photos by Rob Mata
James Harden is scoring at a rate that’s out of this world.
He’s been doing it all in the adidas Harden Vol. 3 — perhaps best personified in the “Mission 13” colorway.
Popping with purple and paying homage to Harden’s home of Space City, this intergalactic color code is ripe with details like minty fresh accents, tumbled leather tongue tags and rosy red lining.
So, how does Harden hit his step-back in these? The shoe is shaped with a strategic heel counter that’s flat and over extended so he’s both stopped and supported when he hits reverse at full speed. Full-length Boost explains how he keeps running at his insane usage rate, providing the fuel for the Rocket on the rise.
Made to move, the adidas Harden Vol 3 “Mission 13” is available now at adidas.