Wimbledon frowns on Federer’s shoes

Apparently, what you see above is too colorful for
Wimbledon.

According to multiple reports, Roger Federer — who
probably should have a little clout at the All England Club after
winning the title seven times — was asked to change his
orange-soled shoes after his first-round match against Victor
Hanescu.

Wimbledon is infamous for its strict dress code, calling for
predominantly white clothing. Players
often
test the limits
of what is acceptable in the fashion-conscious
sport.

Federer obliged. He came out Wednesday for his second-round
match in more traditional white-soled shoes:

(Alastair Grant/AP)

The new shoes didn’t do him any favors though.
He
was ousted
in an absolute stunner in the second-round by Sergiy
Stakhovsky.

The orange shoes above matched his overall attire, twinged in
orange throughout:

(Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)