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 caption below a photo of the sneakers read.

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[Thanks Dhruv]

In a statement Addias defended the designer responsible Jeremy Scott.

“The design of the JS Roundhouse Mid is nothing more than the designer Jeremy Scott’s outrageous and unique take on fashion and has nothing to do with slavery. We apologize if people are offended by the design and we are withdrawing our plans to make them available in the marketplace.”

Jeremy needs to look for a new vocation in life.

What were they thinking ????? I still can’t quite believe that they were actually going to release this in August. How did Jeremy’s design idea manage to leave the boardroom and get this far???

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6 replies »

  1. Why they thought that this would be a good idea is beyond me!! The fact that Scott was even able to think this up and present it to Adidas WITH approval is really quite shocking!

  2. Verbs isn’t buying any of this propaganda response from Adid-ass. Scott knew and the whole Adidas crew knew what they were doing from the beginning. Its an open and blatant mockery on the so called Negro, plain and simple. Keep prodding Edom, you will soon know the time.

  3. Wow, someone (& several other someones at Adidas) actually took their stupid pills… I…wha…**makes weird serious faces at laptop** **sighs** I’m done.

  4. I’m a bit upset they cancelled these. I was looking forward to seeing just which of these black artists were stupid enough to wear them because they got them for free.

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