The latest update to the legendary adidas Barricade tennis shoe, the adidas Barricade 7 continues to offer an ideal combination of durability, cushioning, and support. New features include a lighter weight seamless welded upper, and new lateral outrigger with barricade claws for stability. Improved flexibility and step-in comfort thanks to new integrated forefoot flex zone. Excellent cushioning from adiPRENE insert in heel and adiPRENE + in forefoot. Fit inspired by previous Barricade generations, especially Barricade V. Worn by Andy Murray and other adidas athletes.
The 7.0 version is a great shoe. I experienced some of the the ankle rubbing mentioned by other reviewers and realized that adjusting the tongue slightly to the side eliminated this initial problem. I gave this shoe 4 stars because the white colored areas of the synthetic uppers have discolored to an offwhite/ivory color even though these were newly purchased from MWsports. This discoloration was extremely noticeable when wear white socks and less so with black socks. I'd buy another pair but preferably in another color.
5 StarsConsistent Quality
S. Day from Illinois wrote (September 13, 2012):
Very stable high quality shoe, with consistent comfort, excellent construction, and generational advancement with each new version. Pricey to purchase, but the quality and the dependable guarantee justify the investment. If you foot matches the Addidas mold, you will not be disappointed in this newest version.
5 StarsBarricade 7.0 is great
Jim Erickson from TX wrote (August 31, 2012):
Great shoe. Lasts a long time and holds up well until the sole wears out, unlike New Balance that feels good at first, but gets too sloppy over time. Only down side, the shoes squeak too much, which I think is due to the orthodics that I use.