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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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Justin Rose hits epic shank during round one of the Arnold Palmer Invitational

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Hitting a shank is one of the more mortifying moments a golfer can have, and while it may be a common feature in a lot of player’s weekend rounds, it’s not often you get to see one from a pro – but day one at Bay Hill was different.

Justin Rose was the man in question who hit the shank and did so early on day one when faced with a long bunker shot.

Thank’s to PGA Tour Live, viewers tuning into action early on Thursday got to see the shank in all it’s glory, and the epic sound of the ball hitting the hosel is not to be missed.

Rose made bogey on the hole but put the shank behind him and stiffed it from a greenside bunker just a couple of holes later.

 

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Billy Horschel snaps back at heckler at Bay Hill

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Fans are back this week at Bay Hill, and with it, the odd comment from those outside the ropes to those inside.

On day one of the Arnold Palmer Invitational, Billy Horschel was the target of a fan who decided that he’d give his expert opinion to the 5-time winner on the PGA Tour, telling him that he had read a putt badly.

Horschel took his time after the shout from the fan but then fired back at him, saying: “There’s a reason why I’m on that side of the ropes, and you’re on that side. I think my talent level is just a touch better.” 

Check out the incident in the video below.

It isn’t the first time the 34-year-old has put a fan in their place at an event either, as one person found out a couple of year’s ago at the Zurich Classic.

 

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Study finds golf fans are the angriest sports fans on social media

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Hop on to social media during a live sporting event, and emotions are spilling over, but when it comes to golf, the prominent feeling is often anger and frustration.

That is down to gambling, and according to a new study from OnlineGambling.Ca, golf supporters are the angriest on social media, with 42% of all tweets about the sport being classified as an angry comment.

The study also found that cricket and ice hockey fans show the most love for their team, with 38% of their social media posts being filled with love. Basketball fans seem to be the saddest with their teams’ results, with 38% of reactions being unhappy.

If you have ever gambled on golf or been on social media during an event, the results are probably less surprising to those that haven’t!

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