Blog: Leonie BarrieCroccy horrors

Leonie Barrie | 14 March 2007

Sportswear giant Nike has ended up red-faced after launching a high-price, special edition training shoe to mark the 25th anniversary of its Air Force 1 range. The trainers are on sale at the company's flagship stores around the world, cost GBP1,400 (US$2707) and are made from crocodile skin with 18-carat gold lace tags. Not surprisingly, the ‘croccy horrors’ have led to fury among animal rights groups who describe them as "a horrific and objectionable way of making money."

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