In anticipation of the Jordan CP3.VIII, available November 1 for $130, Jordan Brand invited Complex to "performance" test Chris Paul's eighth signature shoe with a few pickup basketball games. And, as luck would have it, Chris Paul joined (read: dominated) the group of sneaker writers with a surprise appearance on the court. 

The 5/8-height shoe features an innersleeve, which Nike describes as having a "sock-like fit" for "players with an up-tempo game." And, like many CP3 models, the CP3.VIII features a Da Vinci-code like collection of covert features, like a family tree on the tongue and checkered flag on the heel. For more info, check out the video above.