Tesh Sports is a local Bay Area brand operating out of Oakland, CA. The first lineup of Tesh Sports shoes wasn’t bad but left plenty of room for improvement. Looks like improvement came pretty quickly as the upcoming offerings for the basketball and training categories look promising.
Three new hoop shoes have been introduced along with one training model built for daily training and crossfit style workouts.
For hoops we have the D-Up Mid, Vekut Hi, and Vekut Low. Each of the three models feature the current standard in terms of materials; synthetics, mesh, and heat welded fuse are the primary pieces, all of which should provide you with durable, supportive shoes that will last (no pun intended). My favorite part is that they offer no frills traction — herringbone is used from heel to toe. The Vekut even utilizes herringbone in multi-directional fashion. I dig it, and we’ve all used synthetic based shoes and herringbone traction. However, cushion is what intrigues me the most. So most of us will have some sort of preconceived impression on what to expect on-court. According to Tesh Sports, the cushion is a BioRise midsole compound that will provide responsive energy return. That sounds like something I’d like to test out.
They should be wide-foot friendly, once again, as they still offer the widened toe box to maximize comfort and performance by reducing fatigue and supporting natural foot splay. This was something that I wasn’t a huge fan of, but there have been many that did enjoy the setup.
Each model is currently available for pre-order but they do not plan on shipping until January 2017. It’d be best to wait as we’re sure more colorways will be available once the shoes officially launch. Prices lie between $90 and $110, which isn’t a bad price. However, if Tesh wanted to stand out from the crowd then $90 should be the introductory price point.
If you like to try new things and enjoy competition in the marketplace then maybe Tesh Sports is your thing. Stay tuned for updates on Tesh’s latest offerings and we’ll do what we can to get performance reviews out on the hoop shoes as soon as they’re available. You can also check out the new revamped site and apparel as well here.
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For training there is the Tesh RX-21. These feature a low to ground midsole and molded heel counter for stable stance during intense lifts. Materials include a mesh upper for which allows for air flow along with bonded overlays and rubber wraps for protection and durability.
Source: Tesh Sports