Adidas 'Shackle' Sneakers Cause Controversy Over Slavery Symbolism

Posted by Adidas Originals on its Facebook page, the Jeremy Scott x adidas Roundhouse Mid "Handcuffs" are an updated version of Adidas' classic Roundhouse, a high-top lace-up with a Velcro strap across the middle. But for his latest collaboration with the athletic label, designed Jeremy Scott has added a plastic handcuff (or shackle, if you will) to each ankle, attached by chains. Adidas Originals is promoting the $350 kicks, which won't hit stores until August 12th, with clever "locked up" puns: