A California shoemaker has recalled a pair of its “Polar Fox” boots on complaints that their treads leave swastika prints.
That’s a nice royal fuck up, I’d say…
One rattled customer remarked that “there was an angle I didn’t get to see when ordering my new work boots,” posting a photo this week of the soles — along with the symbols of race hate they’d stamped on the ground.
A ruckus ensued on Reddit. Among the one-liners:
“Shoelaces came tied in little knotsies.”
“I love them too, they really put me in mein kampfort zone.”
“I bought these to compete in The Master Race.”
“Ordered Das Boot in size nein! Did not fit! So infuhrerating!”
Conal International Trading, the Los Angeles-area maker of the lace-up boots, scrambled to apologize this week, insisting that the Nazi-inflected design was “in no way intentional.”