Profile of the Adidas Harden B/E 2

The Adidas Harden B/E 2 has elements that pay tribute to James Harden’s childhood friends. The outsole pattern features a repetition of four dots all over it. These dots represent his buddies. The B/E in the shoe name may refer to James Harden’s motto “Brothers Through Everything.” Some sneakerheads claim that it can also mean “Bounce Edition” in reference to the shoe’s cushioning setup. The breathable upper of the Harden B/E 2 has a sock-like fit for a secure lockdown.

James Harden fans can enjoy the B/E 2 while the highly heralded Harden Vol 3 is still difficult to come by.

Performance

Cushion. The responsiveness of the Adidas Harden B/E 2 comes from the full-length Bounce cushioning in its midsole. It delivers an excellent amount of court feel while absorbing impact. This setup is an advantage for quick players who often make cuts and crossovers on court.

Traction. The Adidas Harden B/E 2 features a traction pattern that references James’s four friends through the four dots that rhythmically occurs all throughout its design. The midfoot exposes the plastic torsional plate that delivers stability and rigidity. The lateral side comes with an outrigger that helps with cuts and crosses on court.

Fit

Length and Width. The Adidas Harden B/E 2 comes in the standard length and width. The majority of buyers chose their true Adidas sizes and the shoes fit them well. There are wearers with wide feet who had no issues with the fit. However, it is still best to check the fit in-store.

Lockdown. The Adidas Harden B/E 2 follows the standard lace-up system. The shoelaces and the tongue can be adjusted to achieve a desired fit. For additional lockdown, there is an elastic band at the forefoot.

Material

The Adidas Harden B/E 2 boasts a flexible and breathable knit upper. The forefoot area comes with a seamless film overlay for durability. For a comfortable ride, the inner walls of the shoe are lined with enough padding.

Style

The Adidas Harden B/E 2 looks great with almost anything except baggy pants. These basketball sneakers will surely make heads turn with its attractively simple design.

Special Colorways of the Adidas Harden B/E 2

Adidas Harden B/E X MVP

The colorway released to celebrate James Harden’s 2018 MVP title comes with a black upper with gold accents on the Three Stripes logo on both sides. This rendition of the B/E 2 also has an “MVP” callout at the tongue and MVP dubraes.

The Adidas Harden BE 2 is also released in the following colorways:

  • Volt
  • White/Power Red/Ftw White
  • Core Black/DGH Solid Grey/Grey Four
  • Cloud White/Silver Met/Grey One
  • Grey Three/Cloud White/Blue Tint
  • Ftw White/Collegiate Royal/Grey One
  • Ftw White/Collegiate Navy/Grey One
  • Solar Yellow/Core Black/Solar Yellow

Facts / Specs

Top: Low
Signature: James Harden
Lockdown: Lace-Up
Collection: Adidas Harden
Colorways: Black / Yellow / White / Grey
SKUs: AC7436 / AQ0029 / AQ0030 / AQ0031 / AQ0032 / AQ0033 / B43802 / BB7670 / BB7671 / BB7672

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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.