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adidas Harden Vol.3 Performance Review

The look of adidas HARDEN VOL.3 is quite simply. The simple design, the lower upper and the e midsole make the shoes attract more attention. But whether you like it or not, HARDEN VOL.3 is a pair of shoes that need to meet Harden’s season, so performance is the key to judging of this shoe.

Today we will checking this shoe as below :


As the design of Harden vol .3  signature boots, the overall design is quite different from the previous generation, but the vol .3 followed some elements of the first version  of Harden, flexible and agile. For friends who love Adidas , the adidas Harden Vol.3 released definitely a great news for them .


Harden Vol. 3 provide an official look of three colorways coming to Harden’s latest signature model. Included is black and red, along with white and black based models. The material of shoe was made of synthetic fabric, with a strap around the instep, and the thumb of the toe is protected by a thick heat welded fuse material. In terms of technology,full-length Boost cushioning for added energy return and comfort.Compared to the previous two generations of signature boots, the overall thickness of the adidas Harden Vol.3 boost has been reduced. Provides a faster start-up response while ensuring comfort.

The model features a knit upper with leather details on the tongue and heel, and the roman numeral ‘XIII’ on the medial side representing Harden’s jersey number.

The upper surface of adidas HARDEN VOL.3 is made of a large area of fabric, which makes me worry about the wrapping and support of the shoes before going up. The low-cut design makes HARDEN VOL.3 is easy to put on and take off. After the foot, the fabric upper is almost without running-in, so you can give your feet a good comfort.When you try on your feet for the first time, you can intuitively experience the thick fit of the upper. It feels like a combination of shoes and your feet in one instant. The overall weight is light and the fit is extremely high! It is worthy of praise that the lining is made of a similar towel, it is comfortable.

For the material:

On the upper of shoe , the wide elastic straps cooperate with the TPU. On the outside of the forefoot to lock my feet firmly inside the shoe without compromising comfort. The wrapping of the forefoot surprised me, and the clever design of the heel was a highlight design .The designer uses a frictional lining material in the heel position of HARDEN VOL.3, which perfectly solves the shortcomings of low-top shoes.


For cushioning :

In terms of cushioning, due to the use of the full length  boost, its excellent cushioning effect naturally needless to say, but due to the decrease in the thickness of the boost mentioned above, when the foot is up, the midsole feedback is less obvious, even felt  that it is slightly stiff.


The feedback brought by the bottom boost technology has been released very well. When the jump and landing, you can feel the soft and great feedback .and at the same time have a certain sense of sticking.

Cushioning is taken care of by a full-length Boost midsole, the same system used in Harden’s past signature shoes. The usual TPU support plate will also return in the Vol 3.


The Vol 1 went with court feel and it excelled. The Vol 2 went the max cushioning route and lost some court feel, although it wasn’t terrible. The Harden Vol 3 finds a great balance. There was no lag time at all in reactions and after coming down from jumpers I had no pain in my feet.Compared with the previous two generations of adidas Harden Vol.3, the sole pattern has changed greatly, returning to the simple and practical herringbone pattern, but this does not hinder its ability to grasp the ground. In the actual combat process, the sole has excellent grip ability, and it can bring timely response regardless of lateral movement, vertical movement and running.

“Slow down fast doesn’t make sense, but my game doesn’t make sense. I don’t think you’ve ever seen anyone play this way,” said Harden in a statement. “If you combine all my moves, you probably won’t ever see that [style] again but that’s what I bring to the table and that’s where we get that phrase from. Every year I try to figure out a way to create an advantage and creating space is, I think, one of the biggest parts of the game of basketball.”



The Harden Vol 3 puts a focus on stability and traction and it is designed to help Harden “slow down fast.” For traction, the shoe features full-length herringbone with support placed at the high-wear zones that help most with traction.



The outsole of the adidas HARDEN VOL.3 is very flat and full of herringbone lines. The venue we chose this time is the indoor wooden floor. On the clean wooden floor, the grip of HARDEN VOL.3 is satisfactory, and even the sound of “beep” can be heard. The friction between the outsole and the floor is I feel more at ease. However, if it is on a slightly dusty floor, the grip of HARDEN VOL.3 will be greatly reduced. Considering that the outsole material is soft, I recommend it to friends who often play on the wooden floor or plastic field.


Adidas Harden Vol.3 is look great , but when it comes playing of  review. it gives me the feeling of practicality in terms of the sense of place, grip ability and comfortable material . It can be ranked in the top three in the current major brand guard boots.