PG series shoes are always as popular as Kyrie series shoes in the market. It’s mainly due to the attraction of the spokesman. But this time PG4 has been complained by the net friends before releasing. The appearance is ugly, and the main reason should be due to the old technology-Air Sole.
Let’s talk about the performance of PG4 today.
- Comfort full-length Nike AIR
Although it’s said that PG4 has NIKE Air, but you know, it uses the old technology-Air Sole. Jordan 11 also uses full-length Air Sole. So for the cushion configuration, PG4 should be the same as Jordan 11. Of course, it’s just a joke, actually it has the difference.
▼We can see Full Length Nike Air on the rear outsole, and the Air Sole on the insole.
Is Air Sole still useful? Actually, LeBron Witness 3 also uses Air Sole. Although it hasn’t been used in many basketball shoes, but Nike should have some confidence for the Air Sole.
▼The full-length Air Sole is very comfortable.
The elasticity is not good, but it’s soft. The insole is not very thick, so the center of gravity is good.
- Excellent Traction Performance
The outsole design of PG4 is similar to PG3. The pattern is similar to meteor crater. It’s said that the outsole pattern of PG4 is followed with the shape of Air Sole. The traction performance s excellent. I haven’t slipped when playing basketball.
▼The outsole pattern of PG4 is similar to PG3.
I haven’t chosen the crystal outsole version, but XDR outsole which is more easy for cleaning and has better durability. The traction performance of PG4 haven’t let me down.
The abrasive resistance of XDR outsole is also good. After playing about 4-5 basketball games, I haven’t found the abrasion of outsole.
▼Good abrasive resistance
- Good fitness
PG4 is integrated inner sleeve design and it’s covered with a layer of mesh fabric. The appearance of PG4 looks like jogging shoes or casual shoes. Actually, the covering material is very thick. The padding of shoe tongue and shoe heel is very thick and elastic.
▼Zipper design is impressed
▼We can see the thick shoe tongue
Except the tight vamp material, the distribution of shoelaces holes is intensive. After fastening the shoelaces and pulling the zipper, it can lock the foot very well. The good fitness is mainly due to the material of vamp.
▼the outer layer is mesh fabric
- The supporting performance and protection are not good
Although the vamp of PG4 is thick, but the knitted vamp don’t have good supporting performance and protection.
▼The feet are easy to slide in the shoes.
Although the shoe heel has TPU support, but it’s soft and small. Although it doesn’t have big effect, but I think it’s not good. The anti-torsion performance is also not good. But after deconstructing, we find that it has anti-torsion plate. But the effect if not good enough.
▼PG4 has anti-torsion supporting plate
For anti-rollover performance, although the forefoot sole is wide, but as it’s full-length cushion design, so the center of gravity will be a little higher. It should have better anti-rollover design to make it stable.
▼The TPU on shoe heel is not thick enough
- The shoe head presses the toes
The material above the toes is also thin, it doesn’t have protecting design to the toes.
☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ 8.3 scores
Shoe tree: it’s a little narrow
Size： It’s half size smaller than normal size. We suggest you to purchase half size bigger.
In my opinion, PG4 is a simplified version of KD9. It uses full-length cushion, but it’s soft, and it has excellent traction performance and good fitness. But the supporting performance and protection is not good. But the price is cheap, so you can have a try if you like it and if you are the fans of Paul George.