Paul George

The Comfort Zone

When Paul George takes the floor this season, he'll be equipped with the new PG5, new goals and a fresh new perspective. For a player like PG, flourishing on the court is a mark of his ability to be his most authentic self in every moment. That process starts with being comfortable, and the PG5 is designed to give PG the feeling that he's walking on clouds. We caught up with the 6-time NBA All-Star to talk about expectations for his Los Angeles squad and why his 5th signature shoe is the best one yet.

The Comfort Zone

For a player like PG, flourishing on the court is a mark of his ability to be his most authentic self in every moment. That process starts with being comfortable, and the PG5 is designed to give PG the feeling that he's walking on clouds. We caught up with the 6-time NBA All-Star to talk about expectations for his Los Angeles squad and why his 5th signature shoe is the best one yet.

What's your approach to this upcoming season, and what are some of the goals you have for yourself and for your team?

It's always about winning for me, and doing what I can as a leader to take us to the top. I'm eager to get back on the court so we can prove ourselves.

You're also going into this season with a new signature shoe. What were some of the things from the PG4 you were looking to see improved in the PG5?

Every year, I work closely with the Nike team, discussing what innovations they have made and how we can implement them into my shoes. Just as I approach my game, adding new tools to my toolkit and continuously improving, that's how we approach each version of my shoe.

You've made it a focus to make sure your shoes are always among the most comfortable on-court silhouettes.

I never wanted to lose sight of the clouds on my feet. This time around, we used a unique combination of the Air unit and Dot Weld Strobel to both cushion and support in the most comfortable way possible.

Talk about the outsole of the PG5 and how the traction helps when needing to stop and go at will.

Having support, comfort and being able to be me on the court is everything. The outsole gives me confidence that I can perform at the highest level without hesitation.

Look good. Feel good. Play good. Describe in your own words how the PG5 ticks the boxes on this popular mantra.

The confidence I have in the team at Nike and the PG5 puts me on my A game. I know I'm supported; I know I'm comfortable, I can just hoop to the highest level.

What's your approach to this upcoming season, and what are some of the goals you have for yourself and for your team?

It's always about winning for me, and doing what I can as a leader to take us to the top. I'm eager to get back on the court so we can prove ourselves.

You're also going into this season with a new signature shoe. What were some of the things from the PG4 you were looking to see improved in the PG5, and did the Nike design team deliver?

Every year, I work closely with the Nike team, discussing what innovations they have made and how we can implement them into my shoes. Just as I approach my game, adding new tools to my toolkit and continuously improving, that's how we approach each version of my shoe. It's still surreal to me that we are on the PG5—I am so blessed to work with Nike in this capacity, and they always deliver.

You've made it a focus to make sure your shoes are always among the most comfortable on-court silhouettes. How does the combination of the full-length Air unit and full-length Nike Air Dot Weld Strobel deliver on that need?

From the first time we had conversations about the PG brand, I wanted to prioritise comfort in my shoe. I never wanted to lose sight of the clouds on my feet. This time around, we used a unique combination of the Air unit and Dot Weld Strobel to both cushion and support in the most comfortable way possible.

You can score from the perimeter, but you're also explosive off the dribble and can finish at the rim. Talk about the outsole of the PG5 and how the traction helps when needing to stop and go at will.

Having support, comfort and being able to be me on the court is everything. The outsole gives me confidence that I can perform at the highest level without hesitation.

Look good. Feel good. Play good. Describe in your own words how the PG5 ticks the boxes on this popular mantra.

The confidence I have in the team at Nike and the PG5 puts me on my A game. I know I'm supported; I know I'm comfortable, I can just hoop to the highest level.

Paul George
Paul George

Smooth and Steady

Designed to keep PG feeling like he's moving on clouds, the PG5 combines a flexible Nike Air Dot Weld Strobel with a full-length Air unit for a comfortable and bouncy feel—perfect for today's versatile, two-way players.

Paul George
Paul George