barricade 7 vs kswiss bigshot vs ballistec 4.3

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  1. rafaelnadalfan1234

    rafaelnadalfan1234 Rookie

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    i need a new shoe and i have been using the 3.3 and propulse 2s. i need a warranty for my shoes so ive narrowed my choice down to these three. i am leaning most towards the big shot because i like lighter shoes and they are also the cheapest. i dont like the 130 dollar price tag of the adidas and nike shoes but if they are far superior ill pick either of those. but i will take any advice into consideration, thanks
     
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  2. sports4eva115

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    barricade 7's have the best durability and traction, but I think the 4.3's are more comfortable? not sure havent tried them yet, but in my experience the 7 is like a light tank, but the bigshots are way cheaper but still good. So... it all comes down to if you want a pair of really good shoes, or decent shoes for good price that, if durability is an issue, you're going to have to buy more often.
    for me, shoes arn't something I joke around with: whether or not I end up with sprained ankles or something depends on my shoes. Somethings, like cloths, aren't as crucial in a sport, but for a sport like tennis I feel like its important to buy the best shoes possible.
    hope this helps!
     
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  3. kingofstring

    kingofstring Banned

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    Get the bigshots I think they are the best overall shoe.
     
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  4. kevin

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    I moved from Nike to Barricade to Kswiss Bigshot, and I just gave up on the Kswiss bigshot.

    I have ankle pain after each wear. It perform fine during play, just a bit stiff to start with. After 10 sessions, the top is still stiff and causing pain to my ankle, to the extend that I cannot walk the next day.

    Going back to Barricade.
     
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  5. NJ1

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    Can anyone please comment on the width of the B7 vs 4.3?
     
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  6. kevin

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    When I try the B7 and 4.3 in the store, 4.3 is wider in width.
     
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  7. djnemo

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    4.3 felt a little longer, with a little more room at the end of the toes compared to the B7. Not quite a 1/2 size difference, but noticeable. B7 felt wider at the toes. Surprisingly (as I did not like the CB 2.3 or 3.3), I liked the 4.3 better than the B7 overall. The 4.3 is more comfortable, and felt less bulky then the B7.
     
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  8. NJ1

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    ^So if you're a size 11 in the 2.3s like me would you also buy an 11 in the 4.3? I have a Nike voucher for a free pair but I have to order online. If the fit is very different I'll go and try a pair on but I don't really have the time. Thanks in advance for any sizing help you can give.
     
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  9. Rabbit

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    I really like the Bigshot better than the Adidas. But, I have found a new shoe which is as good but cheaper, the Prince T22.

    of those 3, I like the Bigshot the best.
     
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  10. djnemo

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    The size of the 4.3 is similar to the 2.3, so you should be fine with your regular size....
     
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