With the golf season, and the summer, in full swing Nike have launched two new spikeless shoe models. Inspired by more than four decades of Nike athletic shoes, the Lunar Waverly and Mont Royal shoes will join the recent Lunar Clayton shoes to make up the company's current spikeless range.
Carl Madore, Nike Golf's Innovation Design Lead, said:
The Lunar Waverly and Lunar Mont Royal were inspired by classic Nike footwear styles, and we adapted those designs for athletes who want a golf shoe with versatile appeal. These shoes have incredible performance technology that are great for playing 18 holes or wearing before or after the round, too. You can hit balls at the driving range on your lunch break without ever changing your shoes. These styles are modeled after some of Nike’s first shoes but modernized to perform specifically for golf.
The Lunar Waverly shoe is available in four different colours and features a waterproof, full-grain leather upper atop a newly designed spikeless shoe with Nike's iconic tread pattern.
For the first time ever Nike have used cork in a golf shoe. The lightweight material is used in the sock liner and combines with the full-length Nike Lunarlon foam to add even more comfort to the Lunar Waverly, making it as comfortable on the course as off it.
Madore and his design team worked hard to design the sole of the Lunar Waverly shoe. Using pressure-mapping analysis, they were able to see how a golfers foot moves during the swing and from there they were able to design the size, height and hardness of the lugs on the sole.