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Jordan Why Not Zero.1 Review

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

Colorways of Jordan Why Not Zero.1:

College Navy / Amarillo / White
College Navy / Amarillo / White
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Black / Pink Blast
Black / Pink Blast
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White / Pure Platinum / Metallic Silver
White / Pure Platinum / Metallic Silver
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Black / Black / Signal Blue / Team Orange
Black / Black / Signal Blue / Team Orange
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Orange Pulse / Hyper Royal / Sail
Orange Pulse / Hyper Royal / Sail
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University Blue / White
University Blue / White
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Black / White
Black / White
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Black / White
Black / White
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Midnight Navy / Metallic Gold / White
Midnight Navy / Metallic Gold / White
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Black / Gym Red
Black / Gym Red
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White / Black / Hyper Jade
White / Black / Hyper Jade
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Tech Grey / Black / White / Orange Peel / Melon Tint
Tech Grey / Black / White / Orange Peel / Melon Tint
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College Navy / College Navy / Pewter Grey
College Navy / College Navy / Pewter Grey
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Black / White
Black / White
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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:

The 8.7 average overall rating ranks #43 of 116 shoes overall
8.1
Analykix.com
October 8, 2018
I really enjoyed the full-length cushioning, and the support and lockdown. Overall, I'd wish this shoe was a little less bulky.
7.2
PureKicks
March 25, 2018
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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8.6
Schwollo
February 26, 2018
The Why Not Zero.1 is a very nice start for Westbrook’s signature line from a performance standpoint.
9.4
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
January 29, 2018
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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9.3
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
January 29, 2018
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]
January 24, 2018
If you are looking for great fit and support, great cushioning, and (almost) great traction, you have got to check this shoe out!
9.4
The Sole Brothers
January 23, 2018
The full-length zoom setup is worth the $125 alone. A great big-man shoe as the cushion is amazing!
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8.8
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
January 23, 2018
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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8.0
RicheeKim
January 21, 2018
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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Traction of the Jordan Why Not Zero.1:

The 8.3 average traction rating ranks #73 of 116 shoes overall
7.5
Analykix.com
October 8, 2018
Traction is okay, as long as the court is clean or well-maintained.
7.0
PureKicks
March 25, 2018
The traction works well, but you will need to wipe occasionally on dusty courts.
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9.0
Schwollo
February 26, 2018
Even on the worst floor I play on, I never slipped.
9.0
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
January 29, 2018
If I had to sum up the traction in one word I’d say it was fire.
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9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
January 29, 2018
If you hoop indoors then you should be very satisfied.
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9.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
January 24, 2018
When clean and the court is workable, you’re straight Gorilla Glue.
8.0
The Sole Brothers
January 23, 2018
Not the craziest bite on clean courts - but even on very dusty courts, I wouldn't slide out.
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8.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
January 23, 2018
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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8.0
RicheeKim
January 21, 2018
On a dusty court you will need to wipe a lot!
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Cushion of the Jordan Why Not Zero.1:

The 9.3 average cushion rating ranks #14 of 116 shoes overall
9.0
Analykix.com
October 8, 2018
The full-length Zoom cushioning is the best feature of the shoe.
9.0
PureKicks
March 25, 2018
The full-length cushioning is awesome!
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8.0
Schwollo
February 26, 2018
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.
10.0
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
January 29, 2018
This full-length Zoom setup felt absolutely perfect.
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9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
January 29, 2018
This setup felt awesome — especially in the forefoot.
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9.5
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
January 24, 2018
You get a responsive rocket ride that is low enough for quick guards and won’t hurt when you land.
10.0
The Sole Brothers
January 23, 2018
This is the best cushioning setup out there!
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10.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
January 23, 2018
Full-length zoom is my favourite cushioning setup. This shoe is super explosive, responsive and comfortable.
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9.0
RicheeKim
January 21, 2018
Full-length zoom is a nice combination of court feel, responsiveness, and impact protection!
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Materials of the Jordan Why Not Zero.1:

The 8.0 average materials rating ranks #91 of 116 shoes overall
8.0
Analykix.com
October 8, 2018
The mesh and fuse upper materials take a while to break-in but feel very durable and supportive.
6.0
PureKicks
March 25, 2018
The materials take a while to break-in, especially at the ankle.
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8.0
Schwollo
February 26, 2018
Mesh and fuse are the primary materials on the Why Not and it works fine
9.0
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
January 29, 2018
The materials feel soft, and there’s no pinching or plastic feel.
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9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
January 29, 2018
The shoe is definitely not premium, but it works — and works really well.
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7.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
January 24, 2018
The materials used on the Why Not Zer0.1 aren’t exactly premium.
9.0
The Sole Brothers
January 23, 2018
Soft and thin mesh material combined with fuse.
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8.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
January 23, 2018
Light, flexible and comfortable mesh upper.
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8.0
RicheeKim
January 21, 2018
The materials don't feel very premium but they get the job done!
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Support of the Jordan Why Not Zero.1:

The 9.1 average support rating ranks #7 of 116 shoes overall
7.0
PureKicks
March 25, 2018
The support gets the job done!
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9.0
Schwollo
February 26, 2018
Support and stability are outstanding!
9.5
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
January 29, 2018
Crazy wide outrigger, flat base, and huge heel cup make sure that your feet are going nowhere!
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9.5
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
January 29, 2018
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]
January 24, 2018
Huge heel counter and outrigger provide phenomenal support without being clunky.
10.0
The Sole Brothers
January 23, 2018
Super wide base provides great stability.
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9.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
January 23, 2018
Great lockdown, secure lacing system, and a massive outrigger provide great support.
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9.0
RicheeKim
January 21, 2018
Zero side-to-side movement or heel slippage.
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Fit of the Jordan Why Not Zero.1:

The 8.8 average fit rating ranks #35 of 116 shoes overall
8.0
Analykix.com
October 8, 2018
I had problems finding the right size because of the very snug feeling.
7.0
PureKicks
March 25, 2018
I the beginning, the one-bootie upper is really hard to get in.
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9.0
Schwollo
February 26, 2018
Overall the fit was great right out of the box aside from some lacelock pain.
9.5
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
January 29, 2018
The moment your foot slides into the shoe the fit just grabs you and locks you in.
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10.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
January 29, 2018
The fit is fan-freaking-tastic.
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10.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
January 24, 2018
Once your foot is in the shoe, there is no movement at all. NONE.
10.0
The Sole Brothers
January 23, 2018
No dead space, great lockdown, and comfortable fit.
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9.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
January 23, 2018
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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7.0
RicheeKim
January 21, 2018
The strap made this shoe very painful to play in and the sizing is a bit strange.
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Is Outdoor Use recommended?

The 10% average outdoor rating ranks #84 of 116 shoes overall
fair
PureKicks
March 25, 2018
You could probably take these outdoors for a while
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no
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
January 29, 2018
I wouldn’t recommend the shoe for outdoors.
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no
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
January 24, 2018
Outside courts: don’t do it. Just don’t.
no
The Sole Brothers
January 23, 2018
I would definitely not recommend outdoor use.
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no
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
January 23, 2018
The rubber is soft and narrow, so I wouldn't hoop outdoors.
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Width of the Jordan Why Not Zero.1:

very narrow
Analykix.com
October 8, 2018
The shoe felt suffocating to me in my regular size 9.
regularly wide
Schwollo
February 26, 2018
True to size for everyone except maybe narrow footers.
slightly narrow
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
January 29, 2018
The shoe started a bit snug.
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regularly wide
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
January 29, 2018
True to size width-wise.
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regularly wide
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
January 24, 2018
The width is perfect for normal to semi-wide feet.
slightly narrow
The Sole Brothers
January 23, 2018
Pretty snug fit.
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slightly narrow
RicheeKim
January 21, 2018
The shoe fits really snug.
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Size of the Jordan Why Not Zero.1:

½ size large
Analykix.com
October 8, 2018
It feels a little longer than true to size.
½ size large
Schwollo
February 26, 2018
There is a teeny tiny bit of extra length but not enough for me to size down.
½ size large
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
January 29, 2018
The shoe runs a bit long.
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true to size
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
January 29, 2018
The Why Not Zer0.1 fit true to size for me.
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½ size large
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
January 24, 2018
The length is a little long.
½ size large
The Sole Brothers
January 23, 2018
I would go down half a size.
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true to size
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
January 23, 2018
Runs true to size.
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½ size large
RicheeKim
January 21, 2018
The shoe runs a little long.
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