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His second Jordan Brand performance sneaker, Russell Westbrook’s forthcoming Why Not Zer0.2, is a multicolored mashup of different performance materials. The name is a nod to the athlete’s mantra of doing you regardless of what people think and being confident in who you are— something he often refers to as “owning the chaos.”

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“Every colorway has a meaning behind it that is special to me.”

Each shade references a uniform that helped define his career. “Every colorway has a meaning behind it that is special to me,” says Westbrook. “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.”

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The design features a family crest and black block on the outsole honoring late best friend, Khelcey Barrs III–a design detail born out of Westbrook’s tradition of writing ‘KBIII’ on his game shoes as a nod to his pal. The Why Not Zer0.2 drops in mens sizes on January 10 and in all sizes later this month. Learn more about the kicks at airjordan.com.

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