My first impression of PG3 is, forefoot with single air cushion, the shoe tongue and heelpiece marked with PG logo and it cancel the inner sleeve. The colorway is simple, black and white.
As George’s signature shoes, the first launched colorway NASA is very attracted. But the price is higher. So we choose the black and white colorway this time.
Anyway, let’s talk about its configuration. It still uses the single air cushion on forefoot as pervious series. And it cancels the inner sleeve for PG3. I am disappointed at it. The bottom of shoe tongue has been integrated with vamp. So the wrapping performance is not bad.
PG3 uses the similar round friction grains as Why Not Zer0.2. The traction performance is good on the wood floor. The external expansion of outsole is not big. But the roll-over prevention is excellent. It’s suitable for breaking though.
As it continues this series’ cushion evagination design, I can obviously feel the cushion of forefoot after wearing. And the forefoot is obviously separated by two areas. In accelerating the breakthrough, you need to stand on tiptoe, you can feel the separation more obviously, the cushion feedback becomes fast.
As the shoe tongue is not completely connected with vamp, so the ankle part is more flexible, but it also increase the danger of over-eversion. The main reason is that the foam of shoe tongue is too thin. So I am little worried about that. But the wrapping performance of forefoot is excellent. As it adds two extra plate to reinforce.
PG3 keeps the same good anti-torsion performance as previous series. Comparing with the knitted vamp, the mesh vamp has better resistance to external force. The swoosh area on the insole is also widened. So this sneaker can support the feet well when urgent stop or turning.
The best part of this sneaker is the weight. The unit weight of EUR44 is 380g. It’s already light for a pair of defender sneaker. There is few plastic material on the vamp of PG3. The center of gravity is also controlled in the middle of this sneaker. And the air permeability of vamp is better than Kyrie 5. It’s suitable to wear it when playing on outfield in Summer.
Although the appearance of this PG3 is not attracted, and it doesn’t have inner sleeve, but its general performance is not bad. It has great traction and cushion performance. Considering the price, its competitors are Harden 2 and KT4, PG3 don’t have outstanding advantages comparing with them. So for the same price, you need to think about it before purchasing.