Day: June 19, 2012

UK EVENT: THE WORLD BASKETBALL FESTIVAL COMING TO BRIXTON

NIKE ANNOUNCES 02 ACADEMY BRIXTON LINE-UP UPDATE! Academy Brixton, in the heartland of British Hoops. The iconic Brixton venue will host a spectacular fusion of music and basketball with exclusive appearances from basketball heroes past and present – the first legendary name confirmed is Scottie Pippen. At this unique, highlight event the stage will be a rolling showcase of music and basketball with the soundtrack supplied by global and local stars.  Angel has been added to the festival bill alongside headliners Big []

ADIDAS CANCEL “SLAVEWEAR” TRAINERS AFTER BACKLASH

Well.. well.. it looks like Adidas won’t be releasing this mess in August after all. Via CNN German sports apparel maker Adidas withdrew its plans to sell a controversial sneaker featuring affixed rubber shackles after the company generated significant criticism when advertising the shoe on it’s Facebook page. The high-top sneakers, dubbed the JS Roundhouse Mids, were expected to release in August, according to the Adidas Originals Facebook page. “Got a sneaker game so hot you lock your kicks to your ankles?” a []

ADIDAS SET TO RELEASE NEW “SLAVEWEAR” TRAINERS IN AUGUST

Mad News reader Nemat brought these ridiculous new trainers to my attention a week ago but I just kept thinking this has to be a hoax. No way would sports giant Adidas release this cheap, tacky, ugly and some will say controversial shoe. Boy was I wrong. The Adidas JS Roundhouse Mids will be available to buy in August which has caused outrage. Some have likened the orange “bracelets” to the shackles worn by black slaves in 19th Century America and have branded them “slavewear”. All I can []