James Harden is the latest victim of having his shoes mercilessly mocked. Just months after Stephen Curry had to defend his Air Shuffleboard "Curry 2 lows," now Harden’s first signature shoe looks like a work boot and a pair of Crocs had a ménage à trois.
James Harden's signature shoes look like something Geppetto would carve for Pinocchio pic.twitter.com/LI8zw4iUqg— Jensen Karp (@JensenClan88) August 24, 2016
This is the most fun Twitter has had with a pair of shoes since Curry’s. In fact, people might be having MORE fun. Thank you, Adidas.
James Harden: Make my new shoes look as good as my defense.— Jeff Ravishing (@JDejuan2) August 24, 2016
Adidas: Okay... you said it, not me. pic.twitter.com/1lBMDfYvBs
What makes this shoe brutal is Harden himself. When the "Curry 2 lows" came out, Steph was basically untouchable and could do no wrong. Harden isn’t as revered at Curry — which made the jokes even meaner.
Every version of the Curry 2 jokes fit into a standard theme: Old people shoes, but Harden’s really ran the gamut.
The new James Harden shoes look like something my dad would wear on a trip to the farm.— Ian Kenyon (@IanKenyonNFL) August 24, 2016
Does James Harden have gout? WTF his shoes look like they're from the clearance section at the Rockport outlet store pic.twitter.com/lc70XUuYEk— Jake O'Donnell (@_JakeODonnell) August 24, 2016
Pixar predicted James Harden's new shoes in Wall-E. Apparently the future didn't want them either. pic.twitter.com/qmmiKdwQuC— Amanda Zeman (@AtoZeman) August 24, 2016
New James Harden kicks can't possibly be for on court?! Look like non slip shoes you get working at a grocery store. pic.twitter.com/W8zgvxiPKN— Ruddy (@Craig_Ruddy) August 24, 2016
There’s one really important thing to remember about these photos, however. The shoe is reported to be released in December. That is a long time. These could just be bad photos, from the worst possible angle of an incomplete design. Harden could come back to win this one.
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