Adidas Slave Shoes...

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    Jul 10, 2012 1:37 AM GMT
    My nephew might buy them; I fear the locals reprisal... Personally think they're a stupid gimic.

    What do you think?



    POST EDIT: Linked:

    "In a statement, Adidas said, “We apologize if people are offended by the design” and noted that Mr. Scott’s previous designs for the brand had included panda heads and Mickey Mouse. The shackle design is “nothing more than the designer Jeremy Scott’s outrageous and unique take on fashion and has nothing to do with slavery."
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    Jul 10, 2012 1:41 AM GMT
    The designer of the shoe based the look on My Pet Monster

    mi_moster-toy-pic.jpg

    My question - if a white person wears them, is it a slave shoe? Isn't it racist to assume only black men wear Adidas? Isn't a leg shackle a sign on a prisoner as well?
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    Jul 10, 2012 1:50 AM GMT
    Seriously? I thought adidas decided not to sell them.
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    Jul 10, 2012 1:58 AM GMT
    I think the irony here is that the shoes are most likely made by young children in some third world country. So yes, they're slave shoes in the sense that wage slaves made them.

    But yeah, I don't see the correlation between these shoes and black slavery. I don't think Adidas was around back then.
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    Jul 10, 2012 1:59 AM GMT
    bhp91126 saidSeriously? I thought adidas decided not to sell them.
    Not sure, my nephew showed me this.... don't have any new info otherwise. I hate derogatory stuff like this...
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    Jul 10, 2012 2:04 AM GMT
    JR_RJ said
    bhp91126 saidSeriously? I thought adidas decided not to sell them.
    Not sure, my nephew showed me this.... don't have any new info otherwise. I hate derogatory stuff like this...
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/21/fashion/adidas-cancels-release-of-shackle-sneakers.html
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    Jul 10, 2012 2:18 AM GMT
    bhp91126 said
    JR_RJ said
    bhp91126 saidSeriously? I thought adidas decided not to sell them.
    Not sure, my nephew showed me this.... don't have any new info otherwise. I hate derogatory stuff like this...
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/21/fashion/adidas-cancels-release-of-shackle-sneakers.html
    Thanks, fixed it. icon_wink.gificon_wink.gificon_wink.gif
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    Jul 10, 2012 3:31 AM GMT
    hahahahahahaha oh jeremy scott, you haggard cunt.