Nike and Paul George have ficially unveiled the Nike PG2, the second signature sneaker the Thunder’s All-Star forward. George debuted the kicks during OKC’s win over the Cavs this weekend, and now Nike has revealed specific details about the kicks, as well as the first colorway that will hit retailers.
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According to Nike, while the PG1 featured bootie construction and a prominent forefoot strap, the design the PG2 favors a more traditional tongue construction. However, Paul George still wanted a tight lockdown to be a staple his line, so Tony Hardman, the designer the PG1 and PG2, developed what he calls “dynamic wings” at the forefoot. While this fers the same level lockdown as the prior system, the new aesthetic improves the overall fit.
The PG2 ($110) will make its retail debut on February 10th in a Playstation 2 inspired colorway, as a nod to George’s love for video games.
“I just had a knack for video games,” George explains. “As soon as I discovered PlayStation, I was throwing hints here and there to my dad — cutting out the clipping a video game, cutting out the clippings the PlayStation, leaving it on his dresser. I remember on Christmas morning, I unwrapped my gift and sure enough, it was the PS2. I’ve been a PlayStation guy ever since.”
The collaboration, worked on with Playstation ficials, features several nods to the console. Wrapped around around the heel the shoe is a dynamic winged support overlay bearing a graphic print inspired by Playstation controller buttons. Logos on the tongues actually light up and the starry print associated with the sneaker will be available as a theme for the Playstation 4 using a code from the shoe.
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It’s been one year since Nike first introduced Paul George’s signature sneaker, the Nike PG1 which means its about time for the sequel. Nike has not yet released any ficial information regarding the PG2 but leaked images have already hit the net in an OKC inspired colorway.
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George’s first signature shoe was inspired by the Nike Zoom Crusader, which was his favorite basketball shoe until the PG1 was designed, and judging by early pics the PG2, the upcoming model shares a similar inspiration.
The overall silhouette the PG2 resembles the PG1, but the glaring difference is the lack the forefoot strapped which was utilized on his first shoe. The PG2s are built on a reinforced mesh forefoot accompanied by a suede overlay. Additionally the kicks feature a bootie construction, Zoom Air cushioning, a marbled rubber outsole, a couple Swooshes and Paul George’s ‘PG’ logo on the tongue.
Take a look at the early images below and stay tuned for ficial word from Nike.