Thank god. After way too much internet outrage, Adidas issued an official statement saying it was pulling the shoes with the orange shackles, saying that it was the work of one whimsical designer and they had absolutely no intentions whatsoever of relating the shoes to slavery.
Adidas accused of invoking slavery with its new shoes, but the fact is that they’re just fucking hideous
Adidas recently announced a new pair of mid-top sneakers, which wouldn’t be normally that big of a deal except that these shoes, the JS Roundhouse Mids come with plastic orange shackles on them, and that’s got people’s panties in a bunch, claiming that Adidas is promoting and honoring slavery. I doubt they were thinking slavery, but someone should still be fired for designing these shoes just because they’re ugly as hell.
“As previously affirmed by the adidas Originals neighborhood residents such as David Beckham and Snoop Dogg prior to the 2010 FIFA World Cup, fanboys can rejoice because the Star Wars x adidas Originals collaboration lives on into Fall/Winter 2010. While we had previously debuted the new R2-D2+C-3Po Top Ten Low, now we have a better look at the rest of the collection including this snuggly quilted Wookiee Jacket, inspired of course, by the People of the Trees– the Wookiee.”
I always try to act like my shoes have wings, even when they don’t. I run around screaming shit about being a god and leaping from rooftops— it’s something I’m working on. These Wings 2.0 shoes from Adidas come with actual wings, though your ability to fly doesn’t seem to be guaranteed.
The shoes are due to go on sale on Adidas’ website on August 10th and you can go ahead and bookmark it now, because these babies are gonna… fly out the door.