Is there a more stable shoe than the Barricade?

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  1. slewisoh

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    I have not rolled an ankle since I started wearing Barricades, but they are so HOT to wear in the summer. I don't want to risk my ankles, but has anyone found a shoe that is comparable to the Barricade in terms of lateral stablity?
     
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  2. BaseLineBash

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    The BFII is a very stable shoe.
     
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  3. anonymous2364

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    basketball shoes are stable..................
     
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  4. nn

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    BF II better than B IV
     
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  5. snoflewis

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    like others have said, the BFII is very low to the ground, so it will help w/ the ankle protection, and they have very good ventilation as well
     
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  6. brucie

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    K swiss are quite stable I have stabilors, defiers and accomplish, also own barricade 3 and 4! I did roll my ankle real bad in stabilors though! But have in barr3 too! So maybe worth considering.
     
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  7. Ripper

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    Try out the Prince T10.
     
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  8. BreakPoint

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    I second that!
     
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  9. slewisoh

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    I've never tried any of the Prince shoes. Roomy toebox?
     
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  10. Honestlybad

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    The new Yonex shoes are the most laterally stable shoes I ever owned. They have a sole that extends about half an inch beyond the shoe and makes it extremely stable.
     
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  11. BreakPoint

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    Yes. The models with NFS (Natural Foot Shape) are especially roomy in the toebox. The T-10 is not a NFS model, but is still roomy and not as narrow as the Barricade II's.
     
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  12. tennis life

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    Yonex shoes are very stable
     
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  13. backhand_finish

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    how is the stability in the climacool ultimates? they feel low to ground. absolute ventilation.
     
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  14. egrtennis3

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    You may want to also look at the Reebok Match Day Pumps. They are suppose to be stabile but big.
     
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  15. raftermania

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    Was going to say MDPs as well. I have both the Barricade IIs and MDPs. The B2s are a much narrower shoe which I feel facilitates a roll more so than the wider MDPs.
     
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  16. Marat Safinator

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    whats al lthis jibberish with all the letters, what the heck are mpds and bf ii's
     
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  17. raftermania

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    Just abbreviations.

    I refered to all the long winded versions in my post. MDP = match day pump

    BF II = Breath Free II

    Hopefully FU is self-explanatory, just joking!
     
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  18. goober

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    Which model do you have? I think the BIIs breathe pretty well. The BIIIs don't. Also moisture wicking socks help a lot.
     
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  19. slewisoh

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    I have the BII's. My feet don't actually sweat much so I'm not sure wicking socks would help much. But I do wear the heavy Thorlo's so maybe a lighter weight sock would help in the summer.

    When I take my shoes off after a match, it feels like my body temperature immediately goes down 5 degrees. Even putting a cool towel on my neck or head doesn't have the same effect. I guess my body wants to release heat through my feet...;) like a dog releases heat through it's footpads?
     
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  20. Mr.Federer

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    For me, the yonex sht-305 shoe is way more stable than any barricade.
     
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  21. Dopke

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    I'm gonna have to second/third the suggestion for Breathe free II. Barricade III/IV more durable- yes, but BFII is just as stable if not better IMO.
     
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  22. jak914

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    prince shoes give really bad blisters
     
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  23. tonysk83

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    I have owned BFIIs for a while and haven't sprained an ankle yet with them. I have never sprained an ankle playing tennis though, only basketball and baseball. I sprained my ankle as bad as it gets back in march and have been using the BFIIs without a brace since like end of may and haven't had a problem.
     
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  24. kreative

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    barricade II's, bf II's, or mpd's. i've just started wearing b IV's and haven't had any problems.
     
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  25. mctennis

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    Use TENNIS shoes to play tennis. Don't use basketball shoes, running shoes, etc.. If you are a true tennis player ( playing more than once a month) you'll benefit from using tennis shoes.They are designed to be tennis shoes. As in the others being made for their specific sport. IMHO.
     
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