Many huge thanks to the people in China at PEAK Sports for sending over pairs of the new TP IV in the ‘Home’ colorway. This year, Tony Parker’s signature sports a true low cut and needed updates.
The TP IV features an upper made from Peak Surface that is much more flexible than what was used on the DH1 last year, Dual Gradient cushioning in the forefoot, and a killer translucent traction pattern to show the different cushioning zones. This was covered in the From Design to Technology post here, but now we get to examine exactly what all of that language means.
From initial try on, the shoe fits very snug, about a half-size small because of a narrow toe box. Cushioning is firm but forgiving, like Dual Gradient should be. The lacing system keeps things locked in nice and snug. Again, this is just from trying them on in my house. All of you should know by now a performance review is quick to follow, but not too quick, because we like to do them right. Pricing and official release date is not yet confirmed (we don’t even know if this model is coming Stateside), but based on the technology used and the past three models, a price in the $110-$130 range would seem on the mark.
Enjoy the images below and, as always, be nice in the comments. And if you have any questions, don’t be scared — we don’t bite.