What's with Rory McIlroy's shoes at the Irish Open?
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What’s with Rory McIlroy’s shoes at the Irish Open?

Rory McIlroy is wearing some funky-looking Nike Golf shoes this week at the Irish Open at Royal County Down, but it's for a good reason and a good cause.

McIlroy, his Rory Foundation and Nike have teamed up with the Cancer Fund for Children in Northern Ireland this week, with the world No. 1 wearing pairs of Nike golf shoes with special designs created by children whose lives have been affected by cancer. The effort was made to raise money for the center, with the shoes available for purchase.

Here's a look at each day's design:

Day 1



Designed by 12-year-old Sara Hopkins, she did her research ahead of submitted the look, knowing that McIlroy likes red, for Ulster and his beloved Manchester United soccer team.

Day 2



Ryan Keenan, 16 years old, went for a simpler Irish-inspired look.

Day 3



Chloe Hyndman, 15, has been supported by the Cancer Fund since her mom was diagnosed with cancer when she was 11. She chose a professional look with black and white, but with some pizzazz.

Day 4



Created by 13-year-old Alex Kernaghan, the shoes say "Be You" on them because, as Alex said, that's what we should all aspire to be.

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