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Nike Lunar Technology Keeps Soaring with the Introduction of the Nike Lunar Ascend
-Nike Golf combines innovative technologies to create the ultimate lightweight summer golf shoe-

BEAVERTON, Ore. (January 19, 2012) – Leveraging the success of the Nike Lunar Control men’s golf shoe, Nike Golf is expanding its Lunar offering with the addition of the new Nike Lunar Ascend men’s golf shoe. Loaded with innovative Nike technology, the Nike Lunar Ascend features Nike’s Hyperfuse construction and Integrated Traction.

Available on January 1, 2012, The Nike Lunar Ascend is engineered with the ingredients of the perfect lightweight and breathable golf shoe that combines stability and the comfort of Lunar cushioning. To achieve these optimal combinations, Nike Golf collaborated with Nike Inc. to utilize Hyperfuse construction to deliver the perfect summer golf shoe.

An upper construction technique that originated in Nike Basketball, Hyperfuse construction is an innovative multi-layered construction that ensures lightweight support, comfort, breathability and durability. Hyperfuse is an engineered composite of three different materials: an internal synthetic underlay for structure and support, a performance mesh layer for breathability and a thin TPU durable outer layer for additional protection and support. The base stability layer and the breathable layer are fused together with the thin TPU skin layer for a no-sew construction. Hyperfuse construction allows the Nike Lunar Ascend to achieve structure and stability while maintaining lightweight breathability. This Nike innovative technology results in a serious performance golf shoe.

The Nike Lunar Ascend utilizes the Tour-proven Lunarlon foam cushioning paired with an Integrated Traction performance outsole. Integrated Traction is a molded TPU outsole that enhances traction and ground feel while reducing the overall weight of the shoe. The lower profile of the Nike Lunar Ascend increases stability while utilizing Integrated Traction to eliminate spike pressure and maintain traction. The Integrated Traction outsole allows more flexibility and greater natural motion for the foot.

Developed in Nike’s Innovation Kitchen, Lunarlon cushioning system is another proprietary technology from Nike that offers underfoot comfort, ground feel and stability. The Lunarlon foam midsole is lightweight, durable and highly responsive resulting in a unique combination of cushioning and support.

Packed with golf-specific technology, the Nike Lunar Ascend is the pinnacle lightweight and breathable performance summer golf shoe.

Key Features:

• Hyperfuse technology combines synthetics, mesh and TPU
• Lunarlon cushioning in heel
• Full-length comfort sockliner
• Full-length TPU Integrated Traction
• Nike Power Platform

Nike Lunar Ascend
Available: 1/1/2012
MSRP: $130.00 (MAP/Street $99.99)
Colors: White/Black-Action Red-Granite; Black/Black-Grey-Electric Green; Soar/White-Metallic Cool Grey-Black; Cool Grey/White-Black-Action Red

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Morgan is co-founder of The Hackers Paradise with her husband, and fellow staff writer, Josh Babbitt. Together they share a passion for all things golf, food, travel and their two precious puppies.

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  1. ddxu says:

    Interesting looking shoe. I don’t think I’d ever wear them as my #1 shoe, but they’d be great for those hot 36 hole days where the course is dry for the 2nd round.

  2. Cookie says:

    I could definitely see these added to my shoe collection. Several reasons for that:

    1) Solid street pricing
    2) They look good. Many of the shoes that have mesh always have white which gets dingy to quick. I like the dark color options available
    3) As someone that walks 18 quickly after work, I like that I can wear these straight from the home to the course and back without wasting time changing shoes
    4) They look VERY comfortable which is also really key for a walker

    Lightweight, breathable, and it is “summer” here like 7 or 8 months a year. Very nice.

  3. INgolfer says:

    Those are some awesome looking shoes! And they look comfy

  4. TC says:

    I love the price point!

  5. lcsmrtn says:

    Good looking shoes, if they get the same reviews as the lunar controls, at that price it’ll be a no brainer to get a pair.

  6. Chunkylover says:

    Price point is good. Not loving the looks. I think there are other shoes in this category that I like better. They do look comfy though

  7. damaikis says:

    Those are great looking shoes. I really like the green ones, and the price point is fantastic. This is a great job by Nike.

  8. dirtydawg67 says:

    I’m liking the looks of these and think they will be great for this summer. May have to pick up a pair for the outing.

  9. War Eagle says:

    I like them. I have a pair of running shoes that are pretty similar and they could be some of the most comfortable shoes I own. I would imagine having that kind of comfort for a round of golf, especially when walking would be quite nice.

  10. One-T says:

    I could def wear the bottom left one!

  11. ddec says:

    I could see myself wearing these. The look like they would be pretty comfortable. The lunar’s last year were very comfortable. These would be great for range sessions or walking the course.

  12. Ryan H. says:

    They seem really sporty, which I can’t decide if I like or not. I could go for the green pair to rep THP though. I suspect they are very comfy.

  13. Danilo says:

    I love the lunar sole system, it’s super comfortable and light. The Black/Grey/Green looks awesome!

  14. Sean says:

    It’s a nice looking shoe, though I don’t get the entire “lunar” thing.

  15. 9-Iron Man says:

    I like the look, but not as a golf shoe for some reason. Strange, because I usually like the more “running shoe” look. Still a good looking shoe, and the price is fantastic.

  16. Coolbreeze says:

    I love the price of these shoes and I love the look. If they are even half as good as the Lunars then I will have one or two of these in my shoe collection.

  17. MarcH says:

    Ooo I likey. Price is reasonable as well. Might have to pick up a pair for the summer.

  18. biggsy says:

    I like the looks of the shoe, especially the dark color. The price is reasonable, but it looks like something I would run or workout in and not lace up for a round of golf. I’m just more of a traditionlist when it comes to golf shoes.

  19. Smallville says:

    I’m not a big fan of spikeless shoes, but these don’t look bad.

  20. ghsace says:

    They look like running shoes to me. Not in a bad way though- they look comfortable and light.

  21. DMB012 says:

    I think these look great and would be nice during the summer. They look very comfortable!

  22. Drew says:

    I like these quite a bit. It will be between these and the frees golf ones later this year. I like the fact that these don’t have spikes and would be good for walking.

  23. ripper says:

    I love these shoes. Have one pair and just ordered 2 more.

  24. AAAA4YA says:

    Not a fan of Nike. Nike is a purely a marketing company where as adidas focuses on people’s performances.

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