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'How would a Jewish person feel if you put a swastika on a shoe?' Adidas under fire....
dailymail.co.uk ^ | June 18, 2012 | Staff

Posted on 06/18/2012 7:39:51 AM PDT by TigerClaws

Adidas has sparked outrage and been accused of 'promoting slavery' by creating a new pair of trainers which have bright orange 'shackles' that fit around the wearer's ankles.

The clothing giant is under fire for its August scheduled release of the JS Roundhouse Mids, which many have compared to the devices worn by black slaves in 19th Century America.

The seemingly innocent promotional material, uploaded to Facebook earlier this month, asks: 'Got a sneaker game so hot you lock your kicks to your ankles?'

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2160977/Adidas-unveiling-new-trainer-orange-shackles-like-worn-black-slaves.html#ixzz1y9j3KBZ5

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1 posted on 06/18/2012 7:40:01 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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2 posted on 06/18/2012 7:45:50 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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Posted here with the original title.

The Mod Squad prefers the original tiltle (even if truncated) to help prevent duplicate threads.

Not that it does, but that's the theory...

3 posted on 06/18/2012 7:46:11 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1245 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama is not a Big Brother [he's a Big Sissy...])
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If it could keep my three year old from losing his sneakers I might be interested in getting them for him!


4 posted on 06/18/2012 7:46:43 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("You forget, it isn't who you claim, but instead, who claims you. We don't claim you!")
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If Adidas would just wrap the shackles and chains in dollar bills like the welfare state does then it would be OK.


5 posted on 06/18/2012 7:48:05 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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Does he have a tendency to lose mittens?


6 posted on 06/18/2012 7:51:19 AM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (It's hurricane season! Yay!)
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Not sure if this is a spoof, but if not there must be some seriously dumb people at Adidas.


7 posted on 06/18/2012 7:51:37 AM PDT by Scutter
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Apart from the stupidity of this kind of thing, no one ought to be allowed to drive a car with these things on. It would be a hazard.


8 posted on 06/18/2012 7:52:57 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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They look like the shackles that came on My Pet Monster, a stuffed toy one of my kids had back in the early 80s.

They also might remind one of the chain gang shackles that were common during the last century in democrat party controlled areas of the old South.

Slave shackles indeed.


9 posted on 06/18/2012 7:53:13 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: TigerClaws

This seems to be great addition to the urban chic droopy prison pants with striped under wear. I’m thinking they’ve hit a money maker.


10 posted on 06/18/2012 7:53:36 AM PDT by Baynative (REMEMBER: Without America there is no free world!)
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Thanks.

MODS PLEASE DELETE.

Sad thing is if black kids start wearing them today, white kids will be wearing them tomorrow. Sideway hats, hats with price tags left on, jeans hanging halfway down. Doesn’t matter how idiotic the trend, it becomes ‘cool.’

My favorite trend that didn’t catch on was from the act Criss Cross. THey wore their clothes inside out! lol


11 posted on 06/18/2012 7:53:48 AM PDT by TigerClaws (He)
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We’ve had a number of “shoe riots” here in Indianapolis where inner city youts queue up to pay hundreds of dollars (converted from their EBT money?) for various new Nike footwear.

I wonder if these will have a similar appeal?


12 posted on 06/18/2012 7:53:56 AM PDT by nascarnation
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Where’s the padlock to keep the hoodielums from snatching your new tires after being jumped.


13 posted on 06/18/2012 7:54:38 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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Does he have a tendency to lose mittens?

He has a tendency to lose EVERYTHING, but sneakers are the worst. The second to last time was in Dixon, IL (40 miles away) between our friends' house, and our car parked across the street, at night. The sneaker was finally recovered from the neighbors lawn five months later. It had been new.
14 posted on 06/18/2012 7:55:14 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("You forget, it isn't who you claim, but instead, who claims you. We don't claim you!")
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This is simple extortion, nothing less. A corporation is accused of racism. Black “representatives” demand a payout to their group. Corporation pays money and apologizes.

Read “Shakedown” by Kenneth Timmerman. He documents case after case of this. Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and others have made money using this technique.

15 posted on 06/18/2012 7:55:50 AM PDT by detective
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The mod run on these will be as wverything else gun fire parents fighting and so forth.


16 posted on 06/18/2012 7:58:47 AM PDT by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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re: MODS PLEASE DELETE

FYI -- The mods do not necessarily scan everything all the time. The quickest way to get action is to hit the "Report Abuse" link and explain that the thread is a dupe and should be locked.

17 posted on 06/18/2012 7:59:23 AM PDT by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Just attatch an EBT Card to the chains, and the Democrat Plantation Slaves might begin to finally ‘Get It”


18 posted on 06/18/2012 8:01:06 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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—Adidas under fire / new trainer with orange ‘shackles’ like those worn by black slaves—

I think “like” is a subjective term.

Three things:
1. Why were slaves shackled to their shoes?
2. Why were they orange?
3. I didn’t know they had velcro back then, and how secure could it have been?


19 posted on 06/18/2012 8:03:59 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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Hey! Those look “like” the shackles and cuffs my wife and I use when...uh...never mind.


20 posted on 06/18/2012 8:04:59 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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Made with slave labor in a slave country, to be worn by people who are a slaves to stupidity!


21 posted on 06/18/2012 8:07:22 AM PDT by VanDeKoik (If case you are wondering, I'm STILL supporting Newt.)
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Well, if this product has any durability, it should at least make it easier to find the sneakers thrown over powerlines by simply looking for the owner still attached...


22 posted on 06/18/2012 8:07:47 AM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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Adidas under fire / new trainer with orange 'shackles' like those worn by black slaves

White slaves wore red shackles and oriental slaves wore pink shackles.

23 posted on 06/18/2012 8:09:03 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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Photobucket Fixed it...
24 posted on 06/18/2012 8:15:14 AM PDT by baddog 219
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They need one that wraps around their head. The only shackles they have are on their own minds.


25 posted on 06/18/2012 8:16:04 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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Actually I would prefer calling them the “Government slave” shoes. You work all day in them and the money you make goes to the government. Instead of “adidas” on the buckles it should say “property of US government”.


26 posted on 06/18/2012 8:27:37 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Some day our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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Despite all the hilarity around the controversy, this is one ugly-ass shoe.


27 posted on 06/18/2012 8:30:51 AM PDT by PT57A
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Those are some seriously stupid looking shoes.


28 posted on 06/18/2012 8:31:06 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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The standard issue Obama Chain Gang Acorn volunteer shoe.


29 posted on 06/18/2012 8:32:43 AM PDT by PT57A
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30 posted on 06/18/2012 8:34:11 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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I like ‘em! But I will need the NAACP’s official recommendations on how to wear them. Are they worn under bootleg jeans? Over skinny jeans? Or do I pair them with my Bermuda shorts?
31 posted on 06/18/2012 8:35:26 AM PDT by Casie
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Doesn’t anyone remember the “brother walk” back in the late 60’s and early 70’s? Every “cool brother” walked with a hobbled leg and a hobbled wrist.


32 posted on 06/18/2012 8:40:04 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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If it could keep my three year old from losing his sneakers I might be interested in getting them for him!

The same thought occurred to me. My son is now 5 and still periodically comes home from playing without his shoes (or just one of them). Recently he came home in his socks, soaked and filthy, carrying just one of his shoes.

"Why did you take off your shoes?" - ME

"To play on Camdan's trampoline." - SON

"Why didn't you put your shoes back on when you were done on the trampoline?" - ME

"Because we had a water balloon fight after that and I didn't want to get them wet." - SON

"But you left your socks on and they are soaking wet." - ME

"I know." - SON

"So where is your other shoe?" - ME

"I don't know. We used our shoes for bases when we played baseball." - SON

"Son, we have bases in our garage. Why didn't you come and get them? How do you play baseball in your wet socks?" - ME

"It was to far to come back here and you would have been mad at me for being wet and not wearing my shoes." - SON

"So go get back to where you were playing baseball and get your other shoe." - ME

"Hank (Neighbor's dog) kept taking the bases so I couldn't find it." - SON

If these shoes come with a lock and key, I'd have to consider a pair depending on the price.

33 posted on 06/18/2012 8:42:20 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (The Click-&-Paste Media exists & works in Utopia Province, riding unicorns to work.)
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My favorite trend that didn’t catch on was from the act Criss Cross. THey wore their clothes inside out! lol

they wore their clothes backwards.
and i feel kind of dumb knowing that.
34 posted on 06/18/2012 8:49:03 AM PDT by absolootezer0 (2x divorced tattooed pierced harley hatin meghan mccain luvin' REAL beer drinkin' smoker ..what?)
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Does this mean my pet monster dolls are racist too? /s
35 posted on 06/18/2012 8:59:36 AM PDT by mrmeyer ("When brute force is on the march, compromise is the red carpet." Ayn Rand)
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Wax lips?


36 posted on 06/18/2012 9:21:53 AM PDT by steve8714 (Who didn't already know Obama was our first gay President?)
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Not sure if this is a spoof, but if not there must be some seriously dumb people at Adidas.

It's either a spoof or some gay kinky stuff... hard to believe Adidas could be this lame. Then again with competing liberal thin-skinned freak-outs -it could be insulting to blacks if they really are being produced - or insulting to gays if people object to them being produced. Not a good idea to get between a liberal and a source of fresh pity...

37 posted on 06/18/2012 9:26:16 AM PDT by GOPJ (The 'doting court eunuchs' of the MSM fail to notice...)
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