Not even Roger Federer is exempt from Wimbledon’s strict dress code.
According to the Daily Mail, Wimbledon’s fashion police have asked the No. 3 seed not to wear his orange-soled shoes the next time he steps onto the courts at the All England Club. Federer disposed of Victor Hanescu 6-3, 6-2, 6-0 on Monday to advance to the second round.
Wimbledon, which is well known for its tradition, requires players to dress in nearly all white outfits. Tournament rules require clothing manufacturers to submit outfits 90 days ahead of the tournament for inspection. Apparently officials did not scrutinize the shoes too carefully.
Federer’s custom-made Nike shoes have orange soles and an orange logo of the Wimbledon men’s champion trophy with the number “7,” to represent the amount of times he has won the tournament (seen below):