In celebration of the Year of the Dog, PEAK dropped several Chinese New Year-inspired kicks. In addition to the Peak Lightning 2018 and DH3, Tony Parker’s signature, the Peak TP5, received a gold look for the new year.
Decked out in white and gold, this Peak TP5 departs from the usual black, grey, and white Spurs tones we’ve seen on past builds. This one is sure to catch your eye, but it’s the small details that make this colorway stand out.
Around the heel dog bones form a diamond pattern, and just above the Chinese character for dog and loyalty are creatively placed to resemble a dog’s face. A print of dog food covers the insoles while the word “WOOF” and the Chinese character for prosperity are placed boldly in the center.
Upon closer inspection, metallic gold threads in the knit upper offer that pop. On the midsole gold splatter covers the white Gradient Dual foam, as well as the synthetic toe overlay.
The foam used is springy yet stable, and the insole provided is much nicer than what I’m used to (Peak opted for one that feels plush and bouncy). The ride is smooth, and the fit is snug — in my pair, there was no dead space or heel slipping whatsoever. In our Peak TP5 Performance Review, the sneaker scored Starting 5 badges in every category besides cushion.
The PEAK TP5 ‘Year of the Dog’ is available now at Famuji Sneaker for $90.
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Photography by Aubrey Meister. Modeled by Garrett Chorpenning, exclusively for WearTesters.
Special thanks to Peak.