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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!

Goat?

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?

~Elle

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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.

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  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.

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      • 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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