Nike PG 3 Review


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Facts & Figures:
List Price:
$109.99
Type:
Low Top
Release Date:
2/2019
Outdoor Rating:
25%
# of Reviews:
5
Traction
 
9.1
Cushion
 
9.0
Material
 
8.2
Support
 
8.8
Fit
 
8.9
very narrow
very wide
runs small
runs large

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PROS:

  • Great traction
  • Very supportive shoe

CONS:

  • Materials feel cheap in-hand
  • Long break-in period

Summary of 6 Expert Reviews:

Sneaker reviewers like almost everything about the PG3 - except its looks. The "moon crater" traction pattern works very well on all surfaces but might take a little while to break in. The Zoom Air cushioning in the forefoot is responsive and bouncy and the foam in the heel provides decent impact protection. Materials feel a little cheap in-hand, but are comfortable on-foot and absolutely get the job done. Overall, the PG3 is a great performer that will work for a wide array of players and comes at a very fair price of only $110.
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Expert Reviews of the Nike PG 3:

9.2
Jalique Gabay [weartesters.com]
Paul George’s signature sneaker represent him well: these are the perfect shoes for a smooth, two-way player that can get busy when necessary.
9.0
The Sole Brothers
The PG3 performs exceptionally well! I really, really enjoyed playing in these. Definitely one of the best basketball shoes out right now.
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9.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
I really like everything about the PG3 except the materials and the looks.
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9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
I hated the PG3 after my first few hours in them. However, I’m glad I stuck with them as by the end of the week I was just excited to lace them up for another few hours of pick-up runs
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8.6
PureKicks
Easily the best PG sneaker so far! This is one of my favorite Nike shoes in a long time.
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Traction of the Nike PG 3:

9.5
Jalique Gabay [weartesters.com]
No matter the surface condition, traction had my back!
9.0
The Sole Brothers
The circle traction pattern is soo nice! On a clean court, you are sticking like glue and even dusty courts are not a big issue.
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9.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
The "moon crater" traction pattern has you covered in every direction.
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9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
Traction started out really poor, but now they are super consistent and require almost no wiping.
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9.0
PureKicks
Wow, did we stick to the court!
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Cushion of the Nike PG 3:

9.0
Jalique Gabay [weartesters.com]
The Zoom Air unit in the front is responsive and bouncy, the Phylon in the heel is comfortable enough so I didn't have issues playing for hours.
9.0
The Sole Brothers
The softer and lighter foam combined with the forefoot Zoom feels great.
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9.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
I love the forefoot Zoom Air cushioning!
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9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
Now that everything is broken-in, the cushioning feels nice, like really nice.
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9.0
PureKicks
We got court feel, comfort, response, and durability. And who doesn't like forefoot Zoom?
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Materials of the Nike PG 3:

9.0
Jalique Gabay [weartesters.com]
The materials don't scream "signature sneaker" but they function exactly how I would like them to.
8.0
The Sole Brothers
In-hand the material feels super cheap, but on-foot it's really comfortable.
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7.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
The mesh material on the upper is pretty rough and feels "plasticky". Overall, the materials feel pretty cheap and are a downgrade compared to previous models.
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9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
Materials may feel cheap depending on the colorway, but the performance is there.
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8.0
PureKicks
The break-in period was minimal and the materials feel really good.
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Support of the Nike PG 3:

9.0
Jalique Gabay [weartesters.com]
No rollovers, no heel slip, no negatives in my book.
10.0
The Sole Brothers
Support is really good! No problems with lateral containment, or heel slippage.
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8.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
The forefoot wings, internal heel counter, and ankle collar provide a lot of support and containment.
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9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
I would have liked a slightly wider base and an outrigger but I never encountered any issues.
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8.0
PureKicks
The support comes from 3 things: internal heel counter, the lockdown of the lacing system and sturdy materials, and the lateral outrigger that provides a lot of stability.
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Fit of the Nike PG 3:

9.5
Jalique Gabay [weartesters.com]
After a little break-in time, the fit was near perfect for me.
8.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
Comfort and fit are solid -no issues here!
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9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
By night four, the shoe felt like it was made for me but until then, I experienced a lot of pain.
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9.0
PureKicks
The lacing system works perfectly and lockdown is great.
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Is Outdoor Use recommended?

no
Jalique Gabay [weartesters.com]
Don’t expect it to last very long outdoors.
no
The Sole Brothers
The rubber is pretty hard, but there was some fraying. Outdoor use is not recommended.
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fair
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
The outsole is pretty durable, so outdoor use should be okay.
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fair
PureKicks
I wouldn't recommend the translucent rubber for outdoors, but the solid rubber should be fine!
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Width of the Nike PG 3:

slightly narrow
Jalique Gabay [weartesters.com]
The shoe does fit on the snug side.
slightly narrow
The Sole Brothers
Slightly narrow, go up half a size if you are a wide-footer.
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slightly narrow
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
This shoe is a little snug in the beginning.
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Size of the Nike PG 3:

true to size
Jalique Gabay [weartesters.com]
I’m in love with how the PG3 fit me true to size.
true to size
The Sole Brothers
Go true to size.
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true to size
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
The PG3 runs true to size.
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true to size
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
I tried a half size down, a half size up, but went with true-to-size in the end.
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true to size
PureKicks
The PG3 fits true to size.
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