Verdict from 8.9 hours of research from the internet

372 users: 4.5 / 5
2 experts: 72 / 100

7 reasons to buy

  • According to one owner, he received a lot of compliments while playing in these mid-top shoes outdoors.
  • Like the Adidas Dame 5, many wearers are asserting that the Bounce cushioning feels very cushiony and comfy.
  • The Adidas Harden B/E 3 fits perfectly, some users report.
  • A good number of reviewers just love these James Harden basketball shoes. They are saying that the Harden B/E 3 is a good quality shoe that meets their needs on the court.
  • These mid-top basketball shoes are quite supportive, a player asserts.
  • According to a tester, the Adidas Harden B/E 3 feels low to the ground and has a decent amount of bounce and impact protection.
  • These shoes bite the hardwood really well, a tester claims.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Many are quick to comment that these Adidas basketball shoes look trash.
  • The sole is flat and provides a slappy feel underfoot, a few reviewers complain.

Bottom line

The Adidas Harden B/E 3 is an affordable basketball shoe that meets the needs of players on the court. Owners appreciate how supportive, cushiony, and comfortable these mid-top basketball shoes feel on their feet.

Despite its polarizing design, buyers are quite pleased with the Harden B/E 3’s overall performance and highly recommend getting a pair.

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Channel James Harden’s signature moves on the court with the Adidas Harden B/E 3. These mid-top basketball shoes feature an adjustable strap that offers increased stability as you Euro step your way to the basket. A herringbone outsole allows you to stop on a dime and create some space to knockdown your jumper.

Cushion. These James Harden sneakers are equipped with a flexible Bounce midsole that provides responsive cushioning underfoot.

Traction. The Adidas Harden B/E 3 features a rubber outsole with herringbone traction for increased multidirectional grip. The outsole also features flex grooves for added flexibility.

Length and Width. According to reports, the Adidas Harden B/E 3 fits true to size. Buyers are advised to order their real size when getting a pair online.

Lockdown. The Harden B/E 3 boasts a sock-like construction that provides a snug one-to-one fit. A padded collar and hook-and-loop closure offer a secure and locked-in feel.

These Adidas sneakers feature a textile upper for increased comfort and breathability.

The Harden B/E 3 features a mid-top cut for increased support without restricting ankle mobility. A prominent Three Stripes is seen on the lateral side while James Harden’s logo is found on the medial side.

The third version of the Adidas Harden B/E arrives in several color combinations:

  • Black/Grey
  • Cloud White/Core Black/Grey One
  • Cloud White/Hi-Res Coral/Glow Blue
  • Collegiate Navy/Blue
  • Core Black/Cloud White/Grey
  • Grey/White/Black
  • White/Silver

Size and fit

True to size based on 71 user votes
Small (4%)
True to size (83%)
Large (11%)
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Dimitrije Curcic
Dimitrije Curcic

Dimitrije Curcic has been playing basketball for over 22 years. Like Manu Ginobili, he’s a left-hander whose moves led him to a better career-shooting percentage than the Argentine himself. After playing professionally for 10 years, Dimitrije moved to coaching for two seasons before he became a basketball statistician for StatScore, and FanSided contributor for the San Antonio Spurs. Dimitrije loves to tell hoop stories through numbers and graphics and has been featured on Fansided, FiveThirtyEight, Eurohoops, and TalkBasket among the others.