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Roger Federer changes shoes for second-round match at Wimbledon

Roger Federer Roger Federer went to white-soled shoes (left) in the second round after wearing orange-soled shoes in the first round. (Getty Images)

Roger Federer changed his shoes for his second-round match at Wimbledon on Wednesday at the All England Club's request.

The seven-time champion was asked to ditch the orange-soled Nike shoes (above, right) that he wore in the first round because they violated the tournament's dress code of predominantly white tennis attire.

Federer took the court Wednesday in white-soled shoes (above, left) for his match against Sergiy Stakhovsky on Centre Court.

ESPN.com reported some details on the banned shoes.

The orange soles are a special version of its Zoom Vapor shoes made for Federer. ... The shoes were sold in limited edition on Monday for $140 on Nike.com. The shoes already have sold out.

Nike wasted little time reacting to the shoe change:

https://twitter.com/niketennis/status/349922168164974592

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