It wasn’t a great week with the clubs for Rory McIlroy at The Honda Classic, but his shoe game was strong. Rory created a social media storm on Wednesday by sporting some never-before-seen Nike Lunar Control 3 shoes that featured a safari print and a bright red/orange swoosh.
Prints are obviously a strong trend on and off the course, and these safari prints have become an increasingly popular way to add some personality and texture footwear. Versions of Keegan Bradley’s custom Jordan golf shoes have featured elephant prints and we have seen similar prints used on basketball and soccer shoes.
Many custom items that are seen on Tour players, are usually not attainable for the amateur player, but that’s not the case with Rory’s custom kicks. Take a quick trip to Nike iD, the brand’s custom shoe and gear design site, and you too can slip on Rory’s bespoke Lunar Control 3s. Do this at your own risk, though. It is easy to drop an hour or so running through all the various options and designing multiple pairs of shoes.
If you are looking to recreate Rory’s shoes on Nike iD, here are the specs:
Vamp: White with Black Safari Graphic
Swoosh: Hot Lava
Midsole Topline: Black
Sole Plate: Grey
Spike: Hot Lava
This is the first time Rory has strayed from the retail colorways with his Nike footwear and we hope to see more custom kicks from Rors and other players in the future. It is also great to see trends from street wear and other sports influencing on-course fashion. Next up, maybe we could see some of the floral prints that Nike is using on its Roshe running shoes carried over to some golf footwear. Please, Nike.