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Which Air Jordan model should Nike release as a golf shoe next?

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According to GolfMagic, Nike’s Air Jordan III golf shoe took off from the foul line and soared right out of stock.

Per the site: “Nike launched this new model back in February… but you’ll do very well to get your hands on either them right now as they have sold out on Nike’s website. However, a Nike spokesperson has since commented saying “more is on the way.”

Grammar aside, this is interesting.

Now, it wasn’t long ago that all golf shoes looked like this.

And with all due respect to the Etonic Dri-Lite of yore, and giving wide berth to the traditionalists in the golf footwear space, the transition to sneaker-style golf shoes is cool, isn’t it? I mean, even if you’re monumentally swagger impaired like myself and could never pull the “Js on the fairways” look off, it’s intriguing, no?

With that in mind, and recognizing the demand for the 3s, I thought it’d be interesting to consider what the next Jordan golf shoe ought to be.

Here are my finalists for the next wide release (yes, I know Nike made Ray Allen custom 11s and MJ has had a few customs). Many of these are new colorways of classic (OG) models. I’ve tried for a range of styles and picks from across the Jordan timeline. Images via the excellent catalogue on the Jordan website.

Air Jordan XXXII

Air Jordan VI

Air Jordan VIII

Air Jordan II (low)

Air Jordan XXX

Let me know what you think, GolfWRX Members!

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  1. David Phifer

    Nov 12, 2018 at 8:23 pm

    Jordan IV’s hands down!

  2. Joe Perez

    Nov 7, 2018 at 4:12 pm

    The next shoe should be the Colin Kaepernick model, a shoe in which you can only tie the laces when you’ve bent down on one knee. All my Nike stuff’s been chucked into the “poor box.” Gonna be some well-dressed homeless out there!

  3. Mike

    Nov 1, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    Who gives a f**k about MJ shoes? Go work on your game. Or better yet, teach a kid how to play.

  4. Ralph Donaldson

    Nov 1, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    I’d like to see them use the Air Jordan II next. They were my favorite model. Would love to get them in a golf shoe!!

  5. Clownshow Donny

    Oct 29, 2018 at 10:12 pm

    Tons of snowflakes on WRX, ehh?

  6. Dr. Freud

    Oct 22, 2018 at 11:37 am

    Man who sucks on brown cigar is sub-consciouly homosaxual!

  7. Karl Rasz

    Oct 21, 2018 at 11:44 am

    Doesn’t matter what Nike does now – I have thrown all my Nike items away. If they support and anti-American like Colin Kaepernick. As a veteran I am offended by his stance against the troops and good Americans everywhere. If you can’t stand for the Flag then you are against this country’s fighting servicemen.

    • ht

      Oct 31, 2018 at 2:31 pm

      This may be shocking to all of you 12 cappers commenting about getting rid of your Nike gear, but Nike considered your response and realized that 30-50 year old white males currently make up very little of their sales numbers and won’t impact their sales in any meaningful way, but connecting with minority groups in america who actually care about social issues will improve their brand. So, thrash and squeal all you want. They don’t care about you and they haven’t in a long time.

  8. MyrtleBeachGolfer

    Oct 20, 2018 at 10:39 am

    I hope all the boycotting of Nike carries over to Hurley and Converse as well, both owned by Nike. It would seem to coincidental if it was just Nike and Jordan Brand that made you all upset. Seems like that is the exact issue at the root of CK’s protesting.
    You can donate all your unwanted Nike gear to http://www.adopt-a-va.com/clothing-for-veterans.html

  9. Blake

    Oct 20, 2018 at 10:01 am

    11 low or 4 mid

  10. Shooter McGavin

    Oct 19, 2018 at 11:05 pm

    I threw away all my Nike stuff that was made by extorted child labor laws in a foreign country I don’t know anything about but only because Nike represents an athlete domestically that forced me to considered issues that I don’t know anything about.

    • Michael Hume

      Oct 20, 2018 at 7:33 am

      I wear Nike everything more now than ever before, but not a fan of Air Jordan’s in golf.
      MJ wasn’t a pro golfer so stick with BB and let Tiger, Rory and others design Nike golf shoes.

      Regarding the social message Nike represents, either you’re blind, stupid or just ignorant if you can’t see that Police are murdering black males getting away with murder. Shoot first ask questions second. Fact some can’t see that is called privilege. Very convenient you don’t have to worry about it right now. But your time is coming pal. America is going to change because statistically you’re out numbered. Why do you think they are trying to suppress the minority vote via Voter ID. Stupid fools…it’s just a matter of time when those in power no longer look like you and when they start shooting and killing folks that do look like you maybe then you might understand why CK is taking a knee.

      • Jeffrey Feichtl

        Oct 23, 2018 at 2:49 am

        As a police – if we ask 1st shoot 2nd we are dead and leaving our families and friends behind.
        Do I agree with the shootings? No!
        But if Im in the same situation Im doing the same damn thing! I have a job, to Protect and Serve! And if Im not here I cant do either one!
        The thing people cant understand is we vow to protect all colors at all times!
        So its pretty simple- we say hands up its hands up the 1st time, Not the 2nd, 3rd or 4th.
        Anyways Id like the Jordan 11’s or in this pic the Jordan 2 low

      • smiley

        Nov 1, 2018 at 8:20 pm

        I’ll wear my nike stuff till they wear out (not burning anything). But I won’t buy more. Wow, you’re REALLY angry! Are you that angry about black males killing each other at record rate? Sad that this page becomes social commentary.

        Hey, my time is ‘coming’? WTF is that, some kind of warning? (I’m shaking in my boots! LOL).
        Just make sure you’re better armed than me sport, or your time will come.

  11. Bill Barker

    Oct 19, 2018 at 8:36 pm

    Got rid of everything Nike…sick company.

    • Dr. Freud

      Oct 22, 2018 at 11:36 am

      Man who sucks on brown cigar is sub-consciouly fruity.

  12. Tom54

    Oct 19, 2018 at 7:59 pm

    When Nike promoted Kaepernick in their lastest ad campaign they probably figured they would piss off a certain percentage of potential consumers. Consider me among many others that won’t spend a dime on anything they make.

  13. JC

    Oct 19, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    I will never buy or use another Nike product.

  14. JH

    Oct 19, 2018 at 5:57 pm

    I won’t be wearing anything with a “Swoosh” on it

  15. JT

    Oct 19, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    I’s, XI’s, IV’s, X’s – all in a low version and not necessarily in that order either. the 1’s in a high were too bulky imo.

  16. GTR 23

    Oct 19, 2018 at 1:09 pm

    Jordan VI golf shoe has already been released.

  17. Krys

    Oct 19, 2018 at 9:03 am

    Got rid of my nike’s (small n because they earned it) wont buy more whatever they look or feel like.

  18. Phil Shaw

    Oct 19, 2018 at 2:53 am

    “Oh I won’t wear Nike because they supported someone’s free speech and right to protest”. BORE OFF

    • JC

      Oct 19, 2018 at 7:23 pm

      They have a right to do what they want, so do we. Bore off yourself.

      • Jim

        Oct 20, 2018 at 5:48 am

        I’m with you Phil Shaw….too bad the wedge issues we deal with today aren’t just sand vs. gap.

  19. Brandon

    Oct 18, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    Those all black 6 are pretty dope.

  20. ray

    Oct 18, 2018 at 6:33 pm

    I won’t ever wear nike again either. Too bad they seem to be clothing sponsor of half the tour.

  21. ray

    Oct 18, 2018 at 6:32 pm

    I won’t ever wear nike again either

  22. Trolley McTrollerson

    Oct 18, 2018 at 3:44 pm

    At no point in your rambling, incoherent response, were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought on which Jordan should be released next. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

    The answer is 11s, then 4s or 5s. You’ve picked quite possibly the worst Jordans to make into golf shoes.

    • Eddie

      Oct 22, 2018 at 10:24 am

      Well said. But instead of 5s, I would go with 6 lows.

  23. Tom

    Oct 18, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    I am dressing like a rapper when I play golf now, gold chains and all….yeaaaaaah!

  24. Mike

    Oct 18, 2018 at 2:08 pm

    Check your Jordan Retro Numbers.. the third picture is Retro 8’s not 7’s. Also, the last picture is not 6’s.

  25. Jordan

    Oct 18, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    I use my Kobe 11’s at the range. They’re great. Very stable.

    The answer is Jordan 32 low or Jordan 7 low.

  26. Tim

    Oct 18, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    The answer is 11 lows, anything else is incorrect.

  27. Bob Lanier

    Oct 18, 2018 at 11:52 am

    wouldn’t wera nike’s if they were free..won’t wear several pairs that I own now..

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Terrible hats are proof Koepka not human, likely an alien robot from the future

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For all this talk about Brooks Koepka not receiving the credit he deserves, it’s time we put the focus on the important things — like hats. And the overwhelming evidence that Koepka is, in fact, a high-functioning alien robot. From the future.

Case in point: everyone who appreciates a classic aliens-hide-among-humans-disguised-as-humans movie knows the most important scene — the first reveal of the aliens! Think back to that first time you watched Men in Black, and that cold open where Tommy Lee Jones confronts “Mikey,” who turns out to be a flippered blue alien, and then (sadly) has to shoot Mikey when he attempts to attack a police officer with all seven of his limbs. A beautiful piece of filmmaking, no doubt.

Well, inadvertently, during the first two rounds of the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, Nike pulled a Mikey, but without having Tommy Lee Jones’ famous memory-wiping technology. They weren’t quite ready to tell the world their poster boy of dominance wasn’t a real human, but the cat’s out of the bag, folks.

After all, if Koepka wasn’t a robot, how could we explain his willingness to wear that hat in public, let alone wear it on television, during one of the sports biggest stages, at one of the world’s best courses? And we all know exactly which hat we’re talking about — the one that looks exactly like your grandmother’s shower curtain in her spare bathroom. If we can all agree there’s no feasible way all the designers at Nike thought the hat in question actually looked good, we’re forced to consider…something mysterious is afoot. What is Nike trying to hide from us? They’re clearly trying to divert our attention away from something, but — what is it?!

The answer is clear. There’s a murderous blue alien robot underneath that hat. He just happens to be really damn good at golf.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re well aware of Koepka’s dominance over the past 24 months. The dude has done nothing but win majors, winning with an aura of unflappability we haven’t seen since the original robot said “Hello, World” back when Koepka was learning how to read. (Or, more likely, Koepka never actually learned to read, just programmed to read).

Would it be that much of a surprise to learn Koepka is the world’s first successful application of Artificial Intelligence? A robot designed not for war, but a delightful piece of technology designed for smashing drives, pushing weights, and holing an obscene amount of pressure-packed putts.

Here’s where this gets tricky – what do we do next, golf fans? Do we call our suspicions into the USGA, the same way some dude at home on his couch somehow called a penalty(-ish) on Dustin Johnson a couple years ago? Probably not. We know with certainy the USGA would completely screw that up. They might not even rule on an appropriate penalty for Koepka’s non-humanness until the event is over, keeping us all in the dark all evening Sunday.

Here’s my thoughts: maybe we just accept it. Act like it’s n.b.d. Brooks Koepka is just an alien robot, most likely from some time in the future, sent here to entertain us with some of the most unbelievable golf we’ll ever see on this planet or the next.

But please, Nike, let’s all wink at each other with knowing smiles, and at least pretend he’s just your run of the mill (non-alien) professional golfer. Give him one of your clean looking white swoosh hats Rory wears. They look great! Or, hell, let him just take off the hat altogether and let the alien hang out. We don’t care. Just don’t make us look at grandma’s shower curtain over the weekend. It’s an insult to spare bathrooms everywhere.

 

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The 6 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (6.14.19)

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In this segment, we’ll be taking a look at some of the best #GolfWRX tagged photos on Instagram. In case you aren’t already, there’s a whole load of action going on at our page, so follow us: @golfwrx

Let’s get to it then, here are six of the best #GolfWRX photos from the past 24 hours.

Dormie Workshop with limited edition covers using real flags from Pebble Beach.

 ”Banksy Gilmore” U.S. Open – Pebble Beach Headcover from American Flatsticks.

How about this custom Scotty from Embrace Putters?

Andrew Halford sharing his cool video of Tiger Woods on the practice green at Pebble Beach.

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Just @tigerwoods practicing putting.

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Immaculate work from those in charge at Pebble.

Swag’s King putter cover in action.

Get hashtagging your golf posts #GolfWRX for your chance to feature in our best of Instagram posts in the future!

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Jordan Spieth blasts caddie, Michael Greller, during round one of the U.S. Open after back-to-back errors

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Jordan Spieth began his U.S. Open campaign with a one-over round of 72, and on the eight hole at Pebble Beach, the Texan let his frustration spill over as he laid into his caddie, Michael Greller, after back-to-back mistakes.

The 25-year-old was even par at the time, but on the treacherous eight hole he hit his tee shot through the fairway and off the cliff, before taking a drop and hitting his third shot over the green.

Fox Sports microphones picked up Spieth’s frustration at this moment, as he appeared to blast his caddie.

“Two perfect shots, Michael. You got me in the water on one and over the green on the other.”

After his round, Spieth clarified that the comment was made due to his frustration that as a team, the two couldn’t figure out how to get things right on the hole.

“When you hit a couple of shots exactly where you want and one’s in the water and the next one’s dead over the green, I’m going to be frustrated that as a team we didn’t figure out how to make sure that didn’t happen.

I may have looked like the bad guy, but my intentions were that we should be in play if the ball is hit solidly.”

Spieth tees off on day two alongside Tiger Woods and Justin Rose at 11:24 AM ET.

 

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