Time flies, now the Harden series comes to VOL.4. This time Harden Vol. 4 has new design and new technology. It’s the first pair of Harden series shoes which don’t use the BOOST insole. And the price is reduced.
Today, let’s have a look at Adidas Harden Vol. 4 Pink Lemonade. We’ll also compare it with Harden Vol. 3.
Many people think that Adidas Harden Vol. 4 doesn’t look like a pair of basketball shoes, but likes a pair of fashion shoes. The streetwear designer Patrick also participate in the design of Harden Vol. 4.
Harden Vol. 4 is still low type model which has good flexibility.
The elastic cord design is hidden on the middle of vamp. It’s very useful.
The chamois leather on the shoe head is double layer. The shoe tree is normal size, with the elastic cord, the foot won’t be easy to slide in the shoes.
The stabilizing plate from shoe heel to insole is useful for improving the flexibility and stabilization, so the feedback will be faster.
The separated outsole design improves the turning feedback. Comparing with Harden Vol. 3, the advantage is more obvious.
As the first pair of Harden series shoes without Boost insole, the biggest advantage of LightStrike material is lighter and faster feedback. Maybe it relates with the shape, thickness and design of insole, but the reactiveness is great.
The stabilizing plate from shoe heel to insole is also the first pair of Harden series shoes which uses stabilizing plate to connect with insole. Some of Kobe and T-mac shoes also have such design before, the stability is great.
The fixed plate of shoelaces holes also improve the fixation of ankle part and the stability of vamp. It can fix the ankle and also can be adjusted.
The elastic cord is also added with some stitches to increase the effect of stabilization.
The Harden logo is on the shoe heel. Except the Adidas logo on shoe tongue, it doesn’t have other Adidas logo on the vamp.
The outsole is carved with password. There is a groove on the sole. The traction performance of Harden Vol. 4 on the indoor court is better than outdoor court. The groove differentiates the forefoot sole, it improves the flexibility.
The half-socks design shoe tongue can fix the shoe tongue. And the material has good air permeability.
The Lightstrike insole is lighter than Boost. It’s very flexible when turning. It should be the biggest difference comparing with Harden Vol.3. The starting speed is fast. But the traction performance of Harden Vol. 4 is not good on outdoor court. But it’s excellent on clean indoor court.
The advantage of Harden Vol. 4 is excellent flexibility.
Lightstrike is light, it has fast feedback and good cushion performance. The cushion performance of Lightstrike is worse than Boost. But the light weight and feedback is better.
And the fixation of shoe heel is also good, the shoe heel won’t be easy to loosen.
Harden Vol. 4 VS Harden Vol. 3:
Harden Vol. 4: the advantage is light weight, fast response and good stability, but the traction performance on outdoor court and wear-resistance will be a problem
Harden Vol. 3: excellent cushion performance