Paul George’s first signature shoe was a long time in the making, and almost didn't happen thanks to the freak injury he suffered in 2014 on the U.S. national team in preparation for the FIBA Basketball World Cup. The lengthy recovery ultimately pushed back the launch of his inaugural model to 2017, when he officially became Nike’s fourth active signature basketball athlete.
With Kyrie’s line moving to a slightly higher price point, that opened the door for George to claim the most affordable option in Nike’s signature offerings. While that may seem like a disadvantage, that tier has a strong track record for producing performance hoops sneakers that are not only good values, but good shoes period.
Like the earlier days of both KD and Kyrie’s offerings, the PG 1 got George’s line off to a quick start by offering a shoe that was low on frills and high on value. It wasn’t perfect though—the fit left something to be desired, and although the cushioning was good, the shoe felt a bit too bulky. For $110 though, it was hard to complain much.
Could the PG 2 live up to the now-high expectations set by its predecessor? Could it improve on its problem areas?
Hover over the dots to find out if the Nike PG 2 is a worthy follow-up.