When used on the right shoe, patent leather just gives a sneaker the perfect amount of pop. Take for example this upcoming Jordan CP3.V colorway, colored up in two tones of blue (Obsidian and Varsity Royal) with a full patent leather upper. Another patent-leather built CP3.V that we’re all waiting for is the Jordan CP3.V ‘Jekyll & Hyde’ Pack that Sneaker News broke the news on in early January, but you can count on this Obsidian/Varsity Royal to hit retailers this May. Stay with Sneaker News for more Jordan Brand releases and updates, because we’ve got more coming your way!
I have used Kobe Vi, V, Vi...and these are by far the better than the Kobes as far keeping your feet stable when changing directions. I have noticed that when stopping laterally with the Kobes, the sides seem to "fold" as if it will give way one day. The CP3.v seem to stick and plant better giving you better grip when trying to attack or defend.
Just my opinion.
U do realize cp3, melo & dwade help design their sig shoes right... all of there shoes are made to da specifications of their likin fa top performance on da court. So if they dont mind da design, neither should we. Remember these are PERFORMANCE shoes, not fashion. Even tho majority of people dat cop kicks wear them as fashion