Oklahoma City Thunder star Paul George has revealed his latest sneaker, The PG2. Paul George considers himself a great gamer and prefers playing on the PlayStation 4.
“I just had a knack for video games,” says George of the origin of his passion. “As soon as I discovered PlayStation, I was throwing hints here and there to my dad — cutting out the clipping of a video game, cutting out the clippings of 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.”
“Think about the heritage of Nike Basketball in general and all the signature athletes we’ve had along the way and how exciting a lot of those products have been and how they’re so culturally relevant,” says Tony Hardman, designer of both the PG1 and PG2.
The shoe features a host of PlayStation-specific nods, including a light-up tongue and more. “We worked directly with the PlayStation team on every aspect of this shoe. One thing that they provided, which was really cool, was the starry graphic from the dynamic theme that will be available for your PlayStation 4 with a code from the shoe. It’s a beautiful graphic, so we made it the sock liner,” notes Hardman.
The limited edition PG2 PlayStation colorway is available February 10.