May 2nd, 2012 by John Kim
Aside from the occasional high-energy colorway that tied in with Mardi Gras and the festive New Orleans vibe, the Jordan CP3 line has been relatively subdued – until now. Sneaker News broke the story of the Jordan CP3.V ‘Jekyll & Hyde’ Pack back in January, which was originally set to be a two-pair set depicting Chris Paul’s dual personality – the off-the-court jovial Chris Paul and the on-the-court menacing aggressor Chris Paul. Both colorways of the Jekyll & Hyde Pack are inverted colorways of one another, so while they both seem like two different shoes, that are indeed of the same origin. The official release date for this unique CP3 release is set for Wednesday, May 9th, so check out the official Jordan Brand images below and we’ll keep you updated with more information.
Wolf Grey/White-Dark Grey-Electic Green-Violet Purple-Bright Crimson (Jekyll)
Bright Crimson/White-Violet Purple-Electric Green (Hyde)
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January 6th, 2012 by John Kim
Just yesterday, Sneaker News broke the news of the Jordan CP3.V ‘Jekyll & Hyde’ Pack – a high-energy set of colorways that visually represented Chris Paul’s on and off-the-court mentality. This two-pair set will release sometime during the Summer 2012 season, but let’s take a good look at what is undoubtedly the most exciting Jordan CP3 release to date; the Dr. Jekyll features a toned down tonal grey colorway with hints of hot orange, mint green, and light purple, while the Mr. Hyde utilizes an opposite color-blocking. When we say opposite, we mean exactly that; the Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde are exact reverse colorways of each-other, as if the shoes were flipped inside out. Sneaker News has a nice detailed set of images waiting for you below so take a thorough look below and stick with Sneaker News for more Jordan CP3.V information and updates.
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January 5th, 2012 by John Kim
On Thursday, January 5th, Jordan Brand gathered a selective group of the e-influential to witness the official unveiling of the Jordan CP3.V, Chris Paul’s fifth signature shoe. The Jordan CP3.V now had Los Angeles as its platform, and a special event space at the top floor in the Cooper Building was reserved for this long-awaited event. The event space was organized to mimic a modern art installment, featuring closed-off spaced detailing various phases of Chris Paul’s basketball career. Titled with ‘Shake Your Shadow’, a metaphorical phrase that focuses on Chris Paul’s decorated past, Jordan Brand devised a visually and audio-centric set-up that gave the attendees a look into his early roots, from his backyard hoop and High School court to his legendary tenure at Wake Forest university. With the recent trade to the LA Clippers, Chris Paul has never been in the spotlight any more than he is now, and the launch of the shoe struck at just the right time.
Chris Paul was on hand to discuss his latest sneaker with designer Tom Luedecke, providing an in-depth analysis and structural breakdown of the shoe. An emphasis was made on the foundation of CP3′s game, which was described as ‘sprint and cut’, resulting in an outsole traction that allowed CP3 to sprint and cut with absolute ease – Paul himself feels like he’s “cheating” when he wears his signature shoe. Aside from the structural aspects of the shoe, Chris detailed all the personal touches of the CP3.V, like the five-tally detail on the medial outsole, the shoe size engraved on the bottom of the shoe (a call-out to his enjoyment of bowling), and the dots embedded on the heels of the shoe – 5-2-4-9 on the right (birth of his son), and 9-10-1-1 on the left (his wedding).
While Chris is still getting used to the LA ropes, he sure seems to be the talk of the town; after discussing in-depth the creation and of the Jordan CP3.V, he was quickly off and running as he was scheduled to do a taping with Jimmy Kimmel Live. After Wednesday night’s drubbing of the Houston Rockets and the Clippers’ only two losses coming against the two teams who had the best records last season, the Los Angeles Clippers now have one of the best point guards in the history of game running the helm – all with the supreme-grade support of the Jordan CP3.V at his feet. Sneaker News detailed the Jordan C3P.V ‘Jekyll & Hyde’ earlier, but continue reading for a detailed look at the rest of the upcoming colorways like the Coaches vs. Cancer, West Forsyth H.S PE, All-Star, and more as well as a first-hand view of the event space, and be sure to stick with Sneaker News for all Jordan Brand updates.
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