We finally have a reason why Russell Westbrook has been wearing a hybrid version of the Air Jordan 31.
According to the equipment manager of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Russ wasn’t happy with the outsole flexibility of Jordan Brand’s latest flagship model:
“When Nike sent Westbrook its latest model, the Jordan 31, he wasn’t happy
with the sole flexibility, so he asked the company to build him a special
hybrid using the previous model’s sole.” – Wilson Taylor via New York Times
The article also mentions that Russ didn’t like the overall thickness of the insole’s in his modified hybrids and has the equipment manager switch them out by hand.
What do you guys think of Russ’ complaint of the AJ 31’s sole? Would you like to see Jordan Brand release Westbrook’s hybrid 31’s? Sound off in the comment section below.