THE OFFICIAL ADIDAS THREAD OF JAMES HARDEN

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  1. gundamzaku

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    ^i forgot about the bobblehead, and am curious as well...
     
  2. bballkid11

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    I’m ALL in on vol 2 and 3. They fit me sooo well on court.

    Might sell all my nikes lol
     
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  4. ByleBuzma

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    Now I just need to find the black pair at this price.

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  5. kingjay718

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    I wouldn’t knock you bruh. Harden line has been solid. The 3 will be marked down heavy and I’ll be there to scoop. Load up fella.
     
  6. kg21

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  7. ThaBeard13

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    here is the bobble head..
    comes with a stand but am not using it

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    looks cute af! lol
     
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  8. CeeDotA

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    Haha, they made him look like an infant.
     
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  9. ThaBeard13

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    anyone else super pissed off that Nike secured the NASA collab for PG?!? adidas lame af for not securing a NASA collab for Harden. PG getting a NASA collab makes no sense to me.. i mean the beard showed up to a game dressed like this:

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    Nike getting dudes cereal packs, playstation shoes, nasa shoes & i feel like adidas hasn't done **** for James. Dame got the Bape collab. why does James get no love? most of his shoes kinda plain looking and doesn't really match up with the rest of his crazy outfits, that's why he walks into the arena in designer kicks most of the time.
    adidas basketball really needs to do better when it comes to his shoes and clothing line..
     
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  10. brian blades

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    I think all those shoes moved more units than the Vol 2
     
  11. nando30

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    I think that’s the point. Not enough marketing campaigns for his shoes. Adidas needs to create some more buzz. It seems they’re just relying on James to ball out and create his own buzz.
     
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    Adidas is definitely behind. A part of me wonders if they’re just trying to keep their head above water, seems like they’re super quick to discounts where Nike has the luxury of waiting. Hard to find Kyrie 4s for under $80 and even lebron XV lows for less than $100. They’re definitely not doing things right across the board. ****ty CS and shipping speed. Corporate needs to figure their **** out.
     
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    Thinking of taking advantage of the $50 v 2's at footlocker. Currently use the v 1's and love the traction on them for indoor ball. Can anyone say whether the v 2's hold up to the v 1's as far as traction goes?
     
  14. bballkid11

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    They been great for me thus far.
     
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  15. ThaBeard13

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    They need to come up with more story lines to make the shoes more interesting & think of colourways based on stuff he likes. the whole i wrote a note to my mom, imma be a star thing gets old after a while...

    he has trolli gummies, why not give us a crazy trolli colourway, something along those lines.. even with the voyager, cosmos shoes they could have done a galaxy print upper or something, make it more space themed.
     
  16. kg21

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    Brands don't actually collab with NASA; they just get permission to use the logo. HP, Vans, Nike, all of them didn't actually design anything with NASA or even work with them, they just got permission. adidas could do this too.

    Definitely feels like a huge miss though to have NASA in your marquee player's market and not have any product with NASA on it.
     
  17. ByleBuzma

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    Think about it though.

    Adidas also has Leo Messi on their roster. Arguably a top 3 marketable face on earth. But when was the last time you saw a Messi campaign on TV?

    I know that soccer isn’t as big here as it is in Europe but still. When Nike had Ronaldo in the 90’s he was everywhere here.

    I think adidas overall marketing approach is just to be way more passive in comparison with Nike’s bold, in your face, sometimes iconic advertising.

    It doesn’t make any sense to me at all but that just seems to be part of their philosophy since forever.

    They figure “eh we’re paying Harden $200M. He produces the marketing material on the court. That’s enough for us”.

    Their idea of raising hardens profile is to sign His teammate on the Rockets Gerald Green to an endorsement deal. Someone in charge literally said “it would benefit us to sign Gerald Green”. Now I know companies give stars teammates deals all the time so that the percentage of a roster wearing the companies sig model increases, but Gerald Green And basically nobody else? Lol!
     
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    Marketing I feel like has never been adidas’ strong suit, at least not in the same way it is with Nike.

    I’m a UCLA fan, and when UCLA was with adidas, UCLA gear was non-existent, even in Southern California. Only place to find it was online or on campus in Westwood. Not even at the adidas store in Santa Monica that’s minutes from Westwood. Now, UCLA’s brand has taken some tarnish over the years but you can’t argue it’s still a very marketable brand. But yet nothing from adidas. They BARELY marketed Wisconsin, Indiana, Kansas, and all their other big-name college basketball accounts.

    So to see they’re not really pushing Harden isn’t really a surprise. It’s not like they’re pushing DRose, Lillard, or any of their other “name” guys.
     
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  19. hitchisanoun

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    This a part of the reason they fell off. Adidas became very complacent, almost cocky like when they dropped the UltraBoost and landed Yeezy. I haven't seen any innovation, great designs from the Stripes in going in 4 years .
     
  20. Bert.

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    wait what color way?

    still going on or I missed out?
     
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  21. rbk93

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    Arthur Ashe Vol. 1s still sought after or was that just hype too?

    What's the top selling shoes beside LeBrons and KDs?
     
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  22. rbk93

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    3. Pioneer Vol 1s., Concrete Vol. 2s, and the tan LS Vol. 2.


    No chance at a Vol. 3 at the moment but either W/B CW and those Rockets throwbacks are my favorite CWs so far.
     
  23. rbk93

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    Well isn't it like the Amercian born Asians/Middle Easterns who support Nintendo and Sony so heavily? Or just plain Americans who love Ford and Chevrolet?

    The PG3 Nasas are dope, but don't think Adidas needs that to gain traction within basketball shoes. Looking at the new DRoses, the design is a big step in the right direction for more on-court appeal, but I couldn't see myself wearing that blacked out CW with a pair of good Levis.
     
  24. bballkid11

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    Go to footlocker bro, anyone and have them stock locate a pair for order. They will ring up 49.99$
     
  25. kg21

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    I think they're sought after, sold my DS pair on StockX for $300-320 a couple months back.