Every NBA athlete has a story. And for those who have signature sneaker lines, they usually like to incorporate their background into the shoes.
Such was the case for Houston Rockets superstar James Harden and the adidas Harden Vol. 1 “Imma Be a Star” shoe.
As a freshman in high school, Harden wrote his dreams onto paper with a simple note to his mom. “As every young kid, you have dreams…you have aspirations. You ask for things when you’re a kid and one day, I asked my mom for some money and I wrote her a note,” Harden explained. “It said, ‘Could u wake me up at 7:00 and could u leave me a couple of dollars. P.S. Keep this paper. Imma be a star.’ The black and gold colorway of the Harden Vol. 1 looks sleek. The shoe has a a black suede toe shroud, the mid part is laid out with Primeknit. It features full-length Boost cushioning to give much-needed comfort.
Harden’s signature is located on the medial side of both shoes on the toe. The phrase “Imma be a star” appears on the insoles. The Harden Vol. 1 “Imma Be A Star” retails for P8,995 at Titan.
If this shoe can make me play like “The Beard” I’d definitely cop one.