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 its Facebook page.
“Wow obviously there was no one of color in the room when the marketing/product team ok’d this,” said a commenter identifying herself as MsRodwell on

What? Black men don’t want to wear something that smacks of slavery? They’d rather financially shackle themselves by spending hundreds on shoes endorsed by athletes.

  1. robertleather says:

    What the hell were Adidas thinking?!

  2. Michael in Pittsburgh says:

    These shoes sucked anyway. Beyond the implications the shoes may suggest to some they simply suck.

    Award for the worst Adidas product ever.

  3. Carlitos says:

    I’d wear those. Not even kidding.

  4. Carrie says:

    A.D.I.D.A.S. = All Day I Dream About Slavery

  5. Xenochrist says:

    I actually had an idea like this a few days ago haha. No Joke.