ADAM SANDLER is known for a few things: his funny movies, his funny stories, and—increasingly more and more noteworthy—his funny street style. In fact, Sandler has garnered a reputation (and inspired a large collection of memes) for wearing big baggy shorts and chunky Hoka shoes. His most recent outing wearing the Jordan Why Not? Zer0.5 basketball shoes proves, once again, just how he is living in his own world and not giving one damn about what anyone thinks of his style.
Not gonna lie, Sandler is looking a bit rough here: unshaven, wearing a white graphic dad-ish golf shirt plus super-sized baggy pink shorts. Yet his fit is thoughtfully color-coordinated with the Jordan Why Not? Zer0.5 in the pink-orange-white colorway titled “Childhood”. Albeit this particular color has already sold out and is now only available at resale sites like StockX, the standard styles of these Jordan shoes available at Dick’s Sporting Goods are just as dynamic and eye-catching.
Whether you think this is a hit or a miss, you gotta admit: Sandler’s got balls. A public sartorial display of such chaos requires careful deliberation to be pieced together, and he did it in his most signature dad style, including those Back to the Future-inspired kicks. By the way, this is not his first time sporting them: just a few weeks back in July, Sandler was seen with Timothée Chalomet hooping in the very same Jordan sneakers.
That is to say, being able to succeed as part of Sandler’s street style and court style is no minor feat. As basketball shoes, the Jordan Why Not? Zer0.5 turns up the heat on all three factors needed for peak performance on the court: support, stability, and speed. It’s got a Zoom Air unit that provides bouncy cushioning, a midfoot plate to keep wearers surefooted, and an energy-returning midsole that helps players generate bursts of velocity as well as stop on a dime with ease.
So, it’s safe to guess that Sandler probably won the game wearing these Jordan basketball shoes last month. Then, weeks later, he sported them as part of his stellar street style. That’s how reliable the Jordan Why Not? Zer0.5 is. So you should grab a pair too while you have the chance.
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Maverick Li is the Style & Commerce Editor of Men’s Health, where he covers clothing, footwear, watches, and grooming. He was previously the Assistant Commerce Editor at Esquire.