Adidas Harden Stepback 2: A good pick on and off the court

Like Russell Westbrook, James Harden is a personality who loves fashion and the whole idea of looking good. His signature shoes reflect this; the Adidas Harden Stepback 2 is no exemption. Aside from its undeniable performance chops, which we shall examine in a little more detail shortly, the shoe is designed to pop out on or off the court. The upper has numerous colorful overlays that scream for attention. It is perhaps because of this that even fashion savvy invidivuals do not dare step away from the Adidas Harden Stepback 2.

Performance-wise, this good-looking sneaker delivers the following: 

Comfortable bounce. While other Adidas shoes are jumping on the Lighstrike bandwagon, the Stepback 2 sticks to Bounce, and it's a good decision. This cushioning technology delivers high energy returns without sacrificing comfort and court feel.

Strong grip. The rubber outsole features that is pretty similar to the Adidas Harden Vol 5, ensuring consistent bite in all directions.

Adidas Harden basketball shoes for less

James Harden follows the footsteps of Nike's LeBron James and Kyrie Irving and fellow Adidas endorser Derrick Rose. All of them now have a line of cheaper signature shoes for their fans who are on a tight budget. Harden's takedown line is now on its second release. The Adidas Harden Stepback 2 has pretty big shoes to fill; the first ever Stepback was warmly received.


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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.