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One on One Testers first reported upon Russell Westbrook’s second signature to leak; the Jordan “WHY NOT?” ZER0.2. But it looks like the other All Star on the Oklahoma City Thunder roster just had a completely new silhouette leak. Before the year of 2018 even comes to an end, we may have a First Look at Paul George’s third signature performance silhouette, or very well a takedown model with Nike Basketball; similar to Kyrie Irving’s Nike Kyrie Flytrap.
The shoe takes a similar build and silhouette to its predecessor, but this time around boasting a new quilted-esque woven upper, new midsole design, and what appears to be improved traction. Dressed in ‘NASA’ branding, this shoe appears to be a collaboration pair with NASA; yes, the actual space station.
The shoe clearly seems to sport the same inner-bootie sleeve the Nike PG 2 came equipped with. This initial leaked colorway of the new Paul George model arrives dressed in a volt orange upper, scarlet and royal blue lockdown panels, medially and laterally. Also, a silver patent leather tongue, and silver inner-bootie tops of the upper design. Accents of navy and scarlet drop shadows the signature Paul George logo on the left sneaker, while the right shoe boasts an embroidered American flag.
The back paneling of the sneakers feature the actual NASA logo on the left shoe, while the right looks to sport an embroidered American seal. Flipped swoosh branding can be seen on the lateral sides of the sneakers, similar to that of the PG 2. A more sculpted midsole seems to be evident this time around, hopefully providing for more compression and response in the heel. That was something that the PG 2 did not feature.
Speculation is roaming around that the shoe is a budget Nike PG model slated for spring 2019, but nothing has been confirmed yet. Very well these could be the Nike PG 3, or what appears to be a takedown model of the Nike PG 2. We’re not so sure what this new sample leak is quite yet, but keep it locked to our site as you’ll see all the early release details come underway.