James Harden’s preferred sneaker for the 2020-21 season is the adidas Harden Vol. 5.
This shoe is the first from adidas to utilize FutureNatural. This one-piece upper looks to achieve total freedom on the court by improving the fit, lockdown, and traction. The three stripes took the foot scans of thousands of basketball athletes around the world to make a new shoe mold that anatomically represents an athlete’s foot to perfect the fit.
The traction pattern is also data-driven to deliver extra grip in areas of the outsole needed for quick cuts. Finally, the firm and springy LIGHTSTRIKE cushioning combines with a soft Boost sockliner for maximum comfort on the court.
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