West Coast Shoe Company Recalled Their Kickers That Leave Swastika Print—“Oops.”

RealClear Staff


     California shoe-company Conal International Trading Co. recalled a boot upon a viral photo depicting the sole leaving Swastika prints on the ground.

[Photo: IMGUR]

The west coast shoe crew’s Polar Fox Boot was apparently an honest mistake, as it was “in no way intentional.” They chocked it up to a Chinese manufacturer’s mistake.

“We will not be selling any of our boots with the misprint to anyone. ... We would never create a design to promote hate. We don’t promote hate at our company,” the company stated in an open letter.

However, the company took action on this only after a user posted this problem on social media—volunteer, quality control.

“There was an angle I didn’t get to see when ordering my new work boots,” the user wrote in the post. “The soles don’t look that much like swastikas, but the prints are unmistakable. And whoever made the soles would have understood that.”

The boots were being sold on Amazon and apparently highly rated—until they were recently pulled from the on-line showcase.

[Photo: Amazon.com]

Consumer comments included “Good for marching into Poland, but not so good for much else.”

Even Esquire magazine said, “There’s too much going on here: a zipper, a buckle, a cloth panel, and swastikas. Come on, Polar Fox boots.”



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