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Are These Adidas Hi-Top Sneakers Racist? [Pic]

Hits: 15469 | Rating: (2.4) | Category: Sports | Added by: fancylad
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liabach
Male, 40-49, Western US
 1251 Posts
Saturday, June 23, 2012 9:10:00 PM
i'd gnaw my own feet off to get out of them

Penguinato23
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 295 Posts
Friday, June 22, 2012 7:12:13 PM
Also, isn't it really equally as 'racist' to stereotype users of the shoe like that? I mean, it shouldn't be 'racist' because not only black individuals are allowed to wear high top shoes.

Of course pop culture seems to dictate that when you're black the more absurd and over the top your outfit is the better, so these would fit the bill nicely, yet at the same time lots of people and african american advocacy groups teach that the first rule of operation on modern society is to never, ever give up an opportunity to get offended and/or outraged, so this will surely be a great dilemma for many young black males; do they *wear* the completely absurd looking shoes? Of course I shouldn't act like there's anything stopping people from doing both...

plastinum
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 331 Posts
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 3:40:57 PM
Images it may conjure up aside the shoes are just fugly, who would really want to buy the stupid things anyways?
It really doesn't matter if ADIDAS ever made them or not...people can choose not to buy them and if no one buys them then ADIDAS will quit making them. Problem solved.
As far as them being offensive to African- Americans because it conjures up images of slavery..sorry but so does the N word and it's constantly used by the people who it offends. Maybe more importantly one would be hard pressed to find any culture or race of people that didn't endure slavery at some time or another...even today there are slaves in the world. Sorry black folk, I'm usually on your side but I can't see the logic in it that argument.

DShephard
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1597 Posts
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 2:00:39 PM
Who says only black people can wear these shoes?

i-am-evil
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 500 Posts
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 12:33:03 PM
Reminds me of My Pet Monster


AtheistAlien
Male, 30-39, Western US
 809 Posts
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 11:14:22 AM
Black people get offended if you walk by them. So who cares? Personally, I don't give a drat, sell the damn sneakers. Piss off the ones who are offended by an orange chain that shackles them to their oppressive sneakers. The sneakers that got in their sneaker boat, sailed all the way to the black mans ghetto and forced the the black man to pay the big corporation to purchase the oppressive sneakers. Now the black man wears the oppressive sneakers and tightens the chains around his ankles to show everyone he is a slave to corporate America like everyone else...

LordJim
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4602 Posts
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 10:41:41 AM
I was thinking about the poor buggers who have to make these things. Thanks for reminding us of your working practices, shoe company.

I doubt they ever intended to put them into production, just a marketing gimmick.

pesche
Male, 18-29, Western US
 8 Posts
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 10:20:41 AM
MY PET MONSTER!!!! NOT RACISM God damn ignorant drats.

MeGrendel
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4637 Posts
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 9:22:45 AM
@Gerry1of1

Good job, I count 12 puns (although I had already used Croc).

Well done, sir.


Vimto
Male, 40-49, Europe
 2588 Posts
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 8:44:09 AM
Only a racist person would think this was racist.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33910 Posts
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 8:42:22 AM

Racist? I'm a striaght-laced kinda guy but I am flip-flop on this toepic. I want to stay instep with the topic and not clog the conversation or start any spats. The comments you loafers have made are a croc & I think you should hold your tongue. They're patently unfunny.

I'm knot trying to start an aguement so don't tread all over my comments.

Draculya
Male, 40-49, Asia
 12320 Posts
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 8:41:43 AM
I dare you white guys to wear them in a ghetto basketball court. I double dare you; one for each foot.

mamba
Male, 18-29, Europe
 618 Posts
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 8:25:43 AM
All these puns..... something's afoot.

tsheriff
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 257 Posts
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 8:24:47 AM
not at all you can take the drating chains off

carmium
Female, 50-59, Canada
 6406 Posts
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 8:12:41 AM
Oh! I was just about to write of comment when the TV news said they've been pulled from shelves. What a bunch of crap.

Stardust6702
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 159 Posts
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 8:03:10 AM
Eh, I suppose a little but you wanna guess which demographic is going to purchase these.

MeGrendel
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4637 Posts
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 7:51:07 AM
BenTheBug-"Adidas owns our soles."

Gerry1of1-"And right on the heels of other good comments, too."

What a Croc!

jamie76-"many people jump to the idea that racism does not ecist"

No one's claimed that. Anyone who does is an idiot. Racism exists on all sides. But not as much as many huxters would have you believe. (REALLY liked the one where a black council member became 'offended' when a white counicl member called city hall a 'bureaucratic black hole'. He yelled (for the camera's of course) "Why didn't you call it a 'white hole'?")

jamie76-"they are "just looking for it"/"

Many ARE 'just looking for it'. Otherwise Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson wouldn't have a way to make a living. And because they DO just look for it, they lessen the meaning of the term, and harm the chances of people overcoming it when it actually occurs.

bluevayero
Male, 18-29, Europe
 226 Posts
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 7:45:13 AM
are they named something like "niggashoes"? or blackdidas? come on. ppl are getting too politically correct

RuralNinja
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 521 Posts
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 7:40:22 AM
I think the idea that people would want to be seen wearing those is more insulting than any perceived racism.

Faelwen
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 57 Posts
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 7:34:35 AM
I can see how someone can be offended by them but to call them racist means they are saying that only a certain ethnicity wears Adidas shoes. They are really ugly shoes IMO and look terribly uncomfortable.

I get that the slavery that went on here in America is much more recent than lets say the Jews being enslaved by the Egyptians but slavery still goes on today. It's mainly in the form of human trafficking and I don't see the president, celebrities or any other public figures getting all pissed about it and causing protests and marches. People are just looking for a reason to fight about racism because it's such a hot topic right now.

If we all stop making it a big deal then it wont be a big deal.

patchgrabber
Male, 30-39, Canada
 5717 Posts
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 7:33:27 AM
Racism. You're doing it wrong.

marcus2
Male, 13-17, Europe
 678 Posts
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 7:32:02 AM
@Mikeoxsbiggg
You didn't need to specify that you're white, because the fact that you used the word 'hella' gave that away.

talon0325
Male, 40-49, Canada
 384 Posts
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 7:06:21 AM
Yeah , and other nationalities never had to wear shakles either. How can something so stupid looking be racist? An overpriced shoe on a plastic chain with a velcro strap is butt ugly.Something else for the attention whores to brag about.It's just a friggin' shoe.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33910 Posts
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 6:56:30 AM

For sale to the Mexican marketshare,




For the military crowd... I really like these


Mikeoxsbiggg
Male, 30-39, Canada
 1229 Posts
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 6:45:06 AM
<---- white guy) Love 'em. I'd hella buy those. Things become racist when someone makes racist. I bet that there are many cultures working at Adidas. Ether in marketing or a store... ect

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