Puma’s dictator sneakers

Puma has withdrawn a specific colour combination of the Storm Adrenaline sneakers from its webshop. The reason: people apparently believe the shoes resemble Adolf Hitler.

They are not the most high-end sneakers from the German sportswear manufacturer, but because of the attractive pricing, they were rather popular. And at this point, they are by far the most discussed sneakers of the moment. After one tweet by someone who noted that these Puma sneakers look like Adolf Hitler, the ball started rolling.

If you haven’t been told about the similarity, you may not have noticed it. But once you see it, it cannot be unseen.

Erwin Hauër

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