Paul George’s newest signature shoe is lighting up – literally and all over social media.
The NBA star and former Fresno State standout unveiled over the weekend the Nike PG-2, which not only pays homage to George’s love for video games with its color scheme, but the shoe literally lights up in the front, similar to a PlayStation 4 controller.
“We worked directly with the PlayStation team on every aspect of this shoe,” Tony Hardman, the PG-1 and PG-2 designer, said in a news release. “One thing that they provided, which was really cool, was the starry graphic from the dynamic theme that will be available for your PlayStation 4 with a code from the shoe.”
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The PG-2 goes on sale Feb. 10 and will cost $110.
Because they’re a limited edition, getting a pair will be tough.
But here’s instructions how to put yourself in position to potentially buy them.
According to a Nike sales representative, the PG-2 will be released online through the Nike “SNKRS” app.
A random drawing will be take place to determine who gets to buy George’s limited edition shoes.
To enter the drawing, you’ll need to download the Nike SNKRS app (it’s free) and create a sign-in with your Nike + account (also free).
Once 10 a.m. on Feb. 10 rolls around, you’ll go through all the motions of trying to buy the shoes (select your size, fill in shipping address and billing info).
Then upon submitting the info, the app will notify you if you’ve been selected to proceed with an actual purchase or if you were not selected to buy the shoe.
And if you weren’t selected to buy the PG-2 and live in Fresno, it might be all the more difficult to get a pair.
Though George played college ball in Fresno, none of the local shoes stores as of Monday were expecting to receive shipment of the PG-2 because they’re limited editions, which often are dispersed only to the biggest cities.
Of course, since George has spent time in Fresno while playing for the Bulldogs from 2008-2010, there’s a chance you might know him.
And if you’re tight enough with him, maybe you can hit him up for a pair.
Then again, if you’re really close to him, George might’ve already given you a pair.
If only we were all so lucky.
By the way, PG-2’s lighting ability runs on a battery that isn’t replaceable and has a lifespan of about 150 hours, according to Engadget.
So should you get a pair George’s shoes, you’ll want to be selective when to showcase your PG-2 light-up mode.