For every good design in the fashion industry, there are 100 that are awful and never make it onto the shelves. Then, there are those that are horrible but somehow slip through the cracks. Adidas let on past the goalie on Monday when it released a photo of its new shackle sneakers that were designed by Beverly Hills designer Jeremy Scott.
Adidas briefly defended the design, but after the Twitter world erupted with outrage and labeled the sneakers “Adidas slave shackle kicks” they decided it was best to pull the shoes. Good choice. We’ve seen some hideous basketball sneaker designs in the past, but how someone could be ignorant enough to say these aren’t offensive is baffling. And even if they weren’t, who the hell would wear these things?
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