Many WearTesters commenters have been waiting on the full scoop about Tony Parker’s latest signature, the PEAK TP IV. Well, we finally have it — from design to technology.
According to PEAK China, the design is inspired by the world-renowned Musée du Louvre (Louvre Museum) in Paris. Home to thousands of masterpieces including Delacroix’s Liberty Leading the People, da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo (Aphrodite), the Winged Victory of Samothrace (sculpture of the Greek goddess Nike), and Gérucault’s’s La Radeau de la Méduse (the Raft of the Medusa), the museum denotes the notion of consciousness on the TP IV. The design sketch, which I absolutely love seeing, shows how I. M. Pei’s Pyramide du Louvre (Louvre Pyramid) is incorporated to into the TP IV’s aesthetics.
As for technology, this latest Parker signature breaks from the entirely plastic uppers of past PEAK shoes and instead springs for a PEAKSURFACE upper that uses fused reinforcements at the eyestay and heel. The latest iteration of PEAKSURFACE is a lightweight engineered mesh (check out the close-up below). Cushioning, at the forefoot, is supplied by PEAK’s Gradient Dual technology and the S-Pad in the heel. Of course, PEAK included a Tenacity Unit to increase torsional rigidity and a TPU heel counter to aid in lockdown.
As of the writing of this piece there is still no word on if or when the PEAK TP IV will release in the United States. There is also no pricing information yet.
So, now that you’ve got all the design and technology details on the PEAK TP IV, what do you think? Has PEAK stepped up? Let us know in the comments below. Stay tuned to WearTesters.com for more information on the latest Tony Parker signature model.
Images via PEAK China