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Adidas Harden Stepback

Released 1/2020, Low Top, James Harden, 
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8.0
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This Harden budget model convinces with solid overall performance

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A great choice for price-conscious guards who like responsive cushioning

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Available at 1 shop | Official Retail Price: $79.99
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Category Performance Ratings:

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Traction
8.0
Cushion
7.0
Materials
8.0
Support
9.0
Fit
8.0
Outdoor
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Adidas Harden Stepback Review

Pros:
Very stable and supportive shoe
Affordable budget model
Cons:
Picks up a lot of dust

Performance of the Adidas Harden Stepback:

James Harden's latest budget model retails for only $80, but how does it perform? The traditional herringbone traction pattern works well on clean courts but picks up dust easily. The Bounce cushioning is heavily caged which results in a very firm and responsive ride with only minimal impact protection. The materials are surprisingly decent for an $80 shoe and perform very well on-court. For $80, the Harden Stepback is a solid performer as long as you are not looking for soft cushioning.
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Expert Reviews of the Adidas Harden Stepback:

Expert Rating: 8.0 (ranks #152 of 191)
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8.2
RicheeKim
February 20, 2020
This is a great performer, especially for a budget model! I had a lot of fun playing in the Harden Stepback.
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7.8
The Sole Brothers
February 20, 2020
For an $80 shoe, this is a pretty good performer! Other than the traction on dust and the firm cushioning, I enjoyed the Harden Stepback a lot.
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User Reviews of the Adidas Harden Stepback:

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Traction of the Adidas Harden Stepback:

Expert Traction Rating: 8.0 (ranks #140 of 191)
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RicheeKim
February 20, 2020
The traditional herringbone traction pattern is really nice on clean courts but collects dust easily on dirty courts.
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The Sole Brothers
February 20, 2020
The traction bites the floor really nicely on clean courts. On dusty courts, you need to wipe constantly.
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Cushion of the Adidas Harden Stepback:

Expert Cushion Rating: 7.0 (ranks #178 of 191)
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RicheeKim
February 20, 2020
The full-length Bounce cushioning offers great impact protection in the heel and feels more responsive in the forefoot.
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6.0
The Sole Brothers
February 20, 2020
The cushioning is caged along the whole foot which gives you great court feel but the impact protection is bad.
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Materials of the Adidas Harden Stepback:

Expert Materials Rating: 8.0 (ranks #134 of 191)
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RicheeKim
February 20, 2020
The materials are nothing special but get the job done.
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8.0
The Sole Brothers
February 20, 2020
The different synthetic and Mesh materials feel comfortable and get the job done.
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Support of the Adidas Harden Stepback:

Expert Support Rating: 9.0 (ranks #27 of 191)
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9.0
RicheeKim
February 20, 2020
The wide base offers a lot of stability for lateral cuts and I didn't have any heel slippage which is rare for me in Harden models.
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9.0
The Sole Brothers
February 20, 2020
Support and lockdown are really good thanks to the wide base and the raised midsole.
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Fit of the Adidas Harden Stepback:

Expert Fit Rating: 8.0 (ranks #148 of 191)
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8.0
RicheeKim
February 20, 2020
There is a lot of padding in the heel and the lacing system works well.
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Outdoor of the Adidas Harden Stepback:

Expert Outdoor Rating: 0.0 (ranks #157 of 191)
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The Sole Brothers
February 20, 2020
The soft rubber will probably not last for a long time outdoors.
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Width of the Adidas Harden Stepback:

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RicheeKim
February 20, 2020
As a slightly wide-footer, I experienced some pinching pain in the forefoot.
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slightly wide
The Sole Brothers
February 20, 2020
The fit is slightly wide.
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Size of the Adidas Harden Stepback:

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½ size large
RicheeKim
February 20, 2020
Go down half a size unless you have wide feet.
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½ size large
The Sole Brothers
February 20, 2020
Go true to your Adidas size (which is a half size smaller than Nike)
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