adidas Hoops is moving on to the next chapter in James Harden’s signature sneaker line with the adidas Harden Vol.2. The elusive lefty has already established himself as an unguardable scorer in addition to being an efficient passer. adidas matches the growth of his game with the incorporation of FORGEFIBER, a process which uses TPU-coated yarn to provide the upper’s construction with strength in motion while removing unnecessary materials. Full-length BOOST cushioning is also added to support “The Beard’s” unpredictable movements such as his step-backs, Euro steps and more. Lastly, its upper provides a customizable lacing system thanks to a numerous amount of eyelets for a lockdown to your own liking.
The adidas Harden Vol. 2 will debut in a trio of color choices dubbed “California Dreamin’,” “Ignite” and “Vision.” The first iteration is a nod to Harden’s love for the city of LA. It welcomes a color palette similar to the sunrise in the aforementioned city while a palm tree camo pattern is added to its lacing system. Its BOOST cushioning is dipped in dark grey while pastel green and chalk coral serve as complementary colors.
The trio’s “Ignite” edition reflects “The Beard’s” unique ability to contribute to the Houston Rockets’ high powered offense at will, whether it be scoring on his own or dishing an assist. This colorway adds shades of burgundy to its upper and lacing cage while the BOOST returns in its signature white coloring.
The influence of Audubon Middle School on James Harden’s game is acknowledged in the “Vision” edition. The school’s traditional colors are remixed thanks to various shades of green being placed on the upper and lacing cage. Its full-length BOOST midsole is treated in white.
The adidas Harden Vol. 2 will retail for $140 USD. Its “California Dreamin” edition will launch at Foot Locker’s Hollywood and Highland locations on February 15 with a global drop to follow on February 16. The silhouette’s “Ignite” iteration will release globally on February 16. The “Vision” colorway will be available exclusively at adidas’s 747 Warehouse St. in Los Angeles on February 16.
Take a look at the imagery above and let us know your thoughts on “The Beard’s” latest signature sneaker in comparison to his first.