Russell Westbrook is fast. These shoes match his quickness with updated cushioning, data-informed traction and a full-foot fit system to keep him in control. With a rugged utility look combined with a purposeful clash of colours and materials, this model speaks to the core of Russell6s "Why Not?" mantra.
Tristan234828460 - 02 Oct 2022
very good shoe
ArseniyP923876040 - 06 Aug 2022
Very comfortable and beautiful 5/5
Frank - 25 May 2022
Design/Aesthetic The design of the shoes looks great overall and it’s aesthetically appealing. However, for people who like simpler or cleaner looking sneakers, these may not be the best choice for you. The design of the shoes really describes NBA basketball star Russell Westbrook’s style off the court. The official name of the colorway I got is the black/sapphire/mint foam/watermelon and this is probably one of the best colorways of the shoes that released. Materials The shoes overall is very light and breathable due to its material. However, as a result of that, there are times where I didn’t feel it is as durable as some of the other Nike basketball shoes I wore before like the Lebron 7 or Kobe 1 Protro. It will all depend on the individual to see if he/she prefer durability vs. lightness. If you prefer lightness then this will be a good choice for you. The shoe tongue was also not rigid which is how I prefer for sneakers I wear. The internal collar in the back of the shoes also provides additional layer of protection and comfort. The webbing and laces system works well overall to lock your foot in. Performance I wore the shoes for two hours playing basketball and overall was satisfactory. The pattern bite grip (i.e. data informed traction) on the sole of the shoes provides good traction on the court. Even though I was playing basketball in an outdoor basketball court, the traction was decent. While I didn’t get a chance to test this shoes in an indoor basketball court, I can imagine that traction will be decent. Given it is using the data informed traction on the sole, I can also see the traction may last longer if these are used frequently in an outdoor court. This sneaker has good cushioning overall, I didn’t see any problem with jumping and landing while playing. I believe the Jordan Why Not .5 uses the Nike Zoom cushioning system (at least part of it), which is common for Nike and Jordan basketball performance shoes. Jordan WN.5 is low top but heel containment was solid, I didn’t feel any issues or risk of rolling my ankle while playing in them. The one complaint I have is my feet did hurt after about one hour of playing but that may be due to not breaking in the shoes enough yet and may get better after more wear. Other/Fit My normal size is 10 for most sneakers and I got these shoes in a size 10 and it fit great overall. Note I have a wider feet but I would say this fits true to size. Outside of wearing and playing this on an outdoor court, I also wore this for casual wear to walk around. For casual wearing, they feel great overall but it did hurt a bit after a few hours. Similar to most shoes, they may require a few more wear to break it in, especially for someone like me with wider foot. Like/Dislike My favorite part of the shoes is the design and the colorway, it’s aesthetically appealing and can be worn on and off the court. My least favorite part of the shoes is it’s not the most comfortable basketball sneaker I worn. The other like I would highlight is the lightness of the shoes. The other dislike I would also call out is that it feels cheaper in terms of the material when comparing to other Nike basketball signature shoes. However, overall it is a solid basketball performance shoes.