The Golf Monthly Test Team review the Nike Lunar Control 3 shoes, as worn by World No.1 Rory McIlroy

Product Overview

Overall rating:

Nike Lunar Control 3 shoes


  • Improved comfort and excellent stability through being closer to the ground and the snug fit on offer.


  • Even in the simple colours there isn’t an understated option. Some golfers will want more of a traditional style and overall look.


Nike Lunar Control 3 shoes review


Price as reviewed:

£150.00 (per pair)

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Nike Lunar Control 3 shoe review

Key technology
Worn by world No.1 Rory McIlroy, the latest version of this shoe features a number of changes. The Lunar Control 3 has a lower profile and is lighter. Nike’s Lunarlon cushioning in the midsole offers cushioning under the foot, while Flywire technology wraps around the foot to improve lateral support. The outsole incorporates Nike’s Control Platform, designed to provide added stability when swinging. Colour combinations can be customised using the impressive NikeiD website (£150 per pair).

Will suit
Players looking for comfort and stability in their golf shoes.


Nike Lunar Control shoes have always provided outstanding comfort, ever since the original was introduced in 2011. That’s still the case with the Lunar Control 3, which feel fantastic. They’re soft underfoot but also offer plenty of stability, thanks to the Flywire, which wraps around the foot and holds it in place while swinging. Trying these directly up against the Lunar Control 2 shoes it was clear that you were closer to the ground, and the added cushioning was particularly noticeable at the end of a round. The overall performance is excellent, and the ability to design your own shoes through the impressive Nike iD facility means you can create unique colour combinations that are guaranteed to get you noticed.