Nike Lunar Bandon Golf Shoe Review
25 Oct 2013
by Benjamin Larsen of amateurgolf.com
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As a stubborn golfer, I need my apparel,
shoes to hold up
to the elements. No matter rain, sleet or
if I have
my mind set on
playing, I'm playing.
But staying dry and warm --- from head to toe
--- is a
tough task for any
golfer hoping to get the most out of their
as I call frigid
New England home, I figure my conditions are
as bad as
time of year.
The Nike Lunar Bandon is the perfect shoe to
with the elements,
no matter where you play.
Introduced in late 2012, the Lunar Bandon
little like most other golf shoes.
But remember, don't judge a book by its
And this is no ordinary golf shoe.
For starters, the shoes are cut higher than any
I've ever seen or
worn. Assuming that a low-profile waterproof
can only keep dry
to its highest point, the Lunar Bandon is more
of a high
top settling just
above the ankle.
Inside, is the full-length contoured sockliner --
and moisture-wicking slot to keep your feet
secure no matter
the lie, terrain or conditions.
On the outside, it's made of seam-sealed
leather all enclosed
with a bonded zipper designed to keep the
Crafted to take on harsh weather typical of
Oregon coast, the
Nike Lunar Bandon is moreover a mudder. But
doesn't mean it's not
ready for golf. Molded with CHAMP Spikes'
ScorpionStinger Tri-LOK spikes
the Lunar Bandon is built on Nike's Power
means your sole
keeps a low profile to help with a more
stability --- something all golfers try to
My first try with the Lunar Bandons came in
November on a wet and
windy day in Massachusetts. I was pleased to
and found myself
worrying not about where I stepped or walking
collection areas on the course, but on my next
Overall, the shoe is a niche product. If you're
golfer and want to
keep playing in any condition, the Lunar
Bandon may be
the perfect shoe