Nike Is Dropping New Light-Up PlayStation Sneakers - Maxim

Nike's Light-Up PlayStation Sneakers Are a Gamer's Dream Come True

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For his second sneaker with Nike, NBA baller Paul George went all-out.

An avid gamer when he's not playing with the Oklahoma City Thunder, George has debuted a full-on PlayStation-inspired sneaker, called the PG2 "Playstation."

(Photo: Nike)

(Photo: Nike)

A bold follow-up to the PG1, the aesthetic of these PG2 kicks have a lot more in common with retro PlayStation controllers than they do anything related to basketball.

(Photo: Nike)

(Photo: Nike)

The highlight, literally, is the tongues, which feature light-up PlayStation and PG logos. They can be powered on an off and can even "pulse" and vibrate, which is made possible by LED lights backed by lithium batteries.

(Photo: Nike)

(Photo: Nike)

The gaming references are everywhere: on the PlayStation Galaxy-inspired midsoles and sock liners, patent leather detailing bearing PlayStation symbols, PlayStation-colored eyelets (green, blue, pink and purple) and a mock PSN voucher code on the back.

(Photo: Nike)

(Photo: Nike)

Why Paul George wanted these may confuse fans, but Nike insists PlayStation is a way of life for the hoops star. 

(Photo: Nike)

(Photo: Nike)

"To Paul George, PlayStation isn't a video gaming console, it’s a vortex to another battleground of endless opponents," the company wrote in a product description.

(Photo: Nike)

(Photo: Nike)

"Wired different than most, his competitive nature allows him to take control of a game’s biggest moments, simulating things only he can do in real life."

Available for a limited time only, the PG2 "Playstation" sneakers will be available worldwide February 10th for $110.