For the second year in a row, Chris Paul, the young All-Star face of the Jordan Brand, has received his second Jordan signature sneaker. A sleeker departure from his CP3, the CP3.II was designed to complement the speed and sharpness of Chris Paul’s game while also embodying his off-court lifestyle of family, faith and community.
The Jordan CP3.II draws inspiration from the sport of futsal, a dynamic and largely international game of indoor five-versus-five soccer. Futsal is known for lightning-quick dribbling foot patterns and agile cutting, two performance attributes the Jordan CP3.II delivers for Chris’ on-court performance needs. With the recent 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics proving the game of basketball is more international than ever, the Jordan CP3.II represents the global reach of the sport.
More on the Jordan CP3.II after the jump, and, in the [KATC StockRoom HD: February 2009]
Special design details are incorporated into the Jordan CP3.II that makes the shoe unique to Chris, including paying homage to his family, Wake Forest coach and faith.
A special limited edition Jordan CP3.II will launch in New Orleans on Saturday, February 21, 2009 featuring the colors of the Mardi Gras tradition. The Jordan CP3.II will then launch nationwide in the U.S. on Saturday, March 14, 2009 with a suggested retail price of $118.
Agility and Transition
•Primary lateral outrigger assists with cutting and stability
•Secondary lateral outrigger helps the athlete stay on his toes when cutting
•Internal gore strap crosses the tongue to hold the foot tight and save valuable seconds in reaction time
•Rubber wraps up medial side for smooth and agile movement
Stability and Support
•Cutting-edge New Foam material molds to the foot and acts like a built-in ankle brace
•Midfoot shank arch plate ensures a strong foundation for the foot
•Achilles heel support pads lock ankle into shoe
•Advanced herringbone outsole pattern
•Medial toe abrasion dots and asymmetrical rubber toe wrap protect during toe drag
•Forefoot flex grooves allow quick direction changes
•Dual-density Hardness Injection Phylon (DHIP) technology in heel of midsole
•Nike Zoom Air in forefoot
•Light weight structural tongue
•Inspired by soccer shoes worn by international futsal players
•Graphics represent the community of New Orleans and the Mardi Gras tradition
•Number 61 honors the memory of CP’s grandfather, Nathanial Jones
•Heel graphic features details of CP’s life such as his birthday, brother CJ’s initials and the name of Wake Forest coach, the late Skip Prosser
•Outsole includes parents’ names and nods to CP’s faith