“Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit when there are footprints on the moon,” is one of the favorite phrases of NBA Clippers character Paul George. And his passion for space is such that he launched his Nike shoes in 2019 with the advice of no more and no less than NASA.
Thus the Nike PG 3 x NASA was born.
Paul George even traveled to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida to find out what an astronaut’s job was like and how the aerospace agency contributed to the design of his shoes.
“I grew up in Palmdale, California, a town where NASA has a major base that not many people know about,” Paul George told Nike. In fact, the Nike PG 3 x NASA has the zip code of this place: 93552.
“These shoes are especially designed for young people who dream of flying high, whether they want to be professional athletes or astronauts,” said the forward or guard.
Let us know more details about the Nike PG 3 x NASA shoes.
Everything you need to know about the Paul George x NASA Nike shoes
Orange, blue, gray, and black—the Paul George Nike PG 3 x NASA design is directly inspired by the shoes and official NASA apparel. This allows us to see the patches, the aerospace agency colors, and other references to them.
The shoes are lightweight, made of soft foam, and have a ripstop ankle area. They also have the Nike Zoom Air bladder from the PG 2, the previous model.
“The outsole’s circular traction,” Nike says on their website, “is inspired by the craters of the moon, a pattern we created from the algorithms generated in various analyses of Paul George’s motion.”
Other details on the shoe include an Apollo 14 Mission patch on the heel, a Remove Before Flight tab, the Paul George logo, and the American flag on the tongues.
Although Paul George’s Nike PG 3 x NASA shoes are no longer available from Nike’s official website, you can find them on Amazon using the link below.