Jordan Brand is on a roll in performance this year and the Jordan CP3.VI just keeps the bar high. When two of the best at what they do get together, there is no choice but to produce.
Good Lord, they did it again!!!! After my unabashed love for the Super.Fly, I was looking for a fall off when I got the CP3.VI. I liked the V — it had all the elements I love in a shoe (low ride, responsive cushioning, good forefoot fit) — but it was just not “it”. This shoe is IT. From the first time on my feet until today, when I took them off, I don’t believe Jordan has made a shoe that fits this well, responds like this, and flows this well since… the ever-loved Air Jordan XIV. I would put this shoe on par with the flagship line and have no second thoughts.
Details, details. Like every other shoe Chris Paul has had, this one is filled with details from his life. The laces have the area codes from his hometown and his new town. There is a map of L.A. around the Staples Center on one shank plate and a map of the streets of his hometown high school on the other. One of the coolest discovery details on the shoe is found on the tongue where stitched in slash marks representing the number six is shown on the lace tab. It doesn’t serve any kind of performance benefit but it makes for a shoe that you feel is a part of the athlete. If nothing else, Jordan Brand has a knack for capturing the essence of their players. On the construction, all the Nike/Jordan signature tech elements can be found here: Hyperfuse body, inner sleeve bootie, herringbone traction, midfoot shank. All the necessary elements for busting out on court, sooo let’s hit it with the CP3.VI…