Nearly a year in the making since James Harden left Nike to sign with adidas in October 2015, the All-Star’s first signature shoe with the brand, titled “Harden Vol. 1,” has finally been revealed. Including four different colorways, titled “Home,” “Cargo,” “Gila Monster” and “Pioneer” the unique color-blocked pattern and asymmetrical lacing came from a variety of needs observed from the Rockets guard as he moved on the court. In an interview with Sneaker News, VP of Basketball Design Brian Foresta mentioned that Harden’s personal experience of bruising his toes and constantly having others step on them led to the incorporation of leather in the toe box area. Additionally, the lacing along the lateral came from the need to relieve tension along the top of the foot. The silhouette also includes full-length Boost cushioning, a TPU support shank and “The Beard’s” engraved autograph along the medial. With Harden’s iconic persona, this shoe line is an extension of his personal style as well as the functionality he sought from a sneaker. Set for a release date of December 3, 2016, be sure to check back for additional updates.
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The Top Ten Hi, adidas‘ retro basketball sneaker, has made a comeback in “Camo.” Constructed with a canvas upper, the iconic high-top silhouette is replete with a woodland camouflage graphic pattern. Elsewhere, the ‘Top Ten’ wordmark gets a bold, contrasting gold foil branding, while the Three Stripes side panel gets a matching camo treatment. Visit Sneaker Politics to pick up a pair for $90 USD.
After teasing the game yesterday and over the weekend, Rockstar has officially announced the next installment of the Red Dead series: Red Dead Redemption 2. The first entry in the acclaimed Western series since 2010′s Redemption, the new Red Dead is being billed on its official website as “an epic tale of life in America’s unforgiving heartland. The game’s vast and atmospheric world will also provide the foundation for a brand new online multiplayer experience.” It remains unknown, however, if the game will follow the events of Redemption or be a prequel of some kind. We should know a bit more when Rockstar drops the game’s first trailer this Thursday, October 20, at 11 a.m. ET.
adidas continues to roll out more versions of its newest UltraBOOST 3.0, following a recent preview of its latest navy rendition. This time, we’re given a first look at a deep red version of the silhouette, comprised of speckled Primeknit in a white and crimson hue throughout the upper, along with tonal laces, a translucent lace cage and branding on the tongue. A contrasting white BOOST sole and red heel cup provide overall support and comfort while rounding out the rest of the shoe’s design. Be sure to check back for more updates on an official release date.
ASICS delivers its iconic GEL-Lyte III silhouette in a summer-inspired colorway, aiming to hold onto the last remaining poolside days before the cooler weather takes full force. Featuring a bright blue hue with crackled textures mimicking the reflection of a pool, the shoe comes with nubuck uppers and embroidered branding along the lateral and heel panel. Additionally, the sneaker’s familiar split tongue is showcased in a breathable textile fabric with tonal blue laces. Sitting atop a gel-cushioned sole in a color-blocked white and aqua design, grab a pair of the ASICS GEL-Lyte III “Kingfisher” at retailers like Rock City Kicks now for $120 USD.