James Harden may or may not stay with the Houston Rockets, but one thing is already certain: he’s still pushing the boundaries of performance-basketball footwear with his adidas Harden Vol. 5.
At a glance, the silhouette resembles other offerings from the Three Stripes, but closer inspection reveals a unique proposition. Seamless forging between the mixed-materials upper and LIGHTSTRIKE midsole is made possible via Futurenatural, an innovative new mold from adidas.
Developed to enable free movement on the court, the design approach is poised to appear in more performance-sneakers from the brand in 2021 and beyond.
Unlike previously-teased iterations of Harden’s fifth signature sneaker, a newly-surfaced “Icy Pink/Cloud White/Glow Pink” option indulges in a rather tonal arrangement. Harden logos and 3-Stripes branding throughout the shoe slightly deviate from the overwhelmingly rosy palette.
Enjoy official images of the first-Futurenatural-donning silhouette ahead, and expect pairs to arrives sometime in February to coincide with Valentine’s Day online at adidas.com .
Where to Buy
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adidas Harden Vol. 5 Futurenatural
Release Date: Feb 2021
Color: Icy Pink/Cloud White/Glow Pink
Mens: $130 Style Code: FZ0834