Adidas scrap 'slave' trainers

19 June 2012

Have you heard of the adidas JS Roundhouse Mid? Well, it's pictured below, obviously. And they've caused something of a kerfuffle. Not because they're ugly hi-tops, but rather, the orange plastic cuff that comes with them.

Made in collaboration with fashion designer Jeremy Scott, the trainer "is nothing more than the designer Jeremy Scott's outrageous and unique take on fashion and has nothing to do with slavery," adidas have had to say in a statement.

"Since the shoe debuted on our Facebook page ahead of its market release in August, adidas has received both favourable and critical feedback. We apologise if people are offended by the design and we are withdrawing our plans to make them available in the marketplace," the statement continued.

It turns out that these trainers are even more irritating when you find out what they were inspired by. The Roundhouse Mid was apparently designed with '80s toy My Pet Monster in mind. "My work has always been inspired by cartoons, toys & my childhood," Scott said in a statement. We eagerly await his Monster Minds biotech underpants.


  • catweazle
    Shame they've scrapped these, they'd have been handy for the weekend pissheads who lose one when wrestling with the cops.
  • me
    Seriously Moff: GIVE UP!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Seymour
    Obviously these were created as a statement to all the young "hipsters" being slaves to the brands. Not that I'm complaining, their spending makes a large proportion of my annual earnings.
  • shoplifter`s s.
  • lumoruk
    looks more like the hipsters (mostly black), being reminded of their ancestors treatment during the slave days.
  • ^^^
    ^^^^ LOL ^^^^
  • Martin
    Nothing to do with slavery? How stupid do they think we are?

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