Nike Golf’s new Lunar Ascend men’s golf shoe is now available. The Ascend extends Nike Golf’s spikeless Lunar shoe line and features the company’s Hyperfuse construction and Integrated Traction. Nike Golf says it collaborated with parent Nike Inc. to utilize Hyperfuse construction to deliver the “perfect summer golf shoe.” In other words, it another example of how technology is playing into making spikeless golf shoes more playable and appealing.
An upper construction technique that originated in Nike Basketball, Nike Golf says Hyperfuse construction is a multi-layered construction that ensures lightweight support, comfort, breathability and durability. Hyperfuse is an engineered composite of three different materials: an internal synthetic underlay for structure and support, a performance mesh layer for breathability and a thin TPU durable outer layer for additional protection and support.
The base stability layer and the breathable layer, according to Nike Golf, are fused together with the thin TPU skin layer for a no-sew construction.
Nike Golf says the Ascend, which carries a street price of $99.99, also features Lunarlon foam cushioning paired with an Integrated Traction performance outsole. The company says Integrated Traction is a molded TPU outsole that enhances traction and ground feel while reducing the overall weight of the shoe. The lower profile of the Nike Lunar Ascend increases stability while utilizing Integrated Traction to eliminate spike pressure and maintain traction. The Integrated Traction outsole allows more flexibility and greater natural motion for the foot.