Paul George’s latest signature Nike shoe, the PG2, was designed in tandem with PlayStation and dropped last weekend. Since then, pairs have already landed on the resell market for over $1,000. For most sneakerheads, this was to be expected, but gamers that wanted to scoop the exclusive PlayStation-branded gear were in for a shock.
PlayStation announced in a press release in January that the sneaker would be releasing on the Nike SNKRS app globally. As Nike ended up confirming, however, it turned out to be a U.S. only drop, much to the disappointment of many.
While the release went down like any other Saturday for sneakerheads, gamers were surprised by various factors. The fact that the sneaker was only available in the U.S., despite being first marketed as a global release, was a major sticking point. Furthermore, some fans were unaware that it would only be dropping via a lottery system on the SNKRS app, while others were shocked at the exorbitant resale prices.
In a post, Eurogamer’s Tom Phillips wrote: “PlayStation had promised the shoes, which light up and feature a PSN Store code for an exclusive console theme, would be available worldwide. Alas, this was not the case.”
Eurogamer social media manager Paul Watson spoke on the miscommunication. “I bought some limited edition trainers from Nike recently and they were first-come-first-served," he said. "The thing is, the non-sneaker-buying PlayStation fans would have known none of this.”
For the full story, head to Eurogamer here.
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