Nike Golf certainly came up with a different look with the new Lunar Swingtip golf shoes inspired by the unlikely combination of skateboarders and surfers who enjoy golf plus the classic wingtip golf shoe.
“Nike Action Sports has a lot of skate and surf athletes who love golf and are low-handicap players,” said Nike’s Lee Walker. “When they play, they want to look the part – to wear the ‘uniform’ of golf. But at the same time they, better than most, can appreciate the stability afforded by a low-profile cupsole construction given the performance demands of their chosen sports. Balance and stability are critical in board sports just as they are in golf.”
The traction pattern of the outsole was derived from a pressure mapping study by Nike’s Sports Research Lab producing the stud configuration, geometry, and heights of the lugs.
There’s a full-length Nike Lunarlon sockliner for, as Nike says, “out-of-the-box comfort,” while providing ground feel and support. According toWalker, “Action Sports had been utilizing this execution of Lunarlon foam in their Skateboarding line. This inspired our team to incorporate a similar drop-in Lunarlon sockliner for comfort directly underfoot.” Wingtip upper designs are available in multiple colors and material offerings, including leather, suede and canvas for $109.