I had the privilege of trying the new 2013 Nike Lunar Control Golf Shoes recently, and let’s just say they have a winner. I have been playing with the Nike Heritage golf shoes this past season, and if you’re looking for an upgrade then you need to checkout the Lunar Control Golf Shoes.
The look of the new Lunar Control’s are awesome with a great set of 6 colorways to choose from. I tested the Black/Volt colorway since I’m a huge fan of black golf shoes and these ones will definitely stand out with the Volt Flywire. I also really like the look of the White/Reflective Silver-Photo Blue-Anthracite colorway. I like how they kept the classic saddle type look but comfort is where it’s king. I give the overall look a 10/10 with 6 great colorways to choose from that matches your taste.
I can’t describe how comfortable the new Lunar Control’s are compared to other golf shoes I have worn. They took the look of the saddle shoe and mixed it with the feeling of a comfortable running shoe and have a real winner. Comfort should be the number one benefit when looking for a golf shoe since you will be putting a ton of miles in on the golf course. I know from experience in playing college golf that walking 36 holes the first day destroys your feet. I really wish I had these a long time ago since the round would have been way better on the feet. The Lunarlon cushioning is a great feature in not only making the shoes lighter but helps take stress off of pressure points on your foot. They aren’t as light as the Oakley Cipher but are making huge strides in cutting out the weight of the shoe. So if you are looking to get rid of your Foot Joys or Adidas and try something new, then I highly suggest giving these golf shoes a shot! I give the overall comfort rating of 8/10.
The Nike Lunar Control will give all the grip you need in the world with its Scorpion Stinger Spikes and Tri-LOK system. Even on rainy days will help you get a grip and prevent slipping in harsh conditions. Replacements spikes can be found at almost every golf shop along with great deals online. Golf Smith offers Scorpion Stinger Spikes with Tri-LOK for $10.99. I give the overall Grip rating of 8/10.
Overall Grade 26/30
If you are looking for a new golf shoe and feel like giving the Nike Lunar Control shoes a shot I would highly recommend trying the 2013 version out at local golf stores and online at Nike. I would suggest if you want to go a step up from the Lunar Controls to checkout the Tiger Woods edition shoes. I will be playing these all 2013 and probably on into the future since they really are a great shoe and a great tool in enhancing your golf game.
Nike Lunar Control Features:
The Nike Lunar Control Men’s Golf Shoe delivers stability and comfort on the course with a Power Platform and springy, resilient Lunarlon cushioning. Equipped with Nike power transfer zone technology, this innovative shoe helps create a smoother transition from backswing to impact.
Flywire technology for ultra-lightweight support and comfort
Ultra-lightweight, springy Lunarlon cushioning for soft yet supportive shock absorption
Next-generation Nike Power Platform stabilizes the foot to offer better balance, smoother weight transfer and more power through impact
Waterproof performance leather for durability and protection from the elements
Nike Power Transfer Zone for a smooth transfer of power at impact
Scorpion Stinger Spikes and Tri-LOK system for excellent traction
Two-year limited waterproof warranty
Lunarlon cushioning features a soft, yet resilient foam core encased within a supportive foam carrier for lightweight, ultra-plush cushioning, springy response and support. This innovative foam, invented at Nike and 30 percent lighter than traditional Phylon, allows the force of impact to be more evenly distributed and helps reduce painful pressure points on your foot.
Nike Golf Athletes to Debut New Nike Lunar Control Footwear
Below is the Official Press Release From Nike:
BEAVERTON, Ore. (November 8, 2012)– Nike Golf Athletes will debut the latest Lunar Control footwear at the Children’s Miracle Network in Orlando and in Dubai for the European Tour’s DP World Tour Championship.
The new Nike Lunar Control footwear, available January 1, 2013, imparts innovation in every detail, delivering performance that exceeds athletes’ expectations.
Distinguishing from the original Nike Lunar Control golf shoe, the new Lunar Control footwear features a full-length Lunarlon cushioning system, providing lightweight comfort, optimal ground-feel, and all-day support throughout the entire shoe.
The Lunarlon cushioning system is a proprietary technology from Nike that offers comfort and stability where athletes need it most. The Lunarlon Foam midsole is lightweight, durable and highly responsive, resulting in a unique combination of cushioning and support.
Another differentiating detail from the original Lunar Control is increased Nike Flywire technology, wrapping from the midfoot to heel to provide targeted support and lightweight structure.
A Nike Power Platform stabilizes the foot to offer better balance, smoother weight transfer and more power through impact. Working in conjunction with the Power Platform is the patent pending Power Transfer Zone technology which allows for constant contact and a smooth transfer of power at impact.
This construction of the saddle panel combined with a carved out TPU, works with the foot to allow natural range of motion and improved flexibility. This technology not only elevates performance, but it has also reduced the weight of the original Nike Lunar Control from 14.6oz to 13.4oz (1.2oz per shoe).
“We take inspiration from our athletes and work to amplify performance in every aspect of their game,” said Nike Golf’s Footwear Product Director, Lee Walker. “When you’re on your feet all day every day, practicing and competing, every ounce makes a difference.”
The Nike Lunar Control will be available in 6 colorways with wide options.
• Waterproof premium leather upper
• Flywire midfoot saddle
• Full length Lunarlon cushioning
• Nike Power Platform
• 2-year Waterproof Warranty
Nike Lunar Control
Sizes: 7-12, 13, 14, 15 (MED); 7.5-12, 13, 14 (WIDE).
Colors: Black/Reflect Silver-Metallic Pewter-Volt, Black/Reflect Silver-Volt-Black, White/Reflect Silver-PR Platinum-PR P, White/Reflect Silver-Hyper Red-Anthr, White/Reflect Silver-Volt-Volt, White/Reflect Silver-Pht Bl-Anthrc
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