"Got a sneaker game so hot you lock your kicks to your ankles?" This was on the official Adidas Facebook page with the same image as above. However, once the PC's got wind of it Adidas was forced to dump the product. Here's the link: http://articles.cnn.com/2012-06-18/us/us_adidas-shackle-shoes_1_sneaker-new-design-slavery?_s=PM:US
I was amused by the uproar over these shoes. Certain elements claimed they were racist because they reminded them of slavery. The first thing I thought of when I saw them was that they reminded me of ankle bracelets that criminals wear when they're on house arrest. I thought maybe thugs would like them because they seem to enjoy their 'street cred'. We can agree that they are ridiculous looking shoes....but then I would never camp out to be the first in line to buy any shoes... like some people do.
Pardon the language, but that is truly the ugliest f*cking shoe I have EVER seen. See...I used an asterisk. I can be a lady when it's called for. It's fugly. Fubar. Mofugly. MoTHUGLY!