That’s no ordinary Air unit…
While Paul George’s latest signature sneaker became available a few days ago, Nike formally unveiled the shoe today, detailing more about its design.
We may have compared the PG4 to the Adapt BB since they have similar design cues, but the PG4 is unique by itself. Instead of some fancy (and expensive) self-lacing system, the PG4 boasts of an Air Strobel footbed. Similar in principle with the KD12’s Zoom Air unit, the PG4’s Full-length Air unit is sewn directly on the upper, eliminating the foam in between the upper and the midsole.
This aims to give a “cloud-like comfort” and a more responsive cushioning compared to the forefoot-only Zoom Air unit found on its predecessors.
Underneath the zippered shroud is a gill-like speed lacing system for a snug fit.