What started as iffy sample images making the rounds on forums has become something seemingly more official. This latest build of the Harden Vol. 1 does several things very differently.
First, the upper is entirely Primeknit — the leather toe shroud, a defining aesthetic element of the shoe, has been removed. Second, the full-length Boost midsole — normally caged in TPU all around the shoe except for a small portion of the medial side — is now completely uncaged.
Moreover, these professional looking images show this “uncaged” Harden Vol. 1 sitting atop a glow in the dark outsole, a first for the performance line.
This new build could be a result of complaints we’ve seen that a small piece of plastic from the eyestay, located under the leather toe shroud, was causing pain and discomfort for wearers. You can get a detailed look at that part of the shoe here.
While the source of these images has been fairly reliable, there is still no official word on when or if this shoe is coming to retail. The early sample images are below.
For now, what do you think of the possible Harden Vol. 1.5? Sound off in the comments.