Jeremy Scott Adidas 'shackles' shoe pulled in response to slavery controversy

Designer Jeremy Scott, known for creating outrageous and out-of-the-box shoe designs for Adidas, had the internet on fire when he released a preview of his upcoming Adidas Originals collection. The shoe in question is ‘Roundhouse Mid ‘Handcuffs’, in which people are calling the ‘shackle sneaker’. The purple and gold kicks, which feature shackles that lock around the ankles ,caused an uproar and cries of ‘racism’ after the design sparked comparisons to the shackles worn by slaves.

People were overreacting. The shoes are being touted as "Adidas slave shackle kicks" by Twitter critics.People have been complaining that the shoes evoked images of slavery.

Scott has insisted that the shoes were not inspired by slavery at all, but by the '90s toy "My Pet Monster," a scary-looking blue stuffed animal creature that came with its own shackles.

Adidas has cancelled plans to release the show

The market release was about to be in August,But In response to the controversy, Adidas has announced that they no longer plan to sell the shoes.

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