Now for those of you who are unaware of this ROUNDHOUSE “SHACKLES” debacle we will give you a quick rundown in this special edition of TLK Sneaker Chronicals…
The jury is out on Jeremy Scott’s “ROUNDHOUSE SHACKLES” Adidas sneaker. Due to pressure formulated through the media and socialites in this social media driven world, Adidas has canceled plans to sell the HANDCUFFS aka SHACKLES RoundHouse and released the following statement:
“The design of the JS Roundhouse Mid is nothing more than the designer Jeremy Scott’s outrageous and unique take on fashion and has nothing to do with slavery. We apologize if people are offended by the design and we are withdrawing our plans to make them available in the marketplace.”
Most have taken issue with the ankle shackle, interpreting it as a historical symbol of African slavery with comments like…
- “Racist a bit, no?”
- “Please African Americans don’t line up for these, Where does the Respect Begin and End for our people. Boycott Please!”
Jeremy Scott brought us his iconic JS WINGS to Adidas Originals as well as his Panda Bear high-top sneakers. Scott has built a reputation on eccentric designs for celebrities such as Britney Spears, Kanye West, Rihanna and Bjork so we can’t hate him for this one wrong.
Not everything with a chain is related to slavery and like always due to tough internet THUGS in this social media world who just type ish just to get a response outta good folks…do your homework media outlets and research first before you throw designers and companies under the bus. The damn sneaker in actuality was inspired by the My Pet Monster plush doll.