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LOOK: Harden wears PH-inspired signature shoes in NBA playoffs

Martin Mendoza
LOOK: Harden wears PH-inspired signature shoes in NBA playoffs

UPPER HAND. James Harden and the Nets hold a 2-1 lead over the Celtics in their Eastern Conference playoff series.

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Nets star James Harden dons the newest colorway of his Adidas shoes that feature the Philippine flag colors of blue, red, white, and yellow

Brooklyn Nets star James Harden laced up a Philippine-inspired pair of his Adidas Harden Vol. 5 on Friday, May 28 (Saturday, May 29, Manila time) in their 125-119 Game 3 loss to the Boston Celtics.

Designed by Filipino artist Juanito “Quiccs” Maiquez, the unique pair – which is rumored to drop on June 12, Independence Day – features the Philippine flag colors of blue, red, white, and yellow.

“06.12.21,” hinted Maiquez on his Instagram.

In a separate Instagram post shared by Step Back Kicks, the sneaker also appears to have “MNL” written on the insole, as well as the “Quiccs” signature on the side.

Although the Nets suffered their first loss in the best-of-seven series, the former NBA MVP Harden finished with a team-high 41 points along with 10 assists and 7 rebounds, while wearing the Philippine colorway of his latest shoe model.

Back in 2020, Maiquez and Adidas Philippines had already collaborated for the Quiccs Manila Tee collection. – Rappler.com