adidas and James Harden reimagine signature shoes with the debut of Harden Vol. 1. Representing the first chapter of their collaborative partnership built on co-creating an original footwear and apparel signature line unlike any in sport.
“This was my first time creating a shoe from the ground up. With adidas, we wanted to stand for something different, be true to who we are and that’s how we separate ourselves,” Harden said. “This was a once in a lifetime opportunity and all the work we put in together is what makes this genuine. We’re open to each other’s opinions and we weren’t going to just put shoes on the shelves and say ‘This is James Harden.’ It’s built for how I play and you’ll see my style, different moods, the little details and stories that represent who I am.”
Designed with a black knit upper, white leather toe shroud and red accents that pay homage to where his journey began. The Pioneer is the first edition of Harden Vol. 1, inspired by Harden’s California state title in high school.
The Harden Vol. 1 Pioneer launches December 3 for $140 on adidas.com with additional colorway drops throughout the season. The apparel collection is available this fall.