WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns recently went out with Complex’s Joe La Puma for sneaker shopping at Solefly in Miami, Florida. He spoke about the change that he made to his WWE attire for his match against Braun Strowman at WWE Fastlane back in 2017. He also revealed why he changed to his old attire after the event.
Roman Reigns had donned black shoes with white soles
Roman Reigns has one of the unique attires in WWE and he generally wore a tactical vest, gloves, combat trousers, and nine-inch boots as part of his regular WWE attire. At Fastlane, he had made a change to his footwear and also sported the white trim on his black vest and gloves by wearing black shoes with white soles.
He further explained that he had to wear ankle braces to perform in the six-inch Nike SFB Canvas shoes during that match.
He said: “No, I didn’t expect all the sneakerheads to come out and really kind of see that and talk about it. The main thing for me is the regular boots that I wear, they come up a bit higher. They’re like an eight-inch, nine-inch that comes up right below the calf.”
He added: “I had to kind of put in ankle braces and make it work for me for the performance. But, man, they felt good, they felt lighter. The sole was a bit more cushiony. Those Nike boots are nice, too, that I wear. But, man, the white soles, I think that’s a classic look. I don’t think it’s ever going out of style.”
Roman Reigns reveals why he switched to his old attire
Roman Reigns has revealed tha the enjoyed wearing the shoes but he had to get back to wearing the regular black wrestling boots without a white trim following the event.
While speaking on NotSam Wrestling, The Tribal Chief said that “a very important person” in WWE did not like his change of appearance and wanted him to get back to wearing the old attire.
He said: “I pretty much matched up my soles because I’ll wear different colors with the black. I had white on the vest and gloves and stuff, and they had a white trim on it. I matched it up [with white soles] and I thought it looked sweet! One person didn’t and he’s a very important person, so…”
When Reigns made his return last year he started wearing t-shirt, dropping the vest and also started wrestling bare chested, first time since his days in NXT.