View Full Version : More cushy than Barricade II?

07-13-2006, 11:51 AM
My feet hurt like crazy the day after tennis. im limping like a woulded solder. These are great shoes, but I could use a little more cushion. Also more cushion would make it easier on my jumpers knee

1) Where do these lie on the cushy scale of tennis shoes?

2) Any other shoe to recommend?

3) Maybe an insole would do the trick? dr scholls?

4) Maybe better socks? I wear thin socks because they breath..gold toe ankle cut

07-13-2006, 01:57 PM
K-swiss tend to be cushy I had Defiers they are super cushy! Stabilor and accomplish are good too.

07-13-2006, 05:11 PM
I have never tried them myself, but from what I read in this forum, New Balance CT 1001 are very cushy.

I have tried Nike Breathe Free II, Adidas Baricade III and now I'm using Baricade IV, and all of them are cushy enough for me.

You could also try to wear 2 pair of socks, but you will need a bigger shoe size.

07-13-2006, 05:36 PM
How old are your BIIs? I would switch the insoles and get a good cushioned one. That's what I did and it helped immensely. Overall though I would have say that the BIIs are medium cushioned. They are not as cushioned as the BIIIs or MDPs for example.

07-13-2006, 07:02 PM
Goober, less than a month. They are very stable and a great shoe...Do you recommend a particular insole?

07-13-2006, 08:44 PM
I am using one by Sof Sole. You should buy one for your foot type and part of the foot needs the most cushioning. Most higher end insoles cost around $20-35, but they are worth it IMO.

07-14-2006, 07:04 AM
I had the same problem then I try NB 1001 with Dr Scholls Tri-comfort. Now I have no more pain. So far, NB 1001 is the only pair of shoes that works for me.

07-14-2006, 07:19 AM
Mucat, does that replace your insole or go on top of it?

07-14-2006, 07:49 AM
Mucat, does that replace your insole or go on top of it?

Go on top, and I have to use the inserts with every shoes I wear (even not playing tennis). You can try the Dr scholls with your BII first, if it still hurts, then get the NB, I heard Reebok (MDP is on sale now) and K-Swiss (too wide for me) make very cushioned shoes too, but I haven't try them yet.

07-14-2006, 08:07 AM
I'm telling you man, the Yonex Sht-305 has one of the best cushioining ever. It's so easy on the knees, back, ankles.

07-14-2006, 08:24 AM
matchday pump? they are a little heavy and stiff at times, but your foot will never hurt in these. very comfortable for long day of tennis.

07-14-2006, 10:01 AM
just bought the spenco cross trainer insoles and have them in my work shoes..they are great!! Will play tennis tonight and try them out in the barricades

07-14-2006, 10:27 PM
Tried the spenco's out with my baricade IIs...awesome. So comfortable. My toes werent in serious pain with the added cushion. All in all extremely comfortable and very stable. I played for 3 hours and feet felt great!

highly recommended

07-15-2006, 04:30 AM
Like I said before does n one else have expeiance with K Swiss Defiers there so cushy and comfy.

07-15-2006, 11:49 AM
brucie, when the barricades wear out i will check out the k swiss! the reviews look good...