Released at the end of last season, the PG 6, Paul George’s sixth signature shoe, will not have had the opportunity to be sublimated by its ambassador in the playoffs since the Clippers came up against the Pelicans in the “play-in”. The brand new model of the Californian star will therefore have the opportunity to be put forward again at the start of the school year in a more favorable context. And that’s good, because it’s really worth the detour.
The PG 5 had set the bar high, but Nike met expectations with a model that was both different and efficient. The design has been completely redesigned with a multi-layered mesh upper stamped with semi-circles, at its base and around the laces.
But where the PG 6 scores points is with its sole dosed with Nike React foam which offers satisfaction in terms of comfort, cushioning and rebound. The effect is guaranteed, on the front of the foot as well as under the heel.
Suffice to say that the challenge is successful on the part of Nike which is undoubtedly one of its most successful models of the season.
You put the model on quite easily even if the laces are sturdy and the tongue is well padded. The feeling of comfort is then immediate. You quickly feel very good there, and the general feeling is good. It’s hard not to mention the contribution of Nike React foam, present over almost the entire length and reinforced at the heel. The sole is completed with EVA and TPU to offer the best sensations.
This is the strength of this PG 6 with this multifunction foam, the effect of which is as much felt on the cushioning as on the rebound, the impulse or the insistent lateral support. It also brings a lot of flexibility, in opposition to other models positioned on the same segment. Responsiveness is of optimal quality whether in the front of the foot or in the heel.
Note that the rubber outsole is accompanied by an additional translucent layer on the first color unveiled by Nike, called “Fluoro”, in white, black and salmon.
The sole covers the entire foot for more grip and responsiveness with multidirectional patterns that are quite effective for mastering the art of “Stop-and-go” like PG13. The lateral supports are assured without problems. The bands of TPU representing the logo of the player supposed to offer more stability on the external supports are however no more felt than that.
SUPPORT AND STABILITY
The support of the foot is rather very correct, since the front of the foot is tightened by straps at the level of the laces. The compromise between freedom of movement of the ankle and support is good, and the model offers the possibility of tightening everything with a third eyelet on the upper part.
The stability is also very good, obviously on the rear part, comfortably padded, but also on the front, the size of the sole remaining practically the same on both ends of the shoe.
FINISH AND LIFETIME
The PG 6 typically comes in two major colors, used to dress each layer of mesh in the upper. A swoosh appears at the base of the heel on the inside while the outside features a much larger, embroidered, reverse Swoosh. The player’s signature appears on the tongue, also adorned with a six. The model does not have a zipper but a simply padded collar. We also see the number 13 of PG on the heel, on the Nike React foam
Only rather negative point of this model: ventilation. Indeed, the breathable mesh upper is not breathable at all, a detail that is important in these periods of high heat. Your feet will heat up! The difference is particularly felt when the PG 6 is compared to models such as the Curry Flow 9 or the Air Jordan 36 and 37, which are much lighter and airier on this point.
The lifespan can also be questioned, in particular on the resistance of the patterns of the outsole and the return of the Nike React foam over the long term or repeated stresses. For the upper, on the other hand, there is reason to be confident in the long term.
More than a good surprise, the PG 6 is a real success from every point of view, with a pair with a design revisited in the good sense of the term, and which meets all standards in terms of performance and comfort.
The PG 5 quickly found its audience, a sign that the model was already of quality. The sixth version concocted by Nike for Paul George should logically follow the same path, and will perhaps be boosted at the start of the school year by Clippers back in the spotlight. At the time of the rebound, Paul George can in any case count on his PG 6 to resume his flight.
Note : 17.6/20
Shoe weight (size 45) : 400 gramsPrice : 120 euros on Basket4Ballers
- – less than 10/20: not recommended
- – between 10 and 15: faults that can stop some but qualities that will charm others
- – above 15: pair approved and recommended!
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