The world’s most famous footwear brand has suspended sales of some of its shoes with an “emergency warning” over safety concerns, the company said on Friday.
The warning, posted on the company’s website and carried by news media outlets, says that the shoes with the warning “are not intended for use by women under the age of 35.”
“We are aware that some consumers may have concerns over the shoes’ safety and we are aware of the concern expressed by some consumers.
We are currently conducting a thorough review of our sales practices and we will take appropriate action,” the ad said.
The shoes include a pair of Jordan sneakers, a pair with the “safety” warning, and a pair made by the adidas Originals line, which adorns the Adidas Originals Ultra Boost and Boost 2.0 sneakers.
The Adidas Original line includes sneakers made by adidas, Reebok, Adidas Orignals, and other brands.
The “emergencies” warning comes amid a wave of women’s footwear complaints that the company has faced in recent years.
The shoe-makers say they are using science to find a way to make shoes with “safety.”
But safety experts have said that it is too early to tell if the safety warning is a “real” warning or merely an attempt to influence the public to buy more shoes.
“I think this is just a marketing ploy, and it’s very obvious that it’s not a real warning,” said David Weisberg, an assistant professor of epidemiology at Harvard Medical School.
Weisberg says the shoe companies have long been criticized for the safety warnings, and that the shoe makers are trying to “sell” the “emerges” as an alternative to the more “serious” warnings.
“You could say that these shoes are designed to increase sales,” he said.
But Weisber says the shoes themselves are safe, and he doesn’t think they should be sold in stores.
“If you have to wear these shoes, then you should be able to wear them with a safety shirt,” he told CNN.
“I don’t think there is anything inherently wrong with wearing a safety belt in a jacket.”
Weisber added that the ad is an attempt by the shoe brands to sell more shoes by emphasizing the fact that safety is a big concern.
“The fact that these things are marketed as more safety-conscious is not necessarily an endorsement of safety,” he explained.
“And I think they’re just trying to market their shoes to the public in this way.”
We believe the shoes are not intended to be worn in public.
So the “warning” is a marketing trick, not an actual warning, Weisberger said.
We are not aware of any other warnings that have been put out by the footwear brands that are actually intended to help women avoid getting injured, Weissberg added.
“This is not a message that has been sent to the general public.
We believe that women should wear the shoes as a safety precaution and that women can use the shoes to walk a mile a day, to get to the gym or a movie theater.”
A spokeswoman for the company did not immediately respond to CNN’s request for comment.
Adidas said the company is “reviewing our existing sales practices to ensure that these products are in compliance with our ethical standards.”
The company has also said it is working to develop safer footwear.