Nike has taken the lid off the Nike PG 1, Paul George’s signature shoe debut with Nike Basketball, via a press release. After a brief tease earlier this morning, the All-Star will rock the NBA 2K colorway – highlighting his turn as this year’s cover athlete for the video game – on Thursday, January 12 at the O2 Arena in London when the Indiana Pacers take on the Denver Nuggets. He will join the likes of Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant and LeBron James as active Nike Basketball signature athletes.
The lightweight low-cut sneaker follows George’s preferences and was designed by Tony Hardman, known for his work on the Nike Zoom Run The One and the Nike Hyperchase, the latter of which was worn by George extensively. Signature details on the shoe include a bobber lace lock that was inspired by George’s fishing hobby, his jersey number on the heel and more. For the 2K colorway, the PG 1 will feature a unique sockliner that has George’s video game likeness.
According to the press release, the shoe will feature:
- Forefoot strap with Flywire technology loop system provides adaptive support
- Zoom Air unit under the forefoot and plush sockliner provide responsive cushioning
- Full-bootie construction delivers a snug, 1-to-1 fit
- Multidirectional scale-inspired blade traction provides ultimate court grip
The Nike PG 1 NBA 2K doesn’t have an official release date as of yet, but it is expected to drop in the spring time with a retail price of $110. Stay tuned for more information as it comes.