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!