James Harden released the adidas Harden Vol. 5 Chapter 2 film which explores his journey and the family and friends that have inspired him along the way. Additionally, Harden introduced two new adidas Harden Vol. 5 colorways, Daisy and Aura, with elements recognizing his family and friends. In the film, James discusses how he fell in love with basketball and how “you can’t compare it to anything else.” He talks about how his confidence grew throughout high school and over the years, giving all credit to his mom. Wearing the Daisy colorway in the film, Harden concludes by saying, “Whenever you put these shoes on, I want you to feel that ultimate confidence to be able to do things that you never thought that you could do.”
Design inspiration and the bright colors come from James Harden’s closet and his love for bold and expressive patterns, colors, and designs in fashion. The Chapter 2 adidas Harden Vol. 5 colorways – Daisy and Aura – tell James’ story with nods to his family and friends throughout.
For example, James wanted to recognize his mom in these colorways – as indicated by the butterfly – to show his appreciation for her and the confidence she instilled in him.
The dove represents James’ ‘brothers through everything.’
The flower is a tribute to a friend James lost, giving them flowers for the impact they had on him. adidas’ Futurenatural technology is featured in the adidas Harden Vol. 5. Futurenatural showcases the best of adidas’ midsole technologies with BOOST for ultimate comfort, and LIGHTSTRIKE which provides super-light cushioning while still retaining great responsiveness. The one-piece shoe mold with a 360-degree fit system works with James’ natural movement giving him total freedom and dynamic angles.
Daisy is available March 5 and Aura is available April 2. The Harden Vol. 5 colorways are $130 and will be available on adidas.com.