5 Nike designers incorporated feedback from Rory McIlroy to create the Nike Lunar Control 3 which offers ultimate lightweight performance with maximum stability and control.
McIlroy and fellow Nike Golf athletes debuted the new Nike Lunar Control 3 at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Because of the rotating force in his swing, McIlroy challenged Nike designers to create a solution that provides better traction, prevents slipping and retains the control needed to generate power and speed.
Nike designers responded by adding an extra spike on the newer model in the medial forefoot on the outsole and secondary traction elements in the Nike Lunar Control 3.
I love the look of the shoe and how much lower to the ground it makes me feel" – Rory McIlroy The Nike Lunar Control 3 also features a wider base for increased stability and to allow the golf athlete to maintain contact with the ground for as long as possible through impact. A carbon fiber midfoot shank also delivers lower, lighter and more stable control.
“I love the look of the shoe and how much lower to the ground it makes me feel,” McIlroy said. “With the increased traction and stability, I am able to be more aggressive with my swing and do not have to worry about slipping.”
Like its predecessors, the upper of the Nike Lunar Control 3 utiliSes Nike Flywire technology for adaptive lateral support while using more robust cables to help secure the foot effectively.
The upper of the shoe is made from a microfiber synthetic to offer water resistance, better durability and a great fit right out of the box.
In the midsole, the Nike Lunar Control 3 features a lighter and softer full-length Nike Lunarlon foam to deliver lightweight, responsive cushioning.
Availability/colourways: White/Volt colourway for six days on nike.com from November 28.
Black/Pure Platinum, Pure Platinum/Bright Crimson, White/Pure Platinum and White/Volt; White/Lyon Blue from January 1, 2015.