As if two Grammys and a platinum record weren't proof enough that Macklemore is here to stay, the 30-year-old rapper recently received a present that most artists would never dream of.
Before performing at the Jordan Brand Classic at Barclays Center, Macklemore debuted some new shoes that are the result of his collaboration with Nike's Jordan Brand.
Check them out:
I'm proud to announce the unveiling of my "Northwest King Salmon" Melo's. Courtesy of @jumpman23 and myself. Never dreamed I'd have an opportunity like this. Huge shout out to @pdxreg and the whole fam. #sharkfacegangFollow
The idea is awesome but the execution is, well, lacking. It didn't take long before the Twittersphere reacted to Macklemore's design. And most of the reviews were negative:
Macklemore designed a pair of Jordans and i've never seen an uglier pair of shoes in my life
— Darragh Spelman (@DarraghSpelman) April 21, 2014
I like Macklemore, but he isn't doing himself any favors with those Jordans
— traVon. (@GrimeyHundreds) April 21, 2014
Macklemore's Jordans are salmon colored, why
— BANE (@Timmaaay_) April 22, 2014
Those new Macklemore Jordans... Look like Easter leftovers... Pass
— XXX (@KingRedRose) April 22, 2014
the new macklemore jordans look like uncooked fish
— daniel (@lankdan) April 22, 2014
if i catch any of my friends wearing the new Macklemore Jordans i will proceed to slap you out of them.
— dookie (@dookietrance) April 22, 2014
These Macklemore Jordans look like someone put a pair of 9's and Sketchers in a Nutribullet.
— Prim Reaper (@kraaawse) April 22, 2014
Here's what they look like on Macklemore:
And, just in case you were curious, here's what they look like on an infant:
So Macklemore's model may not be top sellers, but at least the rapper (whose real name is Ben Haggerty) can say he's designed his own pair of Air Jordan sneakers. Few people can make that claim.
And he got a Michael Jordan selfie out of the experience. Not a total loss.