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rafaelnadalfan1234
02-04-2012, 05:23 PM
i need a new shoe and i have been using the 3.3 and propulse 2s. i need a warranty for my shoes so ive narrowed my choice down to these three. i am leaning most towards the big shot because i like lighter shoes and they are also the cheapest. i dont like the 130 dollar price tag of the adidas and nike shoes but if they are far superior ill pick either of those. but i will take any advice into consideration, thanks

sports4eva115
02-04-2012, 05:31 PM
barricade 7's have the best durability and traction, but I think the 4.3's are more comfortable? not sure havent tried them yet, but in my experience the 7 is like a light tank, but the bigshots are way cheaper but still good. So... it all comes down to if you want a pair of really good shoes, or decent shoes for good price that, if durability is an issue, you're going to have to buy more often.
for me, shoes arn't something I joke around with: whether or not I end up with sprained ankles or something depends on my shoes. Somethings, like cloths, aren't as crucial in a sport, but for a sport like tennis I feel like its important to buy the best shoes possible.
hope this helps!

kingofstring
02-05-2012, 05:15 AM
Get the bigshots I think they are the best overall shoe.

kevin
02-06-2012, 08:35 PM
I moved from Nike to Barricade to Kswiss Bigshot, and I just gave up on the Kswiss bigshot.

I have ankle pain after each wear. It perform fine during play, just a bit stiff to start with. After 10 sessions, the top is still stiff and causing pain to my ankle, to the extend that I cannot walk the next day.

Going back to Barricade.

NJ1
02-06-2012, 10:07 PM
Can anyone please comment on the width of the B7 vs 4.3?

kevin
02-07-2012, 06:46 AM
When I try the B7 and 4.3 in the store, 4.3 is wider in width.

djnemo
02-14-2012, 10:56 AM
4.3 felt a little longer, with a little more room at the end of the toes compared to the B7. Not quite a 1/2 size difference, but noticeable. B7 felt wider at the toes. Surprisingly (as I did not like the CB 2.3 or 3.3), I liked the 4.3 better than the B7 overall. The 4.3 is more comfortable, and felt less bulky then the B7.

NJ1
02-14-2012, 11:00 AM
^So if you're a size 11 in the 2.3s like me would you also buy an 11 in the 4.3? I have a Nike voucher for a free pair but I have to order online. If the fit is very different I'll go and try a pair on but I don't really have the time. Thanks in advance for any sizing help you can give.

Rabbit
02-14-2012, 11:14 AM
I really like the Bigshot better than the Adidas. But, I have found a new shoe which is as good but cheaper, the Prince T22.

of those 3, I like the Bigshot the best.

djnemo
02-14-2012, 03:00 PM
^So if you're a size 11 in the 2.3s like me would you also buy an 11 in the 4.3? I have a Nike voucher for a free pair but I have to order online. If the fit is very different I'll go and try a pair on but I don't really have the time. Thanks in advance for any sizing help you can give.

The size of the 4.3 is similar to the 2.3, so you should be fine with your regular size....