With the advice and counsel of Rory McIlroy — world No. 1 and owner of one of the game’s most aggressive turns — Nike has created a lightweight shoe with the kind of perimeter stability required to support players with swing speeds of 100 mph and up.
To increase traction, an extra spike has been added toward the front of the foot, and the base has been widened to maximize contact with the ground. A synthetic microfiber upper helps repel water, while a full-length foam sole provides a soft, snug foundation.
Available on Jan. 1. Consumers can begin to customize their Nike Lunar Control 3 via NIKEiD on Jan. 12. $210.
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