MSN reported that Adidas released a photo of the new sneaker JS Roundhouse Mids in June.
Adidas has withdrawn plans to release the sneakers due to great controversy. Those opposed to the design of the shoe felt it brought to mind the chains slaves were forced to wear.
"The design of the JS Roundhouse Mid is nothing more than the designer Jeremy Scott's outrageous and unique take on fashion and has nothing to do with slavery," a representative for the shoemaker told TODAY.com
Some have speculated that Scott's inspiration was the '80's toy My Pet Monster (as seen on ebay):
It's Feedback Friday...
Even without speculation that the shoes are inspired by a toy, would you find these shoes offensive?
Do you think Adidas was right to pull the design due to the controversy?