The 25 Most Controversial Things That Ever Happened In Sneakers

15. Puma attemps to honor the United Arab Emirates.

Year: 2011
Sneaker: Puma Speedcat

When Puma chose to honor the 40th anniversary of the United Arab Emirates with a special shoe in 2011, they probably should have asked someone from the UAE for their input. The sneaker, a Speedcat low done up in the colors of the UAE flag, was denounced as being disrespectful—thankfully, they made just 120 pairs.

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