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Nike PG 2.5 Review

Facts & Figures:
List Price:
$109.99
Type:
Low Top
Release Date:
7/2018
# of Reviews:
3
Traction
8.7
Cushion
7.8
Materials
8.8
Support
9.0
Fit
9.0
Outdoor
25%
very narrow
very wide
runs small
runs large

Colorways of Nike PG 2.5:

Racer Blue / Racer Blue / White
Racer Blue / Racer Blue / White
No stores found
Black / Pure Platinum / Anthracite
Black / Pure Platinum / Anthracite
No stores found
Amarillo / Chrome / Black
Amarillo / Chrome / Black
No stores found
Gym Red / Dark Obsidian / White
Gym Red / Dark Obsidian / White
No stores found
Dark Grey / Dark Grey
Dark Grey / Dark Grey
No stores found
Black / Black / Photo Blue
Black / Black / Photo Blue
No stores found

PROS:

  • Additional strap provides more support
  • Great price

CONS:

  • Impact protection in the heel

Summary of 3 Expert Reviews:

The Nike PG2.5 is almost identical to the PG2 but comes with an additional forefoot strap we know from the PG1. This addition improves the fit and support a little bit as it gives you the ability to customize the forefoot to work with your feet. Other than that, materials, cushioning and traction remained unchanged and provide the same great performance that the previous model did! At only $110 retail, you can't go wrong with these!
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Expert Reviews of the Nike PG 2.5:

The 8.8 average overall rating ranks #15 of 116 shoes overall
8.2
The Sole Brothers
August 8, 2018
The performance stayed exactly the same but we think the PG 2.5 looks better than the PG2.
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8.8
RicheeKim
August 8, 2018
I would pick the PG 2.5 over the PG 2 as they look better and provide a more customizable fit thanks to the forefoot strap.
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9.5
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
August 8, 2018
This is an awesome performer with great tech at an affordable price. Cushion, traction, and materials stayed the same but the fit and support are slightly improved!
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Traction of the Nike PG 2.5:

The 8.7 average traction rating ranks #53 of 116 shoes overall
8.0
The Sole Brothers
August 8, 2018
Dust isn't a huge problem but the stopping power was never great.
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9.0
RicheeKim
August 8, 2018
The traction pattern is great and holds up well on dusty courts.
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9.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
August 8, 2018
There are some minor slips here and there, but overall, the traction is really, really solid.
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Cushion of the Nike PG 2.5:

The 7.8 average cushion rating ranks #96 of 116 shoes overall
6.0
The Sole Brothers
August 8, 2018
You can feel the forefoot Zoom a little but the heel is completely dead.
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8.5
RicheeKim
August 8, 2018
I still wish that they had introduced a Zoom unit in the heel for a more forgiving cushioning.
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9.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
August 8, 2018
The combination of Phylon and Zoom Air is straight fire!
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Materials of the Nike PG 2.5:

The 8.8 average materials rating ranks #35 of 116 shoes overall
9.0
The Sole Brothers
August 8, 2018
The materials are a little different compared to the Nike PG 2, but they are qeually nice!
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8.5
RicheeKim
August 8, 2018
The materials aren't premium but they get the job done.
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9.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
August 8, 2018
The materials are light, soft, flexible and don't require any break-in time.
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Support of the Nike PG 2.5:

The 9.0 average support rating ranks #22 of 116 shoes overall
9.0
The Sole Brothers
August 8, 2018
The forefoot strap adds a little more support to an already very supportive shoe.
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9.0
RicheeKim
August 8, 2018
I had no heel slippage at all and the forefoot strap provides a more customizable fit in the front.
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9.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
August 8, 2018
The strap that was added to the 2.5 adds a little more support in the forefoot and removes the heel slippage I experienced in the previous model.
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Fit of the Nike PG 2.5:

The 9.0 average fit rating ranks #19 of 116 shoes overall
9.0
The Sole Brothers
August 8, 2018
The PG2 is easy to get on and super comfortable.
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9.0
RicheeKim
August 8, 2018
Pretty good 1:1 fit.
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Is Outdoor Use recommended?

The 25% average outdoor rating ranks #68 of 116 shoes overall
no
The Sole Brothers
August 8, 2018
The translucent rubber is wearing off quickly, even indoors.
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fair
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
August 8, 2018
Traction works well outdoors but the outsole is pretty soft and won't last long.
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Width of the Nike PG 2.5:

slightly narrow
The Sole Brothers
August 8, 2018
The PG 2.5 is slightly narrow.
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slightly narrow
RicheeKim
August 8, 2018
A little bit narrow in the forefoot.
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regularly wide
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
August 8, 2018
The strap accommodates feet of all sizes.
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Size of the Nike PG 2.5:

true to size
The Sole Brothers
August 8, 2018
Runs true to size.
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true to size
RicheeKim
August 8, 2018
Exactly like the PG2, runs true to size
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true to size
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
August 8, 2018
The PG 2.5 run true to size.
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