Jeremy Scott’s latest sneaker collaboration with Adidas causes major controversy.

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These unique looking sneakers are the latest Jeremy Scott for Adidas Roundhouse Mid “Handcuff” sneakers. While controversy may not be the first thing that comes to mind for you when looking at them, it has been for many civil rights activists, including Reverend Jesse Jackson. The main problem with the shoes, is that people are claiming that the design of these shoes is linked to slavery.


Interesting enough, the inspiration of these shoes has absolutely nothing to do with slavery. The shoes were actually designed with the “My Pet Monster” toy in mind. If you take a look at Jeremy Scotts collaborations with Adidas, they were based off of panda heads and Mickey Mouse. I understand why some people may be offended, however it seems like the situation was taken out of context. Now that we know the real origin of the shoes, what are your thought on these kicks?