adidas Barricade Team 2 vs adidas barricade 7.0

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  1. naturallight

    naturallight Rookie

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    Is there really that much difference between the adidas Barricade Team 2 vs adidas barricade 7.0?

    Just by going from the description, the inlay, midsole, and outsole are the same for each shoe. The 7.0 does have a sleeker upper.

    It kind of seems that the 7.0 is just a heavier (16.5 oz vs 13.5), more durable (6-month warranty), more expensive version.

    thoughts?
     
  2. OldFedIsOld

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    Barricade 7.0 is a lot more comfortable(IMO) and durable than the Team 2. Would you rather pay $80 for the Team 2 or $125 for the Barricade, which comes with the 6-month warranty. It's like a buy one get one free, who doesn't love this?

    Note: TW is having a sale on the blue and orange version of the 7.0, it's only $110 now. So that's 2 $55 pairs of shoes.
     
  3. The_Question

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    Brewahahaha, "it's only $110"? Made it sounds like $100 USD isn't a lot to blow on shoes. Warranty or not, not everyone will run a hole through an outsole of a pair of shoes.

    B7 is big, stiff, heavy, but well built. The BT2 is almost the opposite of that, but lacks the forefoot stability of B7.
     
  4. filphil

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    If you value the stability of the B7, then it's a good value. The 6 month warranty comes in to play when you start burning through shoes. If you fill those two criteria, the B7 is a better buy.
     
  5. naturallight

    naturallight Rookie

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    thanks, I guess I'm just thinking that if the main difference is durability, I might go with the significantly lighter shoe.
     
  6. FlameYo

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    Go for the much better Barr. Team($45 w/ code & P$Match). They're much better than the Barr. Team ($75) from the TW feedback.
     
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    P$Match? tell me more
     
  8. FlameYo

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    CORRECTION: Go for the much better Barr. Team($45 w/ USTA Campus 10% OFF code & P$Match). They're much better than the Barr. Team 2 ($75) from the TW feedback.

    G--lfsmith no longer carries the Barr. Team online.
     
  9. Ryoma

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    Between 2 and 7, I will pick 2. It's narrower and fit better. However, it's doesn't last as long. I wish they bring back the 3, 4 and 5.
     
  10. scotus

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    You're dealing with a different set of numbers.

    "Team 2" is just a name for the cheaper version of Barricade 7 and does not correspond to the previous version of the Barricade.
     
  11. SharkysMV1

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    aside from the durability, how does the comfort/support compare between these two shoes?
     
  12. FlameYo

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    The upper on both the Barr. Team and Barr. Team 2 are soft and comfortable. Your get better support by adding a better $5-15 insole. The blue and gary m-foam insole work ok at Wally-Mart.
     

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