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Rory McIlroy to Wear Nike Shoes Designed by Kids at Irish Open

Rory McIlroy to Wear Shoes Designed by Kids at Irish Open
During the 2015 Irish Open, Rory McIlroy will wear four winning Nike Lunar Control 3 designs by kids affected by cancer.

Rory McIlroy will be the center of attention at this week’s Irish Open for a long list of reasons, not the least of which will be his flashy, limited edition shoes.

The Rory Foundation has teamed up with Nike and the Cancer Fund for Children in Northern Ireland to hold a shoe design contest for kids whose lives have been affected by cancer. Four Nike Lunar Control 3 designs have been chosen as winners, and McIlroy will wear a different pair during each round of the Irish Open at Royal County Down. The contest was held to raise both funds and awareness for childhood cancer.

Each pair was designed using NIKEiD and are available for purchase on Nike.com. A portion of the proceeds benefit The Rory Foundation.

“The shoes are really unique with some crazy designs,” said McIlroy. “The Irish Open is going to be a very special event for golf and my foundation and I am excited to compete in them this week.”

Here is a closer look at each shoe. Which design is your favorite?

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This pair was designed by 12-year-old Sara Lockhart.

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These shoes, designed by 16-year-old Ryan Keenan, will be worn by Rory during the second round of the Irish Open.

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Chloe Hyndman, 15, designed this model that Rory will wear during the third round.

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Alex Kernaghan, 13, designed this pair that McIlroy will wear on Sunday.

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