Fed's shoes banned from Wimbledon

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  1. Simacho

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  2. THE FIGHTER

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    and thus, the Nike Federer 1 was born.
     
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    They should have banned Federer, not his shoes. "The fault is with the wearer not the worn " - Shakespeare.
     
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    This is just stupid...I thought they were a nice change up. I would consider the soles a clothing "accent". Accents are allowed to be different colors at wimbledon (blue, green, black, white, etc). Whatever...
     
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    Wimbledon changed the grass courts over 10 years ago so it's obvious that they don't always adhere to all traditions, so why don't they also change the anachronistic all-white attire rule? It's totally unnecessary.
     
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    They pretend to be such "traditionalists" over insisting on totally superficial things like clothing, yet they changed the very nature of the wimbledon grass game to allow that person to win two wimbledon titles from the backboards and be a dominating force there for 7 years.

    Such is Humbug.

    If I were Fed, I would just wear my orange shoes, dare them to default me.
     
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    Fed will obviously follow suit and wear the other,more conservative pair.
    Would have been interesting to see what would have happenend had Nike not had the other(silver/white) colourway up their sleeve...
    Could they have made a new pair in time for his match today??

    Also, will the orange-sole shoe be a collector's item or one that will be forgotton,, like the white/grey colourway at the US Open 2008 which he also only wore once??
     
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    They would probably call up a factory in China and one of the workers could bust out a pair in an hour and ship it via FedEx the next morning. :)
     
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    Fed should play barefoot as a protest.
     
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    If they are smart they squeeze this orange out to make pure marketing gold.

    I can envision the next Federer commercial doing something with orange shoes......
     
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    I read somewhere there is a ratio of white vs color in wimbledon
    anyone remembers the number?
     
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    I thought they just used the word 'predominantly', but I think everything needs pre-approval and these were not submitted.
     
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    In retaliation, the US will ban British spectators from wearing crazy hats at the US Open.
     
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    From the interviews I have seen a lot of players actually seem to like it as it's about the only place where there are rules.
    Does it bother you that much? I think it makes a nice change and fits with the Wimbledon theme.


    That's correct, I think for a while they did have a % but it changed to predominantly and they check out the clothing in advance.
     
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    Federer isn't American
     
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    85% rings a bell but I can't find anything to back that up. Some guidelenes below though:

    "Guidelines given include: no solid mass of colouring; little or no dark or bold colours; no fluorescent colours; preference towards pastel colours; preference for back of shirt to be totally white; preference for shorts and skirts to be totally white; and all other items of clothing including hats, socks and shoes to be almost entirely white"
     
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    Nike is American.
     
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    Hahaha well here's the answer to my thread.
    I also thought it was a unique and nice change up, but oh well.
     
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    Sucks for the ones who bought the LE vapors on Nike
     
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    Nike is from Oregon.
     
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    Nike is a Greek Goddess.
     
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    Correct, now for Serena !
     
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    Probably the opposite, it will be known as the "BANNED" shoes, such as Jordan's black and red 1's. Nike knows what the hell they're doing. Why in the world would they have 2 different colorways. Too bad Rafa flamed out so early. He didn't even get to rock his version.
     
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    Way to go Wimbledon officials.
     
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    Well, he didn't wear them in his first match so I doubt we were ever going to see them. I thought the orange soles were ugly anyway.
     
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    That would be awesome. Or Nike should send him some zoom oscillates. Panties would be bunched. lol.
     
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    confirmed

    Federer's match is about to begin, and it is visually confirmed he is wearing plain white vapor 9's.
     
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    You have to understand the class system here to understand the all-white-clothes rule.

    These rules date back to times when working-class people couldn't afford to keep white clothes white. So, rich people played games like tennis and cricket in all-white clothes as a way of showing off their class level. Basically, all-white clothing was a status symbol.

    Most clubs have done away with those rules, but there are some rather affluent clubs that still have them. If you ever talk to the people there, you'll understand why (noses stuck up so high it's amazing they don't trip over stuff when they walk).
     
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    ...with his feet painted "white"

    ;-)
     
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    All the officials should be made to peer up Sharapova's dress if they want to see acres of orange.
     
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    But nothing about Williams' shoe or undershorts, or hairband. Seems fair.
     
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    Do you really want the women to wear white undershorts (they did it before but it was risky)?
     
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    That's not the point. The point is to be consistent.
     
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    Very interesting. Thanks for that tidbit of historic background. I didn't know that was the reason for the all-white attire.

    BTW, since most underwear is white, would Wimbledon have a problem with players playing only in their white undies? :)
     
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  42. BreakPoint

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    The women wear white undershorts all the time in many other tournaments.
     
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    I know. That's what I just posted.

    The Wimbledon officials do have some bias towards the ladies, but they won't overturn it.
     
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    See post #43.
     
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    they should've let him keep wearing it, they jinxed it =\
     
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    Maybe the white soled shoes he wore today were not grass court soled shoes since he had to scramble and find any pair to wear at the last minute?
     
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    In Roger's press conference, he noted that his shoes did not affect his movement. I believe he also used the white soled shoes during practice before Wimbledon started so he had several pairs of those available.
     
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    Orange outsole and trophy were definitively way better...
     
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    I bet if they made Serena change for her next match, she would lose, too.
     
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