Profile of the Adidas Harden Vol. 1 Primeknit

The Adidas Harden Vol. 1 Primeknit is a premium upgrade; providing grippy traction with its clear outsole, impact protection and court-feel with its Boost cushioning, and sufficient support with its soft and high quality Primeknit upper.


Cushion. Just like the original Vol. 1, the Primeknit version has the same full-length Boost in its midsole–ensuring the right balance of comfort, bounce and court feel.

Traction. Made based on data pulled from Harden’s actual foot movements done in the Adidas Innovation Lab, the Fibonacci-inspired shapes work in tandem with the athlete’s style of play. They also provide the everyday player with top-notch, floor-grabbing outsoles.


Length and Width. The Primeknit version of the Adidas Harden Vol. 1 runs a size bigger. Wide footers can stick to their standard Adidas basketball shoe sizes. However, for players with regular-sized feet, it is recommended that you go a size smaller.

Lockdown. Featuring a burrito-type cleatie construction, the Adidas Harden Vol. 1 Primeknit ensures proper lockdown. The asymmetrical dual-lacing system relieves lace pressure, providing a snug and comfortable and secure fit.


For this model, the upper is made of Primeknit. In place of leather, the forefoot shroud uses suede. The midsole features a TPU encaged Boost for added firmness to the plush cushioning. Lastly, the outsole is made out of clear and pliable rubber.


For an increased range of movements, the Harden Vol. 1 Primeknit comes as a low-top. The shoe comes in different colorways and is embellished with Harden’s logo on the tongue, while the Three Stripes are printed on the heel.

Special Colorways of the Adidas Harden Vol. 1 Primeknit

The regular version of the Harden Vol. 1 has more than sixteen colors available. The Primeknit version, however, only comes in two colorways that the subsections below will discuss in a bit more detail.

Adidas Harden Vol. 1 Primeknit Chalk

A more feminine colorway of the Harden Vol. 1, the “Chalk” colorway comes in premium Primeknit upper with Chalk White, Ecru Tint, and Ash Pearl colors. The special edition also features a gum-rubber outsole that completes the whole look of the shoe that is perfect for casual wear.

Adidas Harden Vol. 1 Primeknit Imma Be A Star

The original colorway of the Primeknit version is the “Imma Be A Star” colorway, which is inspired by James Harden’s refrigerator note to his mom when he was barely a teen.

These all-black basketball shoes with gold stitches boast that Harden is surely one who fulfills promises.


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