Inspired by the Nine-Dragon Wall found at Beijing’s Forbidden City imperial complex, the Jordan CP3.V – Year of the Dragon features the same blue tint and gold motif as the wall itself. Said to be a semblance of the Azure Dragon, an auspicious creature with penchant to the water elementals, the special edition Jordan CP3.V continues dragon’s legend with its nimble and strong designs. With a visage of Chris Paul soaring through the air in mind, Jordan Brand designers translated that graphically into a series of cloud patterns applied throughout the entire package, from its wrapping paper to its translucent outsole. Next, the Azure Dragon itself leaps upon the shoe’s tongue as well as its sockliner. Finally, the design reprises Azure Dragon in Chinese characters as the outsole graphics. The Jordan CP3.V Year of the Dragon will be available at select Jordan Brand retail locations this coming Thursday, June 7th.
Release Date: June 7th, 2012 (Thursday)