Press "Enter" to skip to content

adidas Harden Vol. 2 | The Vision, The Ignite & California Dreamin (Official Images)

Share In-Depth News from AHN


With names like Ignite, California Dreamin, and Vision the names of the Harden line up seem like adidas is developing an elite product for their MVP. The problem is the official release info from adidas arrived today. The official release of the Harden is the 16th of February at the All Star Weekend 747 event in Los Angeles. The problem is I could have bought these a month ago from a local store because the shoes shipped with zero merchandising for making the Harden standout from other adidas products. The shoe shows up on the adidas wall and in the middle of the EQT Support (makred down from 180 to 129.99) and the EQT ADV (dropped to 69.99 from 130) it looks like another release as opposed to the signature shoe from the frontrunner for MVP in the NBA. This post isn’t about the issue with the launch though… well it is. The shoe shipped without a launch date from adidas. I don’t even think certain stores realize that it doesn’t drop until next week. The worst part the store hasn’t sold a single pair and this might be the most street ready look for a basketball shoe ever. There is another problem here as well, the shoe is deceptively heavy. This is due to the amount of BOOST used which is a good thing, but I am also bothered by the removal of premium leather from the Vol. 1… this is not a review though. It’s also not a comment on the lack of Houston Rockets colorway. It’s an update on the drops coming from adidas, so here they are:

California Dreamin’ | Inspired by Harden’s love for Los Angeles. Created for the City of Angels. This is where Harden shaped his game and learned to dream. Harden Vol. 2 California Dreamin’ takes on the hues of a LA sunrise, featuring palm tree camo on the lace system, pastel green and purple accents, a chalk coral upper with orange FORGEFIBER threads and dark gray BOOST.
The Ignite | Creating more points – scored or assisted on – than any player in the league, James is the key to igniting the Rockets’ high-powered offense. Harden Vol. 2 Ignite represents James’ fire to bring a title back to Houston.
The Vision | You can have all the drive in the world, but you got to have a vision. Locked in to the dream since day one, Harden Vol. 2 Vision pays tribute to Audubon Middle School in Los Angeles where James sparked his determination to become an NBA superstar. Remixing Audubon’s school colors, Vision is designed in varying shades of green with a unique palm tree glitch pattern on the lacing system and bootie.