|Urban Hipster Fashion|
Friday, June 22, 2012
Restrain me...to my sneaks?
Adidas introduced a new shoe, called JS Roundhouse Mids, on their Facebook page. Their tagline had something to do with owning shoes soo cool you had to wear rubber shackles to keep them from getting stolen. First off, lame idea to begin with. Secondly, the interwebs began flaming about the (obvious) connotations to slavery. But, with Fifty Shades of Grey so popular, this lame consumer concept got me thinking: what if BDSM items became more mainstream? Some of us remember the 70s when the ribbon choker, inspired by Victorian fashion I assume, were big--or later in the 80s when punk rock brought studded leather chokers and dog collars to the scene (and now even that is hot with Girl with the Dragon Tattoo).
Why not dog collars and leashes for committed couples, in public? Might be a bit difficult to get around the local mall if that idea took off, but why not? Or restraints as a fashion statement. I could see it. It's not too big of a leap to go from this:
After all, remember this beloved cinematic character?
I know many a young lady who swooned over Edward's sensitivity and vulnerability, and only a few of those I'd call goth.
So...could BDSM find its way into mainstream fashion? Stranger things have happened...
Sadly (though not surprisingly), Adidas pulled the peek at their upcoming shoe off their Facebook page and announced the shoe would not be appearing in stores in August as originally planned.