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 nicekicks.com.
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.