Rory McIlroy to sport unique shoes for charity at Irish OpenMay 27, 2015 Golf Tips
World number one will wear a different design during each round of Irish Open, in aid of children's cancer charity
Rory McIlroy will wear unique golf shoes during the Irish Open, designed by children whose lives have been affected by cancer.
A different version of the Nike Lunar Control 3 shoe will be chosen for each round of the European Tour event commencing on May 28th.
McIlroy’s Rory Foundation and Nike teamed up with the Cancer Fund for Children in Northern Ireland to raise funds and awareness through the children’s designs.
I’m delighted that the young people associated with the Cancer Fund for Children got to design my shoes, said McIlroy, whose Foundation was established to give young people the support they may need through a variety of children’s charities.
I am very proud of Rory because he has done so well for himself and still helps young people “The shoes are really unique with some crazy designs. 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.”
For the opening round, McIlroy will wear a shoe designed by twelve-year-old Sarah Lockhart. With a red toe box, purple lining, an orange midsole topline and green lacing, it is one of the most colourful shoes of the lot.
“I read online that Rory really likes different shades of green so I combined that with some of my favourite colours,” said Sara, who became involved with the Cancer Fund for Children when her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer.
“It was a very worrying time but the Cancer Fund for Children helped a lot.
“I am very proud of Rory because he has done so well for himself and still helps young people such as me through his work with the organisation.”