Tuesday, June 19, 2012
JS Roundhouse Mids: Non PC kicks
The "JS Roundhouse Mids," were designed by Jeremy Scott, who is known for creating eccentric fashion statements for the likes of Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Britney Spears. adidas dropped a sneaker from its summer lineup late today following criticism that the shoe conjured images of slavery. The power of negative social media feedback apparently forced the Germany-based company away from plans to make the "Roundhouse" available in August. The debate comes on the heels of Nike's Black & Tan controversy earlier this year. In the run-up to St. Patrick's Day, the Oregon sports apparel giant released a seasonal sneaker named after the Black and Tan drink made by mixing stout and lager. However, it's also the name of a brutal British paramilitary force sent to suppress Irish revolutionaries in the early 1920s.