In 2012, James Harden's path from Oklahoma turned southwards - to Houston, Texas's largest city. And it seems that "The Beard" have found his place - he became a trusted leader, and last year he also got the title of MVP. At the same time, the basketball player has become a kind of the face of city, and everyone hopes him to lead - from children who try to repeat the magical stepbacks on the field, to those who still remembers two successive NBA champions titles. Rockets triumphed in 1994 and 1995, and now, after a long time, the team again competes among the best.
James Harden became the NBA MVP in 2018 - it's likely that he will not stop and will try to reach even more. Adidas comes to help for Harden, and just before the start of the 2018/2019 season released the third model of his basketball's nominal shoes - Harden Vol. 3
Harden Vol. 3 main purpose is to allow the defender to express sharp moves on the court. Harden is not really lacking of them. The new shoes bring improvements to the series - they are lighter and slightly smaller, and the feet is even more firmly fixed than in previous models.
The basketball player himself became an important part of the creative process of the shoes. “I don’t know how many guys are involved in every process of their line,” says Harden. “For me, it’s really me. I put the work in so that it’s authentic and real. And when you’re authentic and real that lasts longer than anything else. Not just in the shoe business but in life.”
The shoe design process was centered on ultra-strong gripping and stability, which is unbelievably important in James Harden's style of play and his rivals cracking dribbling and stepbacks. In order for the basketball player to use his speed to ensure a change of direction, it is necessary thing for shoes to grip strongly with the surface and the structure that holds the foot firmly - it is characterized by Harden Vol.3.
adidas Harden Vol.3 debuted in two colorways - the futuristic gray Voyage inspired by Harden's story in Houston and his desire to win the NBA title for the city and the dark version Cosmos, which marks the hobby of the basketball player to send the defenders to space.