Since his late-2015 return to the court, Paul George has steadily returned to the form he lost in his injury and proven himself worthy of a signature model as the Pacers fight for a playoff spot. George’s contract was heavily rumored to be moved at the 2017 trade deadline, and speculation remains that he will be suiting up for a new team following his impending free agency
The Nike Zoom Crusader was George’s favorite basketball shoe until the Nike PG 1. Ironically, Hardman designed the Crusader and the snug, seamless fit is reflected in the Nike PG1 design. who showed Hardman a sketch of his dream shoe during one of their initial meetings.the Nike SB Janoski, inspired materials and construction subtleties of the Nike PG1.
It is very popular when Nike PG 1 release this year . I am so lucky that got one .Here we go ;
1, Supporting is excellent
Being contained within the upper and the midsole together provides you with the feeling that you’re not just wearing a shoe, but that the shoe is part of you.
There is a special design — strip which improve the support .It is design by Paul George which contact the flywire instead the 1-3 lace hole . It is useful that lockdown the feet fastly in a short time .Compare with Kyrie 2，LeBron 14, this design is excellent for improving support .But need to attention if play dusty court .
2,Super grip and support
Why does Nike insist on using clear rubber for many years ? It’s mostly to showcase the technology within the shoe. However, upcoming colorways of the PG1 feature solid rubber — what I’d recommend over the translucent options — while highlighting the cushion within the midsole by changing the color of the rubber in that particular section.And it is use the XDR setup which fish grain , that improve the grip and durability .even in the dusty court , it is also do the good job . I play it over 8 hours ,but have not a little abrasion.
That is what my favorite that the balance between in the grip and durability . I have to say it is the first option for playing if you want to wear longer .
Lockdown is incredible. The midfoot feels perfectly secure and there are only four lace loops. That one-piece bootie construction is so snug that it keeps your foot from shifting while in motion and the lacing just ensures your foot stays firmly locked down onto the footbed
The strip ,unless ,that what I though in my first time . But I am wrong . It is quiet using for supporting .
I want to say this is the best material options we’ve had from Nike Basketball in a long time. The forefoot is free feeling with the open mesh and it’s protected by a layer of fuse in the high wear areas. Also I feel bounce when jumping . This is great for players that stay on their toes and do not enjoy breaking in shoes.
Materials and fit on the Nike PG1 are my favorite aspects of the sneaker. The PG1 fits true to size. However, they are very snug — just the way I like it.
The material is comfortable and breathbility ,the heel use one piece of leather to support,so even it is low but have a great support . this is another reason that popular . Especially in summer . I have to say nobody will refuse this advantage .
The whole pair of shoes is also full of Paul George’s personal elements, tongue also have a beautiful personal logo, and signature on the insole , 13 logo in the heel on the back,and the left foot of the shoes printed with “5-1-15”, all of these on behalf of her daughter One year old ‘s birthday. “5-2-90” in the right foot inside the shoes is his birthday .If you are a fans , you will be like all of these design elements .
However ,for me ,there is one disadvantage for PG , the Phylon not very enough to support my feet , My feet had hurt after two hours.
Overall , PG is my best option for some aspects, such as the excellent grip and comfortable material .And also PG follow the fashion in trend , such as the strip , it is look fresh like after raining .