Previewed earlier this week at a media event in New York, the Harden Vol. 4 was officially revealed today. According to the Three Stripes, the model is not only the Houston Rockets' star's lightest sneaker to date, it's also one intended to amplify Harden's on-court game as well as his swagger during tunnel walk-ins.
From a technical standpoint, the Harden Vol. 4 is notable for its use of a Lightstrike midsole, which was first seen in the Adidas N3xt L3v3l. Created by the Adidas Basketball team, Lightstrike is intended to provide the cushioning and support needed for the game's unique movement without adding weight. Further updates include a snug midfoot band that runs underneath the laces and an updated traction pattern down low.
Off the court, Harden and the Adidas team linked up with designer Daniel Patrick to give the model some added flair with a friends and family exclusive colorway. Set to be worn by Harden on Nov. 1, the Daniel Patrick colorway will serve as the introduction for a wider collection between Adidas and the designer in 2020.
"The process to create the Vol. 4 was a true collaboration with the Adidas design team that allowed me to voice my creativity and to blend different ideas into one shoe that would showcase both my style of play on the court and my sense of style walking out of the tunnel," Hrden said in a press release. "Daniel Patrick has been setting trends with his use of bold looks and bright colors, so partnering with Daniel was the perfect way to highlight the design of the Vol. 4 and bring sport, fashion and culture together."
Retailing for $130, the Harden Vol. 4 debuts in the "Barbershop" colorway pictured immediately below on Oct. 12. After that, "Pink Lemonade" drops on Oct. 26 followed by "Candy Paint" on Oct. 31 and "Cookies & Cream" on Nov. 15. Preview each of these and more upcoming Harden Vol. 4s below.