First Look at the Nike PG 2 ‘PS4’

After a couple of months of speculation, Oklahoma Thunder star Paul George has finally unveiled his second signature shoe, the Nike PG 2.

Interestingly, George unveiled a collaboration between Nike and the video game giant PlayStation.

Being one of the best players in the league, Paul George, also claimed to be one of the best video game players. So much so that he became the cover athlete for NBA 2K17 last year.

The PG 2 ‘PS4″ will feature a mesh upper with Flywire at the forefoot section instead of the forefoot strap in the PG 1. A massive heel counter extends all the way to the midfoot section and aims to cradle the foot for containment, much like the Dame 3.

The same inner booty construction remains in this version of the shoe. Finally, the PS logo is visible on the tongue of the left shoe to pay tribune to PG’s video game passion.

Nike has not announced an official release date or price for the PG 2 ‘PS4’, so stay tuned with us for more information.

Will you cop a pair? Let us know what you think.


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  1. I liked the look of the PG 1 but the PG 2 also looks pretty dope. I don’t think they’ll try to raise the price just yet since the materials look pretty much the same but I do hope they upgrade the foam from a Phylon to a Cushlon 🙂

  2. Its a good colorway but its a downgrade visually from the original in my eyes. Shiny plastic plus mesh isn’t the best combo. Looks a bit budget. I also think these would look better with a strap (like the previous model). Hopefully they improved the cushion. Full length zoom would be awesome. So casually no. Performance-wise probably.

  3. Like everyone else, I hope they upgrade the cushion. I would have gotten a few more color ways but I ended up with just 2 pairs because they bottomed out too quickly. I guess that could be a good thing lol. There’s a lot of color ways for $65 or so but I still have to pass.

  4. I don’t understand what an athlete at Nike has to do for full length cushion. Why have a signature model with budget tech? I love heel and forefoot zoom, not just in the heel or forefoot, Nike please stop this practice with your premier shoes.

    1. It’s a budget signature model…

      Granted that didn’t hold back Nike from giving premium tech at such prices anyway, but I see the logic. Do too much for a lower tier offering, then that makes the value of KD and LeBron lines questionable

      1. Yeah, I hear that. It will be interesting to see how good the non-zoom part of the cushioning is…and also just how good the zoom actually is. If it’s comfortable and effective, I won’t care that it’s not heel and forefoot zoom.

        adidas doesn’t put boost in the Lillard’s – and I couldn’t care less because bounce is very good in its own right. Hopefully Nike does these right. No wooden plank-like phylon.

    2. Nothing personal but the designers do not need to suit your preference, they need to cater toward the player they are designing the shoe for. Look what is happening with LeBron’s shoes. They design them for you, and LeBron has to have his own supposed modified for his style of play. Not every player likes full length zoom air.

  5. They’re cool, though I like the look of the PG1 better. These aren’t bad looking at all though, IMO. If they’re a top performer and fit my foot well, I’ll probably buy a pair at some point.

  6. From Nick DePaula’s Nicekicks interview with PG1 and 2 Designer Tony Hardman:

    “It’s been amazing. Some people didn’t feel the Zoom enough, so we increased it. In the 1, we had a 8mm bag that was bottom-loaded. For the 2, we’ve gone with 10, which basically means you’re standing right on top of that bag and it goes all the way to the rubber.”

    I knew the zoom unit had to be bigger because in the early pics you can see the zoom protruding in the forefoot. If it’s super bouncy these are a must cop. Very excited to pick these and the Hardens up.

    1. Thats good to hear. That was the one major complaint about the first one in all the reviews. Its stupid of them to put zoom in a shoe and no one can feel it. Pointless.

  7. Did they cut the design budget for that extra 2mm of zoom bag?

    For the last 1.5 years nike had a good run after years of bloodsucking. We had a range of good-to-great performers with affordable prices (zoom live, hyperdunk 2016, hyperrev 2016, PG1…) and they all had their own unique looks, and we supposed to get a brand new great cushion (React). First React turned out to be a bust, and now we are back to those generic looks days again.

  8. Yeah they look really really boring. But the pg1 is still my go to shoe right now, in terms of fit they remain unbeaten, so I expect that these should be great to hoop in too

  9. So apparently the tongue has led lights in it and you can turn the shoe on and off, what the hell sort of gimmick is that

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