Nike is releasing the second edition of its PlayStation-themed sneakers on December 1st.
Unlike the first edition which takes its cues from the PS4, Nike’s new PlayStation-inspired basketball shoes pay homage to Sony’s original PS1 gaming console. Also designed for Oklahoma City Thunder player Paul George, the latest PG 2.5 x PlayStation have the same gray color as the first-ever PS1 system.
Though some sneakerheads find the color gray plain, these shoes don’t look boring as the base color is made vibrant by the multicolor “PS” and “PG” logos found on the footwear’s left and right tongues. Both logos can also light up, but the batteries used to power them are not rechargeable and cannot be replaced. Nike told Engadget that the batteries that come with the sneakers only have a lifespan of about 150 hours, so make sure to turn off the shoes’ light-up feature as soon as you’re done flaunting them to your friends.
The red, blue, yellow, and teal colors of the old PlayStation logo are also used on the different Nike swooshes and lace loops of the sneakers. Other PlayStation elements found all over the shoes are the Sony controller X, Square, Circle, and Triangle buttons. In addition to the button details designed at the back of the shoes, Paul George’s name can also be seen affixed in the middle of the sneakers’ back stays.
The PG 2.5 x PlayStation will be on sale through the Nike SNKRS app this Saturday at 10 am, where they’ll be sold via raffle for $110. The sneakers will also available in big kids’ sizes for $90.
The first edition of these PlayStation-themed shoes got sold out in just minutes, so there’s a great chance that this latest model will be out of stock at the same pace.
Update December 1st: If you missed out on the raffle, eBay has many listings active where you can pick up a pair for a premium.