Jordan Brand Jordan CP
All-Star guard Chris Paul is a step closer to NBA superstardom.
Today, March 1st, the day after he led his New Orleans Hornets to a crucial win over the Utah Jazz, his first-ever signature shoeâ€”the Jordan Brand Jordan CPâ€”hits shelves nationwide. MSRP is $115.
Paul joins Carmelo Anthony and Derek Jeter as the only Jordan Brand athletes to have signature shoes within the line. And, as with the others, the design of Paul's shoe touches on many aspects of his life. Details honor late mentors, Wake Forest coach Skip Prosser and his grandfather, Nathaniel Frederick Jones. Perforations on the ankle call attention to his love for bowling and a print around the ankle collar and under the lace area recollects the heritage of the Mardi Gras Indians.
"When designing the Jordan CP, we collaborated with Chris to create a shoe that best represents his game and his life,â€ said Jason Mayden, Senior Footwear Designer, Jordan Brand in a press release. "The Jordan CP is the perfect blend of style and high-performance, a reflection of Chris while he is on the court and a tribute to his life off of it.â€
A signature shoe in every sense of the word, the CP features Paul's name embroidered in a piece of leather in the middle of the outsole (wrapped around from the upper). And then there's the performance which everyone's grown to expect from the Jordan Brand. I'll let them explain that part:
The high-performance technology built into the Jordan CP will assist Paul in his pursuit of becoming the best point guard in basketball. Known for his agility and speed, Paul required a shoe that could enhance his skills on the court. Constructed with features such as ventilated ankle areas for dynamic breathability, contoured heel lining for comfort, the Jordan CP is made with revolutionary, lightweight materials (weighing in at a light 14oz.) and superior traction. Segmented outsole pods were added to create flexibility for natural motion. These elements combined showcase a shoe that exceeds performance.
I'm not entirely sure what that last sentence even means, but I'm pretty sure the same thing can be said about Paul himself. I think.