Wow, what a transformation. This is why we at WearTesters never go all in on a shoe before the official images. Today, we got a real look at the PG1, the 21st signature line for the brand.
When the first images surfaced (seen here), we saw a very basic, lower-tier shoe in black and white. Not a bad looking shoe, but not really a signature look. Today, thanks to @heidiburgett, we get a true look at Paul George’s PG1, and it is promising.
The upper has a Trainer Endor look to it, as far as shape, covered in, well, faux fish scales. If you have followed @Yg_Trece at all on Twitter and Instagram, you know he loves to fish in his spare time, so we have a story.
The best thing seen in these images is the Zoom unit in the forefoot. The rectangle doesn’t make an appearance — instead, we get the full forefoot oval unit that has worked great in shoes like the Hyperrev 2016. We also get a shot of the scaled traction that has serious similarities to the Kobe line (the translucent nub look).
This colorway is a nod to his love of NBA2K17, and since he is on the cover, it makes sense to honor Paul with a colorway.
Still no firm date for retail release, but the suggested price of $110 makes this a definite choice for players looking for a “bang for your buck” model.
We also get PG staring back at us on the sockliner with the creepiest Undertaker stare EVER. Seriously, look at that.
Inside, we can see the upper is a sleeve design surrounded on the lateral side by the scaled upper. The medial side has a mesh midfoot panel supported by a scaled wing coming from the heel counter, and we can see the strap tying into the Flywire.
A quick look at his logo and the rubber texture on the forefoot strap, and the shoe is complete. Let us know what you think about the PG1 in the comments below.
Source: Heidi Burgett