adidas’ Harden Vol. 5 is Something Special

adidas Basketball has revealed its most daring sneaker yet: the Harden Vol. 5.

Crucially, this is adidas’ first release featuring the brand’s new Futurenatural technology, which is designed to mirror an athlete’s speed and quick change of direction while offering a seamless design and new 360-degree fit system to create a natural advantage for athletes.

The one-piece shoe mold is based off the foot scans of thousands of basketball athletes worldwide works with an athlete’s natural movement to unlock total freedom and dynamic angles.

“Futurenatural is a new process for the creation of shoes, and is a perfect technology for Harden Vol. 5 with James’ dynamic style of play and moves on the court being unlike any other player,” said Rashad Williams, Senior Director of Footwear at adidas Basketball.

“James offers feedback from a design and feel standpoint, which is extremely important during our creative process and it ultimately led us to develop the Futurenatural technology to match his game.”

The new Harden release features multi-coloured suede patches across its uppers, a foam padded inner ankle, distinct Boost cushioning and text on the medial.

The tried and trusted elements from the Harden Vol. 4 which remain include the textured midsoles, 3/4 height, and overall shape.

The Harden Vol. 5 is available online at Footlocker.