In 2019, James Harden was cited for a traffic violation in China while riding a scooter through forbidden parts of Shanghai. In an apology on Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter, Harden expressed his appreciativeness towards East Asia and apologized for his actions. Inspired by the above events, the adidas Harden Vol. 5 FUTURENATURAL has received a colorful arrangement detailing his traffic citation.
In the latest iteration of the Harden Vol. 5, the low-top basketball silhouette features various colors that pay homage to East Asia. Hues of red and blue are seen across the grey mesh upper, showcasing themselves in circular, dynamic shapes. Pull-tabs are seen across the tongue and heel, with the former displaying Harden’s signature. Underfoot, the sneaker sits atop a Boost midsole and grippy sole.
The adidas Harden Vol. 5 FUTURENATURAL is expected to hit adidas.com sometime this year. Until then, be sure to keep it locked to Nice Kicks.
adidas Harden Vol. 5 Futurenatural
Release Date: 2021