On March 9th, 2014, Russell Westbrook was at the Staples Center on the court before an energetic crowd as the Oklahoma City Thunder faced off against the Los Angeles Lakers. Despite Kobe’s absence from the game as his left leg was fractured, the Lakers shocked everyone by defeating the Thunder with a final score of 110-107. Russell played his part in narrowing the gap by scoring 20 points, along with 8 assists and 7 rebounds. Of course, he did not have his own signature performance sneaker at the time. So instead, he was laced up in an Air Jordan 10 PE, which will finally make its debut this year.
Russell Westbrook’s first signature basketball sneaker model from Jordan Brand, the Why Not Zer0.1, was introduced this very year. Sure, Jordan Brand had previously introduced the Westbrook 0 back in 2015, but it was a lifestyle shoe. Therefore, Jordan Brand would hook him up with special, PE iterations of the signature Air Jordan models. The Air Jordan 10 iteration featured here is one such PE. Back in February 2014, Russell even rocked the then un-released Jordan Future while attending a game between the Lakers and the Thunder since he was on the bench as a result of a knee injury.
Now being referred to as the Air Jordan 10 “OKC,” this colorway that was once a Player Exclusive will now eventually hit the shelves after four years. As of now, there is no photo of this year’s version, but the sneaker will likely end up looking just like the pair that Russell Westbrook was laced up in back in 2014. Thus, the uppers will be partly dressed up in sleek Black, while the rest will be covered in the Thunder Blue and Sunset hues, including its laces, midsoles and icy, translucent outsoles. According to zsneakerheadz, this Air Jordan 10 “OKC” will arrive in October 2018 and retail for $190.