For those of you that know me, I’m a fan of not only collecting video games but Nike’s as well. So I think this is pretty cool. Although the connection to Paul George was interesting, I’m sure a lot of people are googling who he is if they aren’t already Oklahoma City Thunder or prior Indiana Pacer fans. If you didn’t get it from my prior sentence he’s a pro NBA basketball player who liked/likes to play Playstation. If you’re interested to read Paul George’s Playstation story click the toggle below or just skip below for the shoe details.
Just like basketball, I’ve had a knack for video games since I was a kid. When I was 8 or 9, I used to amaze my uncle and all his friends by consistently beating them in all the sports games we’d play. And if I saw something cool while I was playing, I’d go outside and try it out on the court or the field. So in a way, sports and video games were always feeding off one another to me.
This collaboration has been a long time coming. Ask me what my favorite PlayStation memory is and I’ll tell you it’s when my dad got me a PS2 for Christmas. I’d been dropping hints left and right because I knew that was it. That was the next big thing. You could say the same with Nike. As a kid, I’d make sketches of what I wanted my Nike shoes to look like because it’s something I’ve always wanted to be a part of. Now I have the opportunity to make something very special and personal to me with the help of two of my favorite brands.
I consider myself one of the biggest gamers in the NBA. Ever since getting my PS2 for Christmas as a kid, my game has gone with me wherever I go, so working with PlayStation was something that felt inevitable.
Here are the shoe details below.
Working with designers from both Nike and PlayStation, we took inspiration from the console’s DualShock 4 controller and the iconic symbols that have been a part of every PlayStation product to create a colorway that honored my game both on and off the court.
A few interesting things that you should know about the colorway:
- The tongues of the shoe sport the PG and PlayStation logos, which illuminate and pulsate blue just like when turning on the console
- The back heel of the left shoe has a unique barcode that contains a PSN voucher code, which can be redeemed at PlayStation Store for a Paul George Dynamic Theme for your PS4
- The colors of the sneaker pay homage to the buttons on the DualShock 4 controller
- The iconic PlayStation symbols are embossed in patent leather on each shoe
- The look of the PG Dynamic Theme is reflected in the sock liner on each shoe
The PG2 “PlayStation” colorway drops globally on February 10, 2018 and will cost $110. For more information on the release, download the Nike SNKRS app. or go directly to the Nike site here: https://www.nike.com/launch/t/pg2-playstation
The whole connection with how Paul George connected with Playstation as a kid was a familiar story as I’m sure you connected with Playstation as a kid as well. In regards to the shoes, I think the LED Playstation logo in the shoe tongue is pretty awesome as well as the fact it comes with a Dynamic Theme voucher code built in to the shoe that looks like design is unique as well. I may be getting them since I do play some basketball and why not have a pair of stylish Nike Playstation shoes to wear to PAX or E3.