Nike PG 2 Palmdale

The Nike PG series, as a young as it still is, represents the resurgence of one of the NBA’s brightest stars, Paul George. After a terrible injury forced the NBA All-Star to sit out an entire year’s worth of basketball, the PG signature came to us just as the forward returned to action, to the delight of hoops fans everywhere. The PG 1 was a huge success, for a number of reasons. Those same hints of a home run are evident here in the second piece of George’s Nike signature. We take a look at the Nike PG 2 ‘Palmdale.’


The colorway and its nickname are an homage to the superstar’s hometown, Palmdale, California. A Clay Green base is accompanied by accents such as Orange on the inner lining and midsole speckle details. A translucent outsole wraps this lookup nicely for a functional basketball shoe. Speaking of which, the tech here is pretty minimalist. The upper’s construction consists of a mix of mesh and synthetic leather. The sneaker comes with an inner sleeve, working with the forefoot strap to smoothly lock your foot in place. As usual with the PG line, cushioning is more about court feel, offering up a light Nike Zoom Air Bag in the forefoot


Paul George’s signature sneakers are doing a great job following the blueprint set by the Kyrie line. Basically, don’t go crazy on the tech and make the shoe infinitely customizable. The color combinations alone have made the PG 1 a memorable sneaker. They should help the second installment sell just as well. With that being said, the functional elements here are nothing to sneeze at either, boasting a balanced performance profile.


Get shifty on the court and look good doing it, that’s the Nike PG 2 promise.