The 25 Most Controversial Things That Ever Happened In Sneakers

3. Jeremy Scott's "Shackle Shoes."

Year: 2012
Sneaker: Jeremy Scott x adidas Originals Roundhouse Mid

They probably should have seen this one coming. Jeremy Scott's take on the Roundhouse Mid was inspired by "My Pet Monster" and turned the toy's handcuff into an ankle shackle—which did not go over well at all. It didn't help that the shoe was an unofficial tribute, which meant that neither Scott nor adidas could come right out and say "IT'S BASED ON THIS TOY, PEOPLE." With media of all ilk falling all over themselves to remind everyone that slavery was bad, adidas scrapped the shoe.

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