Best Bang for your Buck - Adidas/Babolat

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  1. shake&bake

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    Hey guys, I desperately need a new pair of shoes and Im trying to find a pair that is on sale but will still be an amazing shoe? I am really looking for one with a 6 month durability guarantee. What do you guys have in mind? I was thinking the Adidas Barricade 6, now $89.95, or the Babolat Propule 2 Titanium, now $69.95, both with 6 month durability guarantees. I've never tried these shoes before, any previous users want to give a quick review? Thanks!
     
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  2. kingofstring

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    I would suggest the baricades for more durability and the babolats for more comfort. In the end for 20dollars cheaper I would get the Babolats.
     
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  3. ArliHawk

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    Unless you've tried on the Barricades, I'd go with the Babolats.

    I'm an adidas guy, but the Barricade 6's didn't fit my foot at all. So I went with the Propulses.
     
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  4. Maroon_Tenniskid

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    the propulses are very very comfortable and light and I really liked them, but the grip and stability could be a bit better. I got about 2 or 3 months out of my propulses and about 5 months from my B6's. In the end, you can look and see what you're getting from the warranty, Barricade 7's if you get barricades and Propulse 3's if you get propulses.
     
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    I personally find the Babolats to be the GSOAT. I have the Propulse 2's, ABSOLUTELY LOVE THEM. Didn't realize how much I loved them till I tried some Nike stuff, but I have to say that Propulse are amazing. Can't wait to get the new colorway. Heck even the red III's look great!
     
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    Propulses fit a wider range of people...
     
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    I had a pair of Barricades before and Im not sure if I can deal with that break in time again. Yet again they were much more durable. With a 6 month warranty would you guys sacrifice comfort for durability? Might sound like a dumb question but shoes arent fun to play in once theyve lost their tread but you hav'nt broken the outer layer IMO
     
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    I recently went through the "new shoe" decision and settled on Adidas for purely cosmetic reasons. I don't know what it is but for some reason I can't get past the velcro strap on some of the babolat shoes. Yes, it's shallow, but it is what it is...
     
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  10. shake&bake

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    Looks like a good shoe, unfortunately they dont have my size. I have a coupon for a local sports store, might visit tomorrow. How do you guys like the Propulse 3?
     
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    I'd go for Barricades.
     
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  12. spillai

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    The Barricades are nice and durable. If you get them, I recommend getting the 5s or the 7s. Many people feel the 6s were not very fitting
     
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    went with the propulse 3s in red, very comfortable shoe and I love the velcro straps, but they do not seem too durable. I guess thats what the warranty is for!
     
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  14. cknobman

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    I have never put on a pair of Babolats that I liked or thought was comfortable.

    Barricades are pretty good but fit is sometimes off. I usually found that a 1/2 size up is needed.

    Personally best bang for buck is the Prince t22. Super cheap, 6 month durability guarantee, very comfortable, good traction, and they are actually more durable than the Barricades. Im very impressed with mine so far.

    But if your only looking at Adidas/Babolat then my vote is Adidas.
     
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  15. JDMasFCK

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    barricades are the best for your money hands down, the propulse 2 wears out too quickly for me
     
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  16. dr325i

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    B6 vs others...I'd think about it (in my case, I went to Nike for the first time in my life).
    The B7 at twice the price vs anything else, I would go with the B7.
    Amazing shoe, fit, durability, break-in...
     
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    Found new Court Bal. 2.3's and they feel awesome + their $69
     
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    So you are the one who stole it off the bay from me? :(
     
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