Nike latest knife crime victim?

Nike has withdrawn its Air Stab trainers following an increase in knife killings, reports the Telegraph .

Originally sold in 1988, a limited edition range of the trainer was relaunched two years ago.

The company denied that the trainers glorified street violence and said the Air Stab name reflected the fact that it was first launched as a stability shoe and had no connection to knives or stabbing.

Sure, ‘Air Stab’ sounds punchy and ‘street’. But would young people really see it as a sign it’s okay to go out and stab another?

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