After two signature models, Paul George had one request for lead designer Tony Hardman; make the PG 3 faster.
Parts of the upper were stripped down when using the PG 2 as a base, with mesh added to further lighten the shoes. A lighter foam was also used to not only make the shoes faster but also to make the Zoom Air unit in the forefoot more responsive and bouncy. The parts of the upper that remained were the lace wings in the midfoot that continue to help lock your feet into the shoes.
A personal touch was added to within the repeating circles on the outsole with numbers that featured PG’s birthday, the number of tattoos George has, and his previous and current jersey numbers 24 and 13. The standout colorways for the PG 3 also are linked to Paul George’s roots, with a NASA collaboration being tied to Palmdale, California. This is Paul’s hometown as well as the location of a prominent NASA research building named after astronaut Neil Armstrong.