In all honesty, the Jordan CP3.VII is built like a 90′s shoe but for the modern era. The CP3.VI was a great take on all things current and the AE version brought in a little bit of the 90′s with certain colorways and their material choices but the VII blends the two perfectly.
Cushion is reminiscent of the Air Jordan XX-XX3′s IPS System but much lower profile. They’ve even managed to fit Zoom Air in with the dual density foam setup – known as Podulite – which will allow you to retain court feel without sacrificing cushion. Great for Guards constantly running the floor night in and night out.
Materials will vary depending on the colorway. If you wanted synthetics then they’ll have colorways with that as an option and if you prefer raw materials – such as leather – then you’ll have that as well. Fit isn’t compromised and that’s crucial when working with raw materials so the secure fit is still there while materials are a bit more plush and forgiving; adding a premium feel.
Something that most are worried about is the fairly drastic design change when it comes to their traction. After playing in them a few times on a variety of courts & conditions we are pleased to say that this will be a non-issue. The rubber compound isn’t as soft but its still pliable so court coverage is abundant.
What can you expect from the Jordan CP3.VII? If you thought the CP3.VI was one of the best Guard shoes ever created then you ain’t seen nothing yet.
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