UPDATE ON SIZING 6.23.12: After wearing the Lunar Ascend for a few rounds and having them form to my feet, my feeling now is that the sizing is somewhere around a half-size large. They still fit comfortably, as I like my golf shoes to not be too tight and have a little room, but I need to lace them pretty tight to keep them snug. If you are buying a pair of Lunar Ascends for yourself, I suggest trying them on to make sure the size is right for you.
For Christmas I received a $100 gift card to tgw.com, so a week ago I pulled the trigger and bought a pair of the new Nike Lunar Ascend golf shoes. I’ve had my eye on these ever since we first got a sneak peek back in August of last year, and I knew the blue/gray/white colorway was the one I would go with. They arrived a few days ago, and my first impression (from trying on indoors) is — WOW, what a shoe. Super-light and extremely comfortable, this looks to be one of Nike Golf’s best designs for a summer golf shoe yet. I am already a big fan of the Air Rate and Air Range, but I can tell already that the Lunar Ascend will give those a run for their money.
The Lunar Ascend is the first Nike Golf shoe to use Nike’s Hyperfuse technology, and it definitely keeps the shoe weight to a minimum. The Lunarlon in the sole (first seen in the Lunar Control) gives the Lunar Ascend a super-smooth ride. The mesh upper also looks to be very breathable to keep cool in the summer heat. And the new integrated traction sole pattern looks to have plenty of stability, although I’ll know more when I game these in a live round.
One initial note on sizing: the pair I have seems to run true to size, if not a little big. Like the Air Rate, it has plenty of length, and the medium width seems to be true also (the Air Rate seemed to run a little narrow). I like my golf shoes to not be too tight — the Lunar Ascend has plenty of room for comfort without being too big.
I can’t wait to take these to the course to see how they perform during live play, and when I do I’ll give a full review. Until then take a look at these first in-hand pics of the Lunar Ascend: