The Nike PG 2.5 has been officially unveiled and, as we reported last week, the shoe is an evolution on Paul George’s signature line.
Paul George unveiled the Nike PG 2.5 at a Fortnite tournament at E3 earlier this month, but now we’ve got a much better look at the “new” silhouette. The shoe draws from both the PG 1 and PG 2 and is built for summer hoops.
“We wanted to refresh the silhouette and keep evolving it,” said designer Tony Hardman in a statement. “Paul wanted to put the strap from the PG1 on it, and this allowed us to approach the element in a different way.” Hardman also designed the Nike Zoom Run The One, a shoe James Harden played in before leaving Nike for adidas.
The Nike PG 2.5 does feature the strap from the PG 1, but it has included that strap in a new way. “Instead of incorporating Flywire as we did on the original, we conceived a new strap for the PG 2.5 built from a new webbing,” said Hardman in a statement. This new strap system could appear on more Nike models to come so keep a look out.
The Nike PG 2.5 features the 11mm thick forefoot Zoom Air unit, cored-out heel for impact protection, and small TPU shank for torsional rigidity from the PG 2. You can take a look inside that shoe by checking out the Nike PG 2 deconstructed.
The Nike PG 2.5 will release on June 30, but no price has been announced. The PG 1 and PG 2 both retailed for $110. We posted a detailed look at the Nike PG 2.5 so you can check it out before it drops.
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