The Golf Monthly Nike Lunar Control 4 shoes review, a pair designed with Rory McIlroy to help use the ground more effectively via a stable base during the swing
Designed in conjunction with Rory McIlroy, the fourth generation of the Lunar Control shoe focuses on stability, grip and comfort. New for this model is Dynamic Nike Flywire technology – which provides lateral support in the midfoot – as well as a robust external heel counter that helps lock the foot in place for better stability. A split tongue provides relief while walking. There are four colourways, including this new blue option launched more recently.
Young, stylish and dynamic golfers who need high levels of grip and stability.
It would be safe to assume this shoe is aimed at the younger golfer or ‘modern athlete’ from the colours and the oversized Nike Swoosh on the toe. The styling will divide opinion, but
it isn’t distracting and it adds to the shelf appeal.
There’s plenty of substance behind the design. The upper is synthetic, rather than leather, so it won’t stretch or change shape over time. As such, the shoes are ready to wear out of the box. The idea is to create a solid, stable platform from which to swing – something fast swingers will certainly appreciate.
Pyramid-style nubs on the outsole provide extra grip, and, despite the solid construction, the LC4 shoe is perfectly comfortable, thanks to the insole foam cushioning underfoot. While the midfoot fit is quite wide, the free cables that house the laces pull in around that area to minimise foot movement, while still allowing the toes to wiggle.
These shoes are ideal if you prefer a modern look, like to feel stability when you swing and comfort when you walk. The stylish is aimed more toward the young-at-heart golfer that likes bright colours and standing out from the crowd.