Nike Golf unveiled a unique spin on spikeless golf shoes in 2016, introducing Articulated Integrated Traction (AIT) on the Nike Flyknit Elite and then again on the Nike Lunar Control Vapor. Now, Nike is trying to take it a step further, bringing in more cushioning to further add comfort in the Lunar Control Vapor 2.
“When Nike and I first started collaborating on the Lunar Control Vapor more than two years ago, one of our goals was to make the most comfortable golf shoe around,” said Rory McIlroy. “I spend an enormous amount of time on my feet day-in and day-out while on the golf course. That shoe exceeded all of my expectations in terms of comfort and I’m really looking forward to playing in the new Lunar Control Vapor 2.”
AIT is a unique look, offering blade-looking treads to offer continuous traction as the foot moves through the swing. The concept is to decouple the medial heel and lateral forefoot area to help propel a golfer through the swing, while trying to promote better balance.
Improving comfort started with enhancing the full-length Lunarlon foam and including a new conforming sockliner for cushioning directly under the foot. Nike Flywire provides midfoot support and aids in keeping the foot in place through the swing. A new NikeSkin upper offers lateral support and also helps minimize stretch, so the fit remains comfortable but not too loose.
The Nike Lunar Control Vapor 2 is vailable October 28 at nike.com in limited quantities with the full set of three colorways for men (wolf grey/blue fury, white/black and black/white) and three for women (white/black, black/metallic silver and white/blue fury) available November 4 for $175 per pair.