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Much like the player himself, Chris Paul's signature Jordan line is often overshadowed by sneakers endorsed by huge names like LeBron James and Kevin Durant. But anyone who knows the game will tell you that the six-time All-Star is among the league's most elite players. His sneakers are quite similar. Since 2008, Jordan Brand has been lacing CP3 up in some of their most innovative models to date—sometimes unveiling a new technology for the very first time on his sneakers, such as Podulon. Whether you're a huge CP3 fan or just a b-ball sneaker enthusiast, there's a little something for everyone as Sneaker Report looks back at The Complete Tech History of Chris Paul Signature Sneakers.

Riley Jones is a journalism student from Charlottesville, VA. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things ’90s, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.

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Jordan CP3 INo. 1 - Jordan CP3.I

Year of Release: 2008
Key Tech: Heel Max Air, forefoot Zoom Air

Although it isn't loaded with performance tech, the Jordan CP3.I served as Paul's introductory signature sneaker and featured details connected to his personal life. His grandfather was killed at the age of 61, and shortly after Paul scored exactly 61 points in a high school game. This is represented by "S1XTY" branding on the heel of the sneaker, and the theme continue as Paul's signature line expanded.Jordan CP3 II

No. 2 - Jordan CP3 II

Year of Release: 2008
Key Tech: Nufoam padded collar, Zoom Air forefoot cushioning, DHIP foam cushioning in heel

Featuring an external heel counter for a lockdown fit and ample cushioning, the CP3 II is quicker than its predecessor. Suede and synthetic leather uppers provide a durable and comfortable fit.Jordan CP3 III

No. 3 - Jordan CP3 III

Year of Release: 2009
Key Tech: Podulon cushioning

The third iteration of Paul's signature Jordan line saw the introduction of Podulon cushioning. Designed as an evolved version of IPS from the Air Jordan XX, Podulon is made of Cushlon foam which is durable and long-lasting.  This was the first time the cushioning was used on a basketball sneaker.Jordan CP3.IV

No. 4 - Jordan CP3.IV

Year of Release: 2010
Key Tech: Podulon cushioning, no-sew construction featuring breathable mesh

Utilizing a Hyperfuse-like construction, the CP3.IV features a mostly breathable mesh upper which helped to keep the star point guard cool and dry on the hardwood. A lockdown heel counter was used again, as was an aggressive, grippy outsole design.Jordan CP3 Advance

No. 4 - Jordan CP3 Advance

Year of Release: 2011
Key Tech: Podulon cushioning, midfoot stability wing

Dropping the Hyperfuse skin used on the midfoot of the CP3.IV, the CP3 Advance featured a stability wing which was connected to the lace system for a supportive fit.

Jordan CP3.V

No. 6 - Jordan CP3.V

Year of Release: 2011
Key Tech: Podulon cushioning, Zoom Air in forefoot, Hyperfuse, Flywire

Less bulky than previous models, the CP3.V was constructed of a breathable Hyperfuse upper and supportive Flywire cables. Podulon cushioning was used once again, this time combined with Zoom Air for the most responsive CP3 yet.

Jordan CP3.VI

No. 7 - Jordan CP3.VI

Year of Release: 2012
Key Tech: Hyperfuse upper, Podulon cushioning

The CP3.VI was reviewed by Sneaker Report's team last year and praised for its relentless traction, lockdown fit, and breathability. A three-layer Hyperfuse upper provides plenty of airflow, while Podulon cushioning is now the standard in Paul's sneakers. The real star of the CP3.VI, however, may be the herringbone outsole, which is ideal for guards making quick stops and cuts. Jordan CP3.VI AE

No. 8 - Jordan CP3.VI AE

Year of Release: 2013
Key Tech: Podulon cushioning, Dynamic Fit lockdown system

The CP3.VI Artisan Edition carries over the same midsole and outsole tooling from the CP3.VI, but features a redesigned upper. A mesh and synthetic construction takes place of Hyperfuse, and a Dynamic Fit system has been added for an even better on-court fit.

Riley Jones is a journalism student from Charlottesville, VA. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things ’90s, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.

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