Pete Carroll praises Macklemore for picking Air Monarchs over "Chef Curry" shoes

ByJovan Buha ESPN logo
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll has become an unofficial spokesman for Nike's Air Monarch IV shoes over the years, refusing to switch up his footwear despite numerous attempts from his players and equipment staff.

On Tuesday, Carroll lauded friend and Washington-bred rapper Ben Haggerty, aka Macklemore, for showcasing his Monarchs on his Snapchat account and, more importantly, for picking them over Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry's polarizing"Chef Curry" shoes.

Carroll expressed his affection for Curry's sneakers -- which, like the Air Monarchs, are dubbed as "dad shoes" on social media -- a few months ago, yet he remains loyal to the old-school all-white lowtops he calls "Air Paternos."