The Nike Lunar Swingtip golf shoe, inspired by action sports, pays homage to classic wingtip design.
Nike engineers visited Nike's affliate, Hurley, to gain inspiration from surfers and skateboarders who also enjoy golf. Those engineers used the insights as well as those already in the Nike Skateboarding range of shoes, to create the Nike Lunar Swingtip, designed to provide stability and comfort on and off the course.
Using results from pressure mapping study at Nike's Sports Research Lab, the Lunar Swingtip features a traction pattern's stud configuration, geometry and lug heights designed to offer traction on demand, when and where you need it. The rubber rum around the bottom of the shoe is weight activated, to work with the foot to create increased stability. The lugs on the sole engage with the ground providing secure grip with hidden traction. The Nike Lunar Swingtip has a full-length Lunarlon sockliner that provides out-of-the-box comfort whilst also offering feel and support.
“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.”