Adidas Made MVP Shoes for James Harden Already

Images have surfaced of a new Adidas Harden model celebrating the MVP award he has yet to win.

Adidas James Harden MVP Sneaker 1

Image via 2muchsol3

Adidas James Harden MVP Sneaker 1

While the 2018 NBA regular season MVP will not be crowned until June 25 at the second annual NBA Awards, Adidas has already decided to celebrate James Harden's potential accolade.

Thanks to @2muchsol3 on Instagram, images have surfaced of a Harden model paying homage to the bearded superstar's yet-to-be-claimed trophy. The pair sports a black upper, gold Three Stripes branding, blue hits on the lining and laces, and a marbled outsole. Notable details are the gold "MVP" dubrae on the laces and insole that lists off some of Harden's accomplishments throughout his career in high school, college, and the NBA. The final accomplishment listed is the Houston Rockets guard's MVP, which alludes to the fact he is the front runner to win the award this year. 

Despite the high expectation that Harden will win, it is still interesting to see a shoe celebrating it surface more than a month in advance of the ceremony. It is also worth noting that Adidas opted to not use Harden's Vol. 2 signature model for the commemorative colorway and instead utilized a never-before-seen silhouette as the canvas. While information on the model is scarce, the lack of any visible Boost cushioning could point to this being a new takedown model for the Harden line.

To see if Adidas' prediction comes true and Harden secures NBA MVP honors, tune into the 2018 NBA Awards on June 25 when they air live on TNT from Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California. He is one of three finalists along with LeBron James and Anthony Davis.

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