Who should buy the Jordan Why Not Zer0.3

This Jordan basketball shoe is a good match for you if:

  • You are looking for a pair with excellent traction on clean courts
  • You want a shoe that offers great lockdown and support for feet safety during games
  • You are a fan of the Jordan basketball shoe series

Jordan Why Not Zer0.3 toebox

Who should not buy the Jordan Why Not Zer0.3

According to some players, this shoe doesn't have the most premium material quality so if you're looking for one made from high-quality materials, you might want to consider checking out Air Jordan 34 and Air Jordan 29 Low.

Next level cushioning

Equipped with the largest Zoom Air unit in a Why Not Zer0 model, many basketball players commented that the Jordan Why Not Zer0.3 provides a propulsive feel on the hardwood. Compared to other Jordan Why Not models, this one has enhanced responsiveness when making explosive moments.

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Outsole setup of Jordan Why Not Zer0.3

Thanks to its decoupled outsole, many are pleased with the smooth heel-to-toe transitions of this shoe. To complement Westbrook’s explosiveness, the Jordan Why Not Zer0.3 also utilizes a modified herringbone traction pattern that enables quickness and control on the court.

Jordan's midsole technology

Like previous Jordan models, the Jordan Why Not Zer0.3 features a supportive mid-top cut. and a sleek double padded collar, which according to some provides added comfort. 

Jordan Why Not Zer0.3 midsole

Solid lockdown and support system

Thanks to the shoe's lace-up closure, many are satisfied with its comfortable fit. Plus, a clear TPU midfoot strap and TPU heel clip keep the foot locked in and contained.

Jordan Why Not Zer0.3 outsole

Lighter than it initially feels

According to Jordan mid-top Basketball shoe fans, the Jordan Why Not Zer0.3 is a lot lighter than its previous model. 

Materials of the Jordan Why Not Zer0.3

The Why Not Zer0.3 boasts a deconstructed upper that allows Westbrook to be quick on his feet. The shoe's upper features a mix of textiles, synthetics, and skins with stitching details. The lightweight materials are designed to provide increased comfort, support, and durability.

Jordan Why Not Zer0.3 collar

Save the Why Not 0.3 for indoor courts

Due to its soft rubber outsole, hoopers recommend using Jordan Why Not Zer0.3 for indoor play. The pattern of the outsole picks up quite a bit of dust on outdoor courts and its structure may be less durable when used for intense plays outdoors.

Jordan Why Not Zer0.3 back

Colorways of the Jordan Why Not Zer0.3

The Jordan Why Not Zer0.3 is currently available in the following hues:

  • Black/Gold/White ‘The Family’
  • Black/Bright Crimson-Cement Grey-White
  • Washed Coral/Pink Tint/Pale Ivory/Black 'Washed Coral'
  • White/Bright Crimson/Black ‘UNITE’
  • White/Grey/Green ‘Zer0 Noise’
  • White/White/Black-Metallic Silver

Jordan Why Not Zer0.3 ‘Heartbeat’

Russell Westbrook honors his twin daughters with the ‘Heartbeat’ colorway. These shoes feature pink hues that are modeled after the color of their bedroom. This colorway serves as a reminder to girls everywhere to follow their dreams.

Jordan Why Not Zer0.3 ‘KB3’

Russell Westbrook pays tribute to his late best friend Khelcey Barrs III with a special edition Why Not Zer0.3. Reminiscent of a camo print, the 'KB3' employs a green and desert sand color scheme.

Jordan Why Not Zer0.3 ‘LA Born’

A throwback to the '90s, this All-Star colorway of the Why Not Zer0.3 features a vibrant color scheme and a name that points to Westbrook's hometown. 

Jordan Why Not Zer0.3 ‘Splash Zone’

This colorway is a nod to Westbrook's childhood games with a Super Soaker. The Why Not Zer0.3 'Splash Zone' boasts water droplet details throughout the upper. Completing the theme is a tag that reads "No Batteries Required."

Jordan Why Not Zer0.3 ‘The Family’

This colorway of the Why Not Zer0.3 pays tribute to the closest people in Westbrook’s life. These black basketball shoes feature metallic gold accents for contrast. A new family crest is featured on the tongue.

Jordan Why Not Zer0.3 ‘UNITE’

This colorway of the Why Not Zer0.3 launches as part of Jordan Brand's UNITE campaign. The shoe's upper features a mix of black, grey, and white with infrared accents. The word 'UNITE' is printed on the heel to complete the theme.

Jordan Why Not Zer0.3 ‘Zer0 Noise’

The ‘Zer0 Noise’ colorway represents Westbrook’s ability to tune out all the noise and play his game. According to David Cin, “The lead colorway, Zer0 Noise, highlights Russell’s desire to inspire athletes to block out unnecessary distraction and play the game in their way.”


Facts / Specs

Top: Mid
Signature: Russell Westbrook
Lockdown: Strap, Lace-Up
Collection: Jordan Why Not
Features: Ankle support
Colorways: Black / White / Orange / Grey
SKUs: 540218530 / CD3002003 / CD3003001 / CD3003006 / CD3003100 / CD3003101 / CD3003102 / CD3003103 / CD3003200 / CD3003600

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