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  • Top

    High-Top

    Basketball sneakers that rise well above the ankle to keep sprints and jumps stable and well-supported. You sure can fly high when you have high-top basketball shoes to tie.

    Mid-Top

    Basketball sneakers that rise just up to where the ankles are. Providing support and flexibility so fine, mid-top basketball shoes surely hold the line.

    Low-Top

    Basketball shoes that leave the ankles exposed for a better range of motion. Be flexible with your blows, get basketball shoes that are low.

  • Signature

    Good to know

    Some basketball shoes embody the athleticism and symbolize the life of certain on-court legends. Hooping will surely be fine when you get kicks from their signature lines.

  • Lockdown
    Lace-Up

    Strap

    Hoop shoes that drop the traditional laces in favor of velcro straps for better efficiency. Secure strap basketball shoes, and have them in various hues.

    Lace-Up

    Basketball shoes that stick with the good old laces for that familiar security and lockdown. Get lace-up basketball shoes to tie because they never go out of style.

    Slip-On

    Basketball shoes with uppers that provide a glove-like fit without the help of any lockdown mechanism. Do nothing but go in with slip-on basketball shoes .

    Good to know

    Some basketball shoes combine the powers of more than one lockdown styles for an improved fit and a much more stable ride. Get more bases covered with these basketball shoes.

  • Price
    $115
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    From time to time I would look at them to check to see if something fell off because it was so comfortable to play in.

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Profile of the Jordan CP3.IX AE

The CP3.IX comes back with the Artisan Edition. Retaining the same setup for the midsole and outsole, the AE version replaces the foam-reinforced mesh with an engineered mesh upper for a supportive yet fully breathable ride.

Performance

Cushion. The shoe implements the same cushioning setup as the original CP3.IX, where a bottom-loaded articulated Zoom Air unit is at the forefoot, embedded in an injected Phylon rubber. The unit protrudes just a little to help the foot lift off easily when the toes roll forward, similar to a runner’s starting block. This unit also provides impact protection.

Traction. The outsole of the Jordan CP3.IX AE features a combination of herringbone and arrow-like patterns, giving the shoe a multidirectional grip. Depending on the colorway, the outsole comes in either solid or translucent rubber.

Fit

Length and Width. The shoe fits true to size but feels a bit narrow on the sides. For wide-footers, it is better to try the CP3.IX AE in your local shoe stores to have a more comfortable fit.  

Lockdown. Featuring a similar bungee lacing system as the original model, the shoe offers a  360° lockdown. Nylon cords strap the foot down when the laces are tightened. A padded heel counter hugs the foot to avoid front-to-back slips.

Material

Engineered mesh replaces the original model’s foam-backed mesh in the Jordan CP3.IX AE’s upper. It has fuse overlays in high-wear areas and synthetic leather on the heel. The Achilles heel area is padded with thick foam that helps reduce heel slippage.

The shoe has nylon cords that strap the foot onto the midsole base. Speaking of which, the midsole combines Phylon foam and a 9-chamber articulated Zoom Air unit. This cushioning setup is protected by an outsole that is made of solid or translucent rubber.

Due to the lightness and breathability of the shoe’s materials, the shoe provides excellent ventilation.

Style

The shoe sports a distinctively clean look. The line that runs from the shoe’s tongue to the toe box makes the shoe look longer. Chris Paul’s CP3 logo is printed on the shoe’s tongue. The Jumpman logo can be found on the lateral heel area where a Chinese symbol for family is also embossed.

Special Colorways of the Jordan CP3.IX AE

Since the debut of the CP3.IX AE, more than five colorways have been released. The feature such color combinations as black/gray/orange, light gray/white/speckled white, and turquoise/white/orange.


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