Nike Golf has made its first foray into a fashionable all-weather golf shoe, naming it after one of the most beautiful golf cathedrals in the United States.
The company announced Monday the Nike Lunar Bandon - a shoe designed to combine the comfort and style while being able to stand up to any weather condition.
Named after the iconic Oregon resort, the design centers around trying to prevent water from entering the shoe in the first place. The shoe has a booty tongue, aimed at preventing water from getting into the shoe while putting it on the foot. It has a higher profile than most golf shoes, knowing a lower profile can allow water to seep into the shoe while walking. The shoe is easy to lace and seal, again, with an eye toward preventing water from getting into the shoe and remaining there for the round.
Stability and traction are provided with what the company calls "integrated traction," meaning the outsole will not have traditional spikes.
A notched-out heel with Lunarlon cushioning on the inside of the shoe combines to provide comfort in any golf stance.
The shoe comes in a bold black and neon green color scheme, somewhat reminiscent of the track shoes seen in the 2012 Olympics.
Nike Golf suggests a minimum street price of $139.99 for the shoe, which is available on Oct. 1.