Black People : Offensive Slave Shoe?

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  1. Kemetstry

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    Look, guys: Adidas made slave shoes! Er…Shackle Sneakers? Every successful sports apparel company innovates to keep up with the market, and inevitably, that leads to some serious failures from time to time. But Adidas’ decision to put chains and shackles on a basketball shoe either seems like a sad, desperate plea for media attention…or just the worst judgement we’ve ever seen from an athletic brand.
    The shoes, called JS Roundhouse Mids, are debuting in august, but preliminary photos are already getting tons of heat from critics online for basically looking like a colorful throwback to slavery. Adidas marketed the shoes for people who have “a sneaker game so hot you lock your kicks to your ankles.”
    In the face of angry critics, they’ve changed their tune. Adidas rep Lauren Lamkin said in a statement that they’re “nothing more than the designer Jeremy Scott‘s outrageous and unique take on fashion and has nothing to do with slavery,” and that “any suggestion that this is linked to slavery is untruthful.”
    Scott’s past work for Adidas has bucked conventions with bright colors and off-the-wall embellishments, drawing critical acclaim and pop star devotees—he’s certainly not the designer you hire to streamline your shoes for performance. But shackles? These seem like almost as much of a mess to wear as they are for PR.


    Read more: http://blisstree.com/move/adidas-shackle-sneakers-slave-shoes-jeremy-scott-379/#ixzz1yCYdRt9C
     
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    They done lost there mind if any one of my kids will ever step a foot in them things !!!

    we mentally free .......Sorry !!!
     
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    BOYCOTT this crap show them we nolonger enslaved by there whitewash mental thinking
    to keep us grounded , infact for Adidas coming out with such thing we should shut them down
    because we buy all there shoes yes us folks do BOYCOTT this company would make a statement
    that we nolonger belong to the masses......we mentally free and pushing our self knowledge forward
     
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    in the comments section from chicago sun times online....

    I suppose saying "good morning"is racist to since the massuhs said it to their slaves everyday.Kind of weird that blacks worry about shoe styles while 30-40 people are shot each weekend in chicago and not only are the shooters a minority but so are the victims.

     
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    I am feeling that too , seem like every weekend there a rate of 22-25 killings/shootings
    and most part are in the communities of black folkz .....we have let the heat and summer fry
    the cells and now acting out from stupidity....it hurts and again i fight a gun law but see the truth
    we have to really see this as a huge problem today human killing human not the Gun but the
    beholder ........
     
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    SLAVES TO MATERIALISM MORE LIKE
     
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