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Sony and Nike make official PS2 shoes

Sony's PlayStation brand is coming to the world of Nike basketball shoes

Derek Strickland | Jan 22, 2018 at 1:18 pm CST (1 min, 7 secs time to read)

NBA All-Star Paul George's new premium basketball shoes are inspired from the classic PS2.

Sony has endorsed the PG-2s, a new shoe that Nike and the NBA's Paul George crafted in a bid to highlight the glory of the old-school PlayStation days. The Nike PG-2 colorway has a light-up panel with the PlayStation logo that can pulse with cool blue light--but the best part is that it's activated via a power button behind the tongue of the shoe.

In terms of color and style, the basketball shoes look straight out of the early PS2 days, and feature accents and hues that both match the current and yesteryear look of the PlayStation brand.

In a post on ESPN, George said his newest creation was inspired from his love for the original PlayStation 2.

"I just had a knack for video games. As soon as I discovered PlayStation, I was throwing hints here and there to my dad -- cutting out the clipping of the video game, cutting out the clippings of the PlayStation, leaving it on his dresser. I remember on Christmas morning, I unwrapped my gift and sure enough it was the PS2. I've been a PlayStation guy ever since."

No pricing info has been released, but the shoes will launch on February 10, 2018.

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Last updated: Jan 23, 2018 at 06:11 am CST

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