Adidas Barricade 8.0

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  1. Applesauceman

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    I'm not sure if this is new news, though I did a search and didn't find any threads, but here goes...

    There is a picture of the new Adidas Barricade 8.0 and Stella McCartney Barricade in the June 2013 issue of RSI (Racquet Sport Industry).

    I'm not sure how to post a picture (without a link) directly on this thread or I would. Perhaps a fellow RSI member could help me out.
     
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  2. Applesauceman

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    The 8.0 features a "power band" in the heel for stability. It kinda reminds me of the Babolat shoes with the heel strap. The 8.0 also appears to incorporate a lot of mesh, especially in the toe box, though it could just be a mesh covering.
     
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  3. darklore009

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    adidas also made the barricade 8.0 more wider than the previous ones.
     
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  4. Lukhas

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    One ounce lighter, wider, maybe less bulky due to more mesh... Sounds promising.
     
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    15.5 for a 9.5 size fit, according to the other thread.
     
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    Latest online edition of Racquet Sports industry will be your guide.
     
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  7. Bartelby

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    There's going to be a black version with silver stripes and white along the base and heal with red band at rear and red accent on claw and nameplate on tongue. Very attractive.
     
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  8. ArliHawk

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    IMO, these are the most aesthetically appealing Barricade in some time.
     
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    If the silver was black they'd sound great and evoke the B5 look. The White/Blue/Silver we've seen in live pics are nice.

    As for the weight, I wouldn't all get too excited yet. 15.5 is for 9.5. If that's a US size then the 10.5 will weigh almost the same as the B7 at 16.5. Even if it's a Euro size, there's still a 1/2 size discrepancy.

    Main thing they need to be careful with is reducing durability. The B7s stand alone, so I'm hoping they keep the same tread, but pictures of the sole so far appear inconclusive.
     
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  10. The Meat

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    The women's Barricade 8.0 is out, but when is the release date for the men's?
     
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  11. NJ1

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    6/21 per TW.
     
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  12. grolson1993

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    excited for this :)
     
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  13. The Meat

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    Oh god.....I can't wait another month. My poor shoes don't have much rubber left and I've run out of vouchers and I don't really like any courtballistecs(minus the teal) this season.!!!!
     
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  14. ArliHawk

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    I think the orange is an awesome colorway.
     
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  15. WhereIsMacMac

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    The Barricade 8's reminds me of a Lamborghini Aventador
     
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  16. Lukhas

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    Maybe you should get some sleep...
     
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  17. NJ1

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    Seems Murray's wearing the 8s, the shoe's last is the same as the 7s so not too big of a transition.

    [​IMG]
     
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  18. Homeboy Hotel

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    ^ Was just about to post that
     
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  19. Francis27

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    Thoughts on the Adidas barricade 8's?
     
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  20. sofaraway26

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    not bad but i prefer the 7 one yet
     
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  21. diabloo

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    nice find. looks ugly though. like kid's shoes
     
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  22. Ocean Drive

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    I've not worn any Barricade's since the V's. They are just too unattractive. Currently wearing the II's, too bad that TW stopped selling them. Probably gone forever now.
     
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  23. PhotoBlue

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    Aren't those clay soles?
     
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  24. Lukhas

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    The doubt is legitimate, but if it were clay outsoles, the whole shue would be covered. Here, the arc is bare. Therefore I think it's the HC sole.
     
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  25. Racquet Daddy

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    Next they'll put a big velcro band over the top like the Propulse. I have had zero problems in the B7s with ankle/heel slippage, so not sure why the band in the back. Aesthetically, in my opinion, it looks silly. I also get nervous when I see tons of mesh. I'll stick with the B7s as they go on sale. Got some brand new B5s off the bay.
     
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  26. PhotoBlue

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    Yes, good point.
     
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  27. SJSA

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    Finally I can wear the barricade shoes.
     
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    The July/Aug Tennis issue has an ad featuring the Barricade 8s... Didn't know if anyone else noticed....

    H76
     
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  29. millicurie999

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    The B8 looks like mid price tennis $60 shoes. Will have to see them in person though.
     
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    Looks like they took some notes from the Nike Tour Vapor 9. I will have to give these a try, always liked adidas but the last few versions of the barricade haven't been great, and I do like the nikes...
     
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  32. sports4eva115

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    they look like they get dirty too easily =\ too much mesh maybe... never thought I'd say that..
     
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  33. Swan Song

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    The Barricade 8.0 upper is not just a regular mesh. It is actually a Kevlar-based mesh.
     
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  34. Sinner

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    ^ Ah, that's interesting. I was wondering if the mesh version was only for Andy/pros and if the retail version used a different material. It'll be interesting to see how durable this Kevlar-mesh will be.
     
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    Why is his angle guard full of clay when he's playing on grass?:confused:
     
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    Notice the shoes have no clay on them at all?

    I suppose it reasonable to assume that clay on the ankle braces came from a clay court. The player (Murray?) simply hasn't had a chance to wash the ankle braces.

    Or maybe he just uses the braces for a while and throws them away rather than wash them.
     
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    Murray needs an angle guard sponsor then.:twisted:
    And lol at Murray's creepy smile in that video.
     
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    P.U. on stinky, unwashed ankle guards!
     
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    Wow cant wait, been waiting for these for a while
     
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    hmmmmmmm...............
     
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    Have just seen close up pics of the blk/white colourway on another place in UK.

    A little surprised as someone else has mentioned of the tread pattern which is more suited to clay. As launch will be in Jun/Jul when clay court season will be over.
     
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    I dig the look of the 8.0. Personally, I felt the 7.0 to be very stiff and plasticky...ew. I hope the 8.0 is different.
     
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  44. fundrazer

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    Reminds me of the V looks wise. I'd love to try them out, but I dunno about sizing. Having a slightly wider foot can be a pain sometimes. CC feather 2 best fit for my foot at the moment.
     
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  45. MarkZepa

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    I like the Heel strap idea.
    Im hoping they're wider than the 7's.
    Im not a fan of the design though. A tad ugly.. Just a tad.
     
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  46. Johnny505

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    Did the stiffness in the 8's not provide support & stability? I found these 2 characteristics quite crucial in the forefoot.

    The 9's, judging from the pics Id seen, uses a synthetic mesh like outer to aid breathability (reminds me of the Asics Resolutions / Solutions), with 1 less hole for lacing.
     
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  47. gavna

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    Yes the toe box and forefoot much wider than the 7s.
     
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  49. Racquet Daddy

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    ^^ quoting the beginning of that article: "...the Barricade 7.0 took the Gold in London and the US Open last summer on the feet of Andy Murray, the Australian Open for Djokovic, and not to mention the choice shoe of the number one double duo, the Murray brothers." :-?

    Each time I look at the shoe, it starts to grow on me a little more. Wonder if miadidas will let you choose mesh colors? Playing in some brand new 5s that I found on the bay...love that shoe.
     
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  50. Velvet Ga el

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    Anybody know the possible color schemes? White/blue looks great, black/red is meh. I loved the Wimbledon color scheme in the 7.0s and would snap purchase if something similar is available on the 21st
     
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