If you consider yourself both a sneakerhead and a PlayStation fan, you may be drooling over the PG 2.5 x PlayStation Colorway sneakers inspired by the original PlayStation. However, if you’ve just been looking at press pictures and listings online, you may have completely missed the hidden PS4 homage.
While everything the PG 2.5 x PlayStation Colorway aesthetic screams PlayStation original thanks to the color scheme, PS4 does manage to get a minor shoutout. One of the listed features is a glowing Paul George logo with the power button hidden inside the left tongue. What isn’t listed is that the glow has two options: a solid blue light or the PS4’s signature “preparing to sleep” strobe.
Shared with DualShockers by Twitter user SpongeYaDig, you can see this light effect in action:
— SpongeYaDig (@SpongeYaDig) December 2, 2018
While it isn’t a major feature, small details like this really elevate these licensed products. Of course, this shouldn’t be a surprise that Paul George and Nike know the PlayStation brand, given they have been pushing multiple PlayStation-themed models over the past few years.
The one bad side about this? Availability.
If you haven’t already been able to pick up the PlayStation themed sneakers, there is a chance that you never will outside of eBay or other scalper-ridden auction platforms. Right now, the shoes are going as high as $585 and as low as $150 for very very small sizes. It’s no surprise that they are looking to do a limited stock release, but save some for those of us waiting for payday.
Of course, I’d prefer to be griping about great licensed products with limited availability than poor quality licensed products. The latter is the talk of the industry this week, with Bethesda Softworks being under fire for Fallout 76‘s Power Armor Edition which ranged from “poor quality” to flat out false advertising.
As mentioned above, the PG 2.5 x PlayStation is available now at multiple retailers… so long as they aren’t sold out.