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Adidas Confirms the First of Six Harden Vol. 8 Sneaker Colorways Will Release This Month

After a quiet launch last week via Finish Line, Adidas has formally announced the release of James Harden’s eighth signature sneaker.

The Harden Vol. 8 will drop with six colorways, almost all of which the man himself has worn on the court this season. In addition to the black and orange version Footwear News already reported for a Feb. 23 release and the white and black colorway that dropped already, the Harden. Vol 8 will also get white and blue, pink and red, green and black, and white and grey colorways.

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Much like the wing on the recently launched Adidas AE 1, the Harden Vol. 8’s tear drop-shaped EVA cage is designed for lateral support and containment. An internal cuff conforms to the foot for a dynamic fit, while full-length Jet Boost sits underfoot for energy return. Several different traction patterns are also used across different areas of the outsole.

“I want people to recognize my shoes from a mile away,” Harden said in a press release.

Jalal Enayah, senior footwear designer at Adidas, added, “The shoe has to be like him, it has to be unmistakable.”

Along with the AE 1, which has sold out each of its colorways so far, the Harden Vol. 8 is helping to usher in a new era of dynamic designs for Adidas Basketball. On top of the prominent cages, the two sneakers have both been given to bold, two-tone colorways that serve to highlight their respective design features.

The orange and black Adidas Harden Vol. 8 “Sculpt” will release Feb. 23 through Adidas’ website, while the colorways will be released at later dates to be announced. Pricing is set at $160.

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Adidas Harden Vol. 8
Adidas Harden Vol. 8
Adidas Harden Vol. 8
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Adidas Harden Vol. 8 Sculpt
Adidas Harden Vol. 8 Sculpt
Adidas Harden Vol. 8 Sculpt
Adidas Harden Vol. 8 Sculpt
Adidas Harden Vol. 8 Sculpt

About the Author:

Ian Servantes is a Senior Trending News Editor for Footwear News specializing in sneaker coverage. He’s previously reported on streetwear and sneakers at Input and Highsnobiety after beginning his career on the pop culture beat. He subscribes to the idea that “ball is life” and doesn’t fuss over his kicks getting dirty.

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