Schroder warned for wearing gold shoes

Hawks guard Dennis Schroder wears gold shoes during a game at the 76ers on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com

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Hawks guard Dennis Schroder wears gold shoes during a game at the 76ers on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com

Dennis Schroder wore a pair of gold basketball shoes for one game last week.

That was quickly followed by a warning from the NBA.

Hence they have been retired. Well, almost.

The Hawks reserve point guard wore the shiny gold shoes for pre-game warmups before Wednesday’s game against the Pistons. They were to remain in the locker room thereafter.

Schroder wore those shoes against the 76ers on Dec. 16. He scored 17 points and had seven assists and three steals in the victory. The next day, he posted a picture of the shoes on Twitter with a message saying the league would not allow him to wear them again.

In fact, the NBA sent an e-mail to the Hawks warning Schroder because the shoes were in violation due to their reflective nature. The league has a number of rule regarding the color scheme of shoes in regards to what is permissible. Schroder faces a fine should he wear the shoes in a game again.

Kent Bazemore, who wears Under Armour shoes, had a pair with pink as the primary color in the locker room on Wednesday. He will not be allowed to wear them in a game. However, the Warriors’ Stephen Curry will wear the same shoes for the Christmas Day game against the Cavaliers. The league has relaxed rules for certain days of the season. Bazemore is seeking permission to wear his shoes for the Hawks game against the Knicks on Saturday, the day after Christmas.