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Up Close With The Adidas Harden Vol.1 Arthur Ashe BHM

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Adidas is definitely capturing a part of the basketball market with Harden, Dame on their side. These are charismatic guys who are also good-natured and liked by many in the basketball world. Adidas recently unveiled their Black History Month collection, and this year the late Arthur Ashe took the spotlight. He was born in Richmond, VA and was the first African American player selected to the United States Davis Cup team and the only black man ever to win three Grand Slam titles (Wimbledon, the US Open, and the Australian Open)- very impressive. He was also known as an active civil rights supporter- Read more on his life and work here

James Harden himself rocking the shoes at a rocket’s home game

he Adidas Harden Vol.1 Arthur Ashe BHM features a myriad of colors- white from the toe box to the midfoot, grey with black splatter from the midfoot to the heel counter, and Black History Month theme colors on the inside. A wool -like material covers the upper part of the shoes at the exception of the premium leather toe box. Adidas branding can be seen on the heel in the signature three stripes. Asymmetric round grey laces complete the look of the shoes.

The hexagonal pattern on the outsole were specifically designed with Harden in mind. He has made the “euro steps” his signature moves; as a slasher and a guy who can create his own shots, he needs excellent traction to accomplish his moves during games. I haven’t tried the shoes so I couldn’t elaborate on it any further. cushioning will not be a problem with the Adidas Harden Vol.1 – they feature the boost technology (thousands of beads respond instantly to give the foot the bounce and  energy it needs). The shoes will come with a Arthur Ashe Hangtag.

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Adidas Harden Vol.1 Arthur Ashe BHM

January 23, $140

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