#KicksStalker: Westbrook is owning the chaos with ‘Why Not Zero.2’

first_imgPBA hopes to lure more fans to live games with discounted ticket prices, promos Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra MANILA, Philippines—Russell Westbrook’s creative fashion-forward mind reached its way to his newest athletic sneaker and the 2017 NBA MVP is using the silhouette as an ode to the most important people in his life.ADVERTISEMENT The Jordan Why Not Zer0.2 features an ecstatic upper and a similarly blended color scheme for the Future History colorway that features a myriad of hues with each representing a jersey he wore in the past.“Every colorway has a meaning behind it and that’s special to me,” said Westbrook of the Future History colorway that will hit Philippine shelves on Jan. 10. “With the Why Not Zer0.2, I wanted to take that storytelling to the next level with an exposed tag that helps illustrate the meaning behind the colors used.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSneakers usually have the tag stitched inside the tongue or in the inner lateral part of the shoe but the Why Not Zer0.2 has its tag on the heel part of the outsole.Taking the space of the inner tongue is Westbrook’s family crest that also honors his late best friend Khelcey Barrs III. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history “It’s become a tradition for me to honor Khelcey by writing ‘KBIII’ on my game shoes,” said Westbrook. “Each colorway of the Why Not Zer0.2 will have a designated area for me to write that on. I want people who wear my shoe to understand that playing with a purpose bigger than yourself is important.”Although Westbrook is one of the most fashionable players in the NBA, he wanted his second athletic shoe to be of the utmost best when it comes to performance.Westbrook is a devilish whirlwind on the NBA floor with this unrelenting energy making him the only player in league history to average a triple-double for two straight seasons, and he wanted a shoe to contain that much kinetic power.The forefoot bears a full Zoom unit while the heel part features a full TPU wrapping to protect the wearer’s ankle.“From the first design meeting we had, my number one priority was making the best performance basketball shoe possible,” said Westbrook whose shoe will run for $130 or around P6,800 as of writing time. “I knew that if it was authentic to me then it would come out great.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ To have zero injuries, DOH wants a total fireworks ban PLAY LIST 02:24To have zero injuries, DOH wants a total fireworks ban00:412 buses bound for SEA Games opening collide in Bulacan05:09Carlos Yulo bags 2nd gymnastics gold, settles for 2 silvers02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “That’s what the Why Not? Mentality is all about: Doing you regardless of what people think and being confident in who you are.”Westbrook is also a family man and has three children, Noah, Skye, and Jordyn, with wife Nina and this familial roots is what inspired the Oklahoma City point guard to have his shoe go for a full-size run.The Thunder superstar also wanted a sneaker that is accessible to children so his $130 price point perfectly summed up his desire,“Being a father, it was important to have my signature shoe available in full family sizing,” said Westbrook. “You don’t see that often with performance shoes but for me it’s all about inspiring the next generation. That also means making the shoe affordable and accessible to people all around the world.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more