// Australian Avatar actor Sam Worthington has given the finger to designer fashion with his shoe choice on the Academy Award red carpet, sporting some hideously comfortable Dextor Pembroke designed shoes from discount shoe store Payless.
Described by Payless as ‘ideal for the office or that special event, this classic Dexter oxford features a burnished faux leather upper, a sleek round toe, genuine leather and breathable Drylex lining and a padded insole for comfort’. Worthington, deciding that the shoes that were given to him along with his Brioni tux made him look like a ‘goblin’, aligned himself with comfort over trying to live up to his new leading man status. He made no apologies for his ’20 buck’ choice, he noted while chewing gum on stage. So ‘strayian.
Though not entirely his intention, Worthington has since become an unofficial poster boy for the affordable shoe outlet, who I’m sure are happy to have him. The shoe is now sold out in nearly every store.
Stick it to the rich!