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.
Christopher M. Miller, 40, was arrested Saturday after reenacting the same crime that landed him in the slammer 15 years years ago. A little more than 24 hours after he was freed from prison for his attempt to rob a Stride Rite store in Toms River in 1999, he returned to the scene of the crime to commit the act again, according to police. After grabbing $389 from the register, he bolted but was caught a few blocks away. He is now being held in the Ocean City County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail.