Nike PG 2.5 Review


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

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:

9.5
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
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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8.8
RicheeKim
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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8.2
The Sole Brothers
The performance stayed exactly the same but we think the PG 2.5 looks better than the PG2.
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Traction of the Nike PG 2.5:

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

9.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
The combination of Phylon and Zoom Air is straight fire!
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8.5
RicheeKim
I still wish that they had introduced a Zoom unit in the heel for a more forgiving cushioning.
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6.0
The Sole Brothers
You can feel the forefoot Zoom a little but the heel is completely dead.
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Materials of the Nike PG 2.5:

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

9.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
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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9.0
RicheeKim
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
The Sole Brothers
The forefoot strap adds a little more support to an already very supportive shoe.
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Fit of the Nike PG 2.5:

9.0
RicheeKim
Pretty good 1:1 fit.
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9.0
The Sole Brothers
The PG2 is easy to get on and super comfortable.
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Is Outdoor Use recommended?

fair
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
Traction works well outdoors but the outsole is pretty soft and won't last long.
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no
The Sole Brothers
The translucent rubber is wearing off quickly, even indoors.
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Width of the Nike PG 2.5:

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

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