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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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....