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Jordan Why Not Zero.1 Review


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Facts & Figures:
List Price:
$124.99
Type:
Mid Top
Release Date:
1/2018
Outdoor Rating:
10%
# of Reviews:
9
Traction
8.3
Cushion
9.3
Material
8.0
Support
9.1
Fit
8.8
very narrow
very wide
runs small
runs large

PROS:

  • Amazing Cushion
  • Great Support

CONS:

  • Very heavy

Summary of 9 Expert Reviews:

Russel Westbrook's first signature sneaker is a hit with shoe reviewers. The full-length Zoom cushioning, usually reserved for much more expensive shoes, is responsive, comfortable and offers great impact protection for explosive players. The fit and support work very well and give you the stability needed for quick moves. Traction is great on clean courts but you will need to wipe a lot on dustier courts. At only $125, this is a great first release for Russel Westbrooks signature line and offers amazing bang for the buck.
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Expert Reviews of the Jordan Why Not Zero.1:

9.4
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
I didn’t expect the shoe to perform this well, but damn! Solid traction, great cushioning, great fit and lockdown, support was on point.
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9.4
The Sole Brothers
The full-length zoom setup is worth the $125 alone. A great big-man shoe as the cushion is amazing!
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9.3
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
What a fantastic shoe this is. I’m not a fan of Russell Westbrook, but man, do I love playing in his shoe.
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9.1
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
If you are looking for great fit and support, great cushioning, and (almost) great traction, you have got to check this shoe out!
8.8
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
To me, this will be one of the top performance sneakers of 2018. Full-length zoom at $125 - you can't beat that!
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8.6
Schwollo
The Why Not Zero.1 is a very nice start for Westbrook’s signature line from a performance standpoint.
8.1
Analykix.com
I really enjoyed the full-length cushioning, and the support and lockdown. Overall, I'd wish this shoe was a little less bulky.
8.0
RicheeKim
The cushion is great, but the lacking traction and the uncomfortable strap hold back what could have been a top performer. I am a bit disappointed by Russel Westbrooks first signature sneaker.
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7.2
PureKicks
The Why Not Zero.1 is a good first edition of Russell Westbrooks signature line. Full-length Zoom is very nice, but materials could be a lot more comfortable.
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Traction of the Jordan Why Not Zero.1:

9.0
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
If I had to sum up the traction in one word I’d say it was fire.
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8.0
The Sole Brothers
Not the craziest bite on clean courts - but even on very dusty courts, I wouldn't slide out.
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9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
If you hoop indoors then you should be very satisfied.
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9.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
When clean and the court is workable, you’re straight Gorilla Glue.
8.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
Traction is inconsistent depending on the floor. Works well on clean courts but on dusty courts you need to wipe a lot.
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9.0
Schwollo
Even on the worst floor I play on, I never slipped.
7.5
Analykix.com
Traction is okay, as long as the court is clean or well-maintained.
8.0
RicheeKim
On a dusty court you will need to wipe a lot!
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7.0
PureKicks
The traction works well, but you will need to wipe occasionally on dusty courts.
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Cushion of the Jordan Why Not Zero.1:

10.0
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
This full-length Zoom setup felt absolutely perfect.
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10.0
The Sole Brothers
This is the best cushioning setup out there!
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9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
This setup felt awesome — especially in the forefoot.
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9.5
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
You get a responsive rocket ride that is low enough for quick guards and won’t hurt when you land.
10.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
Full-length zoom is my favourite cushioning setup. This shoe is super explosive, responsive and comfortable.
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8.0
Schwollo
Bottom-loaded Zoom under a big junk of Phylon. I like the quick setup but it would be a lot more fun if they felt Zoomier underfoot.
9.0
Analykix.com
The full-length Zoom cushioning is the best feature of the shoe.
9.0
RicheeKim
Full-length zoom is a nice combination of court feel, responsiveness, and impact protection!
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9.0
PureKicks
The full-length cushioning is awesome!
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Materials of the Jordan Why Not Zero.1:

9.0
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
The materials feel soft, and there’s no pinching or plastic feel.
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9.0
The Sole Brothers
Soft and thin mesh material combined with fuse.
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9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
The shoe is definitely not premium, but it works — and works really well.
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7.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
The materials used on the Why Not Zer0.1 aren’t exactly premium.
8.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
Light, flexible and comfortable mesh upper.
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8.0
Schwollo
Mesh and fuse are the primary materials on the Why Not and it works fine
8.0
Analykix.com
The mesh and fuse upper materials take a while to break-in but feel very durable and supportive.
8.0
RicheeKim
The materials don't feel very premium but they get the job done!
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6.0
PureKicks
The materials take a while to break-in, especially at the ankle.
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Support of the Jordan Why Not Zero.1:

9.5
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
Crazy wide outrigger, flat base, and huge heel cup make sure that your feet are going nowhere!
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10.0
The Sole Brothers
Super wide base provides great stability.
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9.5
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
The wide flat base promotes a ton of stability, while the bulky midsole acts as one of the gnarliest outriggers of all-time.
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10.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
Huge heel counter and outrigger provide phenomenal support without being clunky.
9.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
Great lockdown, secure lacing system, and a massive outrigger provide great support.
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9.0
Schwollo
Support and stability are outstanding!
9.0
RicheeKim
Zero side-to-side movement or heel slippage.
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7.0
PureKicks
The support gets the job done!
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Fit of the Jordan Why Not Zero.1:

9.5
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
The moment your foot slides into the shoe the fit just grabs you and locks you in.
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10.0
The Sole Brothers
No dead space, great lockdown, and comfortable fit.
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10.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
The fit is fan-freaking-tastic.
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10.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
Once your foot is in the shoe, there is no movement at all. NONE.
9.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
Overall, the shoe is very comfortable. The lace-lock was a little uncomfortable, but you can take it off without compromising performance.
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9.0
Schwollo
Overall the fit was great right out of the box aside from some lacelock pain.
8.0
Analykix.com
I had problems finding the right size because of the very snug feeling.
7.0
RicheeKim
The strap made this shoe very painful to play in and the sizing is a bit strange.
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7.0
PureKicks
I the beginning, the one-bootie upper is really hard to get in.
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Is Outdoor Use recommended?

no
The Sole Brothers
I would definitely not recommend outdoor use.
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no
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
I wouldn’t recommend the shoe for outdoors.
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no
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
Outside courts: don’t do it. Just don’t.
no
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
The rubber is soft and narrow, so I wouldn't hoop outdoors.
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fair
PureKicks
You could probably take these outdoors for a while
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Width of the Jordan Why Not Zero.1:

slightly narrow
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
The shoe started a bit snug.
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slightly narrow
The Sole Brothers
Pretty snug fit.
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regularly wide
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
True to size width-wise.
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regularly wide
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
The width is perfect for normal to semi-wide feet.
regularly wide
Schwollo
True to size for everyone except maybe narrow footers.
very narrow
Analykix.com
The shoe felt suffocating to me in my regular size 9.
slightly narrow
RicheeKim
The shoe fits really snug.
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Size of the Jordan Why Not Zero.1:

½ size large
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
The shoe runs a bit long.
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½ size large
The Sole Brothers
I would go down half a size.
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true to size
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
The Why Not Zer0.1 fit true to size for me.
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½ size large
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
The length is a little long.
true to size
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
Runs true to size.
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½ size large
Schwollo
There is a teeny tiny bit of extra length but not enough for me to size down.
½ size large
Analykix.com
It feels a little longer than true to size.
½ size large
RicheeKim
The shoe runs a little long.
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