Houston Rockets guard, James Harden is the newest NBA player to get shred to pieces by the vicious trolls on Twitter for his new sneaker collaboration with Adidas. Harden’s “Triple Black” signature sneaker leaked Tuesday (Aug. 23), and to say the least, people are not here for it.
To put it lightly, the Harden sneakers look like foam, work shoes that light up every time you stomp. “James Harden dropping the Air Coal Miners to corner that Appalachian sneaker market,” one person tweeted. “Adidas gave James Harden therapeutic shoes,” another chimed in. “Finally Harden makes a basketball shoe for me, a waiter at Chili’s.”
Harden’s failed sneaker release follows after Steph Curry dropped his “Curry 2 Low” sneakers in partnership with Under Armour. Curry was also destroyed by Twitter, saying that the only group to wear his shoes would be senior citizens on Life Alert. While it’s nice to see these athletes take a shot at the fashion and retail industries, maybe they should leave the sneaker collabs to musicians like Kanye West.
Check out some of the fan tweets below.
That James Harden sneaker looks half construction boot and half fishing boot
— Carp (@robcarpenter81) August 24, 2016
James Harden dropping the Air Coal Miners to corner that Appalachian sneaker market pic.twitter.com/zeRCrWLe2C
— Charlie (@CharlieWisco) August 24, 2016
Adidas gave James Harden therapeutic shoes pic.twitter.com/F4Cf3DlNbt
— Gonzo (@Gonzerelli510) August 24, 2016
James Harden’s signature shoes look like something Geppetto would carve for Pinocchio pic.twitter.com/LI8zw4iUqg
— Jensen Karp (@JensenClan88) August 24, 2016
I refuse to believe these are the new James Harden sneakers, these the no-slip joints that the restaurant provides pic.twitter.com/pyuNUS6tzP
— Hanif Abdurraqib (@NifMuhammad) August 24, 2016
Finally Harden makes a basketball shoe for me, a waiter at Chili’s. pic.twitter.com/Etw6Ihl0bQ
— Jordan Pryor (@jordodale) August 24, 2016
James harden really made sneakers for grandpa Joe from Charlie and the Chocolate factory pic.twitter.com/zo8M0vdOoG
— Desus Nice (@desusnice) August 24, 2016