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Nike’s fifth Russell Westbrook basketball shoe debuts in four color variants
Four color schemes will ring in the new Russell Westbrook’s fifth signature shoe dubbed the Jordan Why Not .5 basketball shoe.
One of those dubbed “Inner City,” which comes in tonal cream with primary-colored accents, was worn by Westbrook when he debuted the sneaker during the Los Angeles Lakers’ Christmas Day game. It is an official collaboration with his clothing brand, Honor the Gift.
Three other color schemes feature the unruly mix of colors that Westbrook’s line has become known.
The first to go on sale on March 1 is the “Childhood” color scheme inspired by Westbrook’s three children using Black alongside a bright red and blue, and a softer purple base.
The "Raging Grace," which mixes neons in pink, yellow, and orange for a very ‘90s feel will become available on March 15, while "Hype Music," muted with seafoam green, purple, and pink follows on April 5.
The “Inner City” has yet to receive a release date and will be accompanied by an apparel line that should pair well with the natural-toned sneaker.
The shoes, which seem to shed the “Zer0.X” format, have a new webbing system that uses bands to lock down the midfoot, while a massive Zoom unit, provides cushioning at midfoot. Multi-directional traction then forms the outsole to maximize grip while cutting at a variety of angles.
The Why Not .5 basketball shoe is expected to come in the middle range of Jordan’s price scale.
The Why Not Zer0.4 retailed for $130.
With how troubled Westbrook’s season has been so far with the Lakers, the Why Not .5 might end up being his last signature model.