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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
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
The Mod Squad prefers the original tiltle (even if truncated) to help prevent duplicate threads.
Not that it does, but that's the theory...
If it could keep my three year old from losing his sneakers I might be interested in getting them for him!
If Adidas would just wrap the shackles and chains in dollar bills like the welfare state does then it would be OK.
Does he have a tendency to lose mittens?
Not sure if this is a spoof, but if not there must be some seriously dumb people at Adidas.
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.
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.
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.
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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
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?
Where’s the padlock to keep the hoodielums from snatching your new tires after being jumped.
Read “Shakedown” by Kenneth Timmerman. He documents case after case of this. Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and others have made money using this technique.
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Just attatch an EBT Card to the chains, and the Democrat Plantation Slaves might begin to finally ‘Get It”
—Adidas under fire / new trainer with orange ‘shackles’ like those worn by black slaves—
I think “like” is a subjective term.
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?
Hey! Those look “like” the shackles and cuffs my wife and I use when...uh...never mind.
Made with slave labor in a slave country, to be worn by people who are a slaves to stupidity!
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...
White slaves wore red shackles and oriental slaves wore pink shackles.
They need one that wraps around their head. The only shackles they have are on their own minds.
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”.
Despite all the hilarity around the controversy, this is one ugly-ass shoe.
Those are some seriously stupid looking shoes.
The standard issue Obama Chain Gang Acorn volunteer shoe.
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.
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.
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...
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