Judging by James Harden’s face, he’s pretty happy with how his adidas signature line is turning out. The ball shoe has real cross-over potential; its low profile and narrative-inspired colourways find easy footing in the lifestyle market.
With the Northern Hemisphere in the heart of summer, adidas have delivered new make-ups that nod to some of Harden’s most heated seasons. The ‘Cactus Kid’ Vol. 1 references his time at Arizona State University with a toe shrouded in green, ‘Solar Orange’ stripes at the heel and an insole decorated with spiky desert flora. The red version then keeps things simple with a mesh upper dressed in flaming red for the Houston Rockets.