When I got home from the office this afternoon, there was a large box waiting on my front porch. I brought it inside, opened it up and inside was a large custom-made white wooden box containing the new Lunar Control Limited Edition Footwear and the new Method Concept Collector Series Putter, released just in time for next week’s Masters Tournament. Also inside the box was a beautiful matching canvas and leather shoe bag and a yellow, green, silver and white putter cover. The box itself is beautiful, and its contents are even more amazing.
The Limited Edition Lunar Controls are one of Nike Golf’s most elegant custom shoe designs they have created for a major golf championship (check out my post about the Limited Edition Lunar Controls for the 2011 Majors to compare). The predominantly white leather design, with white patent leather swoosh is very classy. The green embroidered border on the swoosh, green Lunarlon sole, green insole, green laces (the shoe also comes with a pair of white laces), and green stitching detail at the bottom of the laces near the toe (similar to the stitching on the 2011 Open Championship version) all combine to give just the right amount of accent color. The perforated design on the toe and sides of the shoe is another tasteful detail that contributes to the traditional, classy, yet up-to-date styling of the shoe.
The shoes also come with a classy matching canvas and leather shoe bag. The white canvas bag has a white leather bottom with edging, stitching and perforated detailing that matches the shoe design. The Nike Golf logo is tastefully embroidered in green at the bottom. The inside of the bag is lined with green fleece to protect the shoes and, along with the green drawstring, match the green details of the shoes.
The Method Concept Collector Series Putter is a very cool variation on Nike’s new Method Concept putter. The putter’s cutting edge visual design lends itself well to the incorporation of the colors that represent what is arguably professional golf’s most prestigious major championship. The green lightweight aluminum face piece features yellow aluminum and green polymer inserts, and the yellow bar and white graphics complete the coloration of the putter head. A matching yellow, green and white Method Concept pistol grip, metallic green shaft sticker with yellow swoosh and white and silver Method Concept name, and a matching yellow, green, white and silver putter cover complete the ensemble. Not only does this putter roll the ball like a dream (my review is coming soon here on the blog), but this eye-catching new color combination will really stand out on the course, and is sure to have your golfing buddies asking you about it.
When searching for words to describe the custom presentation of the Limited Edition Lunar Controls and Method Concept Collector Series Putter, and the items themselves, “wow” doesn’t come close to covering it. This is one of the most impressive custom boxes I’ve seen Nike Golf produce, one of the most elegant limited edition shoe designs they’ve come up with, and a visually striking variation on one of the most progressive putter designs Nike Golf has ever created. A big thank you goes to Nike Golf for including me in this special promotion.
For those of you who are interested in purchasing either or both of these limited edition items, they will both be available on Monday, April 2nd at nikestore.com and at key retailers. The Limited Edition Lunar Controls will be available in sizes 6-14 in medium width only, and the MSRP is $190. The Method Concept Collector Series Putter will be available in right-hand only, and in 34″ length only, with an MSRP of $239.99. I recommend shopping early, as both items are sure to sell out quickly.