words // Steve Jaconetta

With the beginning of the season rapidly approaching, Jordan Brand debuts the eighth iteration in Chris Paul’s signature shoe.

The Jordan CP3.VIII brings a sleek, minimalist aesthetic to a shoe designed to deliver maximum performance, speed and responsiveness to the court. Featuring a textile upper that provides lightweight support  while reaffirming durability through synthetic overlays on the heel and toe, as well as rubber pods strategically placed in high-contact areas. Nike Zoom units under the forefoot create responsive cushioning, and a herringbone pattern on the heel enhances the multi-directional traction that has become a staple in the CP3 line.

A TPU chassis provides this type of supreme stability for the rapid directional moves that Paul is known for.  A unique 5/8-height, coupled with an innersleeve, delivers a sock-like fit in a model that is made for players with an up-tempo game. Beyond the shoe’s performance elements, the CP3 signature line has always featured personalized touches, helping distinguish Paul’s game-day footwear. The Jordan CP3.VIII continues that trend, with a family tree detailed on the inside of the tongue, complementing the traditional chevron design that pays tribute to the patriarchs of the Paul family.

The Jordan CP3.VIII is set to debut in two colorways - black/infrared 23-white and cool grey/white-black on nike.com as well as select Jordan Brand retailers on Saturday, November 1. Retail is set at, $130.