James Harden’s basketball season may be over after the Golden State Warriors defeated his Houston Rockets in the Western Conference Finals, but his Adidas sneaker line is just getting started for the summer.
The upcoming model is the second off-court reinterpretation of his signature basketball shoe from the Three Stripes after the Harden Vol. 1 LS was released last year. The new model, dubbed the Harden LS 2 Buckle, is a stylish makeover of the Harden Vol. 2, which he wore throughout his MVP-caliber 2017–2018 NBA season.
A more significant remodel of Harden’s performance shoe in comparison to his first lifestyle sneaker, the Harden LS 2 Buckle features a creative redesign of his second signature shoe to match the superstar’s known eye for fashion. Built atop the same sole as the Harden Vol. 2, with full-length Boost cushioning, the upper is transformed into a high fashion–inspired silhouette with a deconstructed design in premium leather with a suede toe. The most notable element of the shoe is a buckled cross-strap system that replaces standard shoe laces.
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The result is a simple and sophisticated sneaker that, although built on the foundation of a performance basketball shoe, looks like it’s miles from the court.
The Adidas Harden LS 2 Buckle is previewed in two upcoming colorways: one with a solid black upper and white sole, and a second in tan with teal straps. No release date has been announced yet, but you can expect the shoe to debut later this summer.