Chris Paul knows that a player's shoes can make a big difference on the court, and thanks to Jordan Brand, the Los Angeles Clippers point guard will have a new model that can give him an edge this upcoming season.
On Wednesday, Jordan Brand unveiled the new Jordan CP3.VIII sneakers. Paul had a lot of say in the designing process, as he wants shoes that will help give him an edge over his opponents.
Here's what Paul had to say on the importance of a player's shoes, via ESPN's Darren Rovell:
.@cp3 on his shoe: “9X of 10, I feel like I’m going to get enough separation from the defender because his shoe isn’t made for him.”— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) August 27, 2014
Paul's latest signature shoe will not only be about him, as he was also able to include his family. As a way "[to pay] tribute to the patriarchs of the Paul family," a family tree was put on the inside of the tongue of the shoe.
Given that Paul uses his speed and quickness to perform at a high level, the shoe needed to be able to help him in those areas. The shoes are lightweight but still provide stability for the player.
The shoes will be available in two color schemes: black/infrared 23/white and cool grey/white/black. Here is a look at one of the colorways:
The Jordan CP3.VIII shoes will be sold for $130 starting on Nov. 1.