Summary

We spent 8.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what basketball players think:

7 reasons to buy

  • Several commenters love the Peak TP5’s silhouette.
  • The traction is impressive, a couple of players note.
  • The TP5’s low-profile cushioning favors quick guards who use speed to their advantage, a tester describes.
  • These Peak basketball shoes are very well padded and are comfortable to wear, an owner declares.
  • According to one tester, the TP5’s materials are better than the TP4’s. The upper is flexible, durable, and comfortable.
  • The lacing system does a great job of locking down the midfoot, a tester attests. The lockdown is so good that any dead space at the forefoot becomes a non-issue.
  • The shoe’s P-BOOM technology provides amazing lateral support, a reviewer exclaims.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The Peak TP5 looks horrible according to a few commenters.
  • According to one reviewer, these basketball shoes are not that breathable because of all the padding.
  • A tester warns that these Peak basketball shoes are quite snug at the midfoot.

Bottom line

Peak Sports continues to release high-performance basketball shoes at an affordable price. In terms of value, the Peak TP5 is one of the best guard shoes available in the market. It rivals the Under Armour Curry 6 and Jordan CP3.XI.

The shoe’s traction, low-to-the-ground cushioning, and locked-in support are perfect for guards who rely on their quickness. Explosive players will also find that the cushioning provides enough impact protection to prevent post-game aches and pains.

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Tony Parker’s fifth signature shoe from Peak boasts the new P-BOOM technology that ensures more stability and torsional rigidity. The TP5 is also equipped with Peak's Gradient Dual cushioning tech to protect against impact and provide enhanced responsiveness.

Cushion. The TP5 is equipped with Peak’s Gradient Dual cushioning technology. At the forefoot, a Gradient rebound plate forms a dual acceleration system for enhanced responsiveness. At the heel, a shock-absorbing module provides high-rebound cushioning.

Traction. These Peak basketball shoes feature a non-slip, non-marking, and wear-resistant outsole. Divided into sections, the outsole is equipped with varying traction patterns for increased multidirectional grip.

Length and Width. According to online retailers, buyers should go up half a size when ordering these Peak basketball shoes.

Lockdown. The Peak TP5 features an interlaced, dynamic weave lacing system that delivers a locked-in feel and fit. At the back of the shoe, an external TPU heel counter keeps the ankle and heel secure. Peak’s new P-BOOM catapult module also covers the entire sole unit for enhanced stability.

Equipped with Peak's Surface tech, the TP5 delivers lightweight support. The upper is constructed with innovative materials for maximum ventilation and comfort.

Inspired by the Bugatti Veyron, the Peak TP5’s streamlined, C-arc design is engineered to deliver high-octane performance on the court.

Peak branding is seen on the tongue and forefoot while Tony Parker’s “TP” logo is displayed on the heel.

Tony Parker’s fifth signature basketball shoe is available in the following hues:

  • Black ‘Away’
  • Black ‘Gentleman’
  • Black/Grey/Blue ‘Christmas’ SE
  • Blue/Navy/Red ‘Warrior’
  • Red ‘Overheat’
  • White/Black ‘Home’

Peak TP5 ‘Be Loyal’

The TP5 ‘Be Loyal’ features a white-based upper with gold accents. This colorway is part of Peak’s ‘Be Loyal to Basketball’ collection to celebrate the Year of the Dog.

Author
Dimitrije Curcic
Dimitrije Curcic

Dimitrije Curcic has been playing basketball for over 22 years. Like Manu Ginobili, he’s a left-hander whose moves led him to a better career-shooting percentage than the Argentine himself. After playing professionally for 10 years, Dimitrije moved to coaching for two seasons before he became a basketball statistician for StatScore, and FanSided contributor for the San Antonio Spurs. Dimitrije loves to tell hoop stories through numbers and graphics and has been featured on Fansided, FiveThirtyEight, Eurohoops, and TalkBasket among the others.

dimitrije@runrepeat.com