Sony and Nike announce limited edition Paul George sneakers

By Shawn Knight ยท 10 replies
Jan 22, 2018
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  1. Gamers and sneakerheads alike will soon have yet another way to express their love of the game courtesy of Sony and Nike.

    The PG-2 PlayStation Colorway sneakers, developed in collaboration with Oklahoma City Thunder baller Paul George, were inspired by Sony’s popular game console. The tongues of the shoe sport the PG and PlayStation logos which light up blue thanks to a built-in lithium battery.

    There are three modes - off, on and pulse - that are controlled by a power button on the backside of the tongue. According to Engadget, the battery offers more than 150 hours of runtime, is non-removable and cannot be recharged. As such, you’ll want to use it wisely.

    The midsole and sock liners are based on the PlayStation Galaxy theme while leather on the outside features Sony’s familiar button symbols. The eyelets are based on classic PlayStation colors and there’s even a unique barcode containing a PSN voucher code on the back heel of the left shoe for a Paul George Dynamic Theme for your PS4.

    Paul George’s new signature shoes launch globally on February 10 for $110. As you’d expect, they’re a limited edition run meaning they’ll likely be difficult to come by. If you’re set on adding them to your collection, you’ll need to act accordingly. The styling certainly won’t appeal to everyone although I suspect that won’t matter much to diehard Thunder fans and shoe collectors.

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  2. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 4,105   +2,597

    Anything to make a buck and once again, the American public is dupped into throwing money at a problem that simply does not exist .....
     
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  3. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,378   +533

    "According to Engadget, the battery offers more than 150 hours of runtime, is non-removable and cannot be recharged."

    As soon as I read that instant fail. What is this 1980 put a replaceable battery in it. I bet you that was sony's idea.
     
  4. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,489   +339

    What on earth are you on about? Who would have thought, a business trying to make money, wowza!!!
     
  5. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,489   +339

    Agreed, how ridiculous... I guess with little bit of tinkering, it shouldn't be too hard to do a replacement, but still :/
     
  6. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 5,155   +4,229

    Velcro pouch behind the lip. You know, like on every battery-containing stuffed animal since the 90s.
     
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  7. mrjgriffin

    mrjgriffin TS Addict Posts: 270   +120

    Hey come on now even those light up sketchers etc ran out of juice eventually......these are some nice looking kicks. 110 isn't even bad of an asking price for a collectors item. jordans still cost way more.
     
  8. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,378   +533

    They are decent looking and will probably be worth alot more in the future.

    And yes Jordan's cost way more and they should.

    Two different caliber of players no disrespect to paul geogre, but he isn't in jordon's league.
     
  9. Joe Blow

    Joe Blow TS Addict Posts: 216   +74

    I've never heard of Paul George. Someone important?
     
  10. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,378   +533

    You don't watch enough basketball if you have never heard the name.
     
  11. Reehahs

    Reehahs TS Guru Posts: 641   +371

    Lithium ions underfoot and close proximity to water, great idea.
     

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