The bite of the Harden Vol. 5 is poor and doesn't grip well on dusty or even clean courts. Outdoors, the traction performs a little better and doesn't wear down too quickly.
The combination of Boost and Lightstrike provides a responsive cushion setup with good court feel. However, reviewers complained about the rigid midsole that didn't flex well.
The materials feel very plasticky and hard which is disappointing in a $130 signature sneaker.
The support is good laterally, but reviewers had a lot of issues with heel slippage despite the thick Achilles pillows.
Overall the Harden Vol. 5 is disappointing and wasn't recommended by any of the reviewers.
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