2021 is already looking up thanks to the upcoming release of the PG 5 on 1/21. This season is all business for Paul George and LA as they try to overcome the stinging loss to Denver in last season’s playoffs. George’s commitment to staying focused on basketball shows up with the announcement of the new PG 5 launching on 1/21.

Starting off with a simple black and white colorway, the real splashiness comes from the technology that makes up the PG 5. It starts with a reimagined cushioning system that is more lightweight and flexible than in previous models. Stretching the full length of the sole, the Nike Air Dot Weld Strobel gives George the cushioning and comfort he values game in and game out. The increased flexibility allows George to transition smoothly from go-to scorer to lock down defender.

This season is all about controlling what you can control and a new multidirectional traction pattern on the outsole will help George have better balance and footwork. The improved grip is sure to help players when they cut off or around screens and players who rely on a lot of stop and go in their game.

Make sure you head to eastbay.com to grab a pair of the 5s when they launch on 1/21. You can also browse our vast selection of basketball apparel and other shoes.