Complete statement from adidas after deciding to pull the 'Shackles' shoes: "Our collaboration with Jeremy Scott has always stood for creativity & originality. Jeremy Scott is renowned as a designer whose style is quirky & lighthearted & his previous shoe designs for adidas Originals have, for example, included panda heads & Mickey Mouse. The design of the JS Roundhouse Mid is nothing more than the designer Jeremy Scott's outrageous & unique take on fashion & has nothing to do with slavery. Since teh shoe debuted on our Facebook page ahead of its market release in August, adidas has received both favorable & critical feedback. We apologize if people are offended by the design & we are withdrawing our plans to make them available to the marketplace."

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