By Joel Cooper

He is usually admired as a bona fide style icon that can do no wrong, but now David Beckham has committed the ultimate fashion faux pas of wearing socks with his sandals.

Considered one of the first rules of style, it is widely accepted that it is incredibly unfashionable to sport the ugly trend.

And as an official trendsetter, you’d think that David would know not to wear such an awkward combination.

Faux pas: David Beckham wears socks and sandals on his trip to the Whole Foods grocery store in Santa Monica yesterday (Thursday)

What would Victoria say? David sported this bad combination as he returned to his car

With wife Victoria a legitimate success story in the fashion industry, she must be seething over seeing these pictures.

The LA Galaxy footballer was seen on a trip to the supermarket at Whole Foods in Santa Monica, California yesterday (Thursday), where he picked up groceries and was spotted eyeing up the wine.

Usually fashionable David has his own range of H&M underwear and is often pictured looking dapper at events.

Show me the money: David paid for his groceries at the Santa Monica supermarket

Red or white? David was sure to check out the selection of wine on offer as he wheeled his trolley past this display

On a trip to the supermarket he wore a casual white T-shirt and loose fitting sweat pants, with a matching grey beanie hat.

He also recently vouched his support for the London 2012 Paralympic Games by donning their official T-shirt to record a special message to the troops in Afghanistan, encouraging soldiers to wear their own Paralympic T-shirts with pride.

David and wife Victoria have been recently been rocked by rumours of an affair between he and opera singer Katherine Jenkins.

Bag it like Beckham: David packed up his own groceries and loaded them into his car

Return carts here: David was a model shopper and wheeled his trolley back to the store

Katherine took to Twitter to deny the allegations: 'Dear Twitter friends, I've read some horrible rumours on here & want u 2 know I absolutely deny I’ve had an affair with David Beckham.

'The rumours are very hurtful, untrue & my lawyers tell me actionable.

'I’ve only met David twice: once at the Military Awards in 2010 & on a night out in the West End in Feb 2012.

'We were out in a group of friends & it was just a normal fun evening out. Just so we are clear I have never been on my own with him and never arranged to meet up.'

Posh Spice Victoria was said to be ‘bemused’ by the rumours, although a source revealed that she’d felt hurt by the claims.

The source told LOOK magazine: 'Victoria and David have been through a lot and love each other. There's no way she'd let the family get dragged into a Twitter soap opera.

'The rumours are not true, but that doesn't stop them being hurtful.'

Supporting the Paralympics: David talks to the troops and encourages them to wear their shirts with pride

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