Adidas has nixed plans to sell the JS Roundhouse Mid, a pair of hi-tops designed by Jeremy Scott, that are ugly, not only because they feature our least favorite color (purple) but also because they have some crazy yellow leg cuffs attached to them. That little design element has got the media calling them “shackle” shoes, offended some for the perceived allusion to slavery, and prompted the athletic company to issue an apology.

“We apologise if people are offended by the design and we are withdrawing our plans to make them available in the marketplace,” said Adidas in a statement.

“Wow obviously there was no one of color in the room when the marketing/product team ok’d this,” one commenter wrote on the Facebook page where the shoes were first introduced.

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