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The PG2 is designed in collaboration with basketball player Paul George

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Nike has released a pair of PlayStation-themed shoes in collaboration with basketball player Paul George called the PG2. The PG2 is George’s second signature shoe (a follow-up to the PG1), and features light-up tongues bearing the PlayStation and PG logos. Buttons inside the tongues let you turn the lights on or off. There’s also a pulse mode where the lights flicker and vibrate, supposedly like a PlayStation Dual Shock controller. According to Engadget, the shoe’s batteries aren’t replaceable and have a lifespan of around 150 hours.

George said Nike worked directly with the PlayStation team, which also provided the galaxy graphic seen on the sock liner in the shoe. That print is available for download as a theme for PS4 consoles using a PSN voucher code that’s embedded on the back of the left shoe. The eyelets mimic the PlayStation controller button colors of green, blue, pink, and purple; and the blue rubber soles glow in the dark. For comfort, the shoes also feature bigger Nike Zoom Air units in the front foot section which add extra cushioning.

Photo: PlayStation
Photo: PlayStation

George currently plays for Oklahoma City Thunder and is an avid gamer with a preference for PlayStation consoles, of course. These aren’t the first pair of gaming console-themed shoes: Sega also released shoes in 2015 in Japan, while Nintendo also released shoes featuring their famous characters in collaboration with Vans.

The PG2 shoes are limited edition and will be available globally starting February 10th for $110.