PlayStation and sportswear brand Nike have collaborated again, this time to release the Nike 2.5 x PlayStation Colorway sneaker, footwear inspired by NBA star Paul George.
George, who plies his trade in Oklahoma City with the Thunder, is an avid gamer who is especially fond of the NBA 2K series, as well as EA Sports' FIFA. The player is often in 2K19's virtual neighborhood showing his stuff with fans and has also appeared in a few gaming tournaments.
This latest shoe is the player's second with PlayStation and Nike, with the first - the PG2 x - having dropped in February. Sony made the announcement regarding the fresh sneaker via a YouTube video this week.
"For those who know me, gaming is a big part of who I am," George said. "I love the fans and I love this community, so it was amazing to see the gaming and sneaker worlds collide with the original PG2 collaboration," said George.
"This time around, I wanted to take the design old school, back to my earliest days of gaming. For me – as I’m sure many of you can relate – those memories date back to the original PlayStation. Working with Nike and PlayStation, we focused on bringing that original PlayStation inspiration to life in this new design."
These new kicks look especially pleasing and are likely to appeal to both basketball fans and gamers. The design stems from the PS1 console, which Sony has brought back in the form of a mini, classic version with 20 pre-loaded titles.
Forbes suggests that the sneakers could retail for around $110, based on the fact that other similarly designed colorways sell at that price. But, at the time of writing, there wasn't any confirmation from Nike.
The sneaker will be made available to the public on December 1 and can be bought from the SNKRS app, as well as other retailers.