But here's the pitch:
The seemingly innocent promotional material, uploaded to Facebook earlier this month, asks: 'Got a sneaker game so hot you lock your kicks to your ankles?'
(Hmm. Ever enjoy a cultural insensitivity so vast you had to explain your damn shoes to people before they got the wrong idea?)
It's not that I think they intentionally had slavery or prison-yards or even the unfortunate experience that has sometimes occurred of particularly "hot" kicks being ripped right off their owners' feet. It's that I don't understand the idea of shackling one's shoes to one's feet. If your shoes simply fall the fuck off, they are the wrong size. And if you have to chain them to you, you probably aren't enjoying them. (The experience of walking in such a contraption reminds me a bit of gladiator sandals--not a cankle-friendly shoe, that.)
I dunno. I wear Keds, myself.