incredible quickness for unpredictable moves. with its locked-down fit and responsive cushioning system, the jordan cp3.vii basketball shoe is engineered for sudden bursts of speed and stability during hard cuts. the sleek design—inspired by high-performance sports cars—is a nod to chris paul's incredibly quick game.. locked-down fit. super-strong, ultra-lightweight flywire cables—designed to move dynamically with your foot—tighten during quick cuts and sudden changes of direction, enhancing support and lockdown when you need it.. responsive cushioning. this shoe's podulite system combines three zoned pods within a comfortable, lightweight midsole. it works with a hexagonal-shaped nike zoom unit to provide responsiveness and extra cushioning under key forefoot pressure points.. aggressive traction. the solid rubber outsole has a herringbone pattern for durability and excellent multidirectional traction.. signature details. chris paul is one of the quickest point guards in the game. as a nod to his quickness, jordan designers took cues from high-speed sports cars when creating cp's seventh signature shoe. perforations on the quarter panel mimic wind tunnel airflow, while digits on the shank plate—cp's kids' birthdates—resemble a vin number.. more benefits. leather or synthetic leather upper for lightweight support and durability. perforations on the upper for ventilation. tectuff leather overlay on the toe resists wear from toe drag. synthetic leather heel stirrup integrates with the laces for a secure fit.