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Harden Vol.2 Performance Review

James Harden signed a $ 200 million contract with Adidas for 13 years in 2015 and launched a signature sneaker. Harden Vol.1 special design , comfortable foot feeling, good protection and supportive, it attracted a lot of people since released .With the Harden Vol.2 photos throughout the internet, it still using low to help design, knit uppers and full-length BOOST technology.  let’s look at some details of shoes.

For the boxes ,it is just with black color way with gold logo.

there are some details of the side

As part of the brand’s epic “Calling All Creators” spot that was unveiled yesterday, adidas quietly debuted the Rockets star’s new sneaker in a bright orange melon upper with tropical graphics and a black Boost composition.

For the material : Mesh and synthetics are used whereas jacquard knit and thick leather or suede were used on most of the Harden Vol 1 colorways. The materials feel like a slight downgrade. compare with the Vol.1, it is improve for this material, it is amazing , and it followed the Adidas tech. for this colorway with a melon-colored upper and tropical graphics

For the supporting : the supporting is nice , compare with Vol,1, it is great . Torsional support is in place with the TPU plate, that is great for playing . And an internal heel counter keeps your heel on the foot-bed, and the TPU cage encases the Boost midsole to help a lot  at any point in the game.

For the traction :the pattern of traction was designed by the James. Not everyone moves like Harden, and that could’ve been a big problem when it came down to how well the traction would perform for everyone else. but the grip is nice , and comfortable

For the cushioning :  The Ultra Boost is nice great. it is still followed the Adidas boost . that is great , if you are fan of Adidas , that is good , but if you are a fan of Jordans , maybe it is not good for you, because of it is a little  soft ,for me ,I don’t mind firmer setups unless I’m playing for more than two hours. With low profile Boost like this I can play for a little more than three hours before I start to feel it in my knees.

tongue with large mesh material to increase breathability

A large area on both sides of the shoe body of composite materials to improve support and package, vaguely a little similar with  Lillard 3

Low to help design, heel shoes will help to wear off

BOOST material to add rubber material package, enhance stability

BOOST material used , it work a lot .

Red insole, printed with Harden Vol.2

UK 8½ insole about 277 mm

UK 8½ insole forefoot width 94.67 mm

for the weight , UK 8½ size of  shoes about 479.1 grams

Overall,Traction, cushion, materials, fit, support are amazing , I like it very much ,but compare with the Jordans’s. it is different. adidas has found a way to give us everything it’s got and fine tune each product to suit different needs. If you favor court feel and mobility then the Harden Vol. 1 has you covered. Need something a bit more plush, but Vol.2 is great then Vol.1, whatever the cushioning, and supporting .