Verdict from 1 expert and 9 user reviews

4 reasons to buy

  • Based on what testers say, the Jordan Why Not Zer0.1 Chaos offers an excellent fit.
  • Just like its predecessor, this basketball shoe hugs the foot with just the right amount of support, attest some wearers.
  • This basketball shoe performs as impressively as the original Jordan Why Not Zer0.1, especially when it comes to how responsive it is on the court.
  • A few reviewers like the fact that this naked version shows off more details of the shoe, like the lacing and the upper.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Some observers note that this basketball shoe has a rather narrow fit.
  • Not many players are thrilled about the new look of the Jordan Why Not Zer0.1.
  • Fans of the previous model say that this latest installment of the shoe looks like most traditional basketball sneakers.

Bottom line

Shedding off the shroud, the Chaos takes off the bulk and shows off the details that make up its upper. But even with the change in aesthetics, this budget-friendly contender from Jordan stills continues to astound with features and performance that made the Jordan Why Not Zer0.1 one of the best new cleats from the brand.

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Good to know

It might have taken some time, but finally, Russell Westbrook’s official signature shoe with Jordan is materialized in the Why Not Zer0.1. Initially released in early 2018, this player edition shoe highlights a lightweight mesh upper, a full-length Zoom Air unit, and internal laces - all enclosed in a vinyl shroud that gives it a sleek finish.

The latest installment of the Why Not Zer0.1 called the Chaos wears a slightly different aesthetic. It ditches the shroud and shows off a more traditional look. However, the features of the original version are retained so wearers can expect this basketball shoe to dominate the hardcourt as well.

Building on the success of the first release, Russel Westbrook now has hi second Why Not Zero with the Jordan brand

Cushion. The brand has fitted the Jordan Why Not Zer0.1 with a full-length Zoom Air unit. This cushioning system provides players with a high level of responsiveness alongside impressive flexibility. Designed for speed and agility, the Zoom Air is lightweight and hard-wearing, withstanding the rigors of on-court action.

Traction. The base of this basketball shoe utilizes a highly durable rubber material. Underneath, it features varied linear patterns that serve to deliver a stable grip in multiple types of surfaces.

Length and Width. The Jordan Why Not Zer0.1 Chaos boasts an excellent fit, which users attest. The woven panels employed on the shoe aid in improving the fit while the central laces give a firm lock-in on the foot. Available in both a men’s and women’s version, this shoe can be expected to fit true to size.

Lockdown. Air Jordan has crafted this basketball shoe to offer stable support that is felt during take-off. This owed to the molded foam heel bucket that secures the foot in place, prevent any slips. Players can benefit well from these features especially when executing quick and high intensity moves on the court.

The Chaos shows off a new type of upper with its updated look. The silhouette is lined with ballistic mesh material with loop-style eyelets spread throughout the upper. The “Why Not?” callout is featured on the tongue while Westbrook graphics appear on the forefoot as well as the insoles.

This Westbrook shoe comes out in a futuristic design that is much fitting for the Oklahoma guard’s bold taste. The bold colors and geometric design on this basketball shoe is a sure scene-stealer on the court. Off the court, these kicks are a good match for any streetwear, adding some sporty style.

The Jordan Why Not Zer0.1 Chaos is released in two colorways as of the moment. These are the following:

  • White/Particle Grey-Black-Optic Yellow colorway
  • Black/Orange-Grey colorway


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Dimitrije Curcic has been playing basketball for over 22 years. Like Manu Ginobili, he’s a left-hander whose moves led him to a better career-shooting percentage than the Argentine himself. After playing professionally for 10 years, Dimitrije moved to coaching for two seasons before he became a basketball statistician for StatScore, and FanSided contributor for the San Antonio Spurs. Dimitrije loves to tell hoop stories through numbers and graphics and has been featured on Fansided, FiveThirtyEight, Eurohoops, and TalkBasket among the others.