Gone are the days you have to choose between performance OR style on the golf course. With shoes like Nike’s new Lunar Clayton, you get the versatility of aesthetic appeal AND some footwear firepower to get you through all 18 holes—36 if you’re up for it.

If you couldn’t tell just by looking at the Lunar Clayton, it’s inspired by classic handmade Italian leather shoes. The Clayton integrates a waterproof leather upper with lightweight Nike Lunarlon technology in the outsole for protection against the elements as well as responsive cushioning.

“Handmade, Italian leather shoes are the essence of premium footwear,” said Ryan Bucci, Nike Golf Footwear Product Line Manager. “We saw that there was an opening in the marketplace for a high-quality, handcrafted golf shoe that we could marry with Nike technology to make it lighter, more comfortable and more wearable.”

The Lunar Clayton features a new Internal Dynamic Fit System, which offers a secure fit and stabilizes the midfoot via lacing system that designers moved to the inside of the upper. Complete with a molded spikeless rubber outsole, the shoe is versatile enough for use both on and off the golf course.

The Lunar Clayton is part of Nike Golf’s S/S ’14 collection and will be available starting January 1, 2014. Suggested retail price for the shoe is $249.

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