Best Russell Westbrook Basketball Shoes

308 Shoes available
released Jun. 2024
Nike Kobe Protro 8
  • 8.1
    rating based on 3 expert reviews
  • The Kobe 8 Protro is a solid performer featuring impressive traction.
  • The shoe is best for quicker guards looking for an excellent court feel.
released Apr. 2024
Jordan Zion 3 SE
$150$82.97
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  • 7.5
    rating based on 4 expert reviews
  • The Jordan Zion 3 SE upgrades the materials and lockdown, but the fit and traction are problematic.
  • The Jordan Zion 3 SE is best for narrow-foot players who like a drop-in midsole setup.
released Apr. 2024
New Balance Kawhi 4
$170$159.99
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  • 8.6
    rating based on 5 expert reviews
  • The Kawhi 4 is an improvement from any previous Kawhi shoe. The traction is reliable, and the cushioning is a standout feature.
  • The New Balance Kawhi 4 is best for players who enjoy springy, plush cushioning setups.
released Apr. 2024
Nike KD 17
from$149.99
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  • 8.1
    rating based on 7 expert reviews
  • The Nike KD 17 is a solid performer with grippy traction and decent support.
  • The Nike KD 17 is best for players who enjoyed the 16 and are looking for better traction.
released Mar. 2024
Adidas Harden Volume 8
from$159.99
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  • 8.6
    rating based on 10 expert reviews
  • The Adidas Harden Volume 8 is a fantastic performer with excellent traction on clean courts and comfortable cushioning.
  • The Harden Vol 8 is best for players who use powerful footwork to create space.
released Mar. 2024
Jordan Tatum 2
from$124.99
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  • 7.7
    rating based on 9 expert reviews
  • The Jordan Tatum 2 is a decent performance shoe, mainly held back by the traction.
  • The Tatum 2 is best for players who prefer balanced setups with Air Strobel.
released Mar. 2024
ANTA KAI 1
from$250.00
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  • 8.4
    rating based on 8 expert reviews
  • The Anta KAI 1 is a well-rounded performer with excellent support and balanced cushioning.
  • The Anta KAI 1 is best for tactile players looking for a responsive and low-to-the-ground setup.
released Mar. 2024
  • 8.6
    rating based on 4 expert reviews
  • The Li-Ning JB 2 features outstanding cushioning and solid traction on clean courts.
  • This shoe is perfect for players who appreciate maximum comfort.
released Feb. 2024
Nike Book 1
$150$139.99
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  • 8.3
    rating based on 11 expert reviews
  • Devin Booker's debut signature shoe features impressive traction and materials.
  • The Nike Book 1 is better for lighter, shiftier players.
Under Armour Flow FUTR X Elite
from$150.00
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  • 8.2
    rating based on 5 expert reviews
  • The Under Armour Flow FUTR X Elite provides stable cushioning and grippy traction with an innovative upper.
  • This shoe is best for players who prefer a wider, more accommodating forefoot area during play.
New Balance Fresh Foam BB V2
$130$98.99
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  • 8.7
    rating based on 5 expert reviews
  • The New Balance Fresh Foam BB V2 delivers comfortable cushioning with ample impact protection.
  • Explosive players who emphasize a vertical play style will appreciate the New Balance Fresh Foam BB V2.
released Jan. 2024
Nike Air Zoom G.T. Cut 3
$190$123.97
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  • 8.3
    rating based on 11 expert reviews
  • Nike's G.T. Cut 3 is a solid performer with its comfortable ZoomX cushioning.
  • The Nike G.T. Cut 3 is a shifty shoe best for guards.
released Jan. 2024
Air Jordan 38 Low
$175$100.00
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  • 8.6
    rating based on 6 expert reviews
  • The Air Jordan 38 Low provides all the performance of the 38 with a lower cut.
  • All players can take advantage of the comfortable cushioning and reliable traction.
released Jan. 2024
Adidas Dame Certified 2.0
from$90.00
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  • 8.2
    rating based on 3 expert reviews
  • The Adidas Dame Certified 2.0 is an impressive budget performer which excels in traction.
  • The shoe is for players who prefer thin, responsive cushion setups with grippy traction.
released Jan. 2024
Nike G.T. Cut Academy
$95$71.00
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  • 8.2
    rating based on 7 expert reviews
  • The Nike G.T. Cut Academy has pleasantly surprising traction, and the cushioning is comfortable.
  • This shoe is best for players looking for shifty and reliable traction.
released Jan. 2024
Jordan One Take 5
$100$70.97
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  • 7.4
    rating based on 5 expert reviews
  • The Jordan One Take 5 has excellent torsional support and stability, but the shoe is stiff.
  • The Jordan One Take 5 is best for players who play around the hoop.
released Jan. 2024
Adidas Adizero Select 2.0
$110$88.00
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  • 7.6
    rating based on 5 expert reviews
  • The Adidas Adizero Select 2.0 excels with lightweight, but it's far from a perfect performer.
  • The Adizero Select 2.0 is best for side-to-side shiftiness.
released Dec. 2023
Adidas AE 1
from$105.00
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  • 8.6
    rating based on 10 expert reviews
  • The Adidas AE 1 is an incredible debut shoe with impressive cushioning and lockdown.
  • The shoe is best for more powerful players who can utilize the bottom-heavy cushioning.
released Dec. 2023
Puma Scoot Zeros
$100$71.99
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  • 7.8
    rating based on 4 expert reviews
  • The Puma Scoot Zeros are a reliable, budget-friendly performer. The traction, in particular, is solid.
  • This shoe is best for guards who prefer a responsive cushion setup over impact protection.
Under Armour Curry Spawn FloTro
from$130.00
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  • 8.4
    rating based on 3 expert reviews
  • The Curry Spawn FloTro mixes excellent traction with responsive cushioning and a comfortable upper.
  • This shoe is best for guards with fast play styles who benefit from the Flow traction.
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Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook was drafted as the 4th overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft out of UCLA by the then Seattle Supersonics, now Oklahoma City Thunder. He earned an All-Rookie selection, multiple All-Star appearances and All-Star MVPs, scoring titles, assist titles, and a Regular Season MVP before heading to the Houston Rockets in 2019. He only spent a season in Texas before transferring to the Washington Wizards the following year.

Playing Style

Russell Westbrook stands at 6’3” and plays with all his heart every time he steps on the floor. He is probably the most explosive guard in NBA history.

Russell Westbrook Logo

Russell Westbrook’s logo consists of lines with straight and sharp cuts that form what looks like a “W” at first sight but also an “R” if looked at from the hole in the middle. It was released by Jordan Brand along with his signature shoe and he has used it ever since.

What Shoe Size Does Russell Westbrook Wear?

Russell Westbrook wears a size 15.

History of Russell Westbrook Signature Shoes

Russell Westbrook first signed with Jordan Brand in 2013 for a five-year endorsement deal. After his breakout season in 2016-2017, where he averaged a triple-double for a whole regular season, recorded one for 42 out of 82 games, and won the Regular Season MVP, Jordan Brand gave him what has been called “the most lucrative total endorsement deal for a Jordan athlete to date.” They did not, however, specify the amount it’s worth.

Before the big deal in 2017, Russell Westbrook wore a series of mainline Jordans, from the 29 up until the 31, mixed with some retros here and there. His first signature shoe, the Why Not Zer0.1, was released in early 2018.

The “Why Not” slogan came from Russell’s high school days when he and his friend would say it before doing something fun.

Release Dates of Russell Westbrook Signature Shoes*
* includes only shoes released in 2017 or later

Characteristics of Russell Westbrook Signature Shoes

Russell Westbrook’s signature shoes have always felt like an extension of him. Jordan Brand made sure to also take into consideration his style off the court. And there wasn’t much of a difference really. On the court, Russell Westbrook liked to shout, get hyped, and dunk on everyone under the rim. On the streets, his fashion spoke for himself, and that’s what the Why Not’s have been known to do.

The first iteration featured bottom-loaded, full-length Zoom Air encased in Phylon. For the next three versions, however, they only kept Zoom in the forefoot. The Zer0.2’s had the unlocked version, the Zer0.3’s had an articulated one, and the Zer0.4’s featured double-stacked Zoom. The line mainly focuses on impact protection and bounce since Brodie’s play style is extremely explosive and quick.

Materials have been an interesting ride with the line. At first, they used a mainly mesh upper but covered the whole thing with fuse and added a strap on the ankle. The upper allowed it to be durable and flexible, but not exactly breathable. Only the third iteration saw the return of the strap, but on the forefoot this time. With the second version up until the fourth, we mostly got a combination of knits and mesh with synthetic overlays, but the synthetics really ranged from leather to felt to suede to almost any material we could imagine – all in different colors, too. The materials are where Russell’s personality really shows.

The Westbrook line has stayed in the mid-top market and that’s also where the price has been since its dawn, going for $120-130.

No worldwide-popular colorways have been released from the series but there have been some really nice ones, most recently the “Facetasm” edition of the Why Not Zer0.4. We still await the day Beastbrook will release a colorway that will catch people’s eyes and keep them staring.

The One Take is Russell Westbrook’s budget model and has seen two drops thus far.

Special Colorways

Jordan Why Not Zer0.2 “Own the Chaos”

The Jordan Why Not Zer0.2 “Own the Chaos” is easily the most confusing shoe Westbrook has released. Each shoe is split in half with both medial sides just being plain white. The other sides, however, are made up of different materials, including fur, and no one panel or section is the same as another – not in color or pattern. It is currently going for around $400 on StockX.