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James Harden’s Harden Vol. 1 was a hit amongst basketball sneaker aficionados on a performance level. adidas recently unveiled an LS (lifestyle) take on the model that ratchets up the pleasing aesthetics. 

Inspired by the NBA All-Star’s off-court presence, the shoe incorporates multi-color Primeknit uppers, full-length BOOST cushioning and some “refreshed signature detailing” to remix his first model.

The four initial colorways each have their own story:

  • Inspired by the California palm trees and ocean views, the LA Life is designed in triple white Primeknit with silver accents and a marbled outsole. It pays respect to the town where Harden learned to dream and fulfills those dreams.


  • Life in the fast lane –shifting gears at a moment’s notice the game never sleeps. Fast Life is built with custom detailing, highlighted by burgundy and candy orange Primeknit threads lifted on black BOOST and a gum outsole.


  • From pregame tunnels to the runway, Harden can make a statement simply by owning the moment. He keeps his style clean one night and is ready to show out the next. The Night Life is suited in black and white Primeknit with XENO three stripes on the heel and glow-in-the-dark elements featured on the Harden Mark.


  • The Sweet Life features pink Primeknit across the upper and gold detailing accented on the three stripes and outsole. It all starts with those that support your dreams and for James Harden that began with his mother Monja. From the first basketball hoop she bought him as a kid to the home he purchased for her after signing his first NBA contract, the game always finds a way to give back.


The shoes will drop before the 2017-2018, but you’ll have to stay tuned to Harden’s social media for specific dates. We prefer the black “Night Life” colorway For now, check out detailed images of the Harden LS in all its flavors below and on the following pages.

Photos: adidas Basketball

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