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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.