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.
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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.
|Shoe||Release Date||Retail Price|
|Jordan Why Not Zero.1||Jan 2018||$124.99|
|Jordan Why Not Zero.2||Jan 2019||$119.99|
|Jordan Why Not Zero.3||Jan 2020||$129.99|
|Jordan Why Not Zero.4||Jan 2021||$129.99|
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.
The Best Russell Westbrook Shoes by Rating:
|#||Shoe||Rating||# of reviews||Release Date|
|1||Jordan Why Not Zero.1||8.7||9||Jan 2018|
|2||Jordan Why Not Zero.2||8.6||8||Jan 2019|
|3||Jordan Why Not Zero.4||8.5||2||Jan 2021|
|4||Jordan Why Not Zero.3||8.4||5||Jan 2020|