The latest addition to Chris Paul's signature Jordan shoe line, the CP3. VI AE. This on-court shoe is designed to keep any future all star playing hard while looking good.
Durable leather upper with a heel pull-tab for ease of entry.
Protective cupsole midsole and environmentally friendly outsole for traction on and off the hardwood.
Suggested for point guards and shooting guards.
Wt. 7.3 oz.
Average Customer Rating:
(5 Reviews) 5
Rating Breakdown5 reviews
3 out of 5(60%)reviewers would recommend this product.
The athletic skill level of the person using this product is:recreational
This product is primarily used/worn for:participating in a sport
This is perhaps one of the best go-to shoes for me to play basketball in. Playing the PG/SPG position, the CP3.VI AE provides one of the best traction set-up that caters to virtually any movement that I do on the court: jump stops, lateral movements, quick cuts, side steps...it handles all of it, and then some, very naturally.
Apart from its CP3.VI counterpart, the lack of the heel cushion/pillow decreased, if not eliminated, the heel slip dramatically; I didn't experience any while playing for several hours. The AE doesn't require a lot of time to break in as well, playing basketball in the gym straight from the box. The cushioning is decent with this shoe, which provides good impact protection when making jump stops. Mind you that this is mainly for guards/players who normally run up and down the court constantly and not necessarily for players with a "jumping game", i.e. forwards/power forwards who jump a lot, so it's understanding why the cushion set-up in the AE is as such. The materials are durable enough, too, and doesn't look like the toebox would crease easily (you'll notice that there is a mesh ridge that separates the main toebox from the upper toe where the lace begins).
Ventilation is not a strong aspect of this shoe, however, as one can see from the construction of the upper. If anywhere, I found the most ventilation on the tongue of the shoe, which is not that much overall but perhaps counts as something. My feet, though, don't sweat as much so it's not a main concern to me. And of course given that this is a low-top shoe, there is minimal-to-no ankle containment, i.e. absent ankle support.
At any rate, this is a beast outdoors (careful though, because the outsole is pliable, which means that long-term outdoor play WILL burn the rubber) and a monster performer indoors. Aesthetics is fairly decent, so you can go ahead and rock this with your favorite shorts or jeans.
Pros: breaks in easy, good traction, lightweight, doesn't crease, runs true to size, easy to clean, durable, comfortable
Cons: not breathable
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Review 2 for Jordan CP3.VI AE - Boys' Grade School