Black is big these days, but Nike can’t seem to resist adding a dash of color in their new Nike PG 1 “EYBL” release. Forget the Air Jordan line for a second and concentrate on this purely-Nike offering that seems to be designed for the understated standout. In celebration of the annual Elite Youth Basketball League, the shoes are by far, the most colorful one released by the Paul George signature.
Nike PG 1 EYBL
Release Date:May 13, 2017
Design and Colors
Black is the primary color of the Nike PG 1 “EYBL”, but it is not the shade that will first grab your attention. Instead, it is the tongue that really captures your eyes as they come in a swirl of colors. Featuring a dashing combination of blue, red, and yellow on the tongue, the shoes also proudly display a logo on the center.
The rest of the upper is done in textured black with a simple Swoosh design along the quarter panel. The iconic Nike logo however seems to be done in a beautiful shade of color-changing yellow. From the back, there is an EYBL logo encased inside a red balloon, allowing it to stand out against the black background.
Nike has actually been generous with all the images of Nike PG 1 “EYBL” available today. From these images, you can see how the midsole are done in black with speckles of pink while the outsole is a translucent white. Under different lighting, the Swoosh logo also seems to change color from yellow to a shade of red and green. It is no wonder the official coloring of the kicks is anthracite and multi-color.
The laces are a point of interest as Nike decided to stick with basic black instead of going for more color to go with the color-splattered tongue. That is definitely an excellent decision considering how laces wear down long before the shoes does. With a basic shoelace color however, it should be hard to replace them after a few months.
The accent follows the same colorful shade of the tongue while a black strap prominently sits right below the lacing, near the vamp.
Price and Release
The good news is that these shoes will be available on May 13 this year with a price tag of just $110. The bad news is that they will only be available through the House of Hoops in the Harlem location. Of course, there is every hope that the kicks will also be available in different stores as soon as demand for them escalates.