Barricade IV recall/problem?

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  1. Catalyst

    Catalyst New User

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    First, let me say that I am a hardcore Adidas man, and have had 3 pairs of Barricades in the past. That being said...

    I think I may have ordered a pair from TennisWarehouse that slipped past quality control.

    The rubber on the inside of the right shoe pushes down on top of the knuckle/joint where my big toe meets my foot, and causes intense pain, to the point where I can't wear them just walking around, I only use them on the court, and even then I have to mess with it for a while to get the pain bearable. The left one fits fine, and I've never had any other problems with my older barricades(2's and 3's)

    I'm wearing 10.5's, and the length/width feels fine, it's just that when the shoe bends, that rubber thing is coming down on my joint. I think Adidas may not have put enough length on the rubber piece when they molded it on. I have resorted to thicker socks, but it is still bad.

    Do I need 11's? Or is this what I can expect if I get another pair when these wear out?


    Thanks, -D
     
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  2. Bogie

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    same with me, my bIV's had the things that hold the laces rip out and they cut the laces as well. the b2 and b3's were much better.
     
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  3. bluedevilinnj

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    My barricade IV's had the same thing. The thing that holds the lace ("claw?") ripped out, however this was easily fixed with some superglue.
     
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  4. vinky

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    I noticed something similiar w/ my pair for like one day, then it went away. I just assumed that I just needed to break into them
     
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  5. Freedom

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    Weird. My new B4s fit perfectly.
     
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  6. andyroddick's mojo

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    this is why I"M a DIEHARD NIKE fan
     
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  7. brucie

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    mine too!
     
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  8. BluDiamond

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    mine had that problem too, try wearing thicker socks and not wearing them for long periods of time, mine were only bad in a tournament at half term when i had 2 matches each day
     
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  9. bigbanger

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    I also experienced the toe pinching problem with the Barricade IVs. Very disappointing, as I liked the shoe otherwise. I only wore them a few times and felt like I wasted my money on them. I have since gone back to the Barricade IIs. I also sometimes wear the Feathers when playing on very hot days. Both are far more comfortable than the IVs in my opinion.
     
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  10. mowcopian

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    thisis why i have always had nike shoes as my main prioty is comfort
     
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  12. mowcopian

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    nikes are known for being over priced but now i thing tht the balance is changing. now adidas stuff is more expensive.
     
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  13. MTChong

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    First, I'll assume that was supposed to be "think."

    And second, it's great that you think the balance in changing and think Adidas shoes and perhaps apparel are more expensive, but you're wrong. Go check the Adidas and Nike sections; across the board, you'll find Adidas' shoes are cheaper with even their newest shoes not costing $110 like Nike's. As for clothing, no contest; Adidas is cheaper.
     
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  14. metsjets

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    mine fit perfectly, except the blisters i get on the outside of my big toe :(
     
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  15. thejuice

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    Well how fitting is this thread because I tried on a pair of B IV's for the hell of it today and found them to be very comfortable. I have a question...I wear a 14 in Nike shoes (BF 2's to be exact) and even found a 15 in the BF 3's to be a perfect fit but I happened to try on a 13 in the B IV's (it's so hard to find a 14 in Atlanta) and they felt perfect. Do the Adidas shoes run big or was it me hoping that they do?

    PS...Sorry if I'm thread jacking. It is truly unintentional.
     
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  16. Catalyst

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    No, Nikes run small. Adidas are true to size.
     
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  17. BackSpin

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    my barricades are fine. i have no problem with them.
     
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  18. vinky

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    fitting wise, my biv's were perfect as well.
     
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  19. TREX

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    Juice. I would take another fit. I bet you will

    Be happier with a 14. I got a 15 Barricade and I am usually between a 14 and 15 depending on the shoe.
     
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  20. thejuice

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    Excellent advice because I decided to special order a 14 and couldn't be happier.
     
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  21. cgtennis10

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    That is weird.... I have the exact same problem with mine. Even weirder because Barricade 2's never had ne problem
     
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  22. zhan

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    Barricade 4s fit like a glove...
    looks amazingly pro
    and performs liek a champ
     
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  23. Roger_federer

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    I am ordering the barricade 4 soon in dark shale/silver/orange but I was wondering about the break in. I tried them on at a local store in different color. I usually wear a 10.5 nike basketball shoes. And for barricade 4, size 10was right for me. The 10.5 felt ok in the front but the heel had too much room. Even the 10 has a little room on the heel but the front and width fits TIGHT. Will this stretch out a little after break in?
     
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