US: Jordan launches Chris Paul signature shoe
Basketball star Chris Paul has put his name to his first signature shoe, produced by Nike division Jordan Brand.
The Jordan CP, which is launched in the US with a suggested retail price of US$115 on 1 March, means that Paul joins fellow Jordan stablemates Carmelo Anthony and Derek Jeter as members of the Team Jordan brand with their own shoe.
"Having my very own sneaker has been a childhood dream," said Paul, who plays point guard for the New Orleans Hornets.
"I am thrilled and honoured to have this opportunity to launch my first signature shoe with Jordan brand."
The number 61 is etched onto the new shoe, marking the number of points Paul scored in a single college game, just days after the death of his grandfather at the age of 61.
The letters SP stitched on the backside of the tongue commemorate mentor and former college coach Skip Prosser.
The Jordan CP weighs 14oz and is made from what the company describes as "revolutionary, lightweight" materials, including features such as ventilated ankle areas and contoured heel lining.
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