Why the Nike Lunar Waverly is a Force to Be Reckoned With
If you’ve been reading this blog for awhile you know that I’m a huge Nike guy. My fiance used to work in Nike Golf, I grew up in Eugene, what can I say, it’s in my blood.
That said, some of their golf products are better than others. Their balls historically I’ve found to be relatively so-so compared to the competition, for instance.
That said, I’ve found that Nike Golf always nails footwear and apparel.
All of that said, I’ve been wanting a more casual pair of summer golf shoes to wear around the course. Something that looked a bit better with shorts, and was just a little more understated.
I bought the shoes on the spot in the black, white, and volt color-way (which I by far liked the best) and couldn’t wait to get them out on the course.
I’ve now played 4 rounds in them, and not only have they been comfortable, but I’ve received compliments and questions on them during every round I’ve played.
I don’t know that I’d necessarily call them a true summer shoe (Nike positions it in their “Versatility” line), as they’re fully water proof, and don’t have mesh uppers like some other more casual golf shoes out there.
For me this is a good thing. It adds longevity to the shoes in terms of how late into the year I can wear them, and there’s nothing worse than wet feet after striding around in dew from an early morning round.
The cork insoles are also a cool surprise that not only look unique, but are really comfortable as well.
I found grip and performance to be better than expected, as this is the first time I’d ever played a round without traditional soft spikes. This is evidenced by the fact that I shot my best round ever at Pumpkin Ridge while wearing them, and had two other solid 83s in the week following.
The only real knock on performance is that on the range, I started to feel my big toe on my right foot feel get a little sore after repeated turns. Most of this is due to a skiing incident I had earlier this year, and the toe still being a little tender – but I noticed it more in these shoes than either of my other golf shoes.
At around $125 for the shoes on Amazon, they certainly aren’t the cheapest golf shoes ever, but for the combination of comfort, style, and performance I don’t think you’ll find a better match.
I’d highly recommend these shoes to anyone looking for a more casual style golf shoe, without wanting to sacrifice comfort and performance. Seriously, these look and feel so good, I’ve at times wanted to wear them off the golf course.
Also gotta love the nod to one of the city of Portland’s most established country clubs (Waverly).
Have you worn the Nike Lunar Waverly? What do you think?
- Great Looks and Style
- Solid Performance
- A little pricey
- Didn't like all of the color-ways