Barricade V or Ballistic 1.3

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  1. rafaelnadalfan1234

    rafaelnadalfan1234 Rookie

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    which is a better shoe?
     
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  2. BobFL

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    For me 1.3 by far...
     
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  3. rafaelnadalfan1234

    rafaelnadalfan1234 Rookie

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    have u worn both shoes?
     
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  4. BrandonPHX

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    I've owned both and I think the answer is, it depends.

    Both fit my feet about the same. Felt like the cades maybe had a little bit more room in the toe, but not much.

    The cades are more durable I think, not by much. However, the 1.3s have a softer ride, which for me was important. So the 1.3's are my preferred shoe at the moment. I'm pretty heavy though so I need that soft ride.

    I'd try both on and just pick which ones fit the best, because honestly they are both really good shoes.
     
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  5. mtommer

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    This was my impression too.
     
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  6. Skabeast121

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    I like the barricade V's a lot better. For me the fit was much better (I have a narrow foot and higher arch) The 1.3's were very flat no real definition in the arch, and very wide. Where as the Barricades were narrower and had a higher arch. I also felt the barricades performed better in every category except durability.
     
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  7. Blask

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    I thought they were both very durable but the 1.3s won me over because for me they have a lot less of a break in period. I could wear my 1.3's out of the box and not have any problems. My Cades tore up my feet for several weeks before they softened up and got comfortable.
     
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  8. BrandonPHX

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    Cades do take a while to break-in.
     
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  9. BobFL

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    Of course. I would not be giving my opinion based on unilateral experience.
    Barricades are like bricks, stiff and heavy.
     
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  10. dr325i

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    but still better than any Vapors so far...
     
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  11. BobFL

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    C'mon Dr, stop quoting me around the Net! :) Vapors V are still in different dimension compared to any brick that carries adidas' logo.....
     
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  12. dr325i

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    sure, if you have feet like a chicken...
    Otherwise, they are so narrow...it hurts...
     
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  13. Bad Dog

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    Actually, the new Nike Lunarlite Vapor Tour is now wide – from the TW website: “Width fit is slightly wider than medium”

    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Nike_Lunarlite_Vapor_Tour_WhMarina/descpageMSNIKE-NMLVTWB.html
     
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  15. nicolaisidek

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    the Vapors are meant for speed. CBs are not. That's why they're no guarantees for all the Vapors
     
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