8) Chris Paul likes light. The new CP3.V is 20 percent lighter than earlier CP3 models — helped out by liberal use of Flywire and synthetics. It could have been even lighter, but one thing Paul insisted on was the Achilles pad — and what CP3 wants, CP3 gets. The 61 triangular cutouts on the upper honor his grandfather, Nathaniel Jones, who was murdered at 61. Paul scored 61 in his very next game in tribute, and each of his signature shoes have included a 61 reference.