Though pegged as the flagship lead, Russell Westbrook has been wearing anything but the Air Jordan 31 during the preseason. Tonight, he finally hit the court wearing a Player Exclusive colorway, but there was something noticeably different about his pair.
A closer look at the shoe reveals an Air Jordan 31 with an Air Jordan 30 sole. While giving a reason for the retooled Jordans would be pure speculation on our end, we do know that Westbrook was a big fan of the setup featured on Air Jordans 29 and 30. He even wore the Air Jordan 28 SE in the Thunder's last preseason game.
Whether this is a permanent change or not remains to be seen, but we'll continue to follow the story here at Sole Collector.