Adidas has been forced to cancel the launch of their JS Roundhouse Mids, otherwise known as “Shackle Shoes”. Intended to reflect designer Jeremy Scott’s, “outrageous and unique take on fashion”, many could only see racist undetones and allusions to slavery.
The shoe’s reception was mostly negative at 52%. Of those, 27% found the shackle to be an inappropriate reference to slavery.
However, some actually liked the design of the shoes.
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