Jordan Why Not Zero.2 Review


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Facts & Figures:
List Price:
$119.99
Type:
Mid Top
Release Date:
1/2019
Outdoor Rating:
38%
# of Reviews:
4
Traction
 
8.9
Cushion
 
8.8
Material
 
8.3
Support
 
9.0
Fit
 
8.3
very narrow
very wide
runs small
runs large

PROS:

  • Very supportive shoe
  • Great all-around shoe

CONS:

  • No outstanding features

Summary of 4 Expert Reviews:

The design of the Why Not Zero.2 is almost as extravagant as Russell Westbrook's clothing style, but how does it perform? Most reviewers gave the traction good grades, but the majority of them liked the traction of the predecessor even better. The cushioning is no longer full-length Zoom, but that is not a big loss as the forefoot Zoom Air performs very well and the Phylon heel is very comfortable. Support and lockdown are strong features of this shoe -perfect for explosive players like Russell Westbrook! Overall, the Why Not Zero.2 is a great allrounder without any glaring weaknesses, that comes with flashy design and at a fair price.
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Expert Reviews of the Jordan Why Not Zero.2:

9.1
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
The Why Not Zero.2 is quick, comfortable, supportive, and breaks in quickly.
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9.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
Traction is superb, materials are 50:50, support is solid, cushioning is responsive in the forefoot and comfortable in the heel. There is nothing bad about the Why Not Zero.2, but there is also nothing phenomenal. Not the best shoe I ever played in but a good performer overall.
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9.0
The Sole Brothers
I really enjoyed playing in the Jordan Why Not Zero.2. They look great, the price is right, whatever position you play - you are going to enjoy these!
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8.3
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
Overall this shoe is really dope. The only downside is that the traction is a downgrade compared to the first Russell Westbrook sneaker.
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Traction of the Jordan Why Not Zero.2:

9.5
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
The traction gripped really well, even on dusty courts.
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9.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
The solid rubber grabs the floor really hard.
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10.0
The Sole Brothers
The circular traction pattern is freaking amazing and gives you great stopping power on clean courts. On dusty courts, it takes you only a slight wipe from time to time.
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7.0
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
The traction worked wonders on clean courts, but once the rubber touched dust I was figure-skating.
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Cushion of the Jordan Why Not Zero.2:

9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
The large volume Zoom Air unit in the forefoot provides a lot of impact protection. The heel is just regular Phylon.
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8.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
No more full-length Zoom, but I am not mad. Forefoot Zoom is nice and there is still a lot of impact protection.
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9.0
The Sole Brothers
Bouncy in the forefoot and nice compression in the heel. Court feel could be a little better.
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9.0
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
I love the way the cushioning feels. The perfect combination of bounciness and stiffness.
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Materials of the Jordan Why Not Zero.2:

9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
The mesh and knit materials require zero break-in time and get the job done.
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7.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
I'm 50:50 when it comes to materials. I like the mesh in the front, but the heel feels bulky and clunky.
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9.0
The Sole Brothers
The materials are soft and feel really nice on foot.
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8.0
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
Materials are a little basic - but they work.
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Support of the Jordan Why Not Zero.2:

9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
Support is good, but not as good as the original.
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9.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
The lacing system really locks in your feet nicely. The beefy internal heel counter makes sure that there is no heel slip at all.
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9.0
The Sole Brothers
I would have liked the base to be a little wider to increase stability. Overall, support and lockdown are pretty awesome.
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9.0
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
No lateral movements, no heel slippage, and very good lockdown.
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Fit of the Jordan Why Not Zero.2:

9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
The fit isn't as tight or suffocating as in the Why Not Zero.1 and worked fine for me.
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8.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
The shoe is pretty comfortable overall, but the heel feels a little clunky at times.
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8.0
The Sole Brothers
The one-bootie construction takes a little to break-in and to get comfortable.
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Is Outdoor Use recommended?

fair
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
Traction was good outdoors but the rubber is on the softer side and probably won't last very long.
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good
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
The rubber is pretty durable so you should be able to hoop indoors and outdoors.
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no
The Sole Brothers
Outdoor courts? Hell no!
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no
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
Outdoors? Don't think about it! These will grind down really fast.
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Width of the Jordan Why Not Zero.2:

regularly wide
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
Wide footers can also go true to size.
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slightly narrow
The Sole Brothers
The fit is pretty narrow and the toe box is rather tight.
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regularly wide
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
I think wide-footer and narrow-footers will be fine going true to size.
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Size of the Jordan Why Not Zero.2:

true to size
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
The shoe fits true to size.
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true to size
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
These run true to size.
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true to size
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
I went true to size.
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