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Best Paul George Basketball Shoes

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released Feb. 2019
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  • 8.9
    rating based on 6 expert reviews
  • Great all-around performer at a very fair price
  • Versatile shoe that works for all positions
released Feb. 2021
Nike PG 5
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  • 8.8
    rating based on 6 expert reviews
  • The PG 5 is a great all-around performer and a nice upgrade over the PG 4.
  • Works best for players that prefer a minimal, lightweight, and responsive shoe no matter what position they play.
released Jul. 2018
Nike PG 2.5
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  • 8.8
    rating based on 3 expert reviews
  • Improves the already great performance of the PG2 by adding an additional forefoot strap for more lockdown
  • Perfect if you are looking for an affordable all-around performer without any weaknesses.
released Feb. 2018
Nike PG 2
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  • 8.6
    rating based on 10 expert reviews
  • Bouncy forefoot Zoom Air cushioning and traction that performs even on dusty courts.
  • Affordable all-around performer without any weaknesses.
released Mar. 2017
Nike PG1
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  • 8.6
    rating based on 10 expert reviews
  • Great-fitting shoe made from high-quality materials
  • Works best for guards with regular or narrow feet
released Feb. 2022
Nike PG 6
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  • 8.4
    rating based on 6 expert reviews
  • Paul George's signature shoe line continues its consistent run.
  • Best for players looking for a well-balanced performance shoe.
released Jan. 2020
Nike PG 4
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  • 8.3
    rating based on 6 expert reviews
  • Paul George's 4th signature sneaker is one of the most affordable signature sneakers
  • Super comfortable and well-cushioned basketball shoes
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Paul George

Paul George was drafted with the 10th pick of the 2010 draft by the Indiana Pacers out of Fresno State. He is a multiple NBA All-Star and member of the All-NBA Team, and a mainstay in the NBA All-Defensive Team. He won the Most Improved Player Title in 2013 and finished third in MVP voting in 2019.

Playing Style

Paul George is a 6'8" small forward and known for his athleticism, excellent defense, and very good 3-point shooting.

PG Logo

The PG logo is a stylized version of his initials in the form of a bowtie. According to Nike this pays hommage to his unique blend of simplicity and sophistication.

What Shoe Size Does Paul George Wear?

According to Brendan Dunne of Sole Collector, PG was wearing shoe size 13 at the beginning of his career even though his feet were later measured to be size 14 by Nike. He is now wearing size 13.5 because he prefers a tight fit.

History of PG Signature Shoes

Paul George had a slow start to his NBA career compared to other superstars and earned his first All-Star spot in his third season when an injury-riddled Indiana Pacers relied heavily on him.

During the 2014 offseason, he suffered a horrible leg injury during a Team USA camp that kept him out of almost the complete 2014-2015 season. Even though he played very little during this season, Nike noticed the outpouring of fans and support of other players and started talks about his own signature line.

Paul George was heavily involved in the design process, contributing his own sketches and renderings with the goal to create a low-top shoe with great traction and overall performance that also looks dope.

Release Dates of Paul George Signature Shoes*
* includes only shoes released in 2017 or later

Characteristics of PG Sneakers:

PG1 with the forefoot strap

The Nike PG1, PG2, PG2.5, and PG3 share a very similar low-top silhouette that is low-to-the-ground and works well for quick and explosive players. While the cushion of the first model was pretty minimal and firm, later models were more comfortable with bigger Zoom units or a full-length Air strobel board in the PG4.

One of the most distinguishing features of the first models was the use of a forefoot strap in the PG1 and PG2.5 which provided additional support and the tight fit that Paul George wants from his shoes.

PG4 with shroud covering the laces

The PG4 changed things up a little with a lower cut and thinner upper materials that weren't as supportive as previous models. However, the zippable shroud covering the laces gave the shoe a clean look and the cushioning was much more comfortable thanks to the full-length Air strobel.

Overall, the PG line is very popular and known for good overall performance at a very reasonable retail price for a signature sneaker.

Special Collaborations

PG 4 Gatorade

The PG4 released in different Gatorade-inspired colorways that featured the Gatorade "G" on the tongue and a Gatorade-flavor-themed upper.

In total, there were 4 Gatorade releases (purple, orange, white, and a 2K exclusive blue).

PG x Playstation Shoes:

Paul George is a huge fan of playing Playstation and collaborated with Sony to create PS-themed colorways of the PG2 and PG2.5.

The PG2 colorway featured light-up tongues bearing the PlayStation and PG logos and the eyelets were inspired by the buttons of a Playstation controller.

The PG2.5 colorway was all-grey and reminded of the iconic design of the original Playstation 1.