Adidas basketball has today launched a new murdered-out colorway of James Harden's signature shoe, the Harden Vol.2, just days before Harden and the Houston Rockets embark on their quest for the NBA title.

This special edition colorway pays homage to the fear that Harden strikes in opposing defenders, and has appropriately been dubbed the "Nightmare" Harden Vol. 2.

Per Adidas:

"Having problems sleeping at night? Afraid of busted ankles, the stare down and BBQ chicken? Fear the beard? For any defender in the game, James Harden is the ultimate nightmare. If you too are tired of the league’s most lethal step-back keeping you up at night adidas has the antidote – the Nightmare colorway of James’ Harden Vol. 2 signature basketball shoe."

Designed in triple black, the latest iteration of the Harden Vol. 2 draws inspiration from The Beard’s ability to strike fear in his defender. The Harden Vol. 2 "Nightmare" is available now via, but will arrive in stores on Saturday, April 14. Call or text 1 (800) 613-4862 now for your chance to stop the nightmares and cop a pair. 

Harden and the Rockets will host the Minnesota Timberwolves in Game 1 of their first round series on Sunday night. Check out the full TV schedule for the first round of the NBA Playoffs right here.