|Adidas's Shackle Shoes|
Adidas has canceled its plans to release its new $350 sneaker with a shackle-like ankle cuff after critics complained the shoes were racist and reminiscent of slavery.
|Nike Air Bakin|
In 1998, the Nike Air Bakin made national headlines when Arab-American groups thought that the way “Air” was written on the shoe looked too similar to “Allah” written in Arabic. Drawing criticism from Islamic advocacy groups, Nike recalled thousands of shoes, and cost Nike millions of dollars.
*Adidas Men's Thorn LT Basketball
* Nike 386429 500, Nike Zoom Kobe V Basketball Shoes, Ink/Metallic Silver-Black-Ice, 9.5 M US