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Adidas ‘shackle’ shoes cancelled amid slavery controversy
Adidas has dropped its plans for a sneaker with a shackle-like ankle cuff after critics complained the shoes were racist and reminiscent of slavery.
They promoted the shoe with the line: “Got a sneaker game so hot you lock your kicks to your ankles?”
Graphic: Tracing common consumer products back to their slave-labour origins
Statistics from a U.S. government study are helping trace common consumer products back to slave-labour origins. Findings released in the 2011 report from the U.S. Department of Labour outline 71 countries involved in exploitative labour practices, spanning 130 product types.
The National Post graphics department takes a look at this data and charts out what it means.