adidas and James Harden Introduce The Harden Vol. 2

Designed to elevate No. 13’s skill for changing direction, adidas introduces Harden Vol. 2 with FORGEFIBER and full-length BOOST. The second volume in Harden’s signature line is uniquely constructed to enhance his deceptive footwork and amplify his ability to create space on-court.

“It’s tailored to my game and quick change of direction,” Harden explained. “Being
different in the sense of my movements – the step-backs and Eurosteps and quick
crossovers – you got to have a shoe that’s designed to move whenever you move…
and not a second later.”

Engineered for the movements that separate Harden from the rest, FORGEFIBER
hits the court for the first time and provides all the comfort a foot in motion needs
without the traditional stiffness. An application process utilizing TPU-coated yarn,
FORGEFIBER is compressed across stretch-based mesh for strengthened support
and stitched with three unique layers to reinforce Harden’s signature jab step, step-
back and Eurostep.

Harden Vol. 2 features a customizable lacing system, equipped for personalized
lockdown. Large scale mesh is utilized on the tongue for added breathability while a
lace band stretches across the foot, bridging the upper for added containment.

Loaded with full-length BOOST cushioning, Harden Vol. 2 is designed with a wide
base at the back of the foot to create stance and provide a balanced platform for
Harden’s footwork in isolation. Midfoot grooves house a stability plate to reinforce
torsion control, while the silhouette’s heel counter ensures durability and balance.

Embracing one of James’ favorite features of the Harden Vol.1, the design team
went back to the lab with advanced generative software to evolve the Harden Vol. 2
traction pattern. Derived from testing and data mapping of James’ on-court
movements, a traction pattern was created to vary densities across the outsole and
focus on Harden’s key zones for changing direction.

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adidas Harden Vol. 2 – California Dreamin’

Inspired by Harden’s love for Los Angeles and designed for the City of Angels, this is
where Harden shaped his game and learned to dream. Harden Vol. 2 California
Dreamin’ takes on the hues of a LA sunrise, featuring palm tree camo on the lace
system, pastel green and purple accents, a chalk coral upper with orange
FORGEFIBER threads and dark gray BOOST.

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adidas Harden Vol. 2 – Ignite

Creating more points – scored or assisted on – than any player in the league, James
is the key to igniting the Rockets’ high-powered offense. Harden Vol. 2 Ignite
represents James’ fire to bring a title back to Houston.

Harden Vol. 2 is now available for RM650 at and the following stores:

  • Hoops Station Lot10
  • Hoops Station Sunway Pyramid
  • Hoops Station Summit USJ
  • Hoops Station Sunway Velocity
  • Hoops Station Penang Times Square
  • Hip & Hoop e@Curve
  • Hip & Hoop Gurney Plaza

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