It’s no secret that for the last five years PEAK has made Tony Parker a killer signature shoe if you enjoy stiff, responsive cushioning and serious traction. (Don’t believe me? Here are the reviews, and here, and here).
What started off as a midtop with a thickly padded collar morphed into the low-cut foot rocket in the TP4 (TP9.IV) last year. Looks like Mr. Parker enjoyed the ride, because according to Lance Leland Canlas, a serious sneakerhead and WearTesters follower in the Philippines, what’s pictured here is the PEAK TP5.
Keeping with the low cut, but what looks like an upgrade in collar padding, the TPV keeps the PEAK Surface textile/fused upper. Additionally, the midsole looks similar as well, so cushioning will probably be Gradient Dual. The biggest change is the heel cup/sidewalls that now wrap up from the sole in order to provide stability for the heel.
There is no official word yet on release, but if the schedule for PEAK stays as it has the last few years, these will be seen in September. Pricing is still a mystery as well, but again, if PEAK stays the course, around $110 would be the window. And if the brand brings that ‘Gentleman‘ or ‘Mardi Gras’ colorway again count us in for two pairs right there.
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Images courtesy of Lance Leland Canlas and Lowry Lin