The Adidas Harden Vol.2 California Dreamin’ is the setting sun of LA with the scrawl of palm, which reflect the California dream of every big boy born in Los Angeles, and it’s also the Harden’s California dream.
The shoebox design of Adidas Harden Vol.2 California Dreamin’ is the same as Harden Vol.1. The golden words and Harden’s personal logo.
The only difference is the golden VOL.2 words on the corner of shoebox.
For the size, as different people, the foot type is also different, so it’s better to have a try. The inner length of Harden Vol.2 EUR43 1/3 is 275mm. My instep is a little high and foot is a little fat, but I haven’t felt that the vamp presses my instep. The size is a little big to me.
The vamp uses ForgeFiber technology. The ventilated mesh fabric is seamed with a layer of TPU coating yarn to make sure the air permeability and tenacity, and it reinforce the protection to the toes.
It’s the first time that ForgeFiber technology use on the basketball shoes.
The vamp of Harden Vol. 2 has good air permeability, tenacity and durability. The vamp is comfortable.
The middle of vamp uses elastic belt design. And it seamed a piece of surrounding compound material on the elastic belt.
The compound material improves the supporting performance and fitness. And it has the function of shoelaces holes. You can adjust the position of shoelaces as per your request.
Actually, it has a piece of built-in TPU on the inner sleeve. With the surrounding compound and upturning thick rubber, it’s quite stable.
The soft TPU covering the Boost material increases the stability and anti-rollover performance.
Harden Vol.2 uses comfortable and thick full-length Boost material as insole. The Boost is black. You don’t need to worry about the yellowing problem.
The most surprised part of Harden Vol.2 is the full-length inner sleeve design. The front part of inner sleeve is ventilated double layers mesh fabric. It’s light and ventilated.
The rear part of inner sleeve uses elastic material. It’s easy to put on and take off. The full-length inner sleeve of Harden Vol.2 is comfortable and fit the foot very well. The fitness is improved a lot comparing with Harden Vol.1.
The Harden Vol.2 is low type design. The ankle part is opening design which offer enough flexibility to ankle. The cuff uses double layers uses double layers of hot-melting design to cover the edge.
The shoe-pad is normal PU material. It’s not thick.
The green shoe-pad is printed with Harden Vol.2
The outsole pattern of Harden Vol.2 was obtained by Adidas from the collection and analysis of Harden’s personal movement data. It still uses irregular pattern. It has a piece of built-in Y shape TPU between outsole and insole to stabilize the insole.
The unit weight of Harden Vol.2 size EUR43 is more than 500g. It’s too heavy. But the Boost insole is wide enough, it can offer fast energy feedback.
Playing Position: SF/PF
Court: Outdoor rubber court
Although it’s integrated full-length inner sleeve design, but Harden Vol.2 is easy to put on and take off. It’s very comfortable.
The feeling and resilience of Boost insole is excellent.
The full-length inner sleeve fit the foot very well. The forefoot sole is wide. The shoe head design is flat. With the soft ForgeFiber vamp, it can fix the forefoot very well.
Harden Vol.2 uses full slice system outsole design. And it adds a piece of TPU supporting plate between outsole and Boost insole. The stability is good. The ForgeFiber technology improve the comfort level. With the big area of compound material, the overall supporting performance of Harden Vol.2 is excellent.
As a pair of low type basketball shoes, Harden Vol.2 can offer enough supporting performance. With the three layers of stability on the shoe heel, it can provide the excellent stability to heel. The vamp of ForgeFiber has high tenacity. And it makes reinforcement on the position of toes. The TPU covering the Boost improves the anti-rollover performance.
The biggest difference of Harden Vol.2 with Harden Vol.1 is the adjustment of Boost insole. The black Boost is not easy to be yellowing. And the insole of Harden Vol.2 is thicker than Harden Vol.1. It’s soft. And the cushion performance is excellent. Harden Vol.2 should be the best pair of Boost basketball shoes which combines the comfort level and good cushion performance.
The outsole pattern of Harden Vol.2 was obtained by Adidas from the collection and analysis of Harden’s personal movement data. It’s irregular pattern. Overall, the traction performance is good, it’s improved compared with Harden Vol.1.
The rubber material of Harden Vol.2 outsole should be the same as Harden Vol.1. It doesn’t need to worry about the durability on indoor court. But the durability should be bad if playing on outdoor court.
Harden Vol.2 uses big area of mesh fabric. The air permeability is great.
Harden Vol.2 has excellent performance. The full-length Boost insole is comfortable and the cushion performance is excellent. The free shoelaces system can be adjusted by your request. As the weight is not light, it won’t be suitable for the guys who like fast speed. Overall, the performance of Harden Vol.2 is good. If you don’t mind the heavy weight, you can have a try.