Forget the Air Yeezy II. The sneaker name on everybody’s lips this morning is Adidas’ Jeremy Scott x adidas Roundhouse Mid “Handcuffs”, or the “shackle” sneaker.
Posted by Adidas Originals on its Facebook page, the Jeremy Scott x adidas Roundhouse Mid “Handcuffs” are an updated version of Adidas’ classic Roundhouse, a high-top lace-up with a Velcro strap across the middle. But for his latest collaboration with the athletic label, designed Jeremy Scott has added a plastic handcuff (or shackle, if you will) to each ankle, attached by chains.
Adidas Originals is promoting the $350 kicks, which won’t hit stores until August 12th, with clever “locked up” puns:
Tighten up your style with the JS Roundhouse Mids, dropping in August.Got a sneaker game so hot you lock your kicks to your ankles?
The shoes have gotten only moderate press since they emerged this winter. But sinceAdidas Originals posted a preview pic on Facebook last week, fans in the blogosphere have voiced their strong reactions with over 2,000 comments.
Most take issue with the ankle shackle, interpreting it as a historical… (read more)