Introducing the Jordan CP3.IX (KICKS)

by September 30, 2015

The Jordan CP3.IX is here, folks. Chris Paul’s ninth signature sneaker from Jordan Brand is his most technically advanced to date—built to stabilize CP3’s feet as he makes quick cuts and directional changes en route to the hoop. It’s what the brand calls “Striking Control.”

Both colorways you see above will release Wednesday, October 1 in China. The Yellow Dragon colorway, an ode to the dragon dance that celebrates the Chinese New Year, will be the first to hit retail in North America—it drops tomorrow (10/1) for $130. The Emerald colorway is part of the shoe’s general release on November 1.

We had a chance to check out more of the upcoming colorways at yesterday’s Jordan Brand Holiday Preview in New York, so expect to see this at some point this season, too:

More info on the CP3.IX, straight from Jordan Brand:

The Jordan CP3.IX employs several performance-driven technologies to meet the demands of aggressive play. An innovative web-lacing system offers lateral support and 360-degree lockdown. A composite mesh material and strategically placed foam form a durable and supportive upper that is also lightweight and breathable. A full-length, breathable internal bootie provides a close, one-to-one fit.


A nine-chamber Zoom Air unit in the forefoot acts like a piston for mechanical cushioning and greater responsiveness. Outrigger enhancements to the sole provide lateral stability during sharp cuts and jumps while rubber wraps the medial side, enhancing traction and control.


The Chinese character for “family” is inscribed on the outsole’s toe to symbolize the player’s close relationship with his family. Additionally, the chevron symbol on the sole – an icon of CP3’s signature shoes – honors his late grandfather.


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