PEAK Delly 1s: Do Matthew Dellavedova’s signature shoes ‘witness gritness’?

Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports
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The Details

Style: Low-Cut

Sizes: US 8-16 (EU 40-50)

Colorways: Black, Grey, White, White/Green (Bucks Home), Green/White (Bucks Away), Green/Yellow (Australian Boomers), Red/White/Blue (Saint Mary’s Gaels)

Price: $160 AUD (~ $120 USD)

Available: June 2017 on

First Impressions

Despite regularly checking for developments on the Delly 1s (and sometimes hounding PEAK Sport Australia for updates), this was my first experience with PEAK basketball shoes, so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I eventually got my hands on a pair.

Now, don’t be disappointed because I didn’t record my initial reactions in an unboxing video, but safe to say that it was a pleasant surprise to pop the lid and find shoes which were of a significantly higher quality than I had anticipated.

Granted, obviously I didn’t think that the Delly 1s were going to be the greatest basketball shoes ever made, yet for the relatively high-end price (which I’ll touch on later), I was probably expecting a semi-decent product at the very least.

Even before I slipped them on, it was clear that Delly and PEAK had invested a lot into the shoe. Sturdy is probably the appropriate word here. Nothing felt as though they had ‘cheaped-out’ during manufacturing. In particular, the webbed upper covering is much more breathable and flexible than it appears in the promotional photos, yet strong enough that it doesn’t feel as though you could ‘Hulk’ a toe through it at any moment.