The grueling NBA regular season finally comes to and end tonight, and Chris Paul, James Harden, and the Houston Rockets are sitting comfortably atop the Western Conference standings. Last month, CP3’s 11th signature sneaker with Jordan was revealed in a Rocket Fuel colorway just in time for Houston’s pursuit of the Larry O’Brien Trophy. Next up for the CP3.XI is an “Away” color scheme that gives Rockets’ red a bit of a break and calls upon their secondary and tertiary colors of black and yellow to make up for the majority of this design
Chris Paul is having a phenomenal year — helping to lead his Houston Rockets squad to an NBA league-leading 57 wins and counting. With that said, Jordan Brand recently unveiled the all-star guard’s third signature shoe with the Jordan CP3.XI — tactfully addressing five essential pillars of an effective hoops sneaker. The new JB model takes into account stability, traction, cushion, quickness and personality.
A bold red base swarms the upper, with smoky hits of black peeking out here and there. The decorative mid-foot strap adds functional support, which when teamed with the matching-hued tongue tag and blown-out CP3 heel design all work together to add sharp tonal contrast.