Barricade 7 comfort

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  1. t135

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    I love my barricade 7 clay court shoes but after a match it feels like my feet have been beaten with a baseball bat. Never really experienced this. And on clay no less. What is the deal?
     
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  2. hcb0804

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    Don't have that issue myself......the B7 is the most comfortable barricade I've ever had.
     
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  3. Vertiz

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    ^^^ agreed. Rolled my ankle for the first time in my life (i'm 18 ) in B7s last week. Wasn't bad but I didn't think it was possible with the claws and my ankle strength but whatever it's not serious.
     
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  4. hugree

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    From my experience they are very stiff. They need a lot of breaking in.

    Unlike Propulse 3 and Courtballistec 4.3 which are nice straight out of the box.
     
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  5. t135

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    Maybe they are still molding to my feet.
     
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  6. ductrung3993

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    Wait for 10 more hours maybe?
     
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  7. Lucy Brown

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    Used mine for the 1st time in a 1.5 hour drill and had no problems.
     
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  8. t135

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    It's probably just my feet. I'll know after this weekend for sure.
     
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  9. tennisjon

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    I broke mine in much faster than prior Barricades. I wore them for 2 days and then they were great for playing. Lighter, with tons of traction. These were stiffer near the ankle than past ones. Prior generations were stiff on top of the foot. Overall, these are my favorite Barricades.
     
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  10. t135

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    I have the clay court and hard court models. I've figured out that it's the clay court model that does it to me. Like mate the hard court model has more cushioning. Interesting, we'll see how it turns out.
     
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  11. SwankPeRFection

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    Word! Much more comfortable than the B6's or 5's.
     
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  12. NJ1

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    How's ventilation?
     
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  13. GarryClarke

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    wore mine for the 1st time today and wow comfy or what.
    1000 times more comfy than my 6,s and alot more toe room too.
    best tennis shoes to date IMO

    ventilation was good but not as good as my 6,s,
    buy i can live with that as the comfort far out weighs sweaty feet.
     
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  14. t135

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    It's official, it's the clay court version only that bothers my feet. And on clay no less. The hard court model feels like I'm wearing '82 Cadillac Deville's on my feet. Great shoe.
     
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  15. tsongaali

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    Why would you even buy a barricade for clay? do you really need that strong of an upper for clay? I would've gotten the feathers or something much lighter.
     
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  16. t135

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    You buy clay court tennis shoes for the tread pattern which gives you a controlled even slide.
     
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  17. tsongaali

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    I know that. I'm just saying there are other shoes with tread pattern's that are much lighter and more maneuverable. The barricade's tough upper only makes sense on a hard court in the event that you scrape the sides a lot.
     
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  18. t135

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    Oh I see. Some regular hard court shoes have treads that work well for clay. You are right. The hard court barricade 7's grip clay like tractor tires.

    I tried the Adizero's before getting the barricades. They have a great clay tread pattern. But they just weren't stable enough. Got a scare with an ankle turning over, which never happens to me.

    So I researched the barricade 7's and saw they were ultra stable and wasted no time buying them. I'm on clay 90% of the time easily.

    The weight of the barricade 7's are fine for me. And I love the stability and support. The hard court version is really cushioned and comfortable.
     
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  19. 3fees

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    Play Hard Court with mine, they E for excellent, no issues what so ever.

    Cheers
    3fees :)
     
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  20. t135

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    The clay court model just took a little time to break in. Everything is fine now. The hard court model is fine right out of the box.

    Great shoes.
     
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