"P.S. Keep this paper. Imma be a star."
Adidas has officially revealed release information for the "Imma Be a Star" Harden Vol. 1, the first colorway of James Harden's signature shoe.
As a freshman in high school, Harden wrote his dreams onto paper with a simple note promising his mom, 'Imma Be A Star,' which serves as the inspiration behind this signature colorway.
The Rockets' guard has reimagined the definition of his position and continues to leave his mark on NBA record books as he lives out the goal he created nearly 13 years ago. The "Imma Be A Star" edition of Harden Vol. 1, releasing November 23rd ($160) serves to inspire future stars of the game and commemorate the note James' mom has kept to this day.
"As every young kid, you have dreams...you have aspirations. You ask for things when you're a kid and one day, I asked my mom for some money and I wrote her a note," Harden explained. "It said, 'Could u wake me up at 7:00 and could u leave me a couple of dollars. P.S. Keep this paper. Imma be a star.'
"You have those visions when you're younger and you just don't know how to get to them," Harden continued. "I was one of those kids who figured it out and didn't let anything stop me."
The kicks are built on a black Primeknit with gold flecks, lace tips and three stripes contrasting the black suede toe shroud and full-length Boost TPU wrap, while the original note is showcased as a repeating graphic print on the sockliner.
The "Imma Be A Star" Harden Vol.1 drops this Wednesday, November 23rd at adidas.com and Foot Locker for the retail price of $160.