So far, we’ve shown you two different colorways of Chris Paul’s third signature shoe for Jordan Brand, the CPIII–the black and red version shown here and the “Mardi Gras” version in purple and gold. These are some detailed shots of the sneaker, where we can get a chance to appreciate the detail and technical innovations of the sneaker. In the white and red model, the upper is comprised of tumbled, premium leather and a pattern that Nike Calls a “Family Crest.” The design of the crests have various references to Chris Paul and his family–one hexagonal pattern, for example, has his initials surrounded by the number 28 to indicate the number of years his parents have been married. Each color scheme shown here features a detail that has popped up on a number of Jordan Brand models lately–a Speckled area above the midsole.
One specific technological innovation for the sneaker is the employment of Podulon, a midsole coushin that is used under the forefoot to withstand high impact and still guarantee quick responses and unencumbered stability. Three colorways are shown here–black and red, black and blue, and a tonal black on black. A special, limited edition CP III sneaker is set to release on the day after Christmas, December 26 at select retailers. A nationwide launch will follow on Saturday, January 2nd, 2010. Via: Jumpman23.com