A Perth nightclub has banned patrons from entering their venue if they are wearing red sneakers in an act to try and filter out people with a “bad attitude”.
Bar 1 nightclub, which is located at Hillarys Marina in Perth, posted about the red shoe ban on their Facebook page.
“Bar 1 crew, red shoes are banned from Feb 1st. We don’t need another hero,” the image reads. The club captioned the post, “yes, we are serious.”
The post has racked up over 1300 comments and has been shared hundreds of times.
Speaking to 6PR radio about the red shoe ban, the club’s owner Malcolm Pages said the ban was aimed at a “certain style of person”.
“The local hero certainly wears a certain style of clothing. If you rock up … as a nicely dressed young lady with red shoes, you’re not going to obviously be told to, you know, change your shoes. It’s more a certain element of person.”
He added, “It’s more a certain element of person which has red Nikes or red ASICs or red New Balance to match with a big, thick chain and a certain shirt.”
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“It’s a little bit eshay. It’s also a little bit Aussie local suburban hero and every pub, nightclub, bar, security person and police officer will tell you … the local hero certainly wears a certain style of clothing.
“Unfortunately, when these people are dealt with or refused entry or they’ve been asked to leave, a large percentage of the time they have red shoes on.”
Ironically, the bar is far from the picture of class, and tends to draw a very young crowd who line up for hours and stay until close once they’re in.
For this reason, many social media users have poked fun at the red shoe ban.
“There goes half your customers bar1,” one wrote. Another commented, “all 3 of the people i know that go there are gonna be real mad about this.”
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