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Ronny
04-14-2007, 07:57 PM
Hey people, I am looking for new pair of shoes and can't decide which one to buy. I currently have the Barricade IV and am growing out of it. I have no real budget if that helps. I know buying the Barricade IV again might be a good choice but I want to try something new. I currently play 5-6 times a week on Hard, Synthetic Grass and Grass. I hve medium-wide feet and my arch is medium-low.

BkK_b0y14
04-14-2007, 09:11 PM
maybe try the asics gel enqvist, never tried them but heard they have similar cushioning to the BIV(which i have). TW sells them for $85 but no 6 month guarantee, but h o l a b i r d s p o r t s dot com has them with the guarantee.

Ronny
04-14-2007, 09:45 PM
maybe try the asics gel enqvist, never tried them but heard they have similar cushioning to the BIV(which i have). TW sells them for $85 but no 6 month guarantee, but h o l a b i r d s p o r t s dot com has them with the guarantee.

I don't think they ship to Australia though...

ibringtheHEAT
04-14-2007, 10:14 PM
If you can get your hands on the Lotto Revenge they are great shoes for the price. Half of what the Barricade IV's cost, and they are similar in almost all aspects.

Ronny
04-14-2007, 10:21 PM
how is the traction and durability?

BkK_b0y14
04-14-2007, 10:31 PM
maybe the reebok match day pumps? good durability,traction,cushioning/support but a little on the heavy side. shouldn't be a problem if used to the BIV.

ibringtheHEAT
04-14-2007, 10:36 PM
how is the traction and durability?

Like I said, almost exactly the same as the Barricade IV...

I have gotten about 3 months average, playing 6 times a week usually 2+ hour hitting sessions.

I was surprised how much I liked them. Another good idea would be taking to steps back and going to the Barricade II's, they are by a good amount the best of the Barricade line. I'm going to pick up another pair of those after I wear out the rest of my Revenge's.

BkK_b0y14
04-14-2007, 10:55 PM
if you look closely, those revenges kinda look like barricades except for the lotto logo and the color...

Ronny
04-15-2007, 12:22 AM
maybe the reebok match day pumps? good durability,traction,cushioning/support but a little on the heavy side. shouldn't be a problem if used to the BIV.

the ventilation of the pumps is pretty bad from what i've heard.

lacyehsiereh
04-15-2007, 01:01 AM
New Balance makes some decent affordable and wider width shoes.

nn
04-15-2007, 10:17 AM
if you look closely, those revenges kinda look like barricades except for the lotto logo and the color...

yeah very much. I have used Barricade II & III, Yonex SHT 303, RBK Pump & Netmaster, Nike BFII and III now Lotto Revenge. I like them a lot because of fit, traction, comfort (upper is much better compare to Barricade II/III), punto flex in front works great and looks are killer compare to any other shoes I have tried. But overall price is just perfect for shoes $50.. buy it

rabidcow
04-15-2007, 11:12 AM
i would take a look at the asics gel resolution, solid light weight shoes

Ronny
04-15-2007, 09:10 PM
yeah very much. I have used Barricade II & III, Yonex SHT 303, RBK Pump & Netmaster, Nike BFII and III now Lotto Revenge. I like them a lot because of fit, traction, comfort (upper is much better compare to Barricade II/III), punto flex in front works great and looks are killer compare to any other shoes I have tried. But overall price is just perfect for shoes $50.. buy it

yeah the shoe looks like a good choice but is it good for medium-wide feet like mine

nn
04-16-2007, 12:08 AM
yeah the shoe looks like a good choice but is it good for medium-wide feet like mine

Yes it should work. I have medium feet as sht-303 fit perfectly to me (considering sht303 suited more for wide feet) Also barricade 3 fits me well, which another perfect shoes for wide feet. So Revenge should be okay and also TW says "A good choice for narrow and medium width feet. Arch support feels cushioned and supportive with a medium height"

Ronny
04-16-2007, 04:01 AM
hows the air max breathe 2 and the vapor 3? will they be a good fit?

KingOfTennis
04-16-2007, 04:17 AM
bare foot is the way to go! did u know all the pro players just paint their foot so it looks like they r wearing shoes? Bare-foot gives ultimate performance and has the newest of the new technologies. U cant miss this one allright

Ronny
04-16-2007, 04:32 AM
gee...kot, u're pretty helpful

Ronny
04-16-2007, 08:16 PM
anyone else?

Ronny
04-17-2007, 02:18 AM
bump again

nn
04-17-2007, 11:06 AM
hows the air max breathe 2 and the vapor 3? will they be a good fit?

I can tell you about BFII as they are excellent shoes in every category but never try vapor.

KingOfTennis
04-17-2007, 02:03 PM
gee...kot, u're pretty helpful

I just love to help :D

mardy_fish
04-17-2007, 02:44 PM
i have the barricade 2s now and i like them, i used to have the tirands but i grew out of them. they were a good shoe and pretty cheap at around 50-60 dollars.

Ronny
04-17-2007, 08:34 PM
but apparently the b2's are bad for wide feet like mine(i read the TW review on it)