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First Impression: Jordan CP3.VI (6)

Posted: September 14, 2012 at 10:30 pm   /   by   /   comments (30)


And here we go…

When you read that make sure you do it the way Heath Ledger did as the Joker in The Dark Knight otherwise it’ll lose all of its awesomeness.


Traction – BEASTYLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Just look at it! I don’t even need to say anything! This is the most aggressive traction I think I’ve ever seen.


Cushion – You have Podulon – which is Cushlon foam in a specific area – where you see the red rubber.


The heel portion is recessed – whereas the CP3.V was the opposite and protruded outward. This setup will keep you stable while providing cushion upon heel strikes.


Material – The same type of Fuse is used along the upper that we had seen previously in the Jordan Super.Fly. It’s slightly rigid in the forefoot and then flexible throughout the rest of the upper. It’s thin, lightweight and durable… what more can you ask for.


Fit – They fit true to size but also wrap perfectly around your foot so wide footers may need to either try them on or go ½ size up.


Jordan Brand also fixed the heel sculpt… something that didn’t quite work out too well in the CP3.V. This time around your heel feels perfectly secure once fully laced.


Ventilation – The cutouts actually do something! I was thoroughly unimpressed with the CP3.V’s ventilation. All of those cutouts were deceiving as they really offered no air flow whatsoever. This time around they left the ventilation holes open which will allow for a decent amount of air flow. It should be slightly more efficient than the Super.Fly setup.


Support – TPU is found at the base of the midfoot. It’s been reduced in size but it doesn’t feel as if it will affect anything in a negative way. Since there are so many flex points along the outsole this was very necessary so any support at the arch is welcomed here.


The fit will also add some support but to coincide with everything else, the midsole has been widened out a lot since the CP3.V.


All in all… it looks like every issue I had with the CP3.V has been fixed. I’m not saying that this was because of my review at all – in fact it would be highly unlikely that my review did much of anything and I doubt Jordan Brand even saw it. These are professional designers and they are basically working for a professional athlete so whatever the athlete wants or needs will eventually be put into the product.

With that being said… I can’t wait to play in these!


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  • September 14, 2012 at 10:36 pm Wing

    Can’t wait for the full review. I was pretty disappointed with the CP Vs. Traction was great by I had a hard problem with keep my heal down in the shoe no matter how hard I tied the shoes since the fuse upper doesn’t really conform to your foot too well. The upper was too thick but the CP VI uppers dont seem as thick. Hopefully everything will be resolved in VI’s.

  • September 14, 2012 at 10:40 pm Tomasz

    I like these “deep” grooves on the outsole, combined with herringbone and triangular pattern it might be a good outdoor shoe, at least u wont have to wipe it that often. I like this design as well, its kinda quiet, its nice to have something like that in change rather than these hyperaggressors, hyperchaos and stuff.

  • September 14, 2012 at 11:05 pm BN

    SKIP THE TEASERS!! lol i wish, i cant wait to see how these are.

  • September 14, 2012 at 11:24 pm Blackpanda

    Wow that traction looks like it can match the Ektios . What do you think nightwing?

    • September 14, 2012 at 11:25 pm Nightwing2303

      Looks and feels like it will beat them. The rubber is more pliable.

  • September 14, 2012 at 11:49 pm prip

    The V fits like a huge boot with its super thick upper. May have to try these ones out if they fixed that.

  • September 15, 2012 at 12:19 am mkingcpl

    These look like they came straight out of a point guards dream!!!

  • September 15, 2012 at 12:35 am DP28

    These have the potential to be shoe of the year stuff.

  • September 15, 2012 at 12:36 am TrueBlueMove

    I have the CP3.V’s currently, but I can’t play in them because I have really low arches. As you probably know, the arch support in the CP3.V is cut pretty deep (similar to the LeBron 9), so it causes me a lot of pain. Do you think these would have the same problem for me?

    • September 15, 2012 at 3:28 am LJ-Ian

      i have high arch, is the cp3.6 a high arch sneaker?

      • September 15, 2012 at 9:54 am LJ-Ian

        nightwing2303, do you have any sneaker to recommend that has high arch

  • September 15, 2012 at 6:30 am Marchello

    hey man, just wanna ask, are you gonna review the Jordan Melo M8 Advance? thanks.

  • September 15, 2012 at 11:43 am cedric

    hey nightwing,
    if these provide good ankle support and preventing you from rolling your ankle, these might really be one of the best shoes this year…

    what do you think NW?

  • September 15, 2012 at 4:33 pm Coltonnnn

    The hyperfuse or the grooves coming to the top of the shoe look like the d rose 3.0

  • September 15, 2012 at 11:29 pm Kemba

    What do you think compared to zoom soldier 6 traction while playing outdoor?i was about to purchase soldier VI now this thing chnage my mind :)

    • September 16, 2012 at 12:32 am Nightwing2303

      The soldier vi has better rubber for outdoor. The cp3 rubber is soft. They say its “eco friendly” rubber… Whatever that means.

      • September 18, 2012 at 5:43 pm collins

        it doesn’t burn CO2 gas, that’s why it’s eco-friendly. lol.

        on the otherhand, this kinda reminds me of the turningpoint, just the nike branding. the traction looks to be a killer on court.

  • September 16, 2012 at 1:15 am S

    Excited to see the review. These look like a nice upgrade over the Vs. Will get the red ones if you’re review is good….

  • September 16, 2012 at 9:25 am nastradamus

    “Lets not waste our time teasing LETS GET RIGHT INTO IT!”

    -LOL! did i just stole your lines?

  • September 16, 2012 at 2:55 pm futbol3ro

    I’m really looking forward to this shoe.

  • September 16, 2012 at 10:14 pm stan

    Is it fair to give 10/10 for ektio & lining turningpoint for the traction i mean its only good in indoor but outdoor the rubber wont last much as per your review.i think 10/10 should be rated only if the rubber will last long enough in outdoor/indoor & most of your review u should really point out about playing in outdoor for the traction which u dont do it.All these just a suggestion bro.i really love every single effort you put on the website.

    • September 17, 2012 at 5:13 pm Nightwing2303

      I actually do state my recommendation within the written review more often than not. Ive also gone over the outdoor vs indoor thing on the HD2012 review, we used to hoop in any shoe no matter where the court was located. Its perfectly fair for me to rate a shoe based solely on its performance because im the one testing the product, not you or anyone else. If you checked out the Ektio review then you would have heard my recommendation on their outdoor traction and use.

      I appreciate your support but just be sure that when you come to criticize someones work that you are coming to them with actual facts… It allows me to see who is really reading and watching the reviews versus who is just stopping by to take a look at the score card only.

  • September 17, 2012 at 9:40 am steve

    When you said BEASTLY i was expecting it will perform better in outdoor as well..

  • September 17, 2012 at 11:06 pm mkingcpl

    Couldn’t wait…got mine a couple days ago. They are awesome! Cushion is amazing! The traction will work great outside but probably wouldn’t last very long.

  • September 25, 2012 at 12:53 am Michael

    These shoes are sick the traction is amazing . I can’t what for these shoes to be rated. The rose 3.0 and the cp3 vi going to be great absolutely great reviews.

  • March 26, 2013 at 12:14 am RJ

    Hey Knightwing I’m a big fan what I have a question for you is I play not superduper competitive basketball if I wouldn’t get the CP threes went last me playing noncompetitive basketball

    • March 26, 2013 at 12:16 am RJ

      Sorry Nightwing voice recognition sucks. my real question is if I got the cp3.iv and I play noncompetitive basketball Would they last?

  • July 23, 2013 at 5:10 pm Daehan Wie

    last long outdoor??
    i just got ae version i know there isnt much difference as traction, but i only have outdoor courts to play on.. do you think the traction will last a decent amount of time compared to other shoes??