It was back in October 2016 when adidas introduced the Harden Vol. 1, James Harden’s first signature sneaker model with the brand. They kicked off this collaboration with the release of several different colorways of the Harden Vol. 1 as a part of singular collection.
Slightly over a year later, the adidas Harden Vol. 2 was unveiled in December 2017. The debut colorway of the Harden Vol. 2., simply dubbed “Maroon,” hit the shelves on February 15th during the 2018 NBA All-Star. The tech highlights of James Harden’s second signature sneaker model include uppers made up of mesh and Primeknit, with the adidas “Three Stripes” branding visible near each toe. A synthetic overlay appears over each side panel, enabling the wearer to customize the lacing system as desired. It is also equipped with a combination of Boost midsoles and traction outsoles. Other branding that it features includes the adidas logo on the heels and James Harden’s logo on the tongues.
The two brand new upcoming colorways of the Harden Vol. 2 have been dubbed “Step Back” and the “Lift Off.” As its nickname suggests, the “Step Back” colorway takes a trip down memory lane, borrowing the colors of the iconic, late 90s uniforms of the Houston Rockets. Thus, its uppers are predominantly dressed up in Navy Blue, while a Cyan hue covers the FORGEFIBER threads, and Shock Red-colored accents can be spotted all over.
The “Lift Off” colorway apparently draws inspiration from the goal that James Harden intends to achieve once the 2018 NBA Playoffs are here, which is to lead the Rockets towards a championship victory. Its uppers are sleeker since its uppers are mostly covered in Black, while Silver- and Red-colored detailing is also visible throughout.
Oddly enough, one of these two colorways has already arrived while the other will be arriving a few days later. The adidas Harden Vol. 2 “Step Back” is currently available at a price of $140 on adidas.com, while the “Lift Off” colorway become available on April 15th, 2018 at the same price.
adidas Harden Vol. 2 “Step Back”