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Adidas' New Shoes Seem Pretty Racist

They have shackles. Shackles!

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The new sneakers from Adidas and designer Jeremy Scott have caused some controversy lately, because... Well because they have ankle shackles. The shoes, titled Jeremy Scott x adidas Roundhouse Mid "Handcuffs," were previewed in January, but they didn't cause much of a stir until this past week when Adidas' Facebook page released a preview image with the quote "Got a sneaker game so hot you lock your kicks to your ankles?" That post has thousands of shares and comments featuring people arguing whether or not the shoes are racist.

A sampling:

What do you think? Are they racist? Are people overreacting? Let us know in the comments.