Golf World Reacts to Justin Thomas’ Patriotic Americanized Shoes for Ryder Cup 2020

Published 09/23/2021, 9:00 AM EDT
Golf – The 2020 Ryder Cup – Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S. – September 22, 2021 General view of the shoes worn by Team USA’s Justin Thomas during a practice round REUTERS/Mike Segar TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY


The Ryder Cup is being played this week if you haven’t already heard. Both the teams seem to be going all out for it, including wearing themed costumes. However, Justin Thomas just took it up a notch with his latest shoes.

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Golf – Scottish Open – The Renaissance Club, North Berwick, Scotland, Britain – July 11, 2021 Justin Thomas of the U.S. during the final round REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

As a rookie at last year’s edition, he was the team’s top-scoring performer and recorded a total score of 4-1-0. This will be the 28-year-old’s second appearance and he will look to maintain and improve his own standards.

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Justin Thomas sports an incredibly American pair of shoes

Justin Thomas couldn’t have been more patriotic with his appearance. Created by custom golf shoe designer Nomad Customs, he wore these during a practice session and they have gone viral since. It has everything that screams America on them. Painted on it is a bald eagle, the stars and stripes flag, the statue of liberty, a line from the constitution, and even a portrait of Uncle Sam! And if the overall theme went unnoticed by someone, then a big and bold ‘Merica’ is thrown in for good measure.

 

For a good shoe-lover, these are a feast for the eyes. However, it is a little gaudy for some people’s liking. Twitter witnessed plenty of fans who had mixed opinions on Thomas’ latest shoes. Let’s look at what some of them said:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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After a poor performance by the team at Le Golf National in 2018, they seem to be in mightier spirits at this edition. Do you think Team USA will be successful in bringing this title home?

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Ishita Bhargava

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Ishita Bhargava is a golf content writer at Essentially Sports. Currently pursuing her undergraduate degree from the Shri Ram College of Commerce, she has a keen interest in sports and fitness. When not playing or watching a sports event, Ishita can be seen spending time with her pets or binge-watching.

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