Police have released footage of a man they'd like to speak to in connection with the assault.

Police have released footage of a man they'd like to speak to in connection with the assault. Photo: WA Police

A Perth man may undergo surgery to bolt steel plates to his face after he was viciously bashed for his shoes last month.

The 36-year-old man left a function at Metro City nightclub on Roe Street at 1.30am on Saturday April 25 when a man, who was not wearing shoes, walked up to him and demanded he hand over his shoes, police spokeswoman Susan Usher said.

When he refused to hand over his shoes, the man punched him several times in the face.

He was taken to Royal Perth Hospital and treated for cuts and bruises, however several days after the assault, X-rays at Armadale Hospital revealed the damage to his face was much worse.

The X-rays showed fractures to his right eye socket and nasal passage, and his eye socket had shifted, and he will likely require steel plates bolted to his nose and cheekbone to stop his eye slipping down further.

Police believe the man in the above picture, may be able to help them.

He is descrived as being in his mid-20s, 180 centimetres tall with fair skin, a medium build and brown hair.

He was wearing a white T-shirt with dark jeans and white socks.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.