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PEAK Unveils the First 3D Printed Basketball Shoe, the DH3, for Dwight Howard

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Dwight Howard’s third signature with PEAK features a hightop construction, knit upper, and the first ever 3D printed tooling for a basketball sneaker.

You read that correctly. It wasn’t adidas, Nike, or Under Armour, but Chinese brand PEAK that has outfitted one of its signature athletes with the first ever 3D printed basketball sneaker. But that isn’t all that surprising — in May, the brand also unveiled the PEAK Fly V 3D, a running silhouette with 3D printed tooling.

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The Dwight Howard III, or DH3, was unveiled last night in two builds and it features tons of new technology; it improves upon the knit that was debuted in the Playoff sneaker for Tony Parker, the TP IV Plus, by implementing the knit throughout the upper. Additionally, it features PEAK’s new P-Motive system and sits atop a translucent outsole.

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The tooling wouldn’t be complete without PEAK’s true carbon fiber shank, the Tenacity Unit, underfoot, and the traction appears to be a mix of multidirectional Xs and some areas of directional blades.

The 3D printed build for Dwight Howard utilizes tooling that will most likely not be seen on the all-red retail version of the DH3. However, with so little official information available in the U.S., there is still much that is unclear. We do not have full tech specs, pricing, or availability yet, but stay tuned.

Thoughts regarding Dwight Howard’s latest signature DH3 sneaker? Sound off in the comments.




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  1. Looks real cool. Wonder what they’re like on feet. Unfortunately you don’t see PEAK in basketball stores over here where I live.

  2. I like the move forward but my phobia of irregular holes makes me wanna puke at that midsole.

    Other wise great looking shoe.

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