The inspiration for the new Nike Lunar Clayton came to golf footwear product line manager Ryan Bucci while he was window-shopping in Florence, Italy.
“Handmade, Italian leather shoes are the essence of premium footwear,” said Bucci.
“We saw that there was an opening in the marketplace for a high-quality, handcrafted golf shoe that we could marry with Nike technology to make it lighter, more comfortable and more wearable,” added Bucci.
To achieve the combination, Nike Golf footwear designers combined a handcrafted, waterproof leather upper with lightweight Nike Lunarlon technology in the outsole for responsive cushioning.
A leather welt, often used in traditional methods of making shoes, joins the upper to the outsole while protecting from the elements.
“In the past, wearing a high-end leather golf shoe meant you had to take the time to break it in,” said Bucci.
“The Nike Lunar Clayton is a handcrafted leather shoe built to last but ready to wear. We obsessed the details, from the leather upper to the contrast stitching to stability and fit.”
A new Internal Dynamic Fit System provides a secure fit and stability in the midfoot through a lacing system that Nike Golf designers moved to the inside of the upper.
A molded rubber outsole (Integrated Traction) makes the Nike Lunar Clayton a versatile, wearable shoe on and off the golf course.
Additional design features include a Nike-crafted Swoosh on the upper, premium sockliner, contrast stitch details and two sets of laces with each pair of shoes.