Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul George is affectionately known as “Pickled Pepper” in China due to the homophonic pronunciation of his name and the spicy garnish, so
Sheath-like uppers retain a standard dual mesh build — tightly woven on the lateral side, breathable on the medial side — and also serve up a yellow-to-red gradient fade from toebox to heel. A textured yellow Swoosh is placed under the lateral collar, with a small red Swoosh taking up residence on the medial half. Large zippers encase the lacing system and tongue, the latter of which features a playful chili pepper print.
Moving to the heels, the left shoe features Chinese characters while the right supplies George’s signature. Midsoles are done up in white, and feature a full-length Air Strobel cushioning system that places Air technology directly under the wearer’s feet. Two-tone heel tabs, a Scoville-style gradient midsole bar and colorful outsoles round off the look.
Looking for something a little less spicy? Check out Nike’s Air Max 90 FlyEase in a cool “Industrial Blue” colorway.