To be sponsored by a brand made famous by Michael Jordan, the greatest basketball player that ever lived, you have to be a top-tier talent on the court. Eight-time NBA All-Star guard Chris Paul is one of the league’s biggest stars, and now has his ninth signature shoe with Jordan Brand.
The CP3.IX is available now in North America and China in the Emerald colorway and has a retail price of $130. In China, in addition to the Emerald colorway, the Yellow Dragon colorway is also available.
The shoe features a number of technologies designed for aggressive play on-the-court, including a web-lacing system that offers lateral support and locks the foot down, a full-length internal bootie for a close fit, a nine-chamber forefoot Zoom Air unit for mechanical cushioning and responsiveness, and a composite mesh material with foam on its upper that keeps it light, durable and breathable.
The Emerald colorway features an upper composed of the brand’s seaweed color with emerald glow accents and a metallic silver Jumpman logo. The shoe boasts a black and green glow sole, with a green glow speckled pattern throughout the black portion. The Yellow Dragon colorway features a yellow and black upper with a gold Jumpman logo, with a black and icy translucent sole.
All of the CP3.IX silhouettes feature the Chicnese character for family on the outsole, symbolic of Paul’s close relationship with his family, and a chevron symbol to pay tribute to his late grandfather, a staple of all of his signature shoes.