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These boots aren’t made for walking…

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These boots aren’t made for walking…

Nike pulled the plug on a pair of shoes featuring the Betsy Ross flag that offended one man and in return, Nike offended many.

What’s the world coming to when a pair of shoes is the offender?

Now here are some offensive shoes! On the other hand – maybe they are just weird.

Never leave home without a spare pair of choppers!

When you want smelly feet…

I’d be slapping that hand away all day!


Don’t mess with me!

Wannabe ballerina

Be careful. Don’t slip!

Always ready for a swim!

When you have chicken legs, wear chicken feet!

Race ya!

Take your pet to work day…

Never leave home without your lunch!

Can you come up with better captions?


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About Elle Knowles

Elle Knowles lives in the Florida Panhandle with her husband and off-at-college-most-of-the-time son. She has four daughters, one son, and eleven beautiful grandchildren. 'Crossing the Line' is her first novel. The sequel 'What Line' is a work in progress. Recently published is Coffee-Drunk Or Blind - a nonfiction story of homesteading in the Alaska wilderness with her parents and four siblings, told through letters by her mother and remembered accounts from the family.

5 responses »

  1. I feel that the shoe industry is like the handbag industry – largely unnecessary and overpriced. How many pairs of shoes does anyone really need?
    Weird examples you’ve found… I can’t decide which is the foulest (or fowlest for the chicken ones?)

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  2. It wasn’t that the shoes offended him. It was the symbols on the shoes. It hearkened back to a time when he, a black man would’ve been a slave. It’s denying the history of a whole race of Americans that would’ve been offended, not one man. He’s just the one who spoke up. Nike is a American brand for everyone, not just one race of people. It was a mistake to have been designed in the first place.

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    • Well that’s true, Trudy. And it’s not a pair of shoes I would have bought anyway. I don’t believe Nike intended to offend anyone with the design either.


      • It truly isn’t about if we would’ve bought them but, the amount of tone deafness the shoes represents. It wasn’t a glorious time to hold up as a standard unlike what the half truths history books teach us in school. I don’t think calling that out means that it was intentional, just that proper research wasn’t done.



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