January 10, 2012 BY John Kim / 2
Last week, Sneaker News was one of a select group that was invited out to Los Angeles to witness the official launch of the Jordan CP3.V, Chris Paul’s fifth signature shoe with Jordan Brand. In what might be considered an unofficial new beginning (but certainly a new chapter) of CP3’s career, the Jordan CP3.V once again houses quite an assortment of Chris Paul’s personal life into the design. He’s built quite the reputation of being a family man, given by the touching and well-documented story of his 61-point game in High School, and he’s transferred everything that’s near and dear to him onto the shoe. Sneaker News detailed all of those unique details earlier, like the indented dots at the heels that represent his marriage and the birth of his son, the 61 diamond-cuts on the upper signifying his grandfather, and the ‘336’ area code placed acutely on the lace-tips, but let’s not forget that the Jordan CP3.V is a top-flight performance shoe first. Designed specifically for Jordan CP3’s sprint-and-cut game, the Jordan CP3.V will undoubtedly be the perfect foundation for Chris’ new legacy in Los Angeles while adapting to basketball styles of all players. Tomorrow is the official release of the Jordan CP3.V, with the Black/White-Stealth colorway kicking things off in clean fashion. Stay tuned to Sneaker News for more information and updates on the remaining CP3.V colorways like the ‘Jekyll & Hyde’ Pack, and cop a pair of the Black/Stealth CP3.V now from empire_sneakers07 on eBay.