Speed of light: The Jordan CP3.VII
For many, the start of October means one thing: The beginning of NBA season. However, it's also the beginning of signature sneaker season.
It makes sense that the Jordan CP3's seventh edition would be inspired by 1980s East LA, as that's where Clipper's all-star and NBA President Chris Paul grew up shooting hoops. The bold colorway features a stark contrast of a jet black upper and crisp white outsole, while accents of signature gamma blue, flash lime green and electric purple complete the "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" scheme. Starting Oct. 9, they're yours for $125 at JimmyJazz.com or in stores.
Truthfully, there's hardly better engineering for a player like Paul. The point guard is known for his aggression, agility and unpredictability and these sneakers are made to fuel those traits. Nike Zoom technology combined with synthetic heel stirrup wraps at the heel that connect with the laces support sudden speed. They're also equipped with dynamic Flywire technology, which extends from the laces to the arch for a secure, customized fit. Finally, a unique geometric pattern on the outsole means you have multidirectional traction no matter what unexpected move you're making.
Paul finished last season averaging at nearly 17 points. So what's in store for this year?