Today Take a Look at Nike’s All Star 2018 Sneakers

2018 NBA ALL Star y is right around the corner and Nike has something special for the ladies and men’s next week.

Three classic models from the Swoosh, the Nike KD 10 and Nike LeBron 15 and Nike Kyrie 4 All Star, get some love for the day of love.

Three pairs feature completely white, leather bases, and the pairs are decked out with special pieces at the base of the laces; the right shoes on both pairs sport a detail of three hearts, with the middle in red and the two surrounding hearts in white.

This Nike KD 10  ‘All-Star’ features an Ocean Fog, Fuchsia Blast and Hyper Crimson color combination. Utilizing a multicolor knitted upper while Fuchsia lands on the Nike Swoosh logos on the side. In addition new have a graphic of Santa Monica on the insoles while a marble pattern outsole completes the look.

This Nike LeBron 15 ‘All-Star’ comes dressed in a Rust Pink, Metallic Gold and Black color combination. Utilizing Light Pink Flyknit across the base, Black lands on the laces, heel and speckled on the midsole. Following we have Metallic Gold on the branding located at the heel and midsole. They are also expected to feature a LA graphic on the insoles.

The Nike Kyrie 4 ‘All-Star’ One of the more eventful Nike Kyrie 4 releases, this pair comes dressed in Black and White while using a tie dye pattern. In addition we have Purple on the Nike Swoosh, Pink on the tongue branding and Blue across the outsole. Paying tribute to Los Angeles, the insoles have a graphic of Venice Beach. Finishing the look is ‘5x All-Star’ paying tribute to Kyrie.

Three the Nike kd 10 and Nike LeBron 15 and Nike Kyrie 4  ‘All Star’ will release February 15th, 2018 overseas in women’s sizing on 2018jordans.com

Air Jordan 1 Banned VS Chicago,Which is better?

As two kinds of popular sneakers of Air  Jordan, Air Jordan 1 Banned and the Air Jordan 1 Chicago , which is better ?

So let us look the details as below :

Jordan Brand unveils this insane Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Homage To Home” Sample that combines the famed “Banned” and “Chicago” colorways into one cohesive sneaker. The shoes are split down the tongue, with the “Banned” color owning the lateral side and the “Chicago” on the medial. This may remind you of the Air Jordan 1 “Quai 54” Friends and Family that was revealed during the big event in Paris.

jordan Brand is bringing the correct heat to the green with the release of the Air Jordan 1 Retro High Golf Shoe. We first saw a similar sample leaked by MJ’s son Marcus, but with official images now live, it appears that a release is near – potentially closer to late Spring. This familiar “Chicago” colorway has some differences from the basketball original, like the “Nike” Wings logo, the larger Jumpman on the tongue, and of course, the new outsole fit for the green.

With the Retro prices at an all-time high, consumers have stopped consuming most Retro releases on Saturday in hopes that they grab a grail, or strike it big with a Retro that will fetch them a high resell profit. That shoe looks to be the ‘Banned’ Air Jordan 1, even though Jordan Brand has proven that it will release the shoe every 3 or so years.

However ,   Air Jordan 1 Chicago also  become the most popular  shoes since it released .To the uninitiated, they may look like the same shoe. Ask the average sneakerhead, and they’ll tell you the difference is the midsole — the 1.5 “The Return” swaps the original rubber tooling for the Air Jordan 2′s polyurethane setup. But take a closer look and you’ll find that that’s only the beginning.

So which one will  you choose ?

Today Take a Look at Nike’s Valentine’s Day Sneakers

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and Nike has something special for the ladies next week.

Three classic models from the Swoosh, the Nike Air Force 1 Low Valentine’s Day and Nike Blazer Low and Air Jordan 7 GS, get some love for the day of love.

Three pairs feature completely white, leather bases, and the pairs are decked out with special pieces at the base of the laces; the right shoes on both pairs sport a detail of three hearts, with the middle in red and the two surrounding hearts in white.

On the heel of Three pairs are halves of a broken heart, which can only be put together when side by side with its respective pair. Pinstripes makes their way onto the tongue, inner lining, and the broken hearts on the heels of each pair.

The Valentines Day Air Jordan 7 GS utilizes a dark grey upper with white landing on sections of the midsole and branding. Black then lands on the tongue, laces and basketball shaped as a heart. What makes them stand out more is the use of fuchsia hitting up some of the midsole and stitching.

Three the Nike Air Force 1 Low and Nike Blazer Low and Air Jordan 7 GS ‘Valentine’s Day’ will release February 10 overseas in women’s sizing on 2018jordans.com

This Day Talk About Nike Air Force 1 Reviews and history

To this day, the only pair of shoes that I’ve ever cleaned at least once a week is the Nike Air Force 1. Although it’s been a while since I copped a fresh set of these kicks, there really is nothing quite like the feeling you get from sliding your feet into a brand new all-white pair of the AF1. Well, until they get dirty at least.

It was in 1982 that Nike designer Bruce Kilgore dialed up his creative mojo and developed one of the most iconic products in the history of fashion itself. It’s world renowned fame is so focused off the court that its origins as a high performance basketball shoe is hardly known by the vast population who wear them daily. It was after all the first basketball shoe to have a bag of air inserted into the heel for on-court cushion and support, which has obviously become of Nike’s staple concepts with Zoom Air and Air Max technologies having followed since. If you didn’t already know, aren’t you a bit surprised?

Legendary poster of the first six.
Having basketball roots, these kicks were definitely represented well through six old school players in Moses Malone, Michael Cooper, Jamaal Wilkes, Mychal Thompson, Bobby Jones, and Calvin Natt as they were selected to embody the six original symbolisms of the shoes (heroic/consistent/dominant/courageous/constant/pure). To commemorate 25 years of excellence for the AF1 in 2007, Nike revived and expanded this concept by creating “The Second Coming” campaign that featured the NBA’s top dogs (at the time) in Shawn Marion, Rasheed Wallace, Steve Nash, Amare Stoudemire, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul, Paul Pierce, Jermaine O’Neal, and Tony Parker to endorse the Air Force XXV, a shoe that was made to pay homage to the original AF1.

Okay, now, let’s get to the shoe itself. The Air Force 1 generally features a leather upper with a full rubber outsole. Right above the midsole, we see single-line stitching, which also rests above the “AIR” logo on the heel end. The Swoosh logo is on both the medial and lateral sides of the shoe which itself, is constructed of multiple panels that are all stitched together. With well over 1,700 different models in nearly 30 years of existence, the AF1 has seen more than its fair share of colorways and material combinations with certain specialty pairs even going for as much as $2000.

Circa 2007.
Bottom line, the Nike Air Force 1 isn’t so much about the quality, which is exceptional with high quality comfort and cushioning, as it is about cultural style and substance. While there are low-top, mid-top, and high-top versions, I am personally a fan of the lows because like I said in the beginning, there’s just something about a new clean pair of all-white AF1’s that always devour my senses. These nike kd 10 blinders  are undoubtedly an all-time classic that boys and girls from all over the world have rocked at school, church, on the street, or at the park – and that includes you.

Even so, it’s been a few years since I’ve bought myself a new pair due to the maintenance factor because frankly, I don’t have much time to spare towards cleaning my shoes. I must say though, talking about them is kind of making me want a new pair so “I can get to stompin’ in my Air Force Ones” ala Nelly.

And just in case you’re wondering how insanely cemented these kicks are into the fabric of our globe’s street wear culture, the Clot x nike air force 1 premium white rake in an estimated $800 mil a year in the U.S. alone. Yes, they’re that special.

Scope the commercial for “The Second Coming” that features some of the NBA’s top superstars as they engage in a little “friendly competition”.

Better Air Jordan 3: “We The Best” Or “Black Cement”

Jordan Brand brings back the iconic Air Jordan 3 Black Cement to celebrate the model’s 30th Anniversary, which will also included Nike Air heels. For the occasion, we put them up against DJ Khaled’s highly demanded Air Jordan 3 We The Best rendition.

Designed by DJ Khaled himself and his closest friends. This Air Jordan 3 comes dressed in a Red leather upper with elephant print overlays completed with “We The Best” on the heels.

The Air Jordan 3 Red  by DJ Khaled is highlighted with Red tumbled leather throughout the uppers while the traditional perforations land on the tongue. Following we have elephant print which wraps the toe and heel. The Jumpman branding is done in White while Black accents are seen on the midsole and bottom eyelets. On the heel we have ‘WE THE BEST’ while on the inside of the heel tab reads #GREATFUL, #WeTheBest, and #stillinthemeeting.

the Air Jordan 3 “Black Cement” released was back in 2011, which didn’t included Nike Air branding. This 2018 Retro marks the first time it will be retroed with its original branding since 2001.

Dressed in a Black, Cement Grey, White and Fire Red color scheme. This Air Jordan 3 comes complete with classic Nike Air branding at the heel and outsole, along with Fire Red tongue lining, a signature seen on the colorway to complete the legendary look for the “Black Cement” 3s. The Air Jordan 3 Black Cement is officially set to release on Michael Jordan’s birthday, February 17th during NBA All-Star Weekend.

Even though DJ Khaled’s Air Jordan 3 never released to the public, if you had an opportunity to purchase either pair, which would it be?

Off-White x Nike Air Force 1 White and Black release during Summer 2017

Fist One OFF-WHITE Nike Air Force 1 Low White,The OFF-WHITE x Nike Air Force 1 Low collaboration is apart of the 10X Collection which is expected to release during Summer 2017.

Just before Game 3 of the NBA Finals, both LeBron James and Kevin Durant was seen wearing the OFF-WHITE x Nike Air Force 1 Low White collaboration which gave us a preview of what’s to come.

Streamlining with everything else we have seen with OFF-WHITE, this Nike Air Force 1 Low features an unfinished theme. Prior to this we have seen a Black version, but it appears that the retail release will come in predominate White. Metallic Silver lands on the Nike Swoosh which shows stitching. The laces will have ‘SHOELACES’ across them while ‘AIR’ in Black is seen on the midsole. Completing the look is the Nike branding on the tongue done in Red off to the side.
Nest One is  MoMA x Virgil Nike Air Force 1 ’07 Black

Virgil Abloh is expanding on his collaborations with Nike Sportswear but this time he will also be linking up for MoMA which stands for Museum of Modern Art. Located in Midtown Manhattan in New York City and designed by Yoshio Taniguchi, the trio will debut the Nike Air Force 1.

This OFF-WHITE x Nike Air Force 1 Low collaboration looks like your standard collaboration with Virgil. For this pair they come dressed in Black and Metallic Silver. As for MoMA’s part, what stands out is their name on the box label.

The OFF-WHITE x MoMA x Nike Air Force 1 in Black was first spotted at Art Basel and now it will release soon part of the upcoming exhibit at The Museum of Modern Art. You can also see a short video below of Virgil Abloh designing a pair for MoMA’s Senior Curator of Architecture & Design and Director of R&D Paola Antonelli. In addition a pair of matching socks will be included in the release on 2018jordans.com

Comparison 2018 vs. 2011 for Air Jordan 3 “Black Cement”

The Air Jordan 3 “Black Cement” is a black and grey version of Michael Jordan’s third signature shoe. It originally released in 1988, followed by 1994, 2001, 2018, and 2011 featuring a mix of leather, elephant print, and visible Air. The shoe releases again with Remastered OG “Nike Air” branding on Michael Jordan’s birthday, February 17th, 2018 for $200 in celebration of the sneaker’s 30th Anniversary. Read the articles below for further release details and price information.

We are 22 November 2011 and today is the big day out of the Air Jordan 3 Black Cement, one of the most sneakers known and recognized. We were also often asked if this 2011 version was competitive with the retro of 2018, after the pack CDP 3/20 (the latter being more easily found and ‘affordable’). So we are often told that over the years the retro lose enormously in quality, 2018jordans.com helps us to take stock of this release and therefore whether it is better to let go a few dollars more on the 2018 or 2011 proccurer this version. SneakersAddict present you, in French, this roundup. So sit back, relax and enjoy!

Like many recent retros, we note that the colors are not met (we think of the gray cement IV white / cement). The III Black / Cement is no exception, we note a varsity red darker than the 2018 that it was very close to OG version. This notable are on the inner cover of the sneaker, of the tongue and Jumpman. This is unfortunate, but the difference is not so obvious is true condition (in real life, on your feet).

Regarding the placement of the label, the 2011 (left) is more consistent with the range by putting Jordan on the inside of the tongue, unlike the 2018 version that hides in the inner side of the sneaker.

To counterbalance the darker red varstity of 2011, Jordan Brand to put an Elephant print in black slightly less intense. But this was done out of concern for color balance and does not jump in the eyes.

For insole .The 2018 version was released for the 23 th anniversary of Jordan 3 sneakers, so she has a special insole far enough from the OG. The 2011 version is much more simple and standard.

For the silhouette .The 2011 version (like the white cement and true blue) sees her figure slightly redesigned with a slightly larger overall appearance and a tongue that dates back earlier than 2008, it is also slightly wider. And on the tongue, it’s not a bad thing, given that Jordan is doing with the tab visible.

For the padding of the tongue.Here you will find that the tongue is much more padded on the 2018 version (2nd image) than the 2011 version. Jordan Brand explained to us at the exit of the white Cement 2011 that this change gave more freedom to move the anchor to those who would wear during a game of basketball

For the Conclusion.This 2011 version has against it a slightly darker red varsity, a slightly more massive. For the rest there is no real difference strong enough to justify the extra Euros required for CDP 2018 Jordans version. Jordan Brand has done a great job on this 2011, then go ahead darken, it is on sale now in all good dairies advised to take € 155. Another big thank you for this great comparative 2018jordans.com and these wonderful pictures

Russell’s Jordan Why Not Zer0.1 Performance Test

I didn’t run into any issues with the traction on the Why Not Zer0.1 for nearly the entire time I was testing the shoe. Most times I’d have have a great experience without worrying at all about the grip. There were a couple of courts that had me wiping the soles free from debris every so often, which wasn’t a big deal, because the grip held in between any wiping just fine.

One court I play on regularly is what I like to call the traction killer. If I take a shoe to that court and it ends up being able to grip then I know the traction is good. This was the one time I slipped while wearing the Why Not Zer0.1 but luckily it was a single occurrence — then it was back to business as usual.

I wouldn’t recommend the shoe for outdoor use as the small nubs that make up the pattern are shallow and likely wouldn’t last too long. However, if you hoop indoors then you should be very satisfied.

Traction on the ‘Mirror Image’ colorway was so good that I can only imagine how much better the traction might bite the floor with solid rubber. Hopefully I’ll be able to get another pair in the future and see how it does.

The Why Not Zer0.1 uses full-length Zoom Air bottom-loaded into a bulky Phylon midsole. Believe it or not, this setup felt awesome — especially in the forefoot.

The midsole that rests between the bottom of your foot and the top of the Zoom unit is very thin. This is likely why you can actually feel the Zoom bounce back while in motion — a feeling that is usually lost when cushion like this is bottom-loaded.

I was unable to feel the heel in the same way as I had the forefoot, but I rarely use my heel so it’s not something that ever bothered me or crossed my mind. All I knew is that I was enjoying the hell out of the ride and had the reassurance that my heel had cushion if needed.

What I loved most is that the Why Not Zer0.1 was a great blend of stability and cushion. The Air Jordan 31 has that bounce we all hope for with Zoom Air, but at times, it felt wobbly or unstable. The Air Jordan 32 felt much more stable in comparison, but it was very stiff until broken-in (then you’d begin to feel that slight bounce in your stride). The Why Not Zer0.1 was a bit of both the Air Jordan 31 and 32; it offered all the stability of the stiffer setup without requiring quite the same amount of break-in time.

If you’ve enjoyed full-length Zoom Air hoop shoes of the past then you’ll likely reminisce a bit while wearing these. Models like the Air Jordan 12, Air Jordan 18, and Zoom Flight 96 will all ring a bell — if you’ve worn them — although you’ll notice that these weigh much less and feel much less restrictive while in motion.

We all know I’m not a huge fan of plasticy materials that are found on modern basketball shoes, but I never mind them when they feel nice and work well once on-foot. That’s pretty much where I’m at with the Why Not Zer0.1. The materials you see here are like a fuse but feel more like a vinyl. This allowed the materials to flex and move beautifully with the foot while still retaining strength and durability that you typically receive from TPU builds.

Under the vinyl-like upper is a basic mesh. It isn’t anything really special, but it’s comfortable as hell and works well with the material that’s been heat-welded onto it. Surprisingly, there were no hot spots or pinching areas for me — even with the lack of ventilation — which was a huge plus.

The shoe is definitely not premium, but it works — and works really well. I can’t speak on behalf of others, but for me, that’s a win.

I almost started the review out of my typical order just so I could go over my favorite part first — the fit is fan-freaking-tastic!

The Why Not Zer0.1 fit true to size for me both in length and width, with the width being the standout feature in the fit. The shoe feels like it vacuum seals your foot inside it without too much pressure (which would make your foot numb).

Those of you that tie your laces up tight and have been adjusting to the thin tongue era post 2008 should know that I’m talking about — that numbing foot fatigue feeling where you think that you left your foot behind you on the court had you not looked down and seen it still attached to your leg. Yeah, these don’t do that. They suck you into the upper and comfortably keep you there.

How would this feel for wide footers? That’s a great question, and one that I’m not accurately able to answer (but Duke4005 is slightly wide footed so check out his performance review). There are some shoes that you can tell some may have to go up 1/2 size in order to make work, but with a shoe built like this — with the overlay that doesn’t stretch at all — it’s hard for me to guess on what someone with a wider foot would want. Try them on in-store prior to purchasing.

Due to the vacuum seal like fit, the lockdown is incredible. If you’ve ever worn the Air Jordan XX8, with the full zipper shroud, that’s what wearing the Why Not Zer0.1 was like. I just felt secure — like I was locked in the arms of Bam Bam Bigelow (RIP). If you value a shoe that fits like a glove then you’re going to love the Why Not Zer0.1.

The design of the midsole, outsole, and the fit all play into the support nicely. The wide flat base promotes a ton of stability, while the bulky midsole acts as one of the gnarliest outriggers of all-time.

I get people closing out on me while I’m shooting all the time. With that come several ankle tweaks each week. The Why Not Zer0.1 helped when landing on someone’s foot because I didn’t roll completely over and was able to re-stabilize quickly and keep it moving — thank goodness.

That giant extended Phylon heel counter that we were all worried about: it turns out it’s awesometacular! Shout out to Jeremy Jahns! This giant heel counter keeps the heel stable and on the footbed — which is actual support for the foot/ankle. Ankle support has nothing to do with collar height — yes, I’ll continue to be a broken record on that so long as people continue to think height of a shoe equals ankle support.

This heel counter also moves into the middle of the midsole and helps stabilize it — so much so that it’s hard as hell to twist the midsole or fold it in half. I say this because the shoe doesn’t feature a shank, something I was concerned with until I played in it.

The design team was able to keep the weight of the shoe down while still keeping the midsole support strong and intact. Some may feel that the look is polarizing, but I think that’s the point. It pushes the consumer to feel some way about the shoe upon an initial look. Whether you feel that it looks good or looks strange, it’s polarizing look should intrigue most to at least walk over to the shelf and pick them up — even if it’s just to think “WTF?”

What a fantastic shoe this is. I’m not a fan of Russell Westbrook, but man, do I love playing in his shoe. It just feels…right. It’s a well balanced performer in every category.

There are so many footwear options in the PG category at the moment that there is something for everyone. Those that prefer something light, nimble, and stable while sitting low to the ground have the Curry 4. If you want something a bit stronger along the upper for the fast start and stop PG then the Dame 4 and Kyrie 4 are both great options. If you wanted a shoe that offers a bit of everything you’ll want to go with the Why Not Zer0.1.

It’s hard to believe Jordan Brand was able to start Russell’s signature performance line off with such a bang. Like adidas’ Harden line, it’ll be interesting to see if Jordan Brand can top this with Westbrook’s second shoe — perhaps we’ve seen the best it’s got from the jump.

UA Curry 4 White Gold Performance Review

UA Curry 4 White Gold Performance Review

I have been very fond of Under Armour Curry 4 White Gold, and I’ve been played from Curry 2, 3, 3 Zero, and it’s really a good line for the shooting guard. Under Armour Curry 4 swept the market with new material and colorway  become the most popular colorway in this year .   also a limited edition and  for the colorway of platinum  is also limited, good luck that I got one .So today we are talking about it .

Steph Curry had one of his best two-game stretches of the season, dropping 35 points in the Warriors’ come-from-behind victory against the 76ers and then putting up 39 points against the Nets last season. The two-time MVP laced up the Under Armour Curry 4 “White Gold” silhouette while doing so – the same shoe he wore during Game 5 of last year’s NBA Finals.

Under Armour  released “Championship Pack” and  this model of the Curry 4 comes adorned in white with hints of gold to represent the sharp-shooting point guard’s championship winning ways.

For the material : Sitting atop the knit is a synthetic leather overlay that adds a little bit of reinforcement to the minimally structured shoe  with white with hints of gold .

Socks designed of Curry 4 White Gold have been less the supporting which is the upper vamp woven materials with a very thin layer of artificial leather. As long as the right size , then fit on foot is very perfect, just like a new layer of skin on the feet as comfortable socks part can’t be too hard on the heels of a rear foot.For me ,this setup has proven to be effective on-court while remaining durable. The synthetic breaks in very nicely and mimics leather in a way that I hadn’t expected

The design of anti rollover is also as prominent as the previous generations. The shoe sole has a good ability to resist twisting, but it seems to have omitted the TPU of the heel. Is it just a small one? It makes me a bit puzzled because of the price of shoes actually higher .

for the ;ave system , it is perfect . but actually it is need long time when  you  in the court . we need 20 minutes to loose !!!

For the traction : Herringbone is missing from the Curry line for the very first time, and while we love our herringbone, it wasn’t actually missed.

Frankly, the grip makes me unbelievable. I don’t know whether the court  or dry in winter, I often wear Curry 4 slip, hold the floor, with other Curry series of past me through a completely different, and I heard the other 4 through Curry. The former Curry sneakers were skidding, I played well, and this time it slipped .

It really makes me feel a little disappointed in the shoes. After all, Curry ‘s grip is almost the top.The spiral pattern put in place offers multi-directional coverage for any move performed at any time.Of course I feel with the cold weather may also have a little relationship, may also be the color of the platinum crystal bottom very easily stained with dust, every kick the ball with a wet paper towel and gently rub on the soles are black, dust inside the lines especially difficult to clean up.

For the fitting , I think it small a half of size , I bought the size as usually 44 yards (other brands most is 43), for the wider ,we suggested you can buy more a  half yards, .

For the cushioning : the cushioning of Curry 3 and 3.5 are not too bad. After getting the Curry 4, it was hard for the first time in the court ,  but the whole is still hard. It is similar to Curry 2, but it may be a bit harder.
The strange thing is that the Curry 4 does not flaunt any cushioning technology, which I do not understand, star is somehow a little generation of shoe gimmick ah, a cushioning technology are not seem justified? Although Charged is not a perfect shock mitigation scheme, it is still enough at least. The slow shock of Curry 4 is really for the flooring ball or the shooter, and I don’t think it’s to enough.

What I like most about the Curry 4’s midsole tooling is that it offers a minimal setup and the shoe owns it. The Curry 3 was super firm and thick for no reason. You rode high off the floor without the benefit of having a well-cushioned ride. That wound up making the 3 feel heavy and clunky underfoot. It was stable, but you can achieve greater stability by bringing yourself down to the floor — that will make you feel lighter on your feet and quicker.

This was not the case with the Curry 4 because what you see is what you get. I feel the perfect setup for these would have been this exact midsole setup with the addition of a Micro G insole; luckily, I still have a few of those stashed away from older UA models. That combination gives you a little more feedback from the foam insole while retaining all of the attributes the Curry 4 offers.

Overall,I have always liked the Curry series, in addition to the good grip, the design is also very suitable for the shooter play me. It is not easy to get a pair on the day of the limited platinum color matching, and the actual combat results are so unbearable. The original slow vibration is worse. It has been very good grip. I don’t know if only the white gold color is weakened. Let alone the most fatal grinding problem. The Curry 4 feels like it should have come after the KD 10 . It provides a better fit, greater stability, and more control. These are all things the Curry 2 had going for it and it feels like these attributes roll over into the Curry 4 a bit more seamlessly than it had in the 3.

2018 Jordan Why Not Zer0.1 Performance Review

It has been a long time since Jordan Brand blessed an athlete with a signature shoe; the last one was Chris Paul, and he is on shoe number 10. 10 years and no new blood on the market. What is a brand to do? Well, since it already has the reigning MVP on the roster, how about dropping a line for his feet.

With the plan in place, we give you the Jordan Why Not Zer0.1 Performance Review. Let’s go…

From the pattern alone, this traction should be like Peter Parker — sticking to things you don’t even really want to. It’s comprised of multi-directional blades broken into nubs running from a center line right in the middle of the forefoot. The blades should push dirt away and out while gripping the floor, and they did a great job — as long as the floor has at least a little finish on it.

On the first court I played on, I was sliding everywhere, having to wipe about every second or third trip down the floor. Granted, the floor was dirty and sucked, but you encounter all kinds of courts in life. The second floor was in better condition, and the traction was way better. Yeah, wiping was still needed, as the traction is shallow and does pick up dust (could be the translucent — I haven’t had a chance to try the solid rubber yet), but when clean and the court is workable, you’re straight Gorilla Glue.

Outside courts: don’t do it. Just don’t.

Technology-wise, the part of the Jordan Why Not Zer0.1 that has everyone’s eye is the cushioning. Full-length Zoom runs bottom-loaded and at 8mm thick it has bounce while still being low-riding. The Phylon surrounding the unit? That’s definitely going to need a little time to break that in.

The midsole felt very much like the Jordan 32, from the start and once broken in, but once it gets going and starts creasing you will get a responsive rocket ride that is low enough for quick guards and won’t hurt when you land. Zoom has been around for over 20 years, but when done right, there are very few cushioning systems that can compete with it in the basketball market.

The materials used on the Why Not Zer0.1 aren’t exactly premium, as the upper is mesh and fuse, but the way the lines are cut and layered, it works. The inner bootie is open mesh and feels great on-foot — no hot spots or harsh rubs to cause blisters — even though the ventilation is terrible and the upper fits tightly all around your foot (usually, when you combine those two traits, blisters come next).

The lacing system uses the Flightweb system that is almost exactly the same as the Air Jordan 29 under the fuse cover. Speaking of the cover, you get a thin fuse that has no stretch at all over the foot. It’s great for containment, bad for sweaty feet, but those graphics…Jordan Brand could change the whole perception of this shoe with printed graphics on the cover.

The heel counter is stiff foam and never really broke in while wearing. It was good for support but bad for getting your foot in the shoe. On the plus side, the counter/heel is lined by some seriously thick padding that helps with lockdown and keeping that counter from rubbing your ankle until you bleed.

Lastly, the tongue is 3M and the “Why Not?” graphic should be on the outside (it needs to be seen). Overall, nothing new in the materials, but dang they work.

This is serious: the fit in the Why Not Zer0.1 is almost better than Hall of Fame. What could be better? Hall of Fame plus 1? Who knows, but once your foot is in the shoe, there is no movement at all. NONE.

The length is a little long, but not enough that it affects performance (and I like a little extra length). The width is perfect for normal to semi-wide feet (mine are slightly wide), and the heel counter completely locks your ankle and rear foot in place.

The laces are a quick-pull system using the Flightweb integration and completely pull the inside mesh onto the foot. The heel counter is lined with thick padding, as is the ankle area, and it is that old-school wrap-around-the-joint-and-lock-you-in feeling.

The strap, well, it looks good, but it isn’t really needed. The Why Not Zer0.1 has internal wings that pull inside and lock in, so the strap is just extra overlay to hide the construction. Same with the foot sleeve — the graphics look great and it hides the lacing, but like the original Zoom Flight “the Glove” and the Air Jordan 28, the cover is aesthetic.

Getting into the shoe presents problems until you figure out a method. That’s completely insane, to have a “method” to get a shoe on, but ever since the KD 10 it has been more necessary than not. The stiff heel counter comes all the way to the top of the shoe and has little give. The cover has no stretch, meaning the tongue doesn’t pull out very far. Add these together, and your foot almost has to be greased to get in.

Luckily, after the first couple wears the foam in the ankle collar loosens slightly and your foot should go in way easier. If not, keep pulling and tugging — once in, the fit is like almost no other shoe out there.

Like Fit, Support is an excellent category for the Why Not Zer0.1. That heel counter, again, is big, solid, and imposing — it’s actually kind of scary. The looks lead you to believe the shoe is stiff and rollerblade-y, but the counter cuts away from the ankle joint as it rises, leaving some room for linear (straight forward) motion as you run. The strap does lock in but it’s soft and flexible, and the cut-out under the ankle strap lets you bend and move easily.

The midfoot/forefoot is supported by the lacing and the cover — and you aren’t going off the footbed in either direction. The Phylon midsole rises up over the sides of your foot to hold you tight and as it approaches the sole it flares out dramatically to give the Zer0.1 one of the largest outriggers ever.

However, it isn’t clunky; the way the tooling is molded offers a natural feel (with the edge being rounded and not cut off sharply). You really don’t notice it until you look down and see how wide the shoe looks from the top.

There is no shank plate but the sheer amount of Phylon and Zoom keep you from bending the wrong way. Don’t be scared — no shank plates could be found in shoes until ~1995 anyway. As long as the shoe doesn’t bend in the toe-to-heel direction at a drastic angle, you should be okay.

All of this structure must mean the Why Not Zer0.1 feels clunky and slow on court, right? Not at all. The transition is smooth and clean with responsive direction changes and quick jump. The full-length Zoom gives the foot a consistent platform through your step and the low ride feels fast and light.

That was a lot of words, but when a shoe is this good, words are hard to stop — just like Brodie. Westbrook has had a reputation of having a hard time finding a shoe he loves, but the Why Not Zer0.1 should fit all of his needs.

If you are looking for great fit and support, great cushioning, and (almost) great traction, you have got to check this shoe out. This is what Jordan Brand was known for when it was building a name — performance and polarizing looks. Every year, the Jordan shoe was u-g-l-y, until Mike wore them. Then everyone loved them and a legend was born.

The Jordan Why Not Zer0.1 starts off looking completely different from the other shoes on the shelf, but let the performance speak and the shoe will be proven. From guards to big men, the shoe just works. It is a basketball players shoe, and it does everything on court that a shoe should do. Kind of like a certain #0 in OKC, huh? Now it makes sense.