In an interview with Details, Mario Batali has revealed that Crocs is discontinuing the bright-orange clogs which have become the chef’s signature footwear. “They’re gonna stop the Mario Batali orange! It’s preposterous!” he exclaimed, adding that he has placed a final order for 200 pairs. And while Crocs is indeed discontinuing the bright-orange clog beloved by Batali, the chef’s namesake line of Bistro Mario Batali Vent Clogs will still be available, and additional designs are in the works.
Adidas has yanked plans to release its JS Roundhouse Mids after critics said its shackle-like ankle cuff was offensive and a symbol of slavery. The high-top sneaker with its orange plastic cuff, part of the brand’s ongoing collaboration with conceptual fashion designer Jeremy Scott, is reportedly simply a shoe-torial interpretation of the late-’80s “My Pet Monster” toy (same color scheme, same cuffs) but to many it screams slavery and prison.