The latest update to the legendary adidas Barricade tennis shoe, the new all court Barricade 8 tennis shoes offer a D-Core upper for reduced break-in time and maximum breathability. The new D-Core technology provides the ultimate mixture of stability, durability, and breathability. The revolutionary barricade claws in the midfoot provide the ultimate forefoot stability. The Band-of-Power in the heel provides maximum ankle support. Excellent cushioning from adiPRENE insert in heel and adiPRENE + in forefoot. Outsole features adiWEAR 6 for the best durability in high-wear areas. Fit inspired by previous Barricade generations.
Right out the box, these shoes didn’t feel good. Instead of enveloping the foot, I feel like I’m standing on top of the shoes instead of in them. No heel support, a tight fit and laces just long enough to tie a bow. Played 3 times with them and still not broken in.
from CA wrote (June 23, 2014):
awesome shoes...will buy them again and again
5 StarsFaster Break In
Laurence from CA wrote (May 30, 2014):
I've worn Barricades for many years and they've always been the most stable shoes I've had. Break In time has thus been a bit long, but this new shoe features a mesh upper which provides much less break in time and is still pretty stable. The price just makes it that much sweeter. Like the traditional white color!
5 StarsGreat shoe for the money
Joe Zesbaugh from CA wrote (May 14, 2014):
This shoe has the stability and durability that makes it a 5 star investment. Comfortable and light weight. The fit was perfect, no break in necessary. The sole felt a little "sticky" the first few times on the court, might just be a new shoe issue. As always, Midwest service is second to none.
5 Starsadidas Barricade 8 Mens Tennis Shoe
Ljubinko from ON wrote (April 06, 2014):
Realy good and beautiful design. Stable yet comfortable.