Adidas withdraw shoe with shackles

Adidas withdraws shoes with shackles

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: sportswear brand Adidas has withdrawn plans to produce a pair of trainers with shackle-like ankle cuffs following complaints that they represent a symbol of slavery - Guardian

Adidas withdraw shoe with shackles

The JS Roundhouse Mid hi-top shoes were designed in collaboration with fashion designer Jeremy Scott and attracted criticism when previewed on the brand's Facebook page last week.

Disney also offended consumers earlier this year when it released a Mickey Mouse T-shirt mimicking the 1979 album cover of Unknown Pleasures by Joy Division, a band named after raped concentration camp prisoners with a lead singer who famously killed himself.

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