adidas today unveiled the James Harden Crazylight Boost 2.5 PE, the fourth basketball installment of the Aurora Borealis footwear collection. The special edition will be worn on-court by the Houston Rockets superstar during his fourth consecutive NBA All-Star appearance.
The Aurora Borealis collection is inspired by Toronto’s vibrant, cosmopolitan culture and the Northern Lights that paint the sky in upper parts of Canada. The collection features an array of adidas basketball and Originals shoes all engineered with glow in the dark styling and multicolor uppers. Each model pairs bright color palettes that blend gradient knit textures and purple accents to reflect the Aurora Borealis.
The Crazylight Boost 2.5 PE combines design cues from its predecessor with a Primeknit upper and Boost cushioning to deliver added comfort and performance on the hardwood. Harden’s PE features a two-tone upper comprised of teal mesh and reflective Xeno scales that deliver a Northern Lights tribute when hit with flash. Paired with green and deep purple accents the shoe features glow-in-the-dark tooling along the outsole, forefoot mesh and toe box. Pink hits on the silhouette’s torsion plate, three stripe detailing and a custom “13” wordmark rounds out the design.
The Aurora Borealis Collection launches at adidas.com January 28 with Harden’s PE dropping February 12. Look for additional Crazylight Boost 2.5 Harden PEs this spring.