Jordan Brand and Chris Paul are officially set to introduce the Jordan CP3.III on December 24th with the release of the Mardi Gras Jordan CP3.III at the House of Hoops. The Jordan CP3.III is Chris Paul’s third signature sneaker with the Jordan Brand and is a collaborative effort between Jason Mayden and Chris Paul himself. The Jordan CP3.III is the first Jordan Brand sneaker to incorporate Podulon, an Independent Podular Suspension (IPS)-inspired technology created to make the sneaker feel just as responsive and comfortable throughout its lifetime as during the first wear.
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The Jordan CP3.III’s overall design inspiration comes from hornets, chosen both for their reference to Chris’s NBA team (New Orleans Hornets) and for their amazing maneuverability in nature. In addition to design elements symbolizing hornets, the Jordan CP3.III includes details personal to Chris, such as a family crest graphic and an outsole reference to bowling.
-Introduces Podulon technology in the midsole, inspired by IPS and meant to sustain comfort and responsiveness for the lifetime of the shoe
-Varied herringbone traction pattern allows athlete to have 360-degree traction while aiding in quick stops and starts
-Rubber wrap extends up the medial outsole to protect against toe drag
-Raised outsole tip, forefoot and lateral heel for increased stability during sharp cutting movements
-In mold compression molded phylon heel pod provides cushioning for high impact landing
-An internal shank provides midfoot support
-Achilles pads in interior reinforce foot lockdown and comfort
-Lightweight construction helps athlete stay quick
-Combination of leathers and synthetic leathers in the upper offer optimal support for dynamic on-court movement
-Inspired by hornets and includes references such as the ‘stinger’ down the top of the tongue
-Lace tips have “336” inscribed – the area code for Winston-Salem
-Outsole features a reference to bowling, one of Chris’s favorite hobbies, by calling out each shoe’s size
-Family crest graphic on the upper has details to symbolize Chris’s mother, father, brother and late grandfather
-Considered design – recycled materials, pattern efficiency, water-based paint and glue, and recycled rubbers were used wherever possible
After the release of the Mardi Gras Jordan CP3.III, the JORDAN CP3.III will then launch nationwide on Saturday, January 2, 2010 for a suggested retail price of $118.