A signature shoe of Chris Paul, the name for the kicks is NOT lying – it really IS All Blue. This particular Cp3.9 silhouette follows the Chinese New Year release for 2016, presenting an explosion of blue that surprisingly enough – still looks good.
Blame it on the fact that despite the consistent shade of blue all over the shoes, Christian Paul managed to create dimensions and texture for the kicks. This is done with the combination of mess and leather, creating lines in between as well as layers to the overall feel of the shoes.
The mesh is mostly located on the trim of the shoes running to the sides and stopping short directly above the topmost laces of the kicks. There’s a zigzag pattern along the sides, originating from where the lace slots start. The laces themselves are obviously blue and done in the classic rounded design instead of the flat option.
The frontal view is definitely more interesting with “V” lines transcending the center of the front. There’s this miniscule Jumpman logo on the front, right on the center. Obviously, this one’s blue too but stitched in such a way that it’s actually hard to miss – despite the less-than-average size. On the tongue, we’ve got the usual Chris Paul logo done in stitched blue.
The Jumpman logo can also be seen from the back, along the heels. Unlike other Jordan shoes however, the Jumpman isn’t placed right on the center but along the side, the icon slightly raised so that it would be easy to spot.
The sole and outsole is separated by a depth of shade in the blue, the top portion considerably deeper than the bottom part. The outsole is a just a slim line and the design for both is noticeable, but hardly outstanding. For the most part, we can tell that the outsole is just there to cap the overall look – but not exactly the focal point of these kicks.
Despite the name, there’s a different shade incorporated in the shoes – found in the label attached to the back. Although small, the red Chris Paul signature is undisputable and against the blue background – easily seen.
The Cp3.9 All Blue is just one of the Jordan releases 2016 in the market today. You can expect a lot more – not just from Chris Paul designs but also from signature Jordan Brand silhouettes remained into better colorways. There’s a good chance that the classics will also be reinvented, if not released in their same original colors. No price and release date for these yet, but watch out.