Roger Federer asked to take off orange sole shoes at Wimbledon


Within just 69 minutes of their use by Roger Federer in his match against Victor Hanescu, Federer has been asked by Wimbledon authorities to not wear the orange sole Nike shoes. The reason behind the directive is the strict adherence of all-white dress code at the sporting event.

Roger Federer asked to take off orange sole shoes at Wimbledon-global-annal

Though Kevin Anderson also wore Lotto shoes with green logo in the first round match against Oliver Rochus in which Anderson won but no objection was raised against his shoes.

Although Nike has refused to comment on the whole incident right now but they were aware of the risk that they were taking by putting neon orange soles on Federer’s shoes. In the press release issued by Nike on Monday, it hinted at Federer “making a bold style statement in London.”

Source: ESPN, Daily Mail,

Published by Bhavesh Kumar

A multi-talented media professional with diverse experience spanning across journalism (digital and broadcast), management consultancy and documentary filmmaking. Worked for the leading newspaper (the Times of India) and news broadcaster (NDTV India) on their web portal, feature stories, shooting, scripting, programming and editing broadcast news. A creative mindset focused on executing new-age strategic communication initiatives with all its corresponding elements (clear and coherently written key messages, social media marketing and multimedia content) to ensure effective target audience impressions. Also, worked on several primary and secondary market research projects (Market Feasibility Study) for business expansion into new markets.

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