Rory McIlroy Ryder Cup footwear

Take a closer look at Rory's limited edition Nike Lunar Control shoes for Gleneagles

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Wed, 24 Sep 2014

Rory McIlroy Ryder Cup footwear
Nike Lunar Control II shoes

TO celebrate this week’s Ryder Cup, Nike athlete and World No. 1 Rory McIlroy has some specially-designed Lunar Control II shoes that he will wear during the week.

Rory said: “They feel like you can wear them all day, they’re incredibly comfortable.”

Paul Casey says it’s “the impeccable traction with the ground” that is key in his decision to lace up in Nike Lunar Controls week after week.

And Kyle Stanley likes that he doesn’t have to break them in. “They’re ready to wear, right out of the box,” he says. “I wouldn’t wear anything else.”

Nike Golf Athletes sport the Nike Lunar Control on Tour more than any other shoe because it offers the control and lightweight cushioning they need round after round – and now they have an expressive range of bold and confident colors to choose from beginning January 1.

“The shoe is designed to be in contact with the ground as much as possible and that enables me to push off the ground with more control,” Casey says. “For me, it’s always incredible how Nike creates great shoes, and then improves on them in the next generation.”

Vibrant colours such as Venom Green, Military Blue and Challenge Red pop against white and black premium full-grain leather uppers and highlight Nike’s proprietary full-length Lunarlon technology, a lightweight cushioning system that is highly responsive, resulting in a unique combination of comfort and support.

“Our Tour athletes are on their feet all day, every day – they know what they need out of a golf shoe to perform at their best,” says Lee Walker, Nike Golf Global Footwear Marketing Director. “We relied heavily on their insights to create a shoe that provides optimal control and comfort in a range of confident colors.”

In addition to Lunarlon foam cushioning, the Nike Lunar Control also features Nike Flywire, another proprietary technology, which wraps from the midfoot to the heel for targeted support and lightweight structure.

Underfoot, Nike Power Platform stabilizes the foot to provide better balance, smoother weight transfer and more control at impact. Power Transfer Zone technology works in conjunction with the Power Platform to allow for constant ground contact and a smooth transfer of power throughout the swing.

Rory's limited edition Ryder Cup shoes will not go on general sale.