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Yeah, these weren’t exactly the best idea.
Adidas has canceled plans to produce a shoe featuring rubber ankle shackles attached by a chain to each shoe. Critics were irate, pointing out that shackles are often associated with slavery. Though the design was pulled, the company defended it, saying it was “outrageous and unique.” There’s certainly something outrageous about it.
They’re not the only dumb products once pulled from the shelves. Oreo Barbie, anyone? Children’s thongs? Got ‘em all right here.