This past Saturday in Cleveland, Paul George debuted his latest Nike signature shoe, aptly named the PG2. The new model foregoes the the bootie construction and the forefoot strap of its predecessor, and instead goes for a more traditional tongue construction. Tony Hardman, designer of both the PG1 and PG2, wanted a tight lockdown fit to be the hallmark of the line; consequently, he developed "dynamic wings" at the forefoot, improving the overall fit while also accommodating athletes with wider feet. Another key feature is a larger Zoom Air unit in the forefoot, which has been increased by 10 millimeter to provide greater propulsion. Finally, in addition to improved lockdown and responsiveness, the PG2 will offer improvements to overall traction.
George wore a special colorway of the kicks at Quicken Loans Arena on Saturday night, one inspired by his favorite video-game console, the Sony PlayStation 4. Launching through Nike SNKRS on February 10, the shoe comes complete with light-up logos on the tongues. Check out detailed looks in the gallery below.
Release Date: 2/10/18 (Saturday)