sad happy to say that the latest trend from Adidas, sneakers with shackles, has been cancelled before they could even be released. Apparently the shoes reminds people of slavery. Personally they remind me of 1940′s prison yard workers but I can see the slavery thing too. The shoes originally were supposed by a reboot of high tops designed by Jeremy Scott. If you don’t know Scott by name then surely you’ll remember him as the guy who designed Brittney Spears elastic outfit in her Toxic video. The shoe didn’t get any buzz until the company started promoting them on Facebook. At which point the JS Roundhouse Mid became known as the slavery shoe.
The promotion line for the shoe was, “a sneaker game so hot you lock your kicks to your ankles.” So does that mean the shackles double as an anti-theft system?