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Nike PG 4
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Nike PG 4

Nike PG 4 Review

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8.3
Paul George's 4th signature sneaker is one of the most affordable signature sneakers
based on 6 expert reviews

Best Suitable For:

Super comfortable and well-cushioned basketball shoes

Category Performance Ratings:

Traction
8.3
Cushion
9.4
Materials
8.2
Support
7.3
Fit
8.0
Outdoor
25%

Facts & Figures:

Type:
Low Top
Release Date:
1/2020
Sizing:
small
large
Width:
narrow
wide

Colorways of Nike PG 4:

67 likes
Football Grey / Laser Blue / Lt Smoke Grey
Football Grey / Laser Blue / Lt Smoke Grey
in 6 shops
$54.97
$110
43 likes
Multi-Color / Multi-Color
Multi-Color / Multi-Color
in 3 shops
$54.97
$110
13 likes
Black / Wolf Grey / Blue Fury / White
Black / Wolf Grey / Blue Fury / White
from Nike
$64.97
$110
33 likes
White / University Red / Obsidian
White / University Red / Obsidian
in 6 shops
$67.97
$110
59 likes
Black / University Red / White
Black / University Red / White
in 6 shops
$71.97
$110
42 likes
Light Cream / Terra Blush / Racer Blue / Total Orange
Light Cream / Terra Blush / Racer Blue / Total Orange
in 6 shops
$71.97
$110
25 likes
Black / White / Wolf Grey / Blue Fury
Black / White / Wolf Grey / Blue Fury
in 4 shops
$74.97
$110
90 likes
Black / Light Smoke Grey / White
Black / Light Smoke Grey / White
in 3 shops
$77.97
$110
12 likes
Black / Rush Blue / University Red / Metallic Silver
Black / Rush Blue / University Red / Metallic Silver
in 3 shops
$80.97
$110
0 likes
White / College Navy / College Navy
White / College Navy / College Navy
from DICK's
$82.49
$110
0 likes
White / University Red / University Red
White / University Red / University Red
from DICK's
$82.49
$110
8 likes
Wolf Grey / Cool Grey / Anthracite
Wolf Grey / Cool Grey / Anthracite
in 2 shops
$82.49
$110
7 likes
College Navy / White / White
College Navy / White / White
in 2 shops
$82.49
$110
1 likes
White / Game Royal / Game Royal
White / Game Royal / Game Royal
from DICK's
$82.49
$110
4 likes
White / Black / Wolf Grey
White / Black / Wolf Grey
from DICK's
$82.49
$110
34 likes
Black / Black / Black
Black / Black / Black
in 6 shops
$82.97
$110
84 likes
White / Pure Platinum / Black
White / Pure Platinum / Black
in 3 shops
$84.97
$110
4 likes
Team Orange / White / White
Team Orange / White / White
from Eastbay
$89.99
$110
5 likes
Black / White / Pure Platinum
Black / White / Pure Platinum
from Eastbay
$89.99
$110
17 likes
String / Sail / Cool Grey / Natural
String / Sail / Cool Grey / Natural
in 4 shops
$104.99
$110
6 likes
Crimson / White / Green
Crimson / White / Green
from Nike
$108.97
105 likes
Gatorade White GX
Gatorade White GX
from DICK's
$119.99
89 likes
Regency Purple / Regency Purple
Regency Purple / Regency Purple
from StockX
$95.00
117 likes
Barely Volt / Total Orange / Volt / Photo Blue
Barely Volt / Total Orange / Volt / Photo Blue
from StockX
$113.00
6 likes
Game Royal / White / Black
Game Royal / White / Black
No stores found
10 likes
University Red / White / Black
University Red / White / Black
No stores found
4 likes
Field Purple / White / White
Field Purple / White / White
No stores found
5 likes
Pro Green / White / White
Pro Green / White / White
No stores found
6 likes
University Gold / White / White
University Gold / White / White
No stores found
1 likes
White / White / Black
White / White / Black
No stores found
15 likes
University Blue / White / White
University Blue / White / White
No stores found

Summary of 6 Expert Reviews:

Pros:
Super comfortable cushioning
Affordable signature sneaker
Cons:
Lateral support could be better
Sizing is tricky

Performance of the Nike PG 4:

The 4th edition of Paul George's signature sneaker changes things up a little. A Nike Air strobel board that sits directly under your feet replaces the Nike Zoom Air cushioning. This setup gives you a softer and super comfortable, cloud-like feeling. The circular traction pattern works well in all directions and keeps performing solidly even on dusty courts. The biggest weaknesses of the PG4 are the support and lockdown: most critics reported sliding out off the footbed on sharp lateral cuts and some experienced mild heel slippage. Overall, the PG4 is a solid performer that works best for lighter players who don't rely on explosive lateral cuts.
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Reviews of the Nike PG 4:

The 8.3 average overall rating ranks #104 of 153 shoes overall
8.2
Schwollo
April 30, 2020
The PG4 is a good solid shoe with no major flaws at a fair price, but it isn’t something that I’d say wow, I want to hoop in these today.
8.6
PureKicks
March 18, 2020
The cushioning is perfect, the traction is beastly, and material, fit, and support are all above-average. If you need new shoes, I recommend the PG4!
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8.8
The Sole Brothers
February 4, 2020
I love the performance of the PG4. This is one of my favorite shoes to play in right now! Probably the most comfortable basketball shoe you can get right now.
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8.0
RicheeKim
February 4, 2020
For $110, this is a really good shoe. I like the traction, the cushioning is amazing, and for a signature sneaker, the PG4 is super affordable!
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8.3
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
February 4, 2020
Overall, the Nike PG 4 was very solid, but not as well rounded as I would have liked. The cushion is super comfortable but the containment and support are lacking a little.
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8.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
January 14, 2020
Traction and cushioning are really good but materials and especially support are a little disappointing.
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Traction of the Nike PG 4:

The 8.3 average traction rating ranks #89 of 153 shoes overall
8.0
Schwollo
April 30, 2020
The PG4 traction pattern performed well, but I thought the PG2 and PG3 were a little bit sharper.
9.0
PureKicks
March 18, 2020
Even though I played on dusty courts, the traction held up very well! Close to being a 10/10 traction.
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8.0
The Sole Brothers
February 4, 2020
The circle traction pattern doesn't seem very durable but works really well on clean courts. On dusty courts, you will need to wipe from time to time but the traction still performed very well.
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8.0
RicheeKim
February 4, 2020
The traction is really good on clean courts and still performs well on dirtier courts. Probably just below the top tier when it comes to traction.
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9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
February 4, 2020
Traction was reliable and consistent, even on the dirtiest courts.
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8.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
January 14, 2020
The traction is pretty solid giving you grip in all directions. The translucent parts of the outsole felt a little more slippy and you will have to wipe from time to time.
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Cushion of the Nike PG 4:

The 9.4 average cushion rating ranks #16 of 153 shoes overall
8.0
Schwollo
April 30, 2020
The Airsole unit combined and soft foam feel comfortable but don’t have the spring of Zoom. It works fine and my feet never hurt, but I enjoy a little bit firmer setup more.
10.0
PureKicks
March 18, 2020
The full-length Air Strobel feels like pillows under your feet. It's comfortable, responsive, and I loved the impact protection. Perfection!
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10.0
The Sole Brothers
February 4, 2020
The Nike Air strobel brings the comfort level of this shoe to the maximum. The cushioning is super soft, but therefore, less responsive than the cushioning in the PG3. This is probably my favorite cushioning setup of all time!!
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9.0
RicheeKim
February 4, 2020
The Air strobel unit is very plush and comfortable. You don't get the springy feeling you would get from a Zoom unit, but this cushioning setup is super soft and comfortable.
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9.5
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
February 4, 2020
The full-length Nike Air cushioning feels soft and pillowy under foot.
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10.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
January 14, 2020
The cushioning is madly comfortable! The full-length Air is super soft and plush.
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Materials of the Nike PG 4:

The 8.2 average materials rating ranks #89 of 153 shoes overall
8.0
Schwollo
April 30, 2020
It’s mesh and synthetics and it works fine. No pinching Or anything
8.0
PureKicks
March 18, 2020
The Mesh shroud and internal nylon bootie construction hug your feet and are really comfortable. The breathability could be a little better overall.
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9.0
The Sole Brothers
February 4, 2020
The materials are soft, thin, and ventilated. On-foot the materials feel fine, but they look a little cheap.
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8.0
RicheeKim
February 4, 2020
The upper is made from Mesh which doesn't feel great to the touch but it gets the job done.
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9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
February 4, 2020
Materials are pretty standard for today’s modern textile/knit builds.
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7.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
January 14, 2020
The quality of the synthetic and Mesh materials feels a little subpar. However, they are thin, flexible, and breathable and get the job done.
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Support of the Nike PG 4:

The 7.3 average support rating ranks #141 of 153 shoes overall
8.0
Schwollo
April 30, 2020
A very solid and wide base gives you plenty of support and stability.
8.0
PureKicks
March 18, 2020
For a low-top, the containment is really good. The outrigger gives you lateral stability and the heel is locked in nicely too.
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8.0
The Sole Brothers
February 4, 2020
I didn't have any issues with lateral moves even though the upper isn't super strong and there is almost no outrigger.
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7.0
RicheeKim
February 4, 2020
The support is the weakest part of the PG4. You can feel your foot slightly moving of the footbed on lateral cuts. I would recommend playing with the shroud zipped up as it improves support noticeably.
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7.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
February 4, 2020
The shoe feels soft overall and doesn't provide as much torsional or lateral support as the previous PG models.
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6.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
January 14, 2020
The support and lockdown are below average: your feet are not contained well enough on lateral cuts and there is a little bit of heel slippage.
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Fit of the Nike PG 4:

The 8.0 average fit rating ranks #116 of 153 shoes overall
9.0
Schwollo
April 30, 2020
There is no movement inside the shoe or any heel slip thanks to a nice amount of padding.
8.0
PureKicks
March 18, 2020
The fit holds you tightly in-place and feels super comfortable.
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8.0
RicheeKim
February 4, 2020
I didn't feel any pinching pain and the fit of the one-bootie upper was almost 1:1.
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7.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
February 4, 2020
After the break-in period, the PG4 fit comfortably but a little too sloppy for my liking.
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8.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
January 14, 2020
A very plush and comfortable fit.
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Is Outdoor Use recommended?

The 25.0% average outdoor rating ranks #86 of 153 shoes overall
no
The Sole Brothers
February 4, 2020
Outdoor use is not recommended as the rubber is super soft.
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fair
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
January 14, 2020
The traction was solid playing outdoors.
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Width of the Nike PG 4:

slightly narrow
Schwollo
April 30, 2020
The insole is super thick and there's not a lot of room in the toe area.
slightly narrow
PureKicks
March 18, 2020
If you go true to size the shoe feels really narrow and is hard to get on.
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slightly narrow
The Sole Brothers
February 4, 2020
Runs slightly narrow.
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regularly wide
RicheeKim
February 4, 2020
The materials loosen up over time.
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regularly wide
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
February 4, 2020
Regular
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Size of the Nike PG 4:

runs small
Schwollo
April 30, 2020
Go up at least half a size as these run small.
½ size small
PureKicks
March 18, 2020
We recommend going up half a size.
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½ size small
The Sole Brothers
February 4, 2020
I went true to size, but the fit is really short. I would suggest going up half a size.
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½ size small
RicheeKim
February 4, 2020
I went up half a size and I was perfectly fine as a slightly wide footer.
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½ size small
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
February 4, 2020
They run 1/2 size short lengthwise.
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runs small
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
January 14, 2020
I went up a full size.
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Football Grey / Laser Blue / Lt Smoke Grey
Football Grey / Laser Blue / Lt Smoke Grey
in 6 shops
$54.97
$110
Multi-Color / Multi-Color
Multi-Color / Multi-Color
in 3 shops
$54.97
$110
Black / Wolf Grey / Blue Fury / White
Black / Wolf Grey / Blue Fury / White
from Nike
$64.97
$110
White / University Red / Obsidian
White / University Red / Obsidian
in 6 shops
$67.97
$110
Black / University Red / White
Black / University Red / White
in 6 shops
$71.97
$110
Light Cream / Terra Blush / Racer Blue / Total Orange
Light Cream / Terra Blush / Racer Blue / Total Orange
in 6 shops
$71.97
$110
Black / White / Wolf Grey / Blue Fury
Black / White / Wolf Grey / Blue Fury
in 4 shops
$74.97
$110
Black / Light Smoke Grey / White
Black / Light Smoke Grey / White
in 3 shops
$77.97
$110
Black / Rush Blue / University Red / Metallic Silver
Black / Rush Blue / University Red / Metallic Silver
in 3 shops
$80.97
$110
White / College Navy / College Navy
White / College Navy / College Navy
from DICK's
$82.49
$110
White / University Red / University Red
White / University Red / University Red
from DICK's
$82.49
$110
Wolf Grey / Cool Grey / Anthracite
Wolf Grey / Cool Grey / Anthracite
in 2 shops
$82.49
$110
College Navy / White / White
College Navy / White / White
in 2 shops
$82.49
$110
White / Game Royal / Game Royal
White / Game Royal / Game Royal
from DICK's
$82.49
$110
White / Black / Wolf Grey
White / Black / Wolf Grey
from DICK's
$82.49
$110
Black / Black / Black
Black / Black / Black
in 6 shops
$82.97
$110
White / Pure Platinum / Black
White / Pure Platinum / Black
in 3 shops
$84.97
$110
Team Orange / White / White
Team Orange / White / White
from Eastbay
$89.99
$110
Black / White / Pure Platinum
Black / White / Pure Platinum
from Eastbay
$89.99
$110
String / Sail / Cool Grey / Natural
String / Sail / Cool Grey / Natural
in 4 shops
$104.99
$110
Crimson / White / Green
Crimson / White / Green
from Nike
$108.97
Gatorade White GX
Gatorade White GX
from DICK's
$119.99
Football Grey / Laser Blue / Lt Smoke Grey
$54.97
on DICK's

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