[POLL] The Sports Kings: Are These Sneakers Racist?

Adidas is cancelling plans for a sneaker with a shackle-like ankle cuff that some critics say too closely resembles a symbol of slavery.

js [POLL] The Sports Kings: Are These Sneakers Racist?

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The company announced Monday that it would withdraw the JS Roundhouse Mid, made in collaboration with fashion designer Jeremy Scott.

The sneaker was supposed to be a reboot of a classic high-top sneaker with a strap across the middle. A preview was offered months ago and generated little chatter, but the company recently started promoting it on its Facebook page.

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