Lou Williams and George Hill Debut New PEAK 3D Printed Basketball Shoe

Last year, Chinese company Peak unveiled the first 3D printed basketball shoe for Dwight Howard. A year later, Lou Williams and George Hill debuted the newest iteration of Peak’s groundbreaking technology: a 3D printed lattice structure that looks exactly like the Venom symbiote.

This latest technology from Peak has some unique properties, as you can see in the video below by Will Wong, a Peak designer (@thevvvn). It seems resilient, springs right back into its original shape after force is exerted on it, and creates one hell of a midsole.

This technology has already been implemented in the shoe pictured here, which Peak endorsers Lou Williams (Sixth Man of the Year 2018) and George Hill were spotted in on stage at a Peak promotional event in Hangzhou, China. At this stage, the shoe features a stunning one-piece knit upper with support tendrils that branch off the midsole.

According to Will Wong, there is no release date yet for this shoe as some aspects of it have to be adjusted.

Let us know what you think about Peak’s new foray into 3D printed sneakers in the comments below. Is this something you would wear? Because this writer can’t wait until it releases!

For more on Lou Williams check out our latest Test Shoot segment.

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US basketball players Louis Williams (L) and George Hill (R) attend a promotional event in Hangzhou in China’s eastern Zhejiang province on July 28, 2018. (Photo by – / AFP) / China OUT (Photo credit: -/AFP/Getty Images)

9 Comments

  1. These have to be one of the most radically designed shoes I’ve seen in years. I like them, but would be hesitant to try or get a pair. With these being a 3-D printed shoe, my bet is they are astronomically priced so I will just admire from afar.

  2. Would have been nice if it didn’t have that embossed “3D-PRINTED PEAK.BEIJING” label on the medial side of the midsole.

  3. This is cool, but you can tell from the images that the surface finish of the midsole is not nearly as smooth as those produced by the carbon 4d technology that Adidas uses. And for the record, Adidas’ method is technically not 3d-printing. Instead of a layer-by-layer approach, carbon 4d uses light to instantaneous cure sequential cross section of the midsole. If Peak is using similar technology and have found a way to scale up the production in a cheap way, it actually might not be as expensive as people might expect …

    1. And that’s the reality with a lot of practices. If it’s new, bigger brands will try to capitalize on it like it commands a serious premium.

      Carbon Fiber stuff can be had for less than originally perceived – sometimes less than certain alloys. Of course bigger brands have access to better manufacturing facilities and material grades. Peak is at best 3rd tier behind Li Ning and Anta in the Chinese brand comparisons, so they’re playing this angle to provide a cheap offering of an otherwise exotic design. I wouldn’t expect it to be amazing, but of course awesome if it is.

  4. For some reason I thought that read Grant Hill. George Hill is kind of turning me off to these lol. JK. Will these help his free throws though?

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