James Harden’s future with the Philadelphia 76ers is unclear, but there’s smooth sailing ahead for him and adidas Basketball, who is already working on Harden’s signature shoe.
Images leaked by Sesame Unboxing give us our first look at the upcoming adidas Harden Vol. 8, showing the silhouette will have a knitted, sock-like bootie system, a toecap pulled from its predecessor, and a TPU cage reminiscent of the adidas Yeezy 700.
The Harden Vol. 7 receives praise from hoopers as one of the best performance basketball sneakers on the market, so there are some hefty expectations to build off the shoe.
During his postseason run, The Beard drew national attention for the eye-popping player-exclusive colorways of his latest signature shoe. Amid his up-and-down performances, Harden stole the show (and home-court advantage) in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals, dropping 45 points on the Celtics at TD Garden, and he continued his heroics in Game 4, where he recorded 42 points and nine assists en route to the 76ers’ victory in overtime.
James Harden drops 45 points with the win in the Harden Vol 7 👀 pic.twitter.com/1N6sJlh3BY
— Nick DePaula (@NickDePaula) May 2, 2023
James Harden just signed and gave his red Harden 7s to John Hao, after hitting the game winner to tie the series at 2-2.
“I had a special guest today in the building. He gave me good vibes and winning this game was for him,” @JHarden13 to @CassidyHubbarth https://t.co/Lzq9NmiD95 pic.twitter.com/quT458AHQt
— Nick DePaula (@NickDePaula) May 7, 2023
James Harden is in a custom “UNO” snakeskin Harden Vol 7 for Game 7 👀 pic.twitter.com/RHoNuhnnml
— Nick DePaula (@NickDePaula) May 14, 2023
Official details are not confirmed, but we expect more information surrounding the release date and price to be announced closer to the start of the 2023-24 NBA season.