A Detailed Look at the Upcoming Jordan Why Not Zer0.2 ‘Cotton Shot’

The Jordan Why Not Zer0.2 continues what the original Why Not Zer0.1 started with the upcoming ‘Cotton Shot’ colorway.

Inspired by workouts with his father, the Jordan Why Not Zer0.2 ‘Cotton Shot’ continues what the Jordan Why Not Zer0.1 started.

While the original version of the ‘Cotton Shot’ colorway used a vibrant orange/salmon color option, the latest iteration boldly uses a softer pink tone accented with a gum rubber outsole. There has been a slight modification to the outsole on this colorway — we’ll show that in detail with the upcoming detailed look video on the colorway.

For anyone that may not know what cotton shot means, a young Russell Westbrook would workout with his father, who used to call a swish a ‘Cotton Shot’ as it’d hit nothing but the net.

The Jordan Why Not Zer0.2 ‘Cotton Shot’ is currently scheduled to release on June 6 at a retail price of $125.


  1. There’s double meaning here. One announcer is infamously credited for screaming “Russell Westbrook is out of his cotton pickin mind!” Whether that second meaning is intentional or not can’t take back the words. Knowing Westbrook, I’d bet this double meaning is intentional.

    Here’s the link: https://youtu.be/n6omEp_n9ls

    1. Back when RW was a wee lad, he couldn’t always find a local bball court with a net that was intact. He had to compensate in order to become acquainted with a “swish” sensation. So he took his underwear, which was cotton, cut them in the middle, and hung that on the rim. Thus, the “Cotton Shot” was born. This is evidenced today, as he looks like he’s shooting at underwear most of the time.

      This shoe is great, though. I’m curious if those relief holes in the forefoot make the Zoom feel different altogether.

      1. Regardless of the legitimacy behind this reason, it is a very good explanation. Thank you.

  2. I’m wondering if they fixed the fraying that was happening with earlier release colorways. I had “the family” joints and the rubber was WAAAAY too soft and came alart. Had to let em go for that reason alone.

    1. Huh, I’ve had mine in the rotation since launch and they’re holding up fine. Although I still rock my Jordan 28s too, and I haven’t managed to pop a zoom bag yet, so maybe I’m just not going hard enough when I play ball.

      1. I was one of the unlucky ones – my “family” colourway pair tore across the full width of the shoe, right at the edge of where the zoom unit is housed. And I’m a short guy who can barely jump nowadays. So I think it’s just a case of genuine design issues, and being unlucky.

        Glad to see they’re trying to address it, because other than that they were the best pair of shoes I’ve played in for years. Loved them.

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