Conspiracy theorists think these Reebok shoes are satanic

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A conspiracy theory to spread social media claims that a pair of shoes was recently released by Reebok are “satanic”. But the theory falls apart under the slightest test.

Reebok in late January announced a new shoe in collaboration with French luxury fashion house Maison Margiela.

In a post on Instagramthe shoe known as the Reebok Classic Leather Decortiqué Tabi Lowis described as “a revolution of artistic and evolutionary proportions”.

The Instagram post went largely unnoticed outside of shoe enthusiast circles but suddenly attracted the attention of religious groups on Facebook this month.

The Facebook page “prophecy news‘ it told more than 635,000 followers that the month-old shoes were meant to resemble the hoofed feet of Baphomet, the goat deity often associated with the occult.

Prophecy News, which believes the end of the world is near, has warned its followers against wearing the shoes.

“The new Reebok sneakers have the Baphomet goat’s feet,” the Facebook post reads. “The rulers of this world are showing more and more openly and clearly who they worship. Be sure to open your eyes and don’t get caught up in their rituals.”

Ever since Reebok’s January Instagram post was inundated with comments by those who believe the shoe company idolizes the devil.

Pictures of the shoes were also sent Twitterwhere others similar protested Reebok.

“Reebok has Baphomet shoes?!?!” asked one Twitter user. “I had to do a quick search to see if it’s true… that Reebok made a satanic goat shoe. How disappointing that they are part of the club.”

However, the design of the shoe has nothing to do with the occult. How it is frankly In name, the shoe is based on the traditional Japanese footwear known as tabi. Dating back to the 15th century, the shoes are known for their unique division between the big toe and the other toes.

Despite the logical explanation has Prophecy News for the origins of the shoes declined to remove his conspiratorial post. Rest assured, wear tabi-inspired shoes won’t cause you To become part of any satanic rituals.

Why it matters

The conspiracy theory being hatched about Reebok’s shoes shows how even Month-old stories can suddenly go viral.

A quick search for more information about the shoes would have undoubtedly shown her Japanese roots.

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*Initial publication: September 27, 2022 at 6:00 am CDT

Michael Thalen

Mikael Thalen is a Seattle-based tech and security reporter covering social media, data breaches, hackers and more.

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