Jason Day is bringing a little swagger to the British Isles this week.
Day sported white Nike high-top shoes during the first round of the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale. The shoes look similar to the ones Michelle Wie often wears on the LPGA tour, the Nike Blazers.
In his original scripting, Day was supposed to be wearing Nike Lunar Control Vapor shoes, but it seems he’s opted for a little extra flair to kick the week off. But not everyone was having it.
Fans took to Twitter to express their opinions on Day’s footwear — and most of it wasn’t complimentary.
Jason Day those shoes are dreadful!
— Joshua Butterfield (@JoshButterfield) July 20, 2017
Did someone steal Jason Day’s golf shoes and all he had left were some casual high-tops? #TheOpen
— Brad Cole (@BJCole10) July 20, 2017
— Sam (@bellamoir) July 20, 2017
WHAT. ARE. THOSE?!? pic.twitter.com/QlCZuWRE3I
— Sean Zak (@Sean_Zak) July 20, 2017
Some thought that Day was encroaching on fellow pro Rickie Fowler’s signature high-top style.
Leave the high top golf shoes to Rickie Fowler. Not your style Jason Day
— Derek McGowan (@mcgowandj21) July 20, 2017
And while we all know this is the oldest championship in golf, this reference might be a bit of a stretch.
— Sportsbet.com.au (@sportsbetcomau) July 20, 2017