It’s that time again – basketball season is right around the corner and although most brands have already released or at least shown us their 2016-2017 lineup, one shoe we haven’t seen is the CP3.X (save for the blurry images earlier this week). Although last year’s model was a bit of a disappointment (okay, the cushioning was BAD), the line has traditionally been a great guard shoe — fast, low riding, and old syrup sticky.
Well, as luck would have it, we get images of the CP3.X today. UPDATE: The forefoot uses the same Zoom unit as the CP3.9 with a different foam cage to hopefully improve responsiveness and containment. The traction is also completely redesigned from the 9 – looks almost like a wavebone pattern – a wavy herringbone. One thing that is noticeable is the hidden forefoot midsole — that design usually has good stability but can lead to a stiff, clunky feel.
The uppers are a performance woven toe and forefoot with a direct inject TPU heel cage/wrap. Could be great for stability, making those hard CP3 cuts and changes of direction easier.
Retail will be $125 when the October release date arrives. As always, stay tuned right here. If you like the look or have experience with the CP3 line, drop knowledge below.
Jordan Brand CP3.X
Release: October 2016
Retail Price: $125
Below is the kids (GS) version