Level up on your fashion game and hit the streets with these sneakers that are equal parts cool and geeky. NBA star Paul George has announced his collaboration between the gaming brand and Nike: the ‘PG-2 PlayStation’ colorway.
In a post on the Sony PlayStation blog, George mused about the opportunity, saying, “Just like basketball, I’ve had a knack for video games since I was a kid… 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.”
Created by Nike designer Tony Hardman, the shoes are inspired by the PlayStation’s DualShock 4 controller and pay homage to some of the PlayStation’s iconic symbols.
Mirroring what it would look like to switch on the console, the shoe’s tongues—which feature the Paul George and PlayStation logos—light up and pulsate in blue. The lights don’t require charging; they’re battery-powered and will run for roughly 150 hours.
The back of the left shoe contains a unique barcode that holds a PSN voucher code, which can be unlocked at the PlayStation Store to redeem a ‘Paul George Dynamic’ PS4 theme.