Verdict from 1 expert and 7 user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • A tester claims that these Peak basketball shoes have super nice traction on clean courts.
  • According to a reviewer, the outsole’s rubber is pretty hard, so outdoor use should be OK.
  • The P-Motive cushioning system feels really nice, a tester declares.
  • A reviewer just loves the knit upper of the Peak DH3. He claims that the upper is soft, stretchy, and requires no break-in time.
  • These Peak shoes are very well made and are quite enjoyable to play in, an owner asserts.
  • These high-top basketball sneakers provides very good lockdown and support, a user claims. The Achilles pillows work, and there are no lateral containment issues.

4 reasons not to buy

  • A tester complains that the traction picks up a crazy amount of dust when playing on dusty courts. Wiping is pretty much required.
  • These Peak basketball shoes run a little wide and have a lot of toe room, a reviewer observes.
  • According to one tester, the Peak DH3 feels heavy and bulky.
  • Several commenters are not convinced with the quality of these basketball shoes because Peak is a Chinese brand.

Bottom line

The Peak DH3 is a rather impressive basketball shoe, especially for its price. Perfect for bigger players, the P-Motive system is very soft, pretty bouncy, and offers a good amount of impact protection. The materials are soft and supportive as well. Overall, Peak did a great job with Dwight Howard’s third signature model. It may even outperform more expensive models such as the AJ 33 and KD 11.

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Good to know

Released in 2017, the Peak DH3 boasts the brand’s most innovative technologies. These Dwight Howard shoes feature Peak’s new P-Motive system and an improved knit upper that sits on top of a translucent outsole.

Peak also surprised the basketball world by unveiling a 3D-printed version of the DH3, making it the first-ever 3D-printed basketball shoe.

Cushion. Peak’s new P-Motive system provides cushioning underfoot. This innovative cushioning technology offers 45% more rebound and is also softer and lighter than conventional foam materials.

For added stability, the DH3 also features Peak’s Tenacity Unit Carbon Foothold System.

Traction. The Peak DH3 boasts a translucent rubber outsole with a multidirectional traction pattern for superior on-court grip.

Length and Width. A reviewer is reporting that these Dwight Howard basketball shoes run true to size but is a little wide at the forefoot. Buyers are recommended to select their actual size when ordering these Peak shoes.

Lockdown. These Dwight Howard shoes have a conventional closure system with TPU support wings that locks the midfoot in place. The shoe’s high-cut design and Achilles pillows ensure ankle and heel lockdown.

The DH3’s upper is constructed with Peak Surface mesh for enhanced support and breathability. Woven materials undergo a hot-melt process, creating a soft, supportive, and breathable upper.

Dwight Howard’s personalized “DH” logo is seen on the tongue while Peak’s logo is found on the TPU support wing.

Peak launched several colorways of Dwight Howard’s third signature sneaker.

  • Black ‘Gentleman’
  • Red ‘Heart For Champion’
  • White/Grey ‘Birthday’

Peak DH3 ‘All Star’

Inspired by the hues of L.A.’s Sunset Strip, the Peak DH3 ‘All Star’ features a combination of purple, red, and black.

Peak DH3 ‘Be Loyal’

Launched during the Year of the Dog, this Chinese-zodiac-inspired colorway comes dressed in black and gold.

How DH3 compares

This shoe: 78
All shoes average: 82
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This shoe: £110
All shoes average: £130
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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.