KD’s got his own set of problems we all wish we had, but if he stays with Nike, his kicks will have to compete with CP3’s. The CP3 line has flown under the radar as some of the best, affordable balling kicks on the market and the introduction of the Jordan CP3.VIII adds to that under-appreciated legacy. That may change come November 1st.
The old adage “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” rings true when the first look of the CP3.VIIIs were revealed. The actual shape hasn’t changed much. The CP3.VII AE started pushing the limits on a bare bones basketball shoe, and the VIII remixes everything I liked in the prior model in terms of aesthetics and a lower cut.
As for upgrades, Flywire is replaced by the new Flight Web Fit system and instead of leaving the system exposed, CP3 and designers covered the shoe in a synthetic material for durability. Lunarlon is thrown into the mix, as is a sock-like inner bootie. Think of Jordan’s version of Huarache technology for a more snug feel when on the court. These are definitely off-court friendly with the mostly black appearance, gradient midsole and dope laces.
The Jordan CP3.VIII releases November 1st. Retail is $130.