Trumped in the fashion stakes Judd sends snooker loopy with crazy spiky shoes… and they'll cost you more than 800 (if you'd actually want them, that is!)
16:47 GMT, 15 January 2013
17:20 GMT, 15 January 2013
Snooker isn’t the sort of game where you let your feet do the talking but Judd Trump has sure made a decent effort to try to change that.
The 23-year-old has caught the attention of many in the game, with his quick playing style already making him world No 1 last year, but it is his footwear that is now the talk of the baize.
Spiky competitor: Judd Trump's loafers caught the attention at Alexandra Palace
Playing in the Masters tournament at Alexandra Palace, the current world No 2 took to the table in his last 16 clash win over Barry Hawkins wearing a pair of spiked loafers.
Being snooker, they are unlikely to have any impact on his performance at the famous event which is contested by 16 of the game’s top ranked players.
But fans hoping to snap up a similar pair to practice in may want to double check the price tag before doing so.
The Juddernaut’s loafers are a bold
fashion statement as they are a pair of Christian Louboutin’s Rollerboy
Spikes that would set you back 845.
still interested in following in the footsteps of the 2011 World
Championship runner-up may instead want to save their spikes for a
mid-week six-reds tournament down the local snooker club.
Ace of baize: Trump plays a shot in his last 16 Masters match with Barry Hawkins (below)
Trump survived a huge scare to seal his spot in the quarter-finals of the Betfair Masters with a nail-biting 6-5 victory over Hawkins, claiming the win with a superb century.
The 23-year-old, who was last year's semi-finalist and widely fancied to go all the way at Alexandra Palace this time, looked destined for an early exit after Hawkins rattled off three successive frames from 3-2 down to leave himself within sight of the win.
However, Trump battled back with a 105 break before edging a tension-filled 10th frame – where Hawkins missed a couple of a straightforward-looking pots with victory within his grasp – to send the match to a decider.
No doubt relieved to still be in contention, the Bristolian made no mistake in the final frame as he rattled off a break of 107 to claim the win and set up a quarter-final meeting with Graeme Dott.