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Adidas Harden Vol. 4 Review
One of the lighter Adidas shoes
Great all-around performance
No longer uses Boost cushioning
Performance of the Adidas Harden Vol. 4:
The Vol. 4 is the first shoe in the James Harden signature line that comes without Boost cushioning. But that's not necessarily a bad thing as the Lightstrike cushioning provides a much lighter shoe that still feels very comfortable to play in.
The traction works great on clean courts and requires only minimal wiping on dusty courts.
Materials differ between colorways, you can choose between Primeknit or Mesh uppers - they all get the job done!
If you are looking for a supportive, fast, and low-profile basketball shoe then the Harden Vol. 4 is a great choice!
The Harden Vol. 4 is a nice shoe - the traction is good on most surfaces, Lightstrike works but isn’t overly bouncy or plush, and fit and support are good. But overall, I can't help but feel the Harden Vol.4 took a step back from the Vol.3.
The Adidas Harden Vol. 4 is a great performer. Adidas used something other than Boost for the first time in a Harden shoe, and the Lightstrike actually felt good. It's lighter than Boost but still felt bouncy. Combined with its consistent traction and solid fit, the Harden Vol. 4 doesn't disappoint.
At the beginning the midfoot band chokes your foot, but after a week or two it breaks it in. Perfect for outdoor, very durable also for toe drags. After a year of playing the knit started tearing off, but it's fine. The outsole started to wear out after two months of intensive outdoor use (from 3 to 5 hours every day). So I recommend the outdoor use for this shoe. Great look by the way, one of the best in harden's line
Reporting on Chinese New Year colorway which might be significantly different. Super premium upper materials, less padding inside. Played in them once, noticed that Lightstrike feels different comparing to Next Level; not that thick, not that responsive, on a softer side. I wear 11.5 and those shoes were really long for me. Presented them to my friend who wears 13 and it was a perfect fit for him (yikes, Adidas!)
The harden vol. 4 was a great shoe for me. The traction was amazing, the cushion was great. Also the break in period is at most only maybe 3 pick ups games and its broke in. The laces at first come undone often but fine after a while. I don't know if the colorway had anything to do with it but after 4 months of main playing the shoe the translucent outsole peeled off a inch or so under the shoe...
The traction on colorways with the translucent outsole was super squeaky and had an insane bite, but the colorways with the solid rubber outsole were inconsistent and picked up dust easily. The lightstrike in the heel was very soft, yet firm in the forefoot (a little too firm sometimes). The materials were okay, and the support was there.
This particular shoe on “clean courts” is fair. On dust/dirty courts they absolutely suck. The materials are pretty premium considering the fact they have a good bit of cushioning. Great budget shoe just wouldn’t recommend for someone who looks forward to traction or court feel.
On clean courts, the traction is awesome. On dusty courts, you will just need to wipe from time to time, and you're good to go. For some reason, the traction was much better on the translucent rubber version.
For the first time in a Harden shoe, the cushion is not Boost. I like the newly implemented Lightstrike. It feels like a marriage of Boost and Bounce. It has the bounciness of Boost and the responsiveness of Bounce.