As is the case with most signature basketball models today – a silhouette is unveiled followed by immense and quick judgment on the internet. Well, twitter is having a field day with the first look at James Harden‘s adidas shoes, the adidas JHarden 1. Perhaps it’s the uniquely rounded slip-on construction that adds a divisive aesthetic to the entire ensemble, or the matte black finish to the leather upper that caught people off guard.
Regardless, adidas Hoops has given us some of the most experimental basketball models in recent memory. Andrew Wiggin’s adidas Crazy Explosive caught similar flack due to its head-turning high-top construction, but once officially unveiled, the context changed once we got a high res imagery and a better understanding of the technology and thought process put into the model.
James Harden and adidas first made noise when they announced a $200 million partnership. While the preview images are still coming in, what we know about the JHarden 1 is as follows: a full-length Boost cushion system brings the patented comfort that’s been so incremental to the three stripe’s growing success in nearly every footwear category. A low-top slip-on upper utilizes a strange lacing system while a TPU overlay adds a smokey finish to camouflage the Boost throughout. So, what do you think of the first look at these James Harden adidas shoes? Let us know in the comments section below and check out Harden’s signature adidas logo here.
Source: Sneaker Spy