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.
“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?