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slewisoh
06-09-2006, 09:16 PM
I have not rolled an ankle since I started wearing Barricades, but they are so HOT to wear in the summer. I don't want to risk my ankles, but has anyone found a shoe that is comparable to the Barricade in terms of lateral stablity?

BaseLineBash
06-09-2006, 09:35 PM
The BFII is a very stable shoe.

anonymous2364
06-10-2006, 08:05 AM
basketball shoes are stable..................

nn
06-10-2006, 09:09 AM
BF II better than B IV

snoflewis
06-10-2006, 09:35 AM
like others have said, the BFII is very low to the ground, so it will help w/ the ankle protection, and they have very good ventilation as well

brucie
06-10-2006, 12:28 PM
K swiss are quite stable I have stabilors, defiers and accomplish, also own barricade 3 and 4! I did roll my ankle real bad in stabilors though! But have in barr3 too! So maybe worth considering.

Ripper
06-12-2006, 05:56 AM
Try out the Prince T10.

BreakPoint
06-12-2006, 11:10 AM
Try out the Prince T10.

I second that!

slewisoh
06-12-2006, 11:16 AM
I've never tried any of the Prince shoes. Roomy toebox?

Honestlybad
06-12-2006, 11:40 AM
The new Yonex shoes are the most laterally stable shoes I ever owned. They have a sole that extends about half an inch beyond the shoe and makes it extremely stable.

BreakPoint
06-12-2006, 12:15 PM
I've never tried any of the Prince shoes. Roomy toebox?

Yes. The models with NFS (Natural Foot Shape) are especially roomy in the toebox. The T-10 is not a NFS model, but is still roomy and not as narrow as the Barricade II's.

tennis life
06-12-2006, 05:16 PM
Yonex shoes are very stable

backhand_finish
06-13-2006, 05:46 PM
how is the stability in the climacool ultimates? they feel low to ground. absolute ventilation.

egrtennis3
07-08-2006, 12:24 PM
You may want to also look at the Reebok Match Day Pumps. They are suppose to be stabile but big.

raftermania
07-08-2006, 01:00 PM
Was going to say MDPs as well. I have both the Barricade IIs and MDPs. The B2s are a much narrower shoe which I feel facilitates a roll more so than the wider MDPs.

Marat Safinator
07-08-2006, 01:41 PM
whats al lthis jibberish with all the letters, what the heck are mpds and bf ii's

raftermania
07-08-2006, 06:40 PM
Just abbreviations.

I refered to all the long winded versions in my post. MDP = match day pump

BF II = Breath Free II

Hopefully FU is self-explanatory, just joking!

goober
07-08-2006, 08:26 PM
I have not rolled an ankle since I started wearing Barricades, but they are so HOT to wear in the summer. I don't want to risk my ankles, but has anyone found a shoe that is comparable to the Barricade in terms of lateral stablity?


Which model do you have? I think the BIIs breathe pretty well. The BIIIs don't. Also moisture wicking socks help a lot.

slewisoh
07-09-2006, 09:22 AM
Which model do you have? I think the BIIs breathe pretty well. The BIIIs don't. Also moisture wicking socks help a lot.

I have the BII's. My feet don't actually sweat much so I'm not sure wicking socks would help much. But I do wear the heavy Thorlo's so maybe a lighter weight sock would help in the summer.

When I take my shoes off after a match, it feels like my body temperature immediately goes down 5 degrees. Even putting a cool towel on my neck or head doesn't have the same effect. I guess my body wants to release heat through my feet...;) like a dog releases heat through it's footpads?

Mr.Federer
07-09-2006, 01:17 PM
For me, the yonex sht-305 shoe is way more stable than any barricade.

Dopke
07-09-2006, 04:36 PM
I'm gonna have to second/third the suggestion for Breathe free II. Barricade III/IV more durable- yes, but BFII is just as stable if not better IMO.

jak914
07-09-2006, 05:34 PM
Try out the Prince T10.
prince shoes give really bad blisters

tonysk83
07-10-2006, 08:42 PM
I have owned BFIIs for a while and haven't sprained an ankle yet with them. I have never sprained an ankle playing tennis though, only basketball and baseball. I sprained my ankle as bad as it gets back in march and have been using the BFIIs without a brace since like end of may and haven't had a problem.

kreative
07-11-2006, 10:51 AM
barricade II's, bf II's, or mpd's. i've just started wearing b IV's and haven't had any problems.

mctennis
07-11-2006, 02:53 PM
Use TENNIS shoes to play tennis. Don't use basketball shoes, running shoes, etc.. If you are a true tennis player ( playing more than once a month) you'll benefit from using tennis shoes.They are designed to be tennis shoes. As in the others being made for their specific sport. IMHO.