James Harden Pays Tribute To Arizona State With His Latest Adidas Colorway

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The latest Harden Vol. 1 from adidas pays tribute to Harden’s time in Tempe at Arizona State. Harden averaged 19 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 3.7 assists per game during his two seasons as a Sun Devil before being the No. 3 pick in the 2009 NBA Draft by the Thunder.

The “Fear the Fork” colorway has a black knit upper with a gold toecap, laces, and three stripes on the back to match Arizona State’s colors.

“I decided to go to ASU, do my own thing and it was all work from there. That was the beginning of who I am as a man,” Harden explained in a release. “I could’ve left school after my freshman year, but I felt like I wasn’t mature yet and had more growing up to do. Arizona State helped me, and I got to show my love and how much they mean to me.”

Like the rest of the Harden Vol. 1’s, the “Fear the Fork” has full BOOST and a knit upper. Of the new basketball shoes introduced this year, the Harden Vol. 1’s have been one of the most pleasant surprises with its look, comfort, and price point combination.

The “Fear the Fork” is my favorite of all the Harden Vol. 1 colorways to drop so far as it’s got an extremely clean look, while also popping with color. I think the gold is the best toecap color that’s been released to this point and it complements the black nicely.

The “Fear the Fork” colorway drops March 4 at adidas.com and other retailers and will cost $140.