A sneaker PlayStation fans will definitely love

When Nike announced that it is collaborating with Sony PlayStation for the PG 2, we were excited. Unfortunately, that pair turned out to be an E3 exclusive, fetching ridiculous resell prices in the process. Of course, Nike did not want to disappoint its fans, so they made a follow through with the PG 2.5 to coincide with the launch of the PlayStation classic. This time, the pair was made available in the Philippines, and I was lucky enough to secure a pair since they were made available by Titan and Nike Park via reservation.

Going through with this pair, the PG 2.5 PlayStation pays tribute to the OG PlayStation with its dominant Wolf Grey upper that’s made in a mix of mesh and patent leather, with the latter beating a print of the PlayStation’s iconic four buttons. For those who might ask, the main difference between the PG 2 and PG 2.5 is that the latter has a forefoot strap for better foot lockdown.

Like the PG 2 PlayStation, the PG 2.5 PlayStation has the Paul George and PlayStation logos on the tongue that light up. They emit a blue light, and you can choose either fixed or pulse lighting (you have to remember that the batteries on these are disposable—flex wisely!). In addition, you get the same Galaxy-inspired insoles on the PG 2.5 PlayStation as well.

Since the PG 2.5 PlayStation pays homage to the OG PlayStation, you have the four-colored PlayStation logo on the tongue, and that is replicated on the Swooshes and lace accents around the sneaker. Going to the back, you have Paul George’s name printed using the PlayStation font. It is fitting especially since the Oklahoma City Thunder star is a big fan of the video game console. 

Completing the look is an icy blue translucent outsole with Paul George’s logo and the forefoot Zoom Air unit in blue. On-feet, they have a snug fit that reminds me of earlier KD sneakers and Foamposites. In a nutshell, that means they are not exactly friendly with wide-footed people. While I got them at my actual Nike size (which is size 11), I think that those planning to get the PG 2.5 should go half a size up if they are not comfortable with the tightness in the forefoot area, even if you don’t fully fasten the strap.

While it is unlikely that you will be able to cop them at an SRP of Php 5795, I suggest that you head over to StockX if you really want a pair. Comparing it to resell prices locally, it is cheaper to get them via StockX, even if you factor in shipping and taxes.


Duey Guison

Duey Guison

While he is a tech writer, sneakers is his main passion.