05/30/2020 ~ erik anson

Image via Sneaker Bar Detroit

Hi all, what’s good? Today at SFS, we’re bringing you the exclusive look at one of the most elite basketball shoes on the market. The Adidas Harden Vol. 4 “Pride” color way is dropping Monday, June 1st for $130.

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This blog we’ll be going over the inspiration behind the shoe, tech specs and photos, how it performs, and a guide on when/where to get your hands on a pair. 

Scroll to the conclusion to get quick, need to know details for the release.

Let’s get started.

A Closer Look

During this time of year, Sportswear brands traditionally tend to display their support for the LGBTQ community by honoring them with specially made footwear pieces in celebration of Pride month in June. So far this year, the imprint that’s been showing the most devotion is adidas as their 2020 “Pride Pack” has already uncovered NMD, Ultra Boost, Superstar, and Stan Smith renditions representative of the festivities.

And now the Three Stripes is welcoming in their Hoops division into this year’s lineup by bringing in a multi-colored iteration of the Beard’s signature Harden Vol. 4. At base, the shoes are executed with a clean white composition, and feature a dichotomy of cooler blue gradients on the toe boxes, and warmer gradients affixed to the heel. But perhaps the most stand-out feature is its bottom as rainbow panels divide themselves along the treading. Furthermore, the footbeds spell out the words “Love Wins” to speak further to its celebratory theme. Peep a detailed look below.

Lateral Image via Sneaker Bar Detroit
Medial Image via Sneaker Bar Detroit
Overhead Image via Sneaker Bar Detroit
Outsole Image via Sneaker Bar Detroit

Performance Testing and Review

People are saying that the Harden Vol. 4 is one of the lighter Adidas shoes with great all-around performance. Although Boost is gone on the V4, it isn’t terribly missed and the Lightstrike tech provides plenty of feedback and bounce to make running up and down the court fun. The traction works great on clean courts and requires only minimal wiping on dusty courts. Adidas finally got it right with the V4 in every aspect especially stability. All in all, it is being touted as the best Harden signature shoe that Adidas has made.

Resale Anticipation

Clocking in at $130, the Harden V4 is not at a bad price point, all things considered in the sneaker world at the moment. An added bonus here is that the Vol. 4 is $10 less than its predecessor which is not something you find usually. As consumers we can always appreciate a price drop when so many others seem to be inflating.

Now to be frank, while this a fantastic shoe and has gotten stunning reviews in regards to its on-court performance, it more than likely won’t be a hot shoe in terms of reselling. Judging by previous Harden V4’s to release, this Pride iteration shouldn’t be that much more sought after. It will move the needle a little more than a normal color way but we don’t predict a huge resale premium.

On average right now, we’re seeing Harden V4’s going for about $90 on the secondary market. Based on this it wouldn’t be highly recommended to go after these for reselling purposes. Why is this? Maybe people aren’t necessarily wearing basketball shoes like this casually anymore. Back in the day sure, you would see Lebron, Kobes, and KDs everywhere off court. Now I don’t know if that’s as true.

On the contrary, these may even go on sale at some point. Often in terms of Pride collections offered from Adidas, Nike, Puma, etc they see some markdowns a few months down the road. If this isn’t a shoe you absolutely need right now, you could perhaps help yourself to a hefty discount later on. Patience saves pockets.

Release Info and Conclusion

RELEASE DATE: Monday, June 1st, 2020 
RETAIL PRICE: $130
AVERAGE RESALE VALUE: ≥$130 
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After the release be sure to check up on the usual suspects for the secondary market – StockX, Goat, Grailed, eBay, and Reddit.

If you’re new to reselling, this blog has everything you need and more, including the Hypemaster Playbook that is an all-in-one package to begin sneaker reselling. The SFS Cook Group is also expanding more and more also. Get in now for the best insider info on sneakers and streetwear.

While we’re on the topic of performance basketball sneakers, were you a fan of the MJ “Last Dance” documentary? Here’s a post on the series’ affect on sneakers and their market. Also be on the lookout for our list of best shoes to release in June! Even if something has already released, it still could be a good time to invest in it considering it could still increase in value over time.

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What are your thoughts on the Adidas Harden Vol. 4? Or what are any of your other favorite shoes for ball? Thank you all, have a powerful week. 

– Erik