"Invader" & "Supernova" Harden Vol. 3s releasing in November
Adidas and James Harden have big plans for his new signature sneaker, the Harden Vol. 3, including several space-themed colorways, nods to NASA and H-Town.
Already released in "Voyager" and "Mission 13" colorways, the Adidas Harden Vol. 3 will launch in multiple new colorways in November, including an all-red "Invader" joint and a white/black "Supernova" rendition. Designed to compliment Harden's signature step-backs and euro steps, these shoes are built with extra lockdown for side-to-side movement and control as you get separation from defenders. Additionally, they feature exceptional grip and traction to change directions on a dime and "slow down fast."
The red "Invader" Harden Vol. 3 will be available on November 6, followed by the "Supernova" colorway on November 16. Both pairs will retail for $140.
Speaking of his latest signature sneaker, Harden says:
“This shoe means a lot to me – my third signature shoe – every year we’ve evolved and gotten better, the hardest part is to have to come with something hotter every single time, so that’s the hardest part, but it’s all a joy and I enjoy going out there every single night in the shoe that I designed, and giving it my all. The challenge is to come back and better every single year with some heat and I really think so far we’ve been doing that.”
On the importance of the hints of Houston and NASA in Harden Vol. 3 and representing his city: “It’s very important. Houston gave me this opportunity, and I think if it wasn’t for Houston & the Rockets I wouldn’t be where I am, so it’s always in me to kind of give back, and make sure I represent them well. That kind of Houston Take Off, In Space, NASA idea, can use that metaphor to represent how I create my space on the court, so it makes sense you know, it all plays a part in who I am and what I bring to the table. But we wanted to bring those shoes to life, and make sure we pay homage to Houston.”