The weather conditions golfers have to put up with can be very challenging. With this in mind and with cooler and wetter days on the way, players have a new way to keep feet dry and warm this fall and winter.
“In the sport of golf, conditions can drastically change over the course of four hours,” affirms James Arizumi, Nike Golf’s Design Director of Footwear. “The main goal with the Lunar Bandon 3 was to create a versatile and comfortable shoe that could adapt to all conditions the athlete might experience in an entire round. When the weather clears up and the sun comes out, the Lunar Bandon 3 can be unzipped to let the foot breathe as well as provide a greater range of motion through the swing.”
Nike Golf’s Nike Lunar Bandon 3 places a weatherproof upper atop six spikes on the outsole for traction for support on slippery surfaces. A seam-sealed shroud is designed to lock out moisture and a synthetic leather weatherproof toe cap gives an extra layer of drag protection. Once unzipped, a hidden camo pattern is unveiled on the inside of the shroud.
And staying dry isn’t the only comfort offered by the Lunar Bandon 3. The shoe also has a full-length lightweight Lunarlon for cushioning and a padded lining on the interior to support the ankle. For traction the Lunar Bandon 3 has an outsole from the Nike Lunar Command golf shoe with six spikes giving traction a golfer needs in slippery conditions.
“This shoe was designed for the toughest and most dedicated golfers who play in unpredictable conditions. With that in mind, I wanted to focus on the interior of the shoe and design it to be insanely comfortable even in the harshest weather, like sweatpants for your feet on a cold and rainy day,” Arizumi confirms. “Simply put, the Bandon 3 was designed so that the exterior upper takes care of the weather while the interior is built to take care of your feet.”