When James Harden was a beardless whippersnapper, he wrote a letter to his mother telling her that he was going to be a star when he grew up. His youthful proclamations came true, as he’s now one of the best players in the NBA — and potential back-to-back league MVP — so adidas is continuing their history of nodding to that prophetic note with a special take on the Harden Vol. 3. The shoe’s main design feature is its crinkled gold leather, an embellishment that nods to Harden’s star status, personal awards, and the classic embellishment present on the tongue of the adidas Superstar all at once. Black and white accents provide contrast, Harden’s #13 is debossed on the heels, and both “Imma” and “Superstar” are printed on the right and left shoes, respectively, to lock in the homage stylings. A bouncy white Boost midsole and herringbone-patterned outsole then arrive to ensure the shoe’s performance stacks up to its bold look. Expect a release on adidas.com for $140 USD soon, enjoy a full set of official images below, and stay tuned into the Western Conference Semifinals to see if the Beard and his Rockets can vanquish Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, and the mighty Golden State Warriors.
adidas Harden Vol.3 “Imma Superstar”
Release Date: May 10th, 2019
Color: Gold Metallic/Cloud White/Core Black
Style Code: G54026