The adidas Harden Vol 2 will be James Harden’s next signature shoe that he will wear during the 2017-18 NBA season. that is the “California Dreamin” which will retail for $140 USD. The first iteration is a nod to Harden’s love for the city of LA. Also there is the “Ignite” and “Vision.”
Its BOOST midsole is the thickest of its kind that has every appeared on an adidas sneaker, and it will continue to be the most significant design element for this silhouette.It is different compare with last version. The textile midfoot of the Harden Vol. 2 also comes with a new customizable lacing system that joins in on the increasingly popular trend of sneaker customization that has gained traction lately.That is a good new for Adidas fans.
For the material :It like with the first Harden signature, it is likely that premium versions will eventually have a great change .It with a cross section of the sneaker that different from last version , we see a neoprene-like material bootie that rides high at the tongue area but still maintains a pretty low profile around the ankle.For some Adidas fans , it is nice and great , because the soft material is different Jordan’s .Thick padding is placed at the rear of the sneaker to provide comfort and protection around the achilles.
For the wrapping : I can feel a very good then last version, even it a little better than PG1. The heel is filled with foam filling, but it unlike the most sports shoes, for the Vol.2 , I suggested that the foam can be fill lower part of shoes , because of I can feel the anklebone need more protection when playing . The forefoot wrapped in a sense similar to PG1.Why ？ because the most of the parcels that you feel are oppressed from the boost in the foot, it’s a force from the bottom to the top, and we can feel it very obvious. The advantage is to make up for the loss of the wrapping which is too close to the shoelace hole, but it is also obvious. I guess if you wear a long time, boost resulted in irreversible deformation of the forefoot, the wrapping will be greatly reduced.
For the ventilation, it is nice . because of the material, so the ventilation is good, plus low shoe type, this will be a pair of shoes that very suitable for the summer. Yes, the color is also amazing .
Midfoot padding is also placed to maintain comfort when lacing this sneaker tight，and the best part ,I am thinking it the TPU design. It is the TPU thread into the front vamp, but after all, it no other settings, and on lace holes, supporting more general. After tightening the shoelace, there will still be a small gap in the heel. It may be that the TPU doesn’t fit, and a group of customized shoelace holes will be worn down one after another. This problem will be improvedThat cupped Boost midsole would lead you to believe it was more of a difference,the Boost midsole is molded to wrap around the foot.
For the traction : the traction of office site’s picture is the above one , but the actually one is the below one . it is a little difference. but I can accept that …
The material of traction is soft , but the grip is nice .
Overall, the adidas Harden Vol. 2 actually nice , I believed that it will be popular in this summer, the nice colorway and take the Adidas tech , dont misst it .