Nike Air Max Sneakers Banned from Australian Bar

Ray P

In bizarre news, Nike Air Max sneakers are banned from Australian bar.

Raiders hats and jackets were outlawed from schools in California during the early 90’s and now Air Maxes are seeing the same fate in the land down under.

Nike just can’t seem to catch a break when it comes to their sneakers being banned. Luckily it always works out in the brand’s favor in terms of exposure.

Here’s the word from the Herald Sun:

Seb Aylmer, 32, attempted to enter Newtown venue The Bank following dinner with three friends last month but was turned away because of his Nike Air Max shoes.

“I got to the door and I walked up and showed my ID and the guy said, ‘sorry, you can’t come in, you are wearing Air Max’. I thought he was joking, I thought it had to be a prank,” he said.

Nike Air Max Sneakers Banned from Australian Bar

“I got home and logged onto their Facebook page and wrote a ­review saying, ‘I can’t believe you have banned a shoe type, it’s ridiculous’,” he said.

“I asked them if they ­actually had this ban or was it that they didn’t like me, or gay people … I still couldn’t ­believe it.”

“They sent me a response back saying: ‘I know it can be difficult to understand as we all want to wear our runners out sometimes as its ­comfortable.

“However, these types of footwear are more often than not worn by less than ­desirable patrons. By that I mean they are gang members at worst case scenario, or just young men you think are gang members.

“I can honestly guarantee you that almost every single person I’ve caught selling drugs on the premises or has picked a fight has been wearing those shoes.

Crazy! If you’re visiting Australia and are trying to enjoy the nightlife, you might be better off just leaving Air Maxes at the hotel.

Maxes are way popular internationally, so stereotyping people by which type of sneakers they wear just sounds stupid.

How would you feel if you were stereotyped by your sneakers on a night out? Let us know in the comments below.