According to MSNBC.com,
A hurtful symbol of slavery or simply a quirky fashion statement?
Adidas is rebuffing fierce criticism of one of its upcoming original sneaker designs. The JS Roundhouse Mid, a collaboration between Adidas Originals and edgy fashion designer Jeremy Scott and due to be released in August, features a bright orange chain and ankle strap.
The public got its first look at the sneakers when Adidas added a photo of them to the brand’s Facebook page on June 14 with the caption: “Got a sneaker game so hot you lock your kicks to your ankles?”
The posting has racked up more than 2,000 comments, with many describing them as offensive, inappropriate, and yes, even ugly.
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