Nike has collaborated with Sony on a new pair of PlayStation-themed basketball shoes.
The DualShock-styled Nike PG2 shoes will be worn by NBA star Paul George, who plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder.
There’s light-up, battery operated PlayStation and PG logos on the tongue, akin to the light bar on a DualShock pad. Wearers can press a button to turn on the light and there’ll be a light vibration akin to the controller itself.
Nike told Engadget there’s about 150 hours of juice in the battery.
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The lower lace locks match the PlayStation buttons, while the bottom of the shoes glow in the dark, including the swoosh logo.
“We worked directly with the PlayStation team on every aspect of this shoe,” designer Tony Hardman says.
“One thing that they provided, which was really cool, was the starry graphic from the dynamic theme that will be available for your PlayStation 4 with a code from the shoe. It’s a beautiful graphic, so we made it the sock liner.”
George, who played for the Indiana Pacers before a trade to OKC last year, says he’s one of the NBA’s biggest gamers.
“I just had a knack for video games,” says George. “As soon as I discovered PlayStation, I was throwing hints here and there to my dad — cutting out the clipping of a video game, cutting out the clippings of the PlayStation, leaving it on his dresser. I remember on Christmas morning, I unwrapped my gift and sure enough, it was the PS2. I’ve been a PlayStation guy ever since.”
The Nike PG2 will be limited edition and will go on sale for $110 on February 10.
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