Check Out the Peak DH3 Deconstructed

Dwight Howard’s third signature shoe, the Peak DH3, has been chopped by the team at FastPass so it’s time to check out what’s inside.

While the Peak DH1 and Peak DH2 (a lowtop) were adequate budget performers, the DH3 is the sneaker that upped the ante for Howard’s line. It once again became a hightop, but lost all of the fuse and plastics usually associated with his sneakers.

Now, the Peak DH3 is a modern knit basketball sneaker that even got 3D printed to become the first 3D printed basketball sneaker ever (it’s also a sneaker we’d love to test).

This deconstruction revealed how simple and elemental the Peak DH3 is. While the knit does have some reinforcement and backing, a plastic wing secured at the eyestay can keep even the massive Dwight Howard stable.

To retain torsional rigidity, the DH3 uses two support plates — one carbon fiber (1.88mm thick), the other of a different material.

Cushioning is supplied by a thick insole, a layer of foam beneath it, and Peak’s P-Motive technology. The forefoot actually has flex grooves in the cushioning while the heel has some cutouts for compression. Arch support seemed to be a big focus in the Peak DH3.

Let us know if you spot anything interesting in this deconstruction. If you’ve been playing in the Peak DH3, share your experience below.

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Source: FastPass

8 Comments

  1. So is this shoe going to be tested by one of the weartesters? I feel like there is a significant lack of big men shoes right now and I’m really interested how this one performs.
    -pac

      1. Noah, do you or any Weartesters know anywhere possible these are being sold in size 13? I’m only seeing 12/12.5 as the biggest sizes available.

        1. Famujisneaker, hibasketballshoes, etc. — the usual retailers that sell overseas kicks. Most of these brands don’t make larger sizes than US 12, some even only go up to US11.

          1. Appreciate! I’m fairly aware of the Chinese/overseas kicks game (a rarity to find size 13s & up, but surprisingly depending on the brand, they’ll have a scarce to “decent” amount.) I guess the reason why I’m surprised they haven’t made bigger sizes since DH caters towards the bigger players, typically having bigger foot sizes.

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