Our Best Look Yet at the Jordan Why Not Zer0.2

Our best look yet at the upcoming Jordan Why Not Zer0.2 is here, just in time for the Holidays.

One of the best basketball shoes of 2018, the Jordan Why Not Zer0.,1 was an impressive sneaker despite its bulky look. If history is to repeat itself, then the Jordan Why Not Zer0.2 may give us more of the same.

With these new images, we can clearly see the decoupled tooling, something we haven’t seen since the Air Jordan XXX. Forefoot Zoom Air is in place while the rear will feature Phylon. I was told Russ doesn’t like cushion in the heel of his shoes and his second signature sneaker was designed to cater to his needs.

Traction is a “0” pattern and I’m hoping it performs well. There isn’t really a reason why it shouldn’t: it’s multi-directional and leaves little room for dust to get clogged up.

The build is comprised of mesh with plenty of structural overlays for support and lockdown, two things Westbrook needs with his style of play.

Pricing and release dates have not yet been confirmed but we should expect to see the Why Not Zer0.2 in January. I know I’m excited to try a pair out on-court, but let us know your thoughts below in the comment section.

Images via Sole Brothers


  1. I love it. The colors I would change but the model is dope. There’s so much going on with this shoe. The sole, texture, heelcup, it’s nice. The only thing I am not a fan of is the fuse overlays, it makes it look cheap. Would love to see a full leather upper on these, just for casual.

    1. I was hoping the 0.1 Chaos, the shroud-less version, would have been released with more colorways.. Full Length Zoom fit under$120 was a deal.

  2. Is it just me or do these look like a sneaker boot? I initially liked them from the earlier leaks but now I’m not so sure.

    1. It looks to be the same cut as the 33. But yeah it looks like a high-level to me at the heel. But it is a Westbrook signature so that added feminine aesthetics makes sense..

  3. Even the first leaks was a like for me. If it was a bit lower cut it would look better but hey it still looks great. And there will be a low top version.

  4. Pretty good overall and a little crazy but thats russ for you. Triple black/white would definitely look better than whatever that cw is

  5. I think too many designers lately are spending their time creating shoes in NBA 2K. There’s no real elegance or fluidity in the design. Just looks like 10-15 different parts combined awkwardly. With that said I have a feeling these will perform really well (at least indoors). With the right colorway these might be alright.

    P.S. So the heel has the zoom air window but no zoom air? That sucks.

  6. Pro: no bulky heel foam thing. Also no shroud, which just makes it hard to tighten the laces.

    Con: no full length zoom air, which was probably the main reason to buy the first shoe.

    Aesthetically, they look like 3 shoes mashed together. Its a little too busy, but a more subdued cw would help. The okc colors aren’t that flattering on shoes.

  7. Doing away with a full length zoom air seems to mimic what Adidas did with the full length boost in the D Rose shoes – WTF? I’m 55 and coach youth BB but still play adult ball and prefer a full length boost or zoom air!

  8. Great info again. Question, Nightwing:

    After dealing with that stiff as a board Phylon in the Kyrie 5, I returned what was otherwise a great shoe. Is there reason to believe the Phylon in this shoe will give more impact protection than the Kyrie 5, or am I better off steering clear based on that experience?

    I loved the WhyNotZero.1, and may just pick up another pair on discount instead. 🤔 Saw some blackout WhyNot lows at the outlet for $70.

  9. Looks dope – it captures the current style trends well. As for performance I heard the heel will have no zoom cause Russ doesn’t want any…and not sure about the circles for traction – but hoping it will be great nonetheless!

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