James Harden’s latest Adidas signature sneaker introduces new ‘Futurenatural’ technology | NBA.com Australia

James Harden is changing the game on the court, with his latest sneaker release, the Harden Vol. 5 launching Adidas’ innovative ‘Futurenatural’ technology.

After scanning 1,000 different feet of basketball consumers, the Futurenatural technology provides a 360-degree fit system with hybrid cushioning and a lightweight upper to support Harden’s dynamic style of play, change of direction, and increased movement. 

“Futurenatural is a new process for the creation of shoes, and is a perfect technology for Harden Vol. 5 with James’ dynamic style of play and moves on the court being unlike any other player,” said Rashad Williams, Senior Director of Footwear at Adidas Basketball.

“James offers feedback from a design and feel standpoint, which is extremely important during our creative process and it ultimately led us to develop the Futurenatural technology to match his game.”


The one-piece upper features Adidas’ BOOST technology across the full-length cushioning insert — the first use of BOOST technology in a basketball sneaker as well as LIGHTSTRIKE which provides lighter cushioning and increased responsiveness. 


Aesthetically, the Harden Vol. 5 features a mid-cut upper, with the first colourway offering a clean white base, dressed in abstract coloured patches, with a three-stripe graphic on the mid-sole and Harden’s signature logo on the tongue. 

The ‘Harden Vol. 5 is available Jan. 1, 2021 in Australia and New Zealand and at​ footlocker.com.au

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