After six seasons of highs and lows, Paul George finally had his first signature shoe with Nike Basketball unveiled in January 2017 during an overseas game in London.
Designed by Tony Hardman, the Nike PG 1 provided simplicity at an affordable price. George’s first signature notably features a forefoot strap anchored by Flywire loops for a contained feel. This combines with a full-bootie construction to deliver a 1-to-1 fit. A Zoom Air unit under the forefoot also adds a bouncy, responsive feel while still maintaining a lower-profile. Paul’s love of fishing led to the scale pattern on the outsole, that happened to add grip to the traction as well.
Numerous colorways dropped in the PG 1, including a USA colorway with a fractured swoosh on the lateral side of the right shoe. This is a nod to George breaking his right leg during a USA exhibition game in 2014.