Nike Introduces the PG 4 with New Air Max Set-Up

After decades of Nike Air, the Nike PG 4 offers a new set-up with the classic technology.

Tony Hardman designed Paul George’s 4th signature sneaker after leading the first three designs. This time around, a full-length Air bubble is sewn into the strobel. This means your foot will sit directly on top of this Air strobel, meaning you’ll directly walk on Air.

This construction was first used on the Nike KD 12, which stitched a Zoom Air bag to the strobel.

The upper utilizes a zippered mesh that is reminiscent of Gary Payton’s Air Flight ’98 Glove sneaker. Unlike that sneaker, the upper is actually breathable with the medial section utilizing open-holed mesh. Speed lacing exists underneath this shroud with lace holes at the top of the shroud for the wearer to choose their own style. Whether that be laced above the shroud, or tucked into it. Stylistically, the shroud allows a peak into the different color options that Hardman imagined peaking between the mesh holes.

The first colorway of the PG4 in black and white releases January 8 in China and January 24 globally.

 

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