Nike Golf is unveiling the new Lunar Control 3 golf shoes this week at the DP World Golf Championship in Dubai. And Rory McIlroy is obviously excited.
"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'm able to be more aggressive with my swing, and not worry about slipping."
The Lunar Control II golf shoes were my own favorites last season, and the new design features are intriguing.
To increase stability, the Lunar Control 3 feature an extra spike, and secondary traction elements that extend more towards the perimeter of the shoes.
The shoes also feature a wider base to maintain contact with the ground as long as possible through impact. And the new carbon fiber midfoot shank provides lower, lighter, and more stable control.
Flywire technology returns with more robust cables to secure the foot more effectively. And a lighter, softer, full-length Nike Lunarlon foam delivers the most lightweight and responsive cushioning of any Nike Lunar Control shoe in history.
The new Nike Lunar Control 3 will be available January 1st in Black/Pure Platinum, White/Pure Platinum, and Pure Platinum/Bright Crimson. A White/Volt colorway will be a limited, four-day offering beginning November 28th. And a White/Blue Lyon version drops on March 1st.
I'll have a review on the Lunar Control 3 for you soon. In the meantime, for more information about the latest Nike Golf gear for 2015, check out Nike.com, and follow them on @nikegolf.