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This is a much more comfortable shoe vs. the 6,7, 8 & 8+ barricades. The upper is a lot softer meaning the toe box is not as hard. Also, now that the stability has been moved toward the mid/rear of the foot thanks to the new chassis, the 9 is much more flexible in the forefoot. As a result I feel a little quicker off the mark without a compromise in stability. Does feel a little lighter also and not as bulky compared to previous models. Also, I am usually a size 10, however in these I wear a 10.5, in fact in most adidas I go up half a size.
There are some changes to this new line of Barricade tennis shoes; softer upper shell means less break-in time and new look. For me, they did hurt the inside of my ankle for a while for some time. They are a bit narrow which are fine for my feet. My size is usually 11.5 but for barricades I sometimes go up half a size and got a 12. They look good too. I'm not sure about those circles though, but I guess they have to be there. Regarding performance, they are as good as it gets for a tennis shoe. I can say they are like a combination of Barridcade 7 and adizero feather 3 shoes. Easy on changing direction (the silver part is there to hold and brace the foot when changing directions), no slipping, hugs the foot, light and they feel low to the ground too, like a speed shoe.
So far so good. I gave up on Barricades a few years ago because they were too clunky and heavy and they were badly-designed in that they were sharp on the arch of the foot. I'm pleased to say that now they're lighter and much better-fitting. They still run small though (I had to go for 11.5 rather than 11 as the latter were too small). Will see how they go as I wear them in though.
I am really sold on these shoes, i play a lot of tennis and well fitted shoes are a must, i was fairly happy with the earlier model but these are WOW even better, sturdy base and light well ventilated upper body, fit like a glove, i would love an alternative colour but at this price :( i will make do with the one pair, Yes i would definatly recommend.
I have purchased team 4 recently and found I move very comfortably on the court. My serve and volley become more efficient as the acceleration and stopping of forward movement are easier. Great stuff. Edward
Just got this shoes today, and played tennis with it one hour ago. and I have to say that my size is US10, 1.83m height,I found out that the shoes isnt uncomfortable, heavy, it is perfect shoes to me now!
I ordered these shoes about 2 months ago. They were pretty expensive but wanted to be comfortable while I play tennis. When I buy a new pair of shoes I always wear them for one or two days at home and a office before I take them to my local tennis club, that is the best prevention how not to have any blisters. Anyway, I wore the Barricade about half of day and didn't want to wear them anymore. They are too narrow, my feet very pretty uncomfortable. I hated them. My feet are size 14. "Adidas, you have to make size 14 wider." I don't think my feet are wide at all. Plus my hills felt like the shoes might have come off any time. Can't be only negative, the shoes looked pretty good, better than on pictures.
This is the third pair of Barricades and overall I really love these shoes. However my latest pair do not seem to be wearing very well. The chrome colour and adidas emblem has started coming off the side off the shoes and I have only had them for a month.
When I ordered the shoes at Christmas, I thought the bits that are actually silver were light grey. I have since received vulgar abuse for their vulgar styling. I don't know if the circular patterning has any function, but with 6 months play (usually on artificial clay), the discoloration makes it look as though my feet have some fungal infection If the Adidas shop in Manchester had been open still, I wouldn't have had to rely on a photo on a web site
So at first, I wasn't impressed with this shoe due to the slipping of the heel at the back, but as soon as I got used to the shoe and wore a couple of extra pairs of socks, this shoe is brilliant, would recommend! Matt, uk
bit disappointed on how it looks. From the photos I thought the sides of the shoes was going to be shinny red but when they arrived they were a very dull red unlike how the photos show it up. was going to buy the purple in them as I only wear Adidas but don't think I will now as the looks are very dissaving from on line photos but over all the shoe is as comfortable as the AdidasTennis shoes always are which is why I usually buy the new ones when they come out.
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.
When I first got the shoes out of the box and tried them on, they felt tight, and I thought I would have to return them and get half a size or full size up. But this dissipated really quickly, I did a bit of twisting in every direction and just wearing round house, and I must say these are the most comfortable shoes I've ever worn. Heaps of supports, heaps of cushioning, I love playing tennis in them. I'm trying to wear them out within 6 months to get a free pair, but they are seriously bullet proof. I play tennis 3-4 times per week on hard court, they and I'm now thinking it will be very difficult to wear them down. My children made fun of me for having purple shoes, I still say they look blue, doesn't matter what colour they are to me, they are amazing tennis shoes. They arrived really quickly, literally 2-3 days after purchase. Great service and great shoes. Will be buying again, or the next updated model.
Firstly, I've only used these shoes twice so although they seem great now, I can't comment in the long-term. I've used barricades for many years and although these aren't visually up to the quality of previous versions, in terms of fit, comfort and support they are.