I used to be quite a fan of Metallica. In the beforetime, before they fucked everything up, but even in the height of my Metallica fandom, I don’t think I would have run out to get a pair of Metallica sneakers that quote Lars Ulrich whenever you walk. Okay, maybe. It was high school and okay, yeah probably. But not now.
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.
Custom made Vault Dweller Dunks with an iPod Touch built into the tongue and a custom speaker to pump out the jams. These are just a one-off project and not for sale anywhere, so don’t reach for your wallets quite yet.
At CES, who wants super thin TVs or tablets or netbooks when you can have motorized shoes? Similar to strap on roller skates, you wear SpnKiX over your regular shoes and use a handheld remote to propel yourself up to 10 miles per hour. Walking is so 20th century.