Paul George has proven a signature star in small markets like Indy and OKC. Best believe he’s going to put on back home in the Nike PG 4.
Sporting a sidewall Swoosh and zip-closure, the beloved mid foot strap takes a holiday but don’t think for a second that the PG 4 is a case study in reduction. There’s a lot of innovation, nostalgia and expression going on here.
Paying homage to Gary Payton’s Nike Zoom Flight ’98 The Glove, zip-closure returns to the Nike Basketball family for the first time in more than a minute. Likened to lockdown, it really allows PG to play with personality when lacing the shoe.
How so? Well, the shroud actually offers a preview of the laces on the sheer medial side while the shoe can be played in zipped up, zipped down or with the laces looped through the shroud. This may be more personality than performance but for the latter we must look under the hood.
Taking after the very revered Nike KD 12, the PG 4 sports an exposed Air Strobel system for full-length Air in the raw right on the footbed. What’s that mean? More bounce than the remix to “Ignition” and even smoother transitions for perhaps the smoothest player in the game.
Allowing a lens into the tech, an outsole window offers a peak at the Strobel system while the shoe’s traction pattern plays off the cushion for symmetry in each step.
Confirmed by Nike, the Nike PG 4 is releasing in the Black/Smoke-White colorway globally on January 24, 2020.
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Nike PG 4
Release Date: January 24, 2020