With the win tonight against the Milwaukee Bucks, Paul George and the Indiana Pacers are a couple wins away from securing the 8th seed. Not only does YGtrece get a win, but he and Nike Basketball dropped a new colorway today of his first signature sneaker, the PG 1.
The PG 1 has gotten a lot of great reviews and is openly welcomes by ballers of any skill. Sneaker collectors find the sneaker to be simple and attractive with so many great colors lined up so far. But since these are basketball sneakers first, Paul George has had a magnificent month in the NBA. In March alone, the Indiana Pacer All-Star averaged 26.8 points with 7.4 rebounds and 3.1 assists. He knows its crunch time and isn’t looking forward to the off-season where he wouldn’t be able to lace up at all.
Part of Nike Basketball’s Summer Pack, the PG 1 ‘Chalk Burst’ has hit retailers starting today. For the first time, a synthetic python leather is laid out on the upper side panel and heel while a mesh toecap keeps you locked in along with the midfoot strap. The gum outsole is the best addition to this colorway along with a great hit of light blue on the insole and strap.
Paul George has been very happy with the launch of his signature model so far saying the following:
It’s just dope that everyone from shoe collectors to fellow athletes to teammates genuinely love the shoe. The feedback that I provided while working with the designers in what I wanted in the shoe has come to life — everyone is appreciating it and it’s working for them. The coolest thing is that everyone has been saying they love the shoe as much as I do.
To be honest, I did expect that because Tony [Hardman] and I put a lot of effort into the shoe and making sure it was something we are proud of. I was not going to throw anything out there without it being perfect, so I feel really good about the release.
I’ve been in the shoe for three months now, and it has proven to be the most comfortable one I’ve ever played in — even with all of the wear and tear. I put a lot of work into the game, and the best part is that I can do that and be comfortable in my shoe. This has allowed me to play better and for longer.
The best compliment has been from teammates saying it’s hands down the best shoe they’ve ever played in.
Whether or not it is the best shoe we’ve played in remains to be seen. We are currently testing out the sneaker for our upcoming Kicksologists performance review. It’s been a while, but stay tuned for that. The PG 1 has performed very well so far so we can’t wait to share the results with you guys soon.
You can purchase the Nike PG 1 ‘Chalk Burst’ now at Foot Locker and your local Nike retailer near you for $110.00 USD. The rest of the Summer collection also drops today including the Kyrie 3, KD 9, and Kobe NXT.