When Game 1 of the second-round NBA playoff series between the Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors got underway, there were plenty of things to talk about. From high profile names to the rematch of last year’s Western Conference, NBA fans were tuned in on Sunday afternoon. One interesting topic which quickly came up on social media was James Harden’s pink shoes, which stood out quite a bit on the television broadcast.
Harden has been seen wearing a number of different colors when it comes to his shoe choice, and the most recent appears to be a unique pair. The Rockets star wore yellow shoes last series at points against the Utah Jazz and has also pulled off red pairs on various occasions, among others. His pink shoes can be seen in the video below from the Rockets.
What Type of Shoes is James Harden Wearing?
Originally, it appeared Harden’s shoes could be the Nike Hyperchase pink and black Kay Yow version. Considering the Rockets star signed a massive contract with Adidas previously, though, there was no chance that was possible. After a closer look and video from NBA Kicks, it was obvious he was wearing Adidas, but they were a unique and attention-grabbing pair.
Following a bit of research and evaluation of Harden’s different Adidas shoes, they look a lot like the Harden Vol. 3 shoes. This has not been confirmed, but back in 2018 Kicks Deals Canada posted a photo of the red/pink version, although the ones which Harden is wearing against the Warriors appear to be even lighter.
The color listed for the Harden Vol. 3’s that are on Foot Locker is called “Easy Coral/Real Coral/Chalk Coral” and the shoe retails at $140. Adidas has rolled out a number of different types of the Harden Vol. 3s, including some specific ones in honor of the new ‘Avengers: Endgame’ movie.
James Harden’s Iron Man Shoes
With the popular Marvel movie released on April 26, it appears Adidas lined up their own release for Harden’s newest shoe in the series to come out on the same day. As Bleacher Report Kicks shows, it was the Iron Man-themed shoe which even says “Stark Industries” on the back.
Harden’s shoes are often attention-grabbing, but the bright pink certainly stood out in Game 1 against Golden State. The Rockets are hoping to get off on the right foot in the series and hopefully knock off the defending champs to head back to the Western Conference Finals. From there, a trip to the NBA Finals would be on the horizon and is a very real possibility for this Houston team.