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Robert Downey Junior’s footwear fail

Now, I’m not usually in the business of slagging off other people’s style. I aim to be upbeat and positive (have you noticed?)

But occasionally something so heinous happens that I have to make note…

And it can happen to the best of us. I mean, I bloody love Robery Downey Junior. He’s cute, he’s funny, he’s unbelievably talented, he’s Iron Man.

He’s even come seriously close to being added to my laminated list (I’m thinking specifically about the drag scene on the train in Sherlock Holmes – for some reason all that homoerotic wrestling kind of does it for me).

Sadly, he blew all his good work at this week’s Leicester Square premier of Iron Man 3. Reading all about it this morning, my eyes were drawn to his footwear…wedge trainers. Yes, it’s true.

Surely Tony Stark would not approve?

I assume he’s trying to boost his height again (5ft8, so they say) as opposed to making a fashion statement – it certainly wouldn’t be the first time. He loves a platform.

But wedge trainers????

It’s just wrong Rob. Sorry.

In those things, he wouldn’t even make my top 10, let alone the lofty heights of the laminated top five. His missus should have staged an intervention.

Lead image Joanne Davidson/Daily Mail. Image from Iron Man: © 2011 MVLFFLLC. TM & © 2011 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.

Written by Johanna Payton