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Golf World Firmly Rejects Latest Air Jordan Shoe Despite Stunning Design

Published 04/23/2022, 1:20 PM EDT

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The former NBA star player Michael Jordan has once again collaborated with Nike to create limited edition golf shoes. The Jordan brand has opted to go for traditional style with the ADG 4. And hopes the latest Air Jordan shoe will be a hit like its predecessors. However, does the golf world think the same? 

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“A request from MJ himself,” the description about the latest shoe read. “The Jordan ADG 4 infuses an incredibly classic silhouette with retro Jordan flavor.” 


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Being popular for designing sneakers suitable for basketball, the Jordan brand has made a lot of changes to the ADG 4 golf shoes. The stylish-looking shoe features a full-grain leather upper. Furthermore, the ADG 4 comes with the iconic elephant print design on the heels. 

The Nike react midsole is used to cushion the underfoot of the shoe. It also comes with a rubber outsole which would help in maximum traction on the course. Furthermore, the iconic Jumpman logo is given on the heel of the new ADG 4. 

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Michael Jordan is considered the GOAT of the NBA. He has won six NBA Championships throughout his career with the Chicago Bulls. Nevertheless, his love for golf is not a secret to anyone. 


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According to an interview he gave to Golf Channel, the former star shooting guard considers golf “the hardest game to play.” Known for his competitiveness, the GOAT thinks the sport controls his urge to win as it is a battle against oneself. 

The golf world’s reaction to the latest Air Jordan shoe

It is not wrong to say that MJ is as passionate about golf as he is about basketball after his retirement. And it is his passion for the sport that made him contribute to golf. 

The Jordan brand hoped to create a comfortable yet practical shoe for the golfers. However, does the golf world like it?


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The golf world took Twitter to express what they think of the new ADG 4 as soon as the Jordan brand revealed the first look.

Since the ADG 4 does not come with spikes, the majority of the golf world rejected the idea of buying them to play golf. Furthermore, they didn’t find the shoes comfortable to play golf. However, the fans still appreciated its design and choose to buy them.


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Are you thinking of buying one? Or do you think it would be uncomfortable to wear them to the golf course? Let us know in the comment section below!

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Written by:

Anjana Prabhakaran


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Anjana Prabhakaran is a Golf content writer at EssentiallySports. She has completed her Master's degree in Public Administration and considers researching as one of her hobbies. As her family is interested in sports, Anjana grew up watching every sport on television.
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Deepika Bhaduri