Year: 2013
Sneaker: Nike Vapor 9 Tour

You'd think a seven-time Wimbledon champ would catch a break from the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, and you'd think wrong. For 2013, Nike outfitted defending champion Roger Federer in a pair of white and silver Vapor 9 Tours with a vibrant orange sole, which was clearly too much for Wimbledon—the shoes were banned after one match. Which happened to be the only match Federer won. Ousted in the second round, Federer could then wear his orange-soled shoes all he wanted.