micoach is all you need to get the results you want.
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.
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 bought the polo not realizing the logo and stripes were printed rather than embroidered. i will keep it, but i wish adidas would go back to embroidering the stripes and logo...i looked at some of the other lines in the collection and all are printed. i dont know why they went towards printing, i will wait a while before i buy again.
I have to admit, I dont play tennis. But I do run and the Adidas shoes I have owned in the past are put together very well. Eventually the old running shoes become my beat up walking and errand shoes. But not this time. I treated myself to this good looking shoe and I have to say they are built like a tank. A little stiff, but no pain. I did replace the insoles on all my running shoes with an aftermarket insole and I did so with these shoes too. They look good and feel good on my feet. All I need now are the tennis lessons.
Having played tennis for in excess of 50 years, I was using a variety of polo shirts of various qualitiy, colour and style. Now, unlike my peers, I wear genuine tennis shirts and it's been a good move. They are not unreasonably priced, seem of excellent quality and ARE the right fabric in which to play sweaty tennis. Highly recommended, specially when discounted.
The Barricade 5 Classic is a fairly heavy and stiff shoe, but loosens up pretty quickly. The best part is - they take a serious beating in stride. After many many uses, they are just as protective and supportive as on day 1. Just like every other tennis shoe, though, the right toe goes long before the rest of the shoe is worn out. I'm still yearning for some kind of "tough-toe" technology.
Played with Stan Smith's then switched to Eli Nastase's which for me were the best tennis shoe I ever used. I only play in adidas tennis shoes (none of the others work for me [tried them all] as I have schlosis which impacts my bending etc. When I could no longer buy the Eli Nastase's I tried some other adidas shoes but they were just not the same. This shoe is great if you don't want to spend over $80 and if you have a high in step and wide feet. I run on air with these shoes and the are very sure footed. Your feet will thank you. I plan to buy five and store them to last the next ten years...., once six thirteen is available again.
This shoe secures your feet 100% and enables you to move with confidence. It is built as an outer shell to protect your feet. Starting and stopping are excellently provided for with grip that makes you retrieve anything particularly on hardcourts.
I have bought a few pairs of these shoes (black/white and black/solar slime). I think they are the best looking barricades ever made. As is the tradition with all barricade shoes, they are like a tank. They take a beating and still stand up straight; tough outsole, probably the best. There is a lot of room in forefoot area (I have narrow feet) and they are comfortable enough. Here is the only con. I find these shoes not as flexible and comfortable as barricade 7. They are a bit on the stiff side (even after wearing them for a few months). And for those who are curious, these shoes are not micoach compatible.
I have worn Adidas shorts for many many years. The quality and durability is still there and is the main reason I pay a little more for Adidas products. The fit is the same as the shorts I have from 20 years ago.
These are solid sweatbands, as I've used Adidas brands in the past and they are good quality. However, the picture shows bands with just the logo on them. The ones I received had the logo and the words Adidas under them. Not a huge deal, but the main reason I got them was because I thought they looked cooler with just the logo (as opposed to the ones I already had, which include the words).
The shoes really fits my feet, I don't think it needs the break-in time. However, it may leave an issue of being loosen after playing a couple of matches No comments on the durability since I play tennis twice a week, but it could not be a problem because I have owned other pairs of Adidas shoes without any issues of durability. All in all, the classic model is classic.
Got these in white, restrained, simple styling with logo and slash piping the only detailing. Closer fit than basketball or running shorts and length hits above the knee (unlike basketball shorts which I find too long). Thin, wicking material, but even dark underwear don't show through.
When I'm on the court I have to have my wristband on my left arm so I will have another piece of identity. The climalite keeps my wrist free from dried up sweat during play and I like how it lasts longer than my previous ones from other brands. Always a fan of its reversibility to keep me matching with my headband while at work or on the court.
These shorts are very comfortable. They are roomy without feeling like you are floating in them. They wick away moisture and allow you to stay dry while staying active for longer periods...and they're stylish as well.
These shorts are absolutely amazing! Extremely comfortable, they absorb and remove sweat very quickly, and are lightweight and playable. Good length too. Us juniors can be picky on the length of our shorts, but I'm 6' tall and these go down about halfway down my kneecaps, so for tennis shorts they're a very good length. I've bough many pairs of Nike and Adidas shorts in the past, but this might be my favorite yet. Very well made, fairly durable and comfortable, and good size. Couldn't ask for anything better! THANK YOU ADIDAS!