After several years of all-star caliber play and emerging as one of the elite young players in the league over these past few NBA seasons it appears Russel Westbrook is next in line for a signature shoe from Jordan Brand. In addition to his strong play Russel has also been quietly marketing himself through several endorsement deals, and has begun to establish himself as a brand through his own eye-wear line so it is only right that Jordan Brand gives him his own signature shoe model. This signature shoe in question Russel claims to be releasing in June in a recent video interview from the Wall Street Journal. Russel has already the carried the latest two Jordan flagship models in the XX8 and the XX9, much like how Kyrie Irving wore the Nike Hyper Rev before his own signature with Nike. As there are no leaked pics currently, my own expectations for the shoe are for them to have very minimal tech outside of maybe a fore-foot zoom unit in order to keep the price low as it is his first signature shoe. This minimalistic approach will also allow for Russel’s shoe to stay competitive with other signature athletes price wise.
The video interview can be seen here, and be sure to keep it locked in here at Collectivekicks.com in the coming months for more information on the hottest upcoming releases.