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I previously went with the barricade series but thought I'd give these a try and they are really nice. I don't know whether it's just placebo effect or genuine technology at work but definitely felt quicker round the court and more stable when planting my feet at speed. Would recommend!
The product is very good. My daughter plays tennis and she is nine years old. She is very quick and athletic. These tennis shoes are very comfortable and bouncy. She is a special talent and edgbaston priory are tipping her to go to the top.
I play tennis for years now a i use diferent brands and i can say Adidas Barricade any model are perfect and i always buy them because it gaves you confort,durability and confidence in the court best support for your feet plus helps with the speed, i always recommend it 100%.
Well they were beautiful shoes but despite being a size 13 they were imposibly tight . There seems to be no variety in the width of shoes by Adidas. You are assumed to have aslimline foot. Probably been ddesigned by Italians.
I am always looking for good shoes to support my ball of foot - as it tends to hurt whilst playing. I tried them all! Finally I found them. I will never buy anything else again but adidas Barricade. Tried K-Swiss, Babolat, Nike. Came back to adidas.
My whole tennis life I have worn adidas tennis shoes because I believe they are superior to other brands. I have been wearing barricade shoes but thought I would try a cheaper pair. They are comfortable but after approx 10 sets of tennis look about 12 months old but in reality about 1 month old. I can't see them lasting, I'm reminded of the that old saying you get what you pay for. Stick with the more exensive barricades quality is alot better.
Got these on sale and so far am mostly impressed. They look good and are reasonably comfortable. They are not as light (in weight) as the online description led me to believe, they seem about the same as my previous leather Wilsons. And the heel grip feels a little low... maybe it's just coz I've been wearing Wilson's for so long.
Purchased it for my son. I am sure he is going to love them once he gets his hands on them. From what I have experienced about my pair I am sure these will be his favourite. My purchase was of Blue colour.
I knew that many people think Barricades are the best shoes for tennis, but when I first tried them I didn't like the feel. Too stiff, I thought, and I need more cushioning. So I spent months trying other shoes, fixated on finding the best shock absorbtion. (I had a very sore heel). I'd settled on the winner but a comment from a tennis forum stuck in my head: stability is the most important attribute in a tennis shoe. A shoe can have a comfortable soft upper and an extra cushioned sole, but if your foot is moving around in that shoe and the sole is introducing further instability between your foot and the court then it's making it harder for your body, not easier. I saw Adidas returns policy and got some Barricades to try at home against my chosen shoes, which felt like standing on jellies in comparison. They demanded far more of my muscles and the risk of injury from rolling was worrying. The Barricades were absolutely solid and stable, an extension of my body. Do an A/B test, side-stepping, stopping, turning, and remember that a shoe with such great foot support might feel a bit stiff until you've worn it a few times.
No break in, straight out the box the fit is great, feel really light good room in the toe box.hoping the durability is as i expect from Adidas. Arch feels very supported very stable moving lateral looking forward to some court time with these. Great colours very vibrant,
This is my second pair of barricades. Took a while to get used to the extra heel support but soon appreciated the cushioning especially when decelerating. Very hardware wearing also. Previous shoes have worn out after less than 6 months. I only bought these because they were reduced- the previous ones would still be going strong after 14 months of hard use. Note- you need to buy a half size bigger than your normal shoe size.
Love these tennis shoes. They are so lightweight & comfortable. And they look great. All the tennis coaches at my club are so impressed - and jealous! I regularly play on carpet & indoor acrylic and they are perfect for both. I also play on clay, AstroTurf & shale and again they are perfect for all these surfaces. Although I have yet to play on grass in this particular pair, I have played ingress in other pairs of Adizero unersonics. Again, they are perfect. This proving to be a tennis shoe perfect for ALL surfaces.
The new barricade 9 builds on the previous shoes and is back to its best. Great uppers really lace up tight. The sole and support are excellent as usual. I would still like to see a sole similar to the Novak Pro shoes, but otherwise a great tennis shoe.
Initially I loved this shoe I felt planted to the ground and moved extremely well on the court. It was almost my favorite shoe of all time. However... My knees really started to hurt after a few sessions on the court. I'm 35 years old and still play very hard but I wish I had younger knees so I could give this shoe 5 stars.
I love the support and comfort these shoes provide. Initially I preferred these shoes to all previous purchases. However, I am disappointed by the lack of durability in the sole of the shoe. I have owned these for less than two months and for the past week and a half the sole has been worn through on my primary foot. I play tennis 10-12 hrs a week on hard courts. I guess if you play even half as frequently as that you would be better served by the Barricade shoes which are guaranteed for 6 months.
Fantastic! super feel, great court grip, tremendous lateral support, snug as a bug as far as cushioning, comfort and insole support are concerned and to top it all off, they look great as well. Look heavier than they actually are. The forward sloping design helps with easier push offs for the explosive movement on the tennis court. Great colour and design combination. Super durable. Definitely one to try out. Simply sublime. I just hope they don't discontinue it.
Barricade 9 is an improvement on Barricade 8. It is also lighter and softer across the front from the Barricade 7 (which was a better shoe than the 8, which was too soft). Arch support and ankle support is impeccable. Little break in required.
Uppers are more comfortable with snug fit, lighter than previous versions. The annoying issue with the top eyelet digging into your ankle on the 8's has been sorted. The shoe has the same great stability & traction as with all the barricades I have used. I'm not yet sure whether I like how the mid foot area fits - which is slightly narrower than the 8's. Would advise trying these on before buying as the fit is different.
Purchased a pair of the 2015 model in Black/Red. Normal size is 10 and they were a little shorter than previous Barricades in 10. New colors out so I ordered Navy in 10 1/2, pefect fit but decided to return for the new Black with White stipes. Same size 10 1/2 but now too long. Tough tonkeep ordering shoes when the sizes ate inconsistent
love these shoes! extremely good on the courts! flawless tennis shoes. i cant wait to see other upgrades that they add to it. like the new boost that i have yet to purchase. highly recommend these sneakers!!!
First of all, I have two problems with most shoes: heel slippage as my heel is narrow, and sometimes pain in the inside part of the toe due to some kind of weird shape my feet have. For this shoe, no problem on the toe at all, they are comfortable quite quickly out of the box. For the heel, the problem is that I tried 2 sizes (8.5 and 9), 8.5 being a bit tight in the toe box, 9 having heel slippage despite the nice heel grip inside the shoe. Other than that the shoe is comfy, nice arch support, and lighter to wear than I thought. I would not say it is the ideal shoe for me, but it is worth a try. For me they are way better than other brands I tried (and I tried many...)
This Barricade is an excellent shoe but is built slightly different to previous versions (obviously!). I found that the 2015 version has more room in the forefoot and is slightly narrower. The "roomier" front was a little worry before play but after a few sets all you notice is that this shoe is definitely built for the job and provides excellent support. Looking forward to getting back on court with them soon....
Trust me when I say this, I have a lot of adidas tennis shoes. I am a big fan of the barricade and have recently been sporting the barricade 9 which I think is a great shoe. Recently I got the chance to test out the new Ubersonic, I have tried a couple of Adizero shoes in the past but often found them feeling either cheap or uncomfortable. Firstly, I was keen to try this particular model because I think it looks great. In all black with a red sole these shoes look like they mean business, a stealth bomber disguised as a tennis shoe. The profile of the shoe also boosts it's aesthetics, the guys at adidas told me this has been build on a running last thus giving the unbersonic a sleek and speedy look. The subtle 3 stripe branding on the side and adidas logo on the heel all add to the shoes look. It's not showy, it's 'I am going to sneak on on court, cause you problems, and then disappear before you even know who or what happened' and I love that! So, how does the Ubersonic perform? I haven't been harping on about the looks just because I am image concious, although we do all like to look good on court. However I think the performance of this shoe is actually based around the sleek and speedy look of it. The shoe feels planted, you feel low to the ground and ready to pounce, or dance if that's more your thing. My best analogy is that this this is an F1 car, and your the driver sat low and close to the floor. It defiantly does feel a little like a running shoe for tennis, and maybe that's what adidas had in mind. This shoe is supposed to be about speed and I certainly feel quicker around the court in this vs a barricade. Don't worry when I say running shoe, this still has good lateral support which is set toward the mid and rear of the shoe in the form of a reforced polymer band in which the laces loop through and lock you down. Adidas has informed me they have moved toward mid/rear foot support to help give more flexibly/agility in the forefoot, and this certainly delivers. Grip wise, at first they felt all over the show, I think with any new pair you need to take a thin layer of rubber off before they becoming sticky. After a few matches I feel I have a perfect balance between grip and the ability to slide a little on a hard court. A number of people often pick a tennis shoe based on durability, for me it's not really on my list of requirements, I go for comfort first, how it's feels, how it looks and then will it last. I am not best placed to comment on the durability having only worn the shoe for a couple of weeks. So far so good, I have been playing hard and pushing the shoe, there is a thick layer of rubber around the toe box for abrasion protection and mine still look close to new despite me sliding around the court. I am guessing the outsole will last as adidas have used the industry standard in durability, their adiwear6 rubber. Inside the shoe there is an internal sock and sharks tooth lining (that's what I call it) basically it grips the sock to stop your foot sliding around. I think adidas have really upped their game in the comfort category with this shoe and the most recent barricade, so we'll done adidas! I have given this shoe 5 stars, I think it's possibly one of the best shoes on the market aimed at a serious player with a fast game and I can't wait to put them on my feet again. Finally, word of advice, I am usually a UK 10, however the 10.5 fits me perfect. Thanks.
It’s the second pair of the Barricade 9 I bought. The first one is white where I know went for the purple one. The colour of the white ones started to peel off on one side only a few weeks after I bought them. The 6 month outsole warranty is some kind of pointless. You will only get the shoe replaced once the outer sole is completely gone – basically once you have a hole in the shoe. If you are not playing a lot you will not wear it off. If you are playing a lot and you are serious about the shoes you will replace the shoes once the profile is worn – which is before you have a hole in the shoes. I’ve got the white ones for 5 month now and would have replaced them about a month ago. But I’m now wearing them off to get them replaced. Having said the above the shoe is great and no one else gives you the outer sole warranty anyway. It’s very stable – as all barricades – still light and comfortable. Although I still like the looks of the barricade 7 the best I’d by the 2015 again.
Thought I'd treat myself to a pair of high end tennis shoes as they were half price. Seem very good quality and I enjoy playing in them. Only thing I noticed is they are quite a bit tighter than all my other Adidas tennis shoes of the same size.