Nike PG2.5 (Dark Grey/White/Dark Grey) $111.99 Delivered @ Nike

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Hello Fellow Ozbarginers,

For those who are after a pair of basketball shoes, here is the deal.

Nike PG2.5, available in various sizes.

I have the PG2, very comfy basketball shoes, great performer imho, I prefer this than the Kyrie 4. I am sure you will not disappoint.

My overall rating for this shoe is 8.5/10.

Runs TTS, wider feet. Suitable for 1 - 4 positions.

They don't really go on specials, so grab a pair when they have on sales.

Nike Specs:

The PG 2.5 is designed for the game's most versatile players. It's light yet strong, with a supportive strap and comfortable cushioning that responds to every fast, focused step.

Textile and synthetic leather provide comfortable containment
Midfoot strap offers a personalised fit and locked-down feel
Foam midsole with Nike Zoom Air cushioning for lightweight responsiveness
Rubber tread delivers durable traction
Colour Shown: Dark Grey/White/Dark Grey
Style: BQ8452-007
Country/Region of Origin: Vietnam

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Have a great weekend!

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Comments

  • +2 votes

    COOL SHOES

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    Great shoe. I also came to this from the Kyrie 4 and haven't looked back.

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    I have the PG 2.5 and found they fit my skinny narrow feet better than the currys…

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    I have the PG 2.5 Anthracite (same one's I think) from Footlocker with their 10% off when they came out.
    I don't think they run wider feet, quite snug for me. But seriously super comfy. Good price.

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      Thanks man, need more bball shoe deals here, I am looking to buy a pair of Hardens

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      They don't run wide, as it's more snug than my Harden vol 2, kyrie 4 or lebron 15 & 16. I will say it's on par with harden vol 3 (width).

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        PG2 are less snug than PG1, but still lockdown is fantastic. One part lacking was cushioning which they have improved on PG3. But I still prefer the Vol 3.

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    Check Adidas outlet. They have some cheaper hardens. You can get 30% off plus an extra 20% shopback

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    I never knew basketball was so popular amongst Aussies.

    • +1 vote

      Well, basketball culture is growing, if they have more playing ground available, there will be more ppl playing bball. Great Sports!

    • +3 votes

      Highest subscription to the NBA League pass outside North America is from Australia

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        I wonder what it would look like if half of us didn't use a proxy through mexico/argentina etc to pay for the bloody thing.

  • +1 vote

    MVPG

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    Can anyone comment on their arch support? I keep getting a sore back after playing and my physio recommended shoes with better arch support.

    • +2 votes

      Alright, I give you my thoughts:

      (1) Air Jordan 32

      (2) Hyperdunk X

      (3) Lebron 16

      (4) Dame 5

      (5) Why Not Zero 2

      (6) Pro Bounce High

      (7) Lebron Soldier 12

      (8) Drose8

      • +1 vote

        Piggybacking on this. Have owned a lot of shoes in the past and Jordan 32s are by far the best I've had. Both for indoor and outdoor.

    • +1 vote

      Get shoes with better heel cushioning, which will have less impact when you land. The PG series doesn't have that.

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        Thanks for reminding me, I just deleted the last one, but the PG3 is bit softer on the heel which is great. I think when PG become the top 5 player they will add zoom unit or other cushioning technology to the heel. To me lockdown and cushioning is my priority as I had injuries before.

    • +1 vote

      BTW what bb shoes are you wearing right now?

  • +1 vote

    Thanks Yaren. I've never really been a believer in player named basketball shoes over the generic nike ones. Do you feel it actually makes a difference playing basketball? I've tried to do some research, and it looks like the actual 'benefit' still comes in generic ones over specific player ones.

    Also interesting you said its good for positions 1 - 4. Why wouldn't it be suitable for 5s?

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      It's really up to preference but 5s and sometimes even 4s go for shoes with more impact protection such as lebrons or kds which have zoom air in them.

      We had guy in my firsts team a few years ago who played states and he was 6'8 very stocky wearing Kyrie 2s lmao.

      Also player named shoes are generally catered towards their different styles of play. For example I'm a 1 and love how low to the ground and the court feel you get with Kobe's. Played in kd10s but didn't really like them since they were a little too mushy and high but they were comfy as hell.

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      All good brother, Thank you for reply.

      Generally speaking, the signature lineups tend to have better materials and better performances overall. I am a firm believer in having good shoes, paying $100 - 200 rather than being sent to Hospital is another story.

      Shoes like PG focus on versatility and shooting, one thing lacks is traction and material, but you get used to it after awhile.
      The signature lines hold their values relatively well, even 10 years afterwards they still present a great memory to you.

      With positions, NBA stars have better cushioning in their PE shoes, whereas us we don't have that luxury, they may have the zoom unit in the heel where we have a hard phylon instead.

      Position 5 uses a lot of post moves so additional cushioning would be nice. Imagine 200lbs guy land with phylon on his heel rather than Boost/Zoom unit, you can easily tell which one is better.

      But for general hooping, PG2.5 is a perfect match. If you want more cushioning, have a look at KD or Lebron or AJ series

      • +1 vote

        Thanks. I pulled the trigger on this, as i generally spend around $90 on generic shoes anyway. Will see if an extra $20 is worth it or not.

        Do you know if these shoes are good for outdoor courts (non concrete)? Probably not…

        I probably should get a bit more cushioning to alleviate knee stress, irrespective of position.

        • +1 vote

          Not for outdoors, the outsole of PG2.5 is quite soft, so outdoor you probably look at something else.

          You can get some knee compressions and shoe orthotics. That's prob by far the cheapest.

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    Whaaat? Just wear some Chuck Taylor hi tops for bball.

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      I do this from time to time when I wasn't prepared to ball that day

      Afterwards it always makes me wonder how they did it back in the day..

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    … deal on the playstations? seen gyakusou x undercover zoom fly ink for $140 at the outlet. might get 30% off on sundays at my local outlet.

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    I got so many upvotes, so amazing, thank you for all the inputs! :)

  • +4 votes

    Great to see basketball shoe deals on OzBargain. Love the discussion.

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    This pair will do nicely for when I'm lining up for iPhone XI 2 days before release

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      I think it will be called iPhone 11. They can’t go on using roman numerals. Like in 7 years it would be iPhone XVIII? Maybe they will use it for special releases like X which was the death of the home button.

      Besides I don’t have roman numerals in the number pad.

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    Are they good as walking shoes? 👟👟

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      No, these are for indoor basketball use.

      • -1 vote

        Yes I get that, but can’t I use them outside as walking shoes? You can’t walk in these shoes is that what you’re saying?

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          Yes, you can use them as walking shoes - but there are better alternatives at this price.
          So unless you love the look of these shoes, I wouldn't recommend it. But if you like the way it looks - go for it!

    • +1 vote

      They are not good for walking as they are heavier and hotter (because the upper material is thicker) than normal walking or running shoes, but you can still wear it if you want to.

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    Sorry if it's a stupid question: Are these shoes good for fast walking/running too?

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      Nah, not a stupid question. But I wouldn't recommend it for fast walking/ running. The traction/ rubber on the bottom goes away/ gets sanded down pretty quick on treadmills and roads. Also runners are more 'breathable' whilst basketball shoes tend to be thicker and built differently to make it sturdier but the downside is gets really hot during long use.
      You won't get much mileage from it as well as there are more comfortable alternatives.

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        Thanks a lot Aykay123. WOuld you be able to recommend one suitable for walking/running from Nike, which is ideally on sale?

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          Yeah I'd say just get a trainer or runner from Nike, they are more durable than basketball shoes especially those indoor ones because they are designed to function on timber floors. I have bought dozens of shoes from Nike or Adidas, just go to your local outlets and you will have plenty to choose from.

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    A note that the blue version is at this price point too
    https://www.nike.com/au/t/pg-2-5-basketball-shoe-SxPGwQ/BQ84...

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    Awesome price for PGs. Wonder if available in the Nike store

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    From reading all these comments, do you guys think they'd be good volleyball shoes? Don't know much about positions and bball stuff but it looks to have good grip indoor? My current shoes are starting to slip on the timber court I play on and might pick these up if good for vball

    • +1 vote

      It depends on your play style as well as build. If you jump a lot and are heavy and/or have bad knees or a history of injuries I would recommend other shoes to take more load off your legs/ knees when landing. (getting a decent cushioned shoe so you don't screw up your joints will be worth it long run)

      But if you are on the slightly above average to lighter side of things (or a dedicated libero), I reckon this would be okay. I've seen A LOT of Volleyballers play with the Kyrie basketball line which have aggressive traction but no cushioning at all and these are better in the cushioning department.

      Take my advice with a grain of salt, because I haven't tried the shoes yet but based on what I've read online it should be okay. And as always try in-store if possible to see if it fits correctly (I'm sure there is free returns as well, just make sure it's comfortable)

      Personally I skipped these shoes for basketball when they were released as the traction although people said was good, it was really thin when I held it in person and I was too scared of it wearing out/ fraying too fast due to my play style.

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        Thanks for the insight! I'm a heavy 80+kg, 180cm blocker and all I ever do is jump and take quick but heavy steps haha and based on what you said, this shouldn't be too far up the list. Do you have any recommendations/brands for shoes with good cushions by any chance?

        • +2 votes

          I have to say 80+kg and 180cm by basketball 'standards' is loosely the 'average' (or slightly above) height/weight so I feel that the shoes will still be adequate for you.

          If you did want to venture into more cushioning; LeBron, KD lines are something you can venture into but imo they're 'too' cushy for you and you would feel unstable in them or sluggish on jumps. However, looking at the prices it's going to be a lot more expensive than these shoes (Basketball shoes being on sale is a rarity). I think Klay(KT) or Harden line would be perfect for you buuut its expensive (KT is cheaper if you are planning in visiting China in the near future, unless you somehow find a cheap importer).

          So imo if you are okay with them (PG 2.5), it should hold up well for as long as they last. (not sure on the durability of the traction, so look around for reviews on if it lasts or what not. But if you see for yourself in the previews provided by adidas its thin wavey lines which, as i said, will be great as long as it lasts).

          Great thing about PG 2.5 is that there is a zoom unit in the forefoot which helps a lot if you jump a lot.

          I looked up some deals and the other alternative is the Pro Bounce series:
          https://www.adidas.com.au/men-basketball-shoes-outlet
          Combined with 30% off outlets code https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/436246

          $119 X 70% = ~$83

          if you need to replace you current shoes ASAP I'd just look at either PG 2.5 or Pro Bounce as those are the only ones available atm that aren't pricey. I think you'll still be happy with either of them :)
          My summary for them would be if you want a better built shoe which may fit more comfortably go for PG. If you want a more cheaper feeling shoe but traction that will last, Pro Bounce. (But if the Pro Bounce fits nicely for you, id get that one instead… Really depends on how it feels/ what you prefer at the end of the day)

          Personally, Pro Bounce may feel a bit cheaper but I'd go for that one if I can get it for $83. It's $30 cheaper and you can save that money to invest in the next pair as well as piece of mind that the bottoms won't fray as fast.

          Hope it helps!

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            @aykay123: Pro Bounce performs better than PG2.5, other than lockdowns, I just grabbed a pair of PB from Adidas Australia, the PE version uses better material than the norm. Most of basketball shoes dont go on sales, anything under $100 is considered to be a bargain.

  • +1 vote

    Thanks OP, me and a few mates actually bought a pair, looks like I'll be seeing a fair few of these being worn at the local court…

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    Good deal +vote

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    I want to get these for my daughter but lots of reviews say that they are narrow and you need to go up a size?
    Does anyone have these shoes to confirm?
    Thanks

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    I would like to thank you for all the support once again, this is the forum that we should be helping each other, I would like to keep up with spirits and I will post good deals if I see any.

    :)

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    PG is on fire

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