Verdict from 6.2 hours of research from the internet

78
Good!
8 users: 3.9 / 5
2 experts: 93 / 100

7 reasons to buy

  • Similar to Chirs Paul’s 11th sneaker, a number of reviewers also think that the Jordan CP3.X AE has great traction.
  • Several wearers declare that the artisan version of the CP3 10 feels very comfortable on their feet, pretty much like the Nike LeBron 16.
  • Expert testers are generally pleased with the performance of this hooping shoe.
  • A good number of users remark that these shoes from the Jordan Brand are generally amazing.
  • Multiple users, expert testers and ordinary wearers alike, state that this shoe is made of high-quality materials.
  • Majority of buyers are so willing to recommend this pair of kicks to others.
  • True to its being an artisan edition, the CP3.X AE gets praises from many because of its exceedingly good aesthetics.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A number of wearers think that these shoes made for Chris Paul are smaller than what would be expected, both in length and width.
  • At least two purchasers say that this shoe’s actual color may differ from what is seen in pictures.

Bottom line

The playoffs version of Chris Paul’s tenth signature shoe is a bang for the buck. The materials that it is made of really feel premium, and this is according to both experts and ordinary users. A good addition to that is the shoe’s highly effective traction. Topping the goodness that it offers is the great artisanship with which it is made; no comments section can really do away with appreciating just how beautiful the Jordan CP3.X AE is.

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Expert reviews:

The Jordan CP3 10 AE is a toned-down version of Chris Paul’s tenth signature sneaker. It still has the exact same technologies—woven mesh upper, Injected Phylon midsole with a Zoom Air unit, and scientifically designed traction pattern. The current just does away with the large TPU panel on the lateral side of the original.

Cushion. Its the midsole of the AE that drifts farthest away from the looks of the standard CP3.X. It now has accents on the rear portion. The TPU panel that covered the lateral side of the midsole and much of the lateral upper is gone, replaced with a simple but helpful outrigger.

However, the cushioning system that defined the CP3.X is carried over to this edition. The foot is still cradled by Injected Phylon that is light and mushy. Much of the shoe’s responsiveness still comes from the nine-chamber Zoom Air unit. The whole cushioning system is low profile, bringing the foot close to the ground.

Traction. The outsole of the Jordan CP3 10 AE is made of the usual solid rubber. It still has the traction pattern that cleverly maps out the foot’s major pressure points, supporting the wearers changes in direction in the best ways scientifically imaginable.

Length and Width. Many of those who left comments say that the AE comes smaller than expected. New buyers are therefore advised to go for at least half a size larger than their usual Jordan Brand purchase.

Lockdown. The woven upper has Flywire cables incorporated in it. These help keep the upper close to the foot for a better fit, which does not falter even during aggressive movements. Connected to the Flywire is the shoe’s lacing system that allows for fit adjustments.

The upper of the Jordan CP3.X AE is made of a one-piece woven material that provides maximum containment. The collar is padded with a memory foam for next-to-skin comfort and protection.

The current edition does away with the large TPU panel that covers a large part of the lateral side of the standard CP3.X, giving the CP3.X AE a more streamlined appearance. This clean look makes a lot of buyers think that this shoe takes cues from the company’s lifestyle department. Available in numerous colorways, this shoe is a good example of a beauty that gets things done, so well at that.

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How CP3.X AE compares

This shoe: 78
All shoes average: 86
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This shoe: $125
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Dimitrije Curcic
Dimitrije Curcic

Dimitrije Curcic has been playing basketball for over 22 years. Like Manu Ginobili, he’s a left-hander whose moves led him to a better career-shooting percentage than the Argentine himself. After playing professionally for 10 years, Dimitrije moved to coaching for two seasons before he became a basketball statistician for StatScore, and FanSided contributor for the San Antonio Spurs. Dimitrije loves to tell hoop stories through numbers and graphics and has been featured on Fansided, FiveThirtyEight, Eurohoops, and TalkBasket among the others.

dimitrije@runrepeat.com