that? i dont get it.
in a so called free world.
i NEVER made a connection to slavery when i saw this.
first was erotic handcuffs and then police. never slavery tho
oh well. who ever get his hands on the ones that are made is lucky

they will be worth alot in a while i guess
Comment by SuperDiva on June 20, 2012 at 10:31am
YOOOOO LAUNCH THESE JAWNS!!!! YOOOOOOOO PLEEEEEAAASE!!!! I WANNA LAUGH AT THE PL BUYING THEM!!!! PLEEEEEEEASE!!!! HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA
Comment by SuperDiva on June 20, 2012 at 10:29am
AAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA This is some crazysh*t!! No, they shouldve launched the sneakers sowe could LAUGH at everybody who bought them!!!! HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAAA OMGOSH!!!!!
Comment by trappa on June 20, 2012 at 9:07am
im not gonna say its racism but let white people wear it
Comment by JR Scar on June 20, 2012 at 8:09am
I dont know if it is racist, it depends who is wearing them, because shackles are for prisoners not jut for the slaves. But if we gonna talk about shackles when we (hispanic, black, any minority) get some money we buy the biggest shackles we can afford which are gold chains and bracelets.
Comment by KelleyKel09 on June 20, 2012 at 7:50am
these young n***** arent gonna be happy until they have your a** back in the damn fields. instead of tryin to put shackles on your ankles AGAIN, work on getting ones off your mind first cause they definitely got that s*** on lock if you cant see whats wrong with this. i hate when people cant tell when somebody is s******* on them. pitiul.
Comment by angel on June 20, 2012 at 3:08am
i like them...couldnt they just taken off the shackles.
Comment by Body Cible on June 20, 2012 at 3:08am
people are just....full of s***



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