I’ve been eagerly awaiting the fastpass deconstruction of the adidas Harden Vol. 1 and now, it’s finally live. fastpass went deep with this one and included deconstructed tooling comparisons to the Crazylight Boost 2016, D Rose 7, and Crazy Explosive (make sure to check page two for that). However, fastpass had an issue with the shoe while reviewing it.
The fit issue was caused by the black plastic that reinforced the eyelets on the interior of the shoe. A small triangle of about 10mm of the plastic extends down past the forefoot shroud and that caused for the fastpass team — so much so that while deconstructing the shoe they included images on how to remove that little bit of material (also on page two of this post). We haven’t gotten any reports of this being an issue for our testers, but we’ll know more come the full performance reviews.
The Harden Vol. 1 utilizes a shank plate, in the same infinity shape (or the shape of an 8), that is almost identical to what is used in the Crazy Explosive. when looking at the photos below, notice how the plate has been altered at the arch.
Make sure to check out both pages to see the entire deconstruction and comparisons. If you’ve been experiencing any pain or discomfort while playing in your Hardens, let us know in the comments below.