Barricade 6.0 Causing Foot Pain

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  1. hisrob777

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    Has anyone else had pain on the outside edge of their foot when wearing the Barricade 6.0? I have about 25-30 hours of play in these. I have had 3 pairs of V's and never had any pain at all. What should I do? I dropped $100 on these and feel cheated. Should I change the insole? I'm thinking about checking out some other brands. Less expensive brands that is.

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  2. JoelDali

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    B6 are a narrow shoe.

    I walked into the NYC Adidas store last night wearing my CB 3.3 and when I saw the black and green B6 I had to try them on they're stunning in person.

    Anyhoo I took off the CB 3.3 and put a B6 on my right foot and the new Adizero on the left.

    Both just felt terrible compared to my 3.3s.

    I really want to like the B6 but they are too narrow for a lot of people, including me.

    The black green colorway is sick in person.

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  3. FuriousYellow

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    I've had a pair since the U.S. Open, but haven't worn them for tennis. This weekend will be the first time.

    I wore them around for about an hour this past weekend working out and just running around and felt pain my left arch for the first half hour or so. I'm concerned it will start up again when I wear them for tennis. I had to go up a 1/2 size because my toes were getting squished by the narrow toe box. I've read more than a few reviews from other former V wearers complaining about pain wearing with the VI.

    Regardless, I have to find out if I can wear this shoe because Vs are becoming difficult to find.
     
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  4. hisrob777

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    I still have one pair of all white w/ red stripe V's that have a little life left in them. I am thinking of checking out the CB 3.3 later this year. Hopefully the first colors schemes will go on sale when newer colors come out.
     
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  5. Anderson9127

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    Ha wt a joke, i never had problems on my Barricade 6....
    my foot is wide btw.....
     
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  6. JoelDali

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    The B6 are whats known as the "Silent Killer"...they have destroyed many tennis careers according to Lindsey Davenport and Corina Mairieu.
     
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    Ah yes, Lindsay 'sponsored by Nike' Davenport saying a bad thing about adidas? Whodda thought it?
     
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  8. hcb0804

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    I have no problems with the B6, I have them on right now in the black/blue. I have worn them to work all week; very comfy. I also have the Murray A/O color from 2010 and played several hours in them with no issues.
     
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  9. LPShanet

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    Personally, I find the 6.0s to be the most comfortable Barricade since the II, but obviously it comes down to foot shape. The IV and V were the widest (and flattest arched) Barricades ever, so if you have a very wide (or flat) foot, then the 6's may be uncomfortable. In the end, it's your foot shape that will determine whether they work for you.

    Not sure changing the insole will help much, but if you do, you may actually have more luck with the thinnest one you can find, in an effort to have it take up less volume. Try taking a sockliner from an old pair of Vs and see if that works. Putting a high tech aftermarket replacement insole in may make things worse, as most of them are higher volume than the stock sockliners. Bottom line is this shoe may just not be for you. And cost matters less than what brand fits your foot shape the best. Alternately, you may just want to track down as many Vs online as you can.
     
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  10. Doublebounce

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    Ive had this problem also i have medium wide feet and they ache after a match and/or towards the end of a tough one
     
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  11. samurai13

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    yeah they hurt my feet too
     
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  12. FuriousYellow

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    Tried playing in them for the first time today. Despite extensive break-in period, after 15 minutes started feeling increasing pain in my arches until all I could think about was my feet. It just wasn't worth trying to play through the discomfort, so I switched back to my Vs. Count me among the long-time Barricade wearers who these shoes are not made for.

    If I can't find any more Vs in my size, I may have to go back to the IIs.
     
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  13. Doublebounce

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    IM switching to the 2k10's! light weight, comfortable shoe. much better than the clunky b6s
     
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  14. Anderson9127

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    Nike CB 3.3 and Vapor 8 hurts my feet as well :(
    Dont even mention 2k10 ><.....
    Barricade's the best ;P
     
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    The new adizeros made my right foot hurt like hell. I switched back to barricades and I'm fine now. I use powerstep inserts otherwise they are totally normal.
     
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  16. hisrob777

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    I tried on a pair of Prince T22's for the first time today. I was impressed with the comfort. I also tried on the new CB 3.3's. Felt like foot binding.
     
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  17. dantheman

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    Do you guys know what comes in the Adidas Training Kit ? Contemplating about purchasing a pair of barricade Vl's
     
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  18. LPShanet

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    If it's the one they're giving awayin the stores with a $75 purchase, it includes a pedometer, an exercise/resistance band, a jump rope, a book of exercises and a little bag to hold it all.
     
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  19. Blade0324

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    I've been a lover of the Barricade V's and now that I have only one new pair left in the box and my other 2 are on their last legs I have begun my search for new shoes. I have tried on numerous occassions with the B6's but they are really much narrower than previous versions. I have tried going up a half size, using my own insoles that I play in etc. all to no avail. I have tried to like this new barricade but they are simply awful. I have tried a number of Nike that are only ok to me, K Swiss big shot are pretty nice, but I have recently tried out the Barricade Team and they are much closer the the Barricade V's than anything I have found so far. I'm thinking for $65 it's well worth a shot. I would tell anyone that does not like the new version and wants to find something close to give the Barricade team a go.
     
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  20. Bodycamp13

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    Barricade V's killed my left arch. Cost me 6 months of plantar fasciitis. I may try the V6's but I'm in a new pair of 2K10's right now. They felt a little 'lower' when I tried them on. The B6's felt really good to me though. A lot more arch support than the BV's.
     
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  22. FuriousYellow

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    ^Wow. You went the miadidas route before even trying them?

    Like you, I have an almost new pair that I'll probably never wear. It's my own fault though. The first time I wore them inside to workout they hurt my feet. I could have returned them right then, but I set them aside for 3 months thinking I'll break em in when my Vs wore out.
     
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  23. a_2c+

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    I've walked in my 6.0's for like an hour now. . .and I feel fine. I also have wide feet.

    Which is strange. -__- We'll see how they hold up when I actually practice tomorrow.
     
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  24. ahuimanu

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    Probably the worst shoe I've worn in my 30 plus years playing this game. To avoid further injury I defaulted the third set of a final round as my feet were blistered and bloodied. Ended up on the sidelines for two weeks. The local pro shop recommended new balance for my wide feet. Much better!

    Unfortunately I bought two pair as they were on sale---use them for walking around or gym shoes--very nice looking though




     
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  25. a_2c+

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    Uh oh. I fear for my feet now. D:
     
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    UPDATE: No reason to fear for my feet. I loosened my 6.0'
    s shoelaces a bit for my wide feet. . .and they're breaking in nicely.

    Just that, the toe box is indeed a bit small. . .I mash my big toe against the shoe whenever I go for a running forehand volley. . . :eek:

    but i know once they're broken in, ima really love them.

    hooray.
     
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  27. Tennis100

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    I put insoles in mine, they are fine now.
     
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    Have wide feet as well and have had no discomfort.
     
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  29. tlm

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    I have been using the barricades for years, but once the 6's came out i went to nike. the 6's are to narrow in the toe box, adidas had to go + ruin a great pair of shoes.
     
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  30. ahuimanu

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    It was actually my right big toe that blistered, then developed an open wound. Was a long three hour match and I was getting yanked all over the place then it start to get slippery as blood began to pool.

    Might be ok for light practice but I'd be careful for any heavy duty extended play. These shoes are made for European feet similar to the old Diadoras (e.g. Italian dress shoes). Also the toe area has an indent, perhaps for the toe draggers Had the Tirand III before which is an ok shoe and a lot softer...

    Hope this helps someone (it was a painful experience :)!

     
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  31. hisrob777

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    I found a pair of Barricade Vs at a Sports Authority last week so I'm safe for awhile. I am done with the 6s.
     
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  32. dgoran

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    I decided after CB 2.whatever and Barricade 4 and 5 that I will stop experimenting and just stick with what worked in the past and that was Barricades 2. Every time I tried I got foot pains (mainly heel for me) nd some stinging in the arches.

    I am done...fu innovation hahaha
     
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  33. 10ACE

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    the 6's caused major pain in my arch- I don't like them one bit very odd design flaw
     
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  34. a_2c+

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    I dare somebody to start a "I hate Barricade 6.0 club.". . . .
     
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    How about a "Hurry up and make us a B 7 that's more like B 5 again club" instead??
     
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  36. bad_call

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    foresee black toenail down the road...
     
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  37. a_2c+

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    thanks. -_____-
     
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  38. The_Question

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    All very true! The Barricade 6 sits very well for narrow foot shape, and it does take a little break-in time. Barricade Team is only slightly wider, not much though, but a little more comfortable because it's not as stiff and the upper is more flexible.

    Perhaps look into Team Competition as an option, since Barricade 5 is out of production...
     
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  39. Maroon_Tenniskid

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    Yeah... I'm not sure what the deal is, but they feel fine when I play tennis in them, but the next few days after, the area kinda to the right of my right ball of the foot hurts... I don't know if the shoes caused this pain or what, but I'm not too impressed because to me, they are very awkward to run in, and feel kind of clunky. I don't know if all B6's have this weird thing either, but Mine feel like they are slightly elevated on the balls of the shoes and force your feet towards the outsides of the shoes... I'm thinking that's what's causing the pain, and I hope that that will get better, because I always liked the elevated feel of the shoe a little better compared to the lower shoes like the 2.3's and the Propulse 2's
     
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  40. jayoub95

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    I am currently wearing adidas barricade 6.0's and the insoles are a bit hard and tough so i would see no reason for them not to hurt your feet. They aren't as comfortable as nike but are more durable than nike. I am going to buy a pair of K swiss big shots so they should be better.
     
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  41. J_aces

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    I have these too and I have wide feet but after a week of wearing them I find them to be comfortable.
     
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  42. Actually if you are saying the adizero is causing pain i might accept the point...but Barricades??? no way..-____-
     
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  43. jayoub95

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    As if they don't cause a little pain. The insoles are hard. And there is only a little arch support in the shoe.
     
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  44. hcb0804

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    Different strokes for different folks........I find the barricade 6 MORE comfortable than the Barricade 5. I am currently wearing the B6 in black, I had to get size 11.5 vs. size 11 in the B5, and these B6 fit like a glove. I thought the Barricade 4 was better than the B5 too. But that's just me............
     
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  45. smucker007

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    I use B6 now..just have to loosen up the laces in the front a little and tighten up the top (to limit the foot from going forward in the shoe) and it feels great. I loved B5s but I'm liking the B6s more..and I have pretty wide feet.
     
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  46. bruintennis

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    I like my Barricade 6 (B6) better than the Barricade 5 (B5) because my foot is normal width (D). The B6 fits my foot better. It took about 30 minutes walking in and about one set to break-in. During the break-in period, there was one part of the shoe that was hurting my foot, but after break-in, no problems at all and I like the B6 much better than the B5.
     
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  47. LPShanet

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    I'm with those who like the B6 much better than the 5. The 5 was the least comfortable for me...flat, wide, stiff, and I could just never get them to work even with replacement insoles/orthotics. I thought I was going to have to stop wearing Barricades, until they came out with the 6. I also find the 6 softer and easier to break in. But as they say, different strokes for different folks (feet). There's no one way to make them that will please all foot types. I just hope they keep at least one shoe in the line that fits like the B6.
     
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  48. tom4ny

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    the b6 is a stiff shoe and requires break in but then it is ok. they do fit a bit snug but i have had no foot pain with my low arch wide feet. they look really great (i have the white/black/silver) and with their stiffness they should hold up on the hardcourt well. my gut feel is that they will get better with even more hours on them (i have about 10 right now).
     
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  49. I dont think its hard and need to Breakin when i got them :neutral:
     
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