Our verdict


Basketball players are pleased that these low-top basketball shoes are well made and do not disappoint on the court. With its comfort, insane grip, reliable support and cushioning, there's no doubt why many deemed the Adidas Harden Vol. 4 as a top-tier performer that can go toe-to-toe with LeBron’s 17th signature sneaker with Nike.


  • Splendid comfort
  • Insane grip
  • Durable
  • Exceptional support and lockdown
  • Short break-in time
  • Excellent cushioning
  • Light


  • Not for narrow forefoot
  • Lacks breathability

Who should buy the Adidas Harden Vol. 4

This Adidas basketball shoe is a good match for you if:

  • You are after a lightweight shoe with an insane grip on court surfaces
  • You want a shoe that has exceptional support and lockdown to secure your feet

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Who should not buy the Adidas Harden Vol. 4

Basketball players complained about this pair's wide toe box and lack of ventilation on their feet. You might want to check out Adidas Harden Vol. 2 for a snug, supportive fit or the Adidas T-Mac 2.0 Restomod for a well-ventilated upper.

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Adidas Harden Vol.4: Excellent cushioning system

Thanks to its Lightstrike cushioning, basketball players are pleased with this pair's cushioning, commenting that it gives them explosive and dynamic speed on the court to surpass opponents while feeling comfortable all game long. 

According to most buyers, this Adidas basketball shoe is very comfortable to play in and provides a great blend of responsiveness, bounce, court feel, and impact protection.

Insane grip on any court surface

The majority of basketball players who own this shoe commented that it has an insane grip on any court surface. This is brought by its generative traction pattern that keeps up with a unique skill set.

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No wear and tear after a few months

Due to its premium and durable materials, some hoopers said that the Adidas Harden Vol.4 holds up well even after being used frequently for a few months. 

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Exceptional support for the key player

Ballers are pleased that James Harden's fourth signature basketball shoe provides a secure fit, which allows them to run without any worries. This is brought by its unique lacing system and the midfoot band which both add lockdown and stability.

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However, several players complained about the dead space in the forefoot area.

Lightweight and quickly broken in

Several hoopers attested that this shoe does not drag their feet down when running and doesn't take long for their feet to feel comfortable. Weighing about 14 oz or 396g, the Adidas Harden Vol.4 is indeed light for a basketball shoe.

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Materials of the Adidas Harden Vol.4

The Adidas Harden Vol. 4 features a mixed-media upper that provides plenty of stability and support. The mixed-media upper also offers increased breathability and durability.

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However, a couple of verified buyers complained that the materials of this shoe are not that breathable.

Colorways of the Adidas Harden Vol.4

The fourth installment of James Harden’s signature sneaker comes in a variety of color options. James also collaborated with streetwear designer Daniel Patrick for limited-edition colorways of the Harden Vol. 4.

“Daniel Patrick has been setting trends with his use of bold looks and bright colors, so partnering with Daniel was the perfect way to highlight the design of the Vol. 4 and bring sport, fashion, and culture together,” James said. “While my friends and family get the honor of enjoying this limited first drop, everyone can look forward to the next chapter of building my signature collection.”

Listed below are the available colorways of the Adidas Harden Vol. 4.

  • Black/Active Purple/Metallic Gold/Metallic Silver ‘Star Wars - Lightsaber Purple’
  • Bright Blue/Real Pink/White
  • Bright Cyan/Real Pink/Cloud White
  • Cloud White/Core Black/Pale Nude ‘Cookies & Cream’
  • Collegiate Royal/Cloud White/Bright Blue
  • Core Black/Amber Tint/Grey Six
  • Core Black/Cloud White/Core Black
  • Core Black/Gold Metallic/Core Black
  • Core Black/Power Red ‘Power Red’
  • Core Black/Silver Metallic/Bright Blue ‘Barbershop’
  • Glow Green/Carbon/Glow Green ‘Glow Green’
  • Glow Green/Core Black/Carbon
  • Grey Three/Cloud White/Grey Two
  • Light Pink/Glow Blue/Gold Metallic ‘Pink Lemonade’
  • Scarlet/Cloud White/Solar Red

Adidas Harden Vol. 4 ‘Camo’

James Harden’s fourth basketball sneaker comes in a colorway perfect for all seasons. The Harden Vol 4 ‘Camo’ features a black com-styled upper with synthetic overlays. A gum rubber outsole completes the shoe’s silhouette.

Adidas Harden Vol. 4 ‘Forbidden City’

As a celebration of the 2020 Chinese New Year, the ‘Forbidden City’ collection is launched. This model features a black-based upper with gold and red accents. Completing the design is a floral pattern inspired by China’s Forbidden City.

Adidas Harden Vol. 4 X Reebok Question

This particular colorway of James’s signature basketball shoe is a product of the Adidas-Reebok team-up. The Adidas Harden Vol. 4 X Reebok Question employs a white-based upper with a red suede overlay. Blue accents complete the design.

Star Wars X Adidas Harden Vol 4

Inspired by Mace Windu’s lightsaber, these purple basketball shoes features a combination of core black, metallic silver, and active purple. The Star Wars X Adidas Harden Vol. 4 also comes with a UV midsole to mimic the glow of the Jedi Master’s lightsaber.