The brand new Nike Air Max FF 720 women's shoe which is set to be released this month has come under fire online as sports fans pointed out that the design of the trainer resembles that of an iron.
The trainer, which is sponsored by England football international Fran Kirby, sports two cut-outs and a clear plastic sole – features which, when combined, appear to make the design close to that of the household appliance.
And despite the association with Kirby, as well as tennis star Laura Robson, accusations of sexism have been levied at Nike for the design as a result.
A spokesperson for Not Buying It, a feminist watchdog group, suggested that the design of the shoe was offensive to women.
"I'm sure theyll be doing this for men too, of course," she said via The Mirror.
"Maybe it could be paired up with some 'extreme ironing' – you know, when people, mostly blokes, iron while sky diving.
Several others have taken to social media to vent at the potentially offensive trainer.
So there's "outrage" and "fury" due to the new Nike women's shoes looking like a steam iron… wtf gonna happen when I release my new designer hat range..? pic.twitter.com/UrAQRb2mal
— Jay MMA (@mma_ish) June 14, 2019
The shoe is "unlike anything we have ever seen", said Ross Dwyer of the Sneaker News publication, describing the design as "ladies-only shoes/sandals/wearable conceRead More – Source