Melanie Oudin may be the Cinderella of the 2009 U.S. Open, but her choice in footwear is hardly the traditional glass slipper.
The 17-year old, who scored the biggest upset thus far of the tournament with her three set victory over No. 4 seed Elena Dementieva, has been sporting customized Adidas sneakers during the tournament. The color scheme is, um, interesting:
Oudin and another American, Sam Querrey, are wearing new, customized adidas Barricade V sneakers for the Open. They both have the same design but with different color schemes. Querrey's look like something out of a Real Madrid catalog while Oudin's look like something a kindergartner with bad taste and limited crayon selection might color during indoor recess.
It says "BELIEVE" on the heel of the shoe, which Oudin says gives her inspiration. Inspiration to get a new shoe contract, maybe.