The traction surface is great, very much like that of the Zoom Kobe VII. With a combination of thin herringbone along with a triangular pattern offers great coverage from every angle. I do feel the CP3.V’s traction is slightly better than the Kobe VII due to the fact that the pattern is thinner, covers more ground and due to its thinner grooves is able to grip the floor a bit better being that it’s more flexible.
Durability in lightweight performance shoes has been a hit or miss yet the CP3.V offers great durability which in turns gives you a greater amount of confidence to implement your style of play without worrying if the upper will stand strong.
There are a few scuffs around the shoes Flywire base but the type of Flywire used along with its finish makes damage done to the shoe hard to point out. I tend to destroy the toe area of my shoes and while the upper can take the ongoing beatings I dish out it would have been nice to see a TPU toe bumper… but that’s more a personal preference and doesn’t hinder their performance whatsoever.
These have been very good so far and I can’t help but factor in the retail price with a shoe like this… the Kobe retails at $180 while these are $120, you not only get more bang for your buck but you also receive an overall better product for less money.