PlayStation-themed designer (PS5) signature basketball, Sony and Nike collaborate to create exciting new PG5 sneakers especially for NBA and Los Angeles Clippers star Paul George.
Nike and Paul George has been the small forward for the Los Angeles Clippers since 2019 and have been in the NBA almost for a decade now. He has produced his own line of branded basketball shoes for a long time. He has worked with Sony and Nike to produce sneakers back in 2018 which were themed after the PlayStation 2 and the original PlayStation. PlayStation sneakers had a color combo of gray with accents colored after the shades of the face buttons, while the PlayStation 2 sneakers were black and starry, to represent the home screen and color of the PS2 console.
George once on the PlayStation Blog post stated that what inspired him to collaborate with Nike in the first place back in 2018 was his love of gaming and the PlayStation consoles while he was growing up. Nike has also collaborated with the video gaming industry, with the release of N64, Fortnite, and League of Legends-themed sneakers in the last few years. This design which centered around the PS-5 is the one in which Sony has sold approximately 8 million units since it launched in November of 2020.
The new “PG5” marks the 5th edition of George’s Nike shoe. It was not planned by the companies for both products to come out around the same time; sometimes the stars normally align PS5, PG5. Before two years, Nike and PlayStation’s collaboration released the last sneaker, the PG-2.5, which drew inspiration from the design of the original PlayStation console. Earlier that year, by inspiration, from the PS4, the two companies worked together on the PG2.
PG5 sneakers are currently set to go on sale in “select regions” sometime in May. Still, no official date has been released. Both PS5 sneaker designs will go on sale for $110 MSRP and are sure to rapidly go out of stock. Just like the same happened back in September 2020, that is Beyonce’s Superstar in collaboration with Adidas completely sold out in under 10 minutes
The shoes are reportedly set to cost $110 and it isn’t clear whether they will release in other territories, beyond the United States of America. According to Nike’s site, they will arrive in North America on May 27th for $120. Surely, the sneakers won’t come with a drop of blood like the Lil Nas X Satan Shoe, which was another recent Nike collaboration. And perhaps that’s for the best. For big-name releases such as this, Google Alerts and push notifications are a collector’s best options.
Senior art director at Sony Interactive Entertainment and chief designer of the PS5, Yujin Morisawa, “literally cut off a piece of a DualShock controller” and shipped to Hardman so that Nike would have a “reference point for the sneaker’s design” which is obviously not ideal so in the end. He stated that he doesn’t know why they had to go that extreme, cutting off a literal part of the PS5 controller but alrighty then. The pandemic and lockdowns made it impossible, so Hardman had to get a feel for the small details in the PlayStation 5 design that he had to do all over Zoom video calls. They ensure that these sneakers will be the perfect addition to a gaming-themed sneaker collection.
There’s no word on how many pairs it will release, but they give an approximate number on how limited its previous run of PlayStation sneakers was and they are expecting these to sell out fast. Given how hard it still is to find PS5 consoles in stock. For more updates stay tuned to Nike official website