Yesterday, we featured one of the key silhouettes from Peak’s current collection, the Peak Speed Eagle (Soaring II). Part of the brand’s FIBA World Cup Collection, we were fortunate enough to try the Speed Eagle out and took them for a quick run during our weekly basketball sessions. So for this week’s Sole Review, here’s the Peak Speed Eagle/Soaring II.
Like previous pairs we’ve tried on, PEAK uses their CUSHION-3 technology, which basically absorbs all the shock the second it touches the ground. This is the brand’s core technology that I was able to experience first hand. The shoe felt great whether you jump for a rebound or taking the impact from a jumper. Score: 9
Compared to the TP9 and the GH3, the Speed Eagle took a full game to feel a little more comfortable. I tried them with the laces only up until the break and felt too loose. But once I tied them all the way up, the shoe felt better and worked real well. I normally wear a 10.5, but the 11 fit just fine, especially if you wear thicker Elite-type socks. Score: 7
Upon first seeing the Speed Eagle, the shoe reminds me of the Hyperfuse with the mesh perforations coupled with the synthetic uppers. The mesh panels and tongue provided proper breathability. Score: 7
The Speed Eagle has the traditional herringbone pattern placed at appropriate areas for better traction for starts and stops. The hexagonal pattern on most of the shoe worked out well, but I need to try the shoe out a couple more times. Otherwise, the traction was pretty good on a wooden floor. The Speed Eagle’s outsole is pretty solid, I wouldn’t be surprised if the shoe performed well on cement courts. Score: 8
Similar to other Peak pairs we’ve tried on, the Speed Eagle’s support was pretty decent. Although I may not drive as hard as I used to, the shoe was able to stay solid throughout a whole pick up game. From starts and stops, the shoe didn’t let up. Not bad for a fairly new sneaker brand, yes? Score: 8.5
Overall, the Peak Speed Eagle is a solid shoe to play in. What makes the shoe worth your hard earned money is the price point. For a great all around shoe, they’re priced really well at Php 4,295. And with brands going over the 10k mark, it’s good to see that you can still get a well-priced shoe below 5,000 php. The Peak Speed Eagle comes in 4 colorways- Blue/Red, White/Shining Yellow, Black/Lakers Purple, and the shoe you see here, the Red Orange/China Aster Blue. You can get the shoe at SM department stores, Olympic Village, Toby’s, Gaisano Dept Store, Sta Lucia East, and KCC Gen San.