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adidas Harden Vol. 2 “Maroon” Performance Review

Usually people will take some time to accept  new tend and new things .I am sure of some friends will certainly have some criticisms about the design of Harden Vol.2, such as the voice  that” the Harden Vol.1 nice  and  good-looking ah! “,” estimated that the Harden Vol.1’s price increases, “” the design differences too huge , I still used to Harden Vol.1″and so on. For me , the Harden Vol.2 is great.

For the box , it is nothing special. the overall black printed gold LOGO. Can be described as luxury, it is consistent with the kind of feeling Harden usually fans.

Harden’s new sneaker boasts the thickest BOOST midsole yet while being wrapped in a heel traction pattern that should add stability on the court.  also for the color, it is nice with a melon-colored upper and tropical graphics

For the material : Vamp material is more complex, forefoot part of the use of woven materials, it is popular material at present . Completely removed the Harden Vol.1 foot discomfort. The integrated tongue design changed the Harden Vol.1 asymmetrical tongue design. According to the truth, there is a certain amount of pressure on your back. However, Harden Vol. 2 stretch here with a stretch of elastic material, so the pressure on the feet feel good treatment.

For the cushioning : Although it looks like a lot of voluminous Boost, it is not actually that high. Your foot sits below the green line. If you take a look at Fastpass, you can see that it’s actually about 2-3 mm more than the V1 and about 3-4mm than the CLB16. Adidas stated somewhere that it’s the most Boost ever used and technically it might be (read on) . Adidas also swapped out the traditional fiberboard strobel and went back to cloth ala Rose 6.

All these changes sound like you’d get a super soft ride, softer than any Boost shoe in Adidas’s line up doesn’t it? Yep, I thought the same too but it’s the firmest set up out of the Boost basketball line up in the past three years. I personally really liked the set up because it’s a nice blend of speed and impact protection but I know lots of people want it softer (that’s not what she said). I feel like this set up is more BMW like made for quick turns than a comfy floaty ride of a Cadillac.

for the traction : Excessive dust collection is a major issue for this pattern and keeping it free of debris will be your number one priority on the court rather than playing. Even in an NBA practice facility — a nearly pristine court — I wasn’t getting much bite and I always felt like I was going to slip if I put too much pressure on an area of the outsole with the compacted pattern.

For me ,I never received the same bite that I had experienced on the Harden Vol 1, despite the rubber compound being nearly identical between the two sneakers.

there  are some details as below ;

Overall ,the Harden V2 is a first team honorable mention. Had traction been better on dusty floors it would definitely have first team honors. ames Harden freezes defenders with his signature mix of Euro steps, hesitations and lightning-quick crossovers. These basketball shoes are built to create separation from opponents and get buckets with Harden’s go-to must dont miss it .

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adidas Harden Vol.2 Performance Review

As the season progressed, Harden also got better, and in the 2014-2015 season, the Rockets ranked second in the Western Conference with a 56-26 defeat during the regular season, which is a rare result for the Rockets over the years , The Rockets once again take off, can not do without the efforts of the star Harden, although twice in the playoffs lost to the Warriors, but the fans are familiar with passionate rocket back

Today, we are talk to the key to opening a new chapter in modernity – adidas Harden Vol.2
When I got my shoes— California Dreamin . The passionate Los Angeles sunset with palm tree graffiti reflects the California dream of every  boy born in Los Angeles. It is also Harden’s California dream.

For the box ,shoe box followed the  Harden Vol.1, the gilding fonts and Harden’s personal Logo, but no more innovative details of the design 

The only difference is the word “Vol. 2” in the corner of the shoebox, indicating that this pair of shoes is Harden’s second chapter.

Harden Vol.2 shoebox texture is slightly better than the other adidas signature shoe box, with Harden’s current high popularity, it is enjoy the great reputation.

For the Harden Vol.2 , everyone has a different aesthetic standards, I personally idea about it . it is more focused on actual combat considerations that it can performance well.

For the material : it is great .The textile mesh at the forefoot required no break-in time while the additional stitching throughout increased the material’s strength quite a bit.we can see the detail as below :

The upper uses the ForgeFiber stitching technology by Adidas , sewing  a layer of coated yarn of TPU on a breathable mesh fabric, which ensures breathability and also it possesses strong toughness ,and it can  enhances the protection of the toe area

The technology was used earlier on AlphaBounce running shoes, while on basketball shoes, Harden Vol.2 was first used.


This composite foam material surrounded with a certain thickness, improve the support and wrapping shoes body, and also has the function of lace hole, so a row of lace hole, but also according to different sports Habits to adjust the shoelace.

In fact, there is already a built-in TPU inside the boots, surrounded by a composite foam material and a thick upturned rubber, which guarantees the triple stability of Harden Vol.2’s  great supporting ,it is show  one word: “steady”.

I like the supporting very much . I was pretty disappointed in this category because I loved the Harden Vol 2, it  followed the first one  version .but is improve the second one .

Harden Vol.2 uses a low-cut design, while the ankle is fully open with that, it can give the ankle sufficient flexibility and free space, the collar with a double hot melt material to do the edge treatment,  here is not recommended to wear socks, hot melt neckline or a little scratch ankle.

Green insole printed with “Harden Vol.2” message

For the traction ; it is great , there are some exact  performance as below:

Harden Vol.2 is just the second pair of signature shoes,it is full of  Harden personal elements on the tongue Harden personal Logo

For the weight : it is just 513.5 g.

Harden Vol. 2 shoe  has both breathable mesh upper , but it also has a very strong flexibility and durability, soft upper and lower moderate hardness,  that is comfort , do you  remember  the problem of Harden Vol.1 ? Harden Vol.2 perfect deal with it .

For the supporting : we  can feel that amazing grip  for Harden Vol.2. and the great design for the toe, I feel comfortable . With ForgeFiber’s upper soft fit, the forefoot will be comfortable  to locked in the shoes, stretch the heel from the instep of elastic material boots, it is nice , although not much filling the lining, it still achieved a  great grip affection

For the cushioning ,The big difference between Harden Vol.1  and Harden Vol.2 . probably  in the  Boost , first the Harden Vol.2   used the  stained anti-dirty Boost  . Secondly, the Harden Vol.2 midsole will be better then the last one . the  cushioning is better, Harden Vol.2 have  the best combination of foot feel . but thickened the Boost midsole, it  will loss of a sense of space of Harden Vol.2

Here are some details as below :

Compared to Harden Vol.1 Fibonacci sequence lines of traction , Harden Vol.2 lines a little messy, but generally there are interoperability, the main force point is similar to the rubber material formula should be the same, but don’t worry the wear resistance.

Overall . the Harden Vol.2 used the full length cushioning ,  the ForgeFiber upper may also be the next “upper leather” technology; a free lacing system that adjusts to each individual’s different needs. ..
lighter weight, and lack of sense of place minor problems may not be suitable for more speed-based style of play, but this pair of Harden Vol.2 or have enough to face the game .

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Look at the New James Harden Vol.2 , Is It The Best One ?

Recently the James Harden is popular , even the game in the 31th, Jan , it is hot and crazy . James got over 40 scores in this game , some fans was worry before game , but the fact that Jame got the great scores






Do you remember the “Calling All Creators” shoes , adidas quietly debuted the Rockets star’s new sneaker in a bright orange melon upper with tropical graphics and a black Boost composition. The low-cut sneaker, which has been previewed months ago, features a mesh-based upper with a toe fortified by additional stitching embedded into the shell, while the heel of the sole traction wraps upwards to give Harden’s signature euro-step maneuvers some added stability.

So theJames Harden’s second signature shoe is almost here, as it was initially previewed in a loud colorway with a melon-colored upper and tropical graphics. 

Harden’s new sneaker boasts the thickest BOOST midsole yet while being wrapped in a heel traction pattern that should add stability on the court . and for the colorway , it is nice .It use of red color to highlight the rocket elements, the shallow depth of the transition color also show strengthen of speed for this shoes ! Compare with  the last generation of  shoes , but the outline of the shoes and the details of the design are all new.

Harden Vol.2 liberated the forefoot this time , but put the attention for the midsole.It cancel the entire generation of wrapped leather,instead used the  supporting design which in the heel, but have to say the biggest change is the lace system which similar the last generations of Radlar! This makes Harden Vol.2 a dramatic change from appearance.

Dressed in maroon, this particular iteration is here with an official release date and custom lacing options that will become a signature feature of the Harden Vol. 2.

Shoe theme is still using the most popular one—“socks,” one-piece design, Primeknit material  provides some protection, forefoot has become very soft and comfortable,we need no longer to worry about forefoot crease! Full length boots design can be protected a lot . although it seems normal, but flexible shoelace holes on both sides of the shoe allows you to adjust the laces according according  actual situation

From both sides to the heel are fully surrounded by the bounce material .Followed by the exaggerated wrapping design , the heel  can stable and it work well. Combined with the same texture of the previous generation , the groove appears to be more dense, it  can bring better advanced grip and rapid start

For the traction.The pattern was designed specifically for James Harden and his movements on-court.Again it work well and it is nice .It is lightly which located at the ball of the foot. This is where the pattern is at it’s tightest so a large amount of dust will cause some very minor slipping, but it’s nothing major. though not  anyone can like the James, but  it still help a lot in the court .Not once did I have to wipe the soles of these guys, even when the courts were dusty, and while you may want to believe that is due to the data-driven pattern they came up with, I believe it’s due to the rubber compound.

Currently the official has prepared a variety of colors, different styles, so that fans have more choices.

Overall, Compare with the adidas Harden Vol. 1 ,  Harden Vol. 2 is a improved  not what the cushioning , material of shoes , supporting  and the traction ,even the colorway, it is look great .