Bearing some similarities to the Jordan Dub Zero and Jordan XXII, the most notable features of the CP3.III basketball shoes have to be the intricate tonal graphics and the thick contrast stitching on the upper. The Air Jordan CP3.III captures the speed, power, and finesse of the game's premier point guard, Chris Paul. Like the others, the basketball shoe features a speckle-finished white and black midsole, which sit on a white outsole. black leather is used for the upper, with laser-etching in the mid-panel. Patent leather is used on the lower mudguard portion. Chris Paul's CP3 logo appears in varsity red on the tongue, completing the colorway, while the also varsity red Jumpman logo appears on the heel. A phylon midsole with Zoom Air in the forefoot provides great cushioning. Herringbone inspired traction patterns made from both solid and regrind rubber compounds provide superior traction.