2016 has not been kind to new shoe releases, that is for sure.
We all remember the flack that the Curry II lows caught when they dropped, and then of course there was the release of the Curry lux, which also caught shade:
Under Armour unveils a Steph Curry lifestyle shoe called the "Curry Lux" w/leather & suede. Launches 8/5 for $150 pic.twitter.com/ZnVQFBDYq5— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) July 22, 2016
And let’s not forget J.J. Watt’s shoes which dropped a few months ago…
NFL (@SBNationNFL) June 24, 2016
But now, we have perhaps the worst shoes that have hit the internet this summer – James Harden’s new signature Adidas shoe:
The NBA’s second-leading scorer has to have better shoes than those. With the big deal Harden just signed with Adidas, his signature shoes were much anticipated, but you couldn’t have thought these would be the final product.
Of course, the internet had a field day:
Please stop making fun of the Harden shoe. It looks like its already been roasted enough pic.twitter.com/Kxc2SbLtef— Brandon Borders (@Brandon_Borders) August 24, 2016
James Harden shoe looks like a fried boot. pic.twitter.com/UlVBI00iVn— Erick Fernandez (@ErickFernandez) August 24, 2016
Harden's new shoe should come with a carton of cigarettes and a box cutter pic.twitter.com/0XbXCNYW4t— ☕netw3rk (@netw3rk) August 24, 2016
I do like the new James Harden shoe ads tho… pic.twitter.com/j1l7DQqqfB— Blake Anderson (@UncleBlazer) August 24, 2016
James Harden’s new shoe, perfect for wabbit hunting. pic.twitter.com/QuDKSnUppC— Joon Lee (@iamjoonlee) August 24, 2016
Harden's new shoe look like standard footwear for UPS contractors pic.twitter.com/ZVVaXtrMfv— ғranĸ нaѕѕle (@HitDaBoogiez) August 24, 2016
And last but certainly not least,
Here’s to hoping that when Harden laces these up and is scoring 40 a game that these kicks will start flying off the shelves!