Earlier this week, Adidas came under fire for a curious pair of sneakers designed in collaboration with gonzo downtowner Jeremy Scott. The shoes (above) feature ankle shackles that struck more than a few Adidas fans on Facebook as an allusion to slavery.

Perhaps in an elaborate distraction, Adidas posted another pair of Jeremy Scott originals, also hitting stores in August:

These are the Jeremy Scott “Butterfly” wedge heels. You’ve now forgotten everything you know. Also, given the choice, which would you prefer?

Adidas is probably pleased as punch; instead of a comment thread full of Amistad and Roots references, now the Facebook fans are offering such innocuous observations such as, “i can see u wearing those since u love butterflys so much.”

(Photos via Facebook)