Chris Paul’s CP3 line often tends to get eclipsed by Nike’s signature lines for his fellow NBA players, Kevin Durant and LeBron James. However, much like the 6-time All-Star, his signature sneakers have always been some of the most elite among Jordan Brand’s footwear. In fact, the CP3 sneakers have been some of the most innovative models that Jordan Brand has whipped up. In fact, Jordan Brand has even introduced brand new and revolutionary technology like the Podulon on a CP3 model.
It was back in 2008 when the Jordan CP3.I made its debut. The key tech features of the model were the Max Air units in the heels and the Zoom Air unit in each forefoot. Near the end of last month, Chris Paul’s latest signature sneaker was unveiled, the Jordan CP3.XI . The key tech features that the 11th CP3 model is equipped with include a bold heel design, mid-foot straps, modified herringbone pattern underneath the soles, TPU plates, and a Zoom bag in each forefoot and heel. Last month, it was revealed that its debut colorway, dubbed “Rocket Fuel,” would be among April’s Air Jordan releases 2018.
Apart from the Bred-like “Rocket Fuel” colorway, it seems that the CP3.XI will be making its retail debut in another colorway as well, which has not yet been nicknamed. The theme behind this iteration is to welcome Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets, considering that he was traded to the team last year. The predominantly plain White uppers feature Black-, Blue- and Red-colored detailing. Both the heels and the tongues feature Chris Paul’s “CP” branding.” In addition to resembling the state flag of Texas, the left insole has “Welcome to Houston” printed over it, while the right one sports the Jordan “Jumpman” logo.
Official release information about this and the “Rocket Fuel” colorway are still scarce, but they will apparently be joining this month’s Air Jordan releases 2018. In fact, the Jordan CP3.XI colorway featured here is already available on eBay in sizes 8 to 11.
AA1272-101 | $170
Jordan CP3.XI “Rocket Fuel”
Release Date: April 2018
AA1272-600 | $