Discussion in 'Shoes and Apparel' started by Applesauceman, May 23, 2013.
I felt the shoe press into my arch on the left foot a bit but not on the right
I have experienced a similar problem with specific adidas shoes. I think in 2010 when Djokovic was promoting those purple blue barricades, I bought them and I had this crazy pain in my shins. Never had it before, I thought it was anything else but the shoes. When I switched them, the pain was gone. I realised that some shoes, fit your feet differently, based on how wide your foot is, it can reshape the insole inside, create a disbalance and put more effort on other unstable parts of your body to move your legs... The barricad 7.0 has worked out great for me, looking forward to the 8th.
I am beyond disappointed in this shoe. I thought for sure I would love this shoe since it is a most durable Adidas shoe. I liked the feather II, but after wearing the 8's I have been getting shin splits really bad. I figured it was just me so I would foam roll and do calf stretching but everytime I wore these shoes I would get shin splints.
As a result, I recently bought the Courtballistec 4.3 and I have not had any pain after three hitting sessions.
I read somewhere that if the 5.0 and 7.0 had a baby it would be the 8.0. That had me pumped to try the 8.0. The more I read this thread I'm not so sure. I'm thinking with the rebirth of the 5.0, I might never try the 8.0.
I love the comfort of the 5.0, but the support of the 7.0 is unbelievable. Any aggressive movers have any imput? I slide around on hardcourts like Monfils/Djokovic. I haven't had any ankle issues ever, but I'm scared that I will if my ankle kicks out. The claw on the 8.0 looks smaller (less support) than the 7.0.
Heres an example:
This is almost exactly what I look like except not on the backhand wing. I slide like this on my FH wing. In the photo you can see Novak is depending heavily on the support of his left shoe. Could this be why he isn't wearing the 8.0 (still isn't wearing it to my knowledge...)?
Good question. I tear through shoes in no time and wear them heavily on the inner drag guards particularly on my right foot (righty, 2hbh). I am also a huge fan of the 7s and overall do prefer the shoe to the 8. That said, the 8 does offer plus lateral support compared to any other brand (I'd say it's 90%+ close to the 7s) and the upper is just as resilient as previous iterations.
Where the 8 does not please me as much as the 7s is (a) the fit- it is a touch too wide (but still playable) and (b) the outsole pattern does not grip HC quite as consistently as the 7s. Inner eyelet issue remains on both but as you probably know can be solved by lacing top inner side looser.
In summary, the support of the 8s is there, but the shoe is touch wider and Djokovic is coming off the back of another great year and fickle pros like to stick with what works.
As an FYI, Djokovic-specific 7s are coming out so you will be able to order those as of next week I believe. 5s arrive at the same date, and the nice looking white/blue 8s are only $89 so you're spoiled for choice.
Need to replace my last pair of Barricade 7's, but I'm not sure which size to buy. 10.5 is my normal shoe size and what I wear in the 7. Those abomination of a shoe Barricade 6's forced a larger size upon me and it sounds like the 8's might also require a 1/2 to full size larger, as well. However, both the Adidas live chat support and the ******** shoefitr app say the Barricade is true to size. There are no Barricades available to try on in Montana that I know of. Any advice?
Same size as the 7s. You for sure don't need to size up for the 8s as they are the same length and a touch wider.
I went a half-size down and they fit perfectly now. I wore 10.5 for the last 4 Barricade iterations and went down to a 10 on my second pair of 8's (which I wore for the first time tonight). Night and day difference with fit and comfort.
I was ready to abandon the 8's and go back to 7's
The 8s are much more durable in my opinion. They lasted me 4 months. The 7's lasted me about a month and a half.
I agree. Mine lasted nearly 6 months or about 300 playing hours. The previous Barricades went about 4 month or 200 hours. The rubber on these is definitely harder and/or thicker.
I'm on my third pair of B8s. The pair I just got seemed perfect until I felt and heard a clicking or snapping coming from the right heel area. I can't tell what it is but it happens now on every step. Bwahhrg.
Same happened to me. It's really annoying.
Is there a pebble in the tread? :twisted:
When is the nice blue color with the white on the heel like Baghdatis Gulbis and some other pros are wearing coming out??
lol, no pebble it is clearly coming from under the fabric or sole or where the two meet. Happens on each and every full step from heel to toe, very very annoying when on court and walking back and forth in general.
Anyone experiencing the "toe jamming" that the TW play testers referenced. I don't want to go through the whole thread. I haven't used had the Barricades before, and trying to decide between the Joker 7's and the new 8's. I'm just scared of the toe jamming issue, as I don't want to get black nails, etc... Thanks in advance.
Anyone have the blue and silver barricade 8s? If so, how do they look in person? Thanks
The B8s do have potential for toe jamming. In my own experience lacing them tightly somewhat prevents this but it does happen once in a while. My first pair I sized down half a size being I thought the fit was slightly big. As they broke in I started getting more and more toe jamming and overall harshness on my feet. My next pair I tried my normal size and haven't experienced nearly as much.
Great color. I think they are the best color of all production B8s available
Thanks for the reply
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is the blue color Baghdatis is wearing in Miami ever coming out??
Blue with white on the heel....anybody know??
DeBakker has them on vs Fed today, too
Nishikori has the blue and white ones on too!
Also Gulbis was wearing them https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYf4UuF47wU
I wanna know this too. They look really sharp
pretty sure edberg was wearing one too when he was rallying with roger
I saw a photo sample of new Barricade 8's with white on the back section of the sole with a blue upper. But the blue on the upper of the shoe looked darker. More like a navy or royal blue, rather than the vibrant light blue of the Baggie ones.
Thiemo De Bakker was wearing them during his match with Federer... did any one else notice how badly damaged were the tops of both shoes? The camera man actually zoomed-in at one point, and they looked totally destroyed.
He had the sewn and taped with something. I've been concerned with their durability since I first saw them.
Yes I pointed this out in a thread in the Pros Racquet and Gear section.
The patch-up job by de bakker looks to be more like a feel or personal preference mod rather than poor durability/natural wear. The B8s uppers are plenty durable and last for every other pro. Would be interesting to hear confirmation from the man himself though.
Yes, confirmed this colorway was not ranged in the U.S. market.
You could be right... but I remember seeing a player during Indian Wells wearing them and they had an obvious rip across the top on one shoe. I didn't make much of it... but seeing de Bakker's shoes seems to confirm what I thought I saw.
I personally like the look of the shoe... but one has to wonder about it. Adidas is very quickly releasing an update via the Barricade 8+, where they are changing the uppers, but leaving the rest of the shoe unchanged.
The Navy and the Gray Barricade 8+ both look very nice. Adidas moving the upper more closely to the style of the Feathers (which also have nice black/white and red/white coming)
The 8's seem to be the most durable of the Barricades I've worn. Been wearing them since B4.
The bottom rubber lasted about 30% longer than the 7's
Fair point, and you also may be correct.
For me, the sole has not lasted as well as the 7. The outer heel is way too thin on the 8s, that's the main issue. Other Barricades always lasted longer and when a hole came it was in the toe.
The 8's in the store seemed to be two pieces of rock. Are they practical!?!?
This is the best color of the B8; why they did not release these in the USA, I have no idea.
Works for some people, but I agree they were extremely brick-like and clunky. Used them for about a month and gave up.
Definitely durable though, and outsoles are very grippy. Maybe if you have smaller to average feet, they aren't as bad as they are for size 12+ people... just too much bulk for me.
10x better then the US version
If you ask me, I would ask Adidas to release Barricade 7 or 8 copying this Adidas Football boot ( Samba ). Berry shoes!
And a copy of these one ( black with green only in the back ).
I just was able to order this color from an online UK tennis site. It was the LAST PAIR in my size! I'm pretty turnt about it!!
Turnt? I think you're not under 25, so never say that again. Lmao
Man, I love those UK B8s! The total cost would be as much as a pair of Mi B8s. Even though that specific blue isn't offered I'd rather get custom colors and comfort pkg. If TW had those I'd be all over em.
I know.....when i heard it for the first time, I had to ask my 19 yr. old what it meant!!!
Which website did you get these from?! I'm loving the colour, and need an upgrade from my Slazenger shoes.
If I type it they will delete it...one can't specify competitors names here on the TW site. They understandably don't like that.
To be fair, they basically have:
I understand, thanks anyway!
Bit of a very quick long term (6month review) of my Barricade 8's.
Previous shoe was Barricade 7 which lasted 6 months before I'd word a hole in the toe (I'm a REALLY bad toe dragger on my left foot and play almost exclusively on hard courts).
Initially I found the 8's quite uncomfortable and they took quite a while to wear in. Never had such issues with the 7's as they were comfortable straight away.
Once worn in they are fine but more importantly - virtually no wear on the toe!!! Very impressed as frankly I'm happy to take a slight hit on comfort for the financial bonus of not having to buy new tennis shoes every 6 months
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