New Prince Rebel LightSpeed--not that cushiony

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  1. AndreFan

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    I read some comments about this shoe. Yesterday, I tried it on and compared it to my Barricade V's--even putting one on each foot. The Barricade V's had much more of a cushioned feel than the Rebel LightSpeed's.

    Has anyone else found this?

    If I could find a really good shoe in the low to mid 15 oz. range that compares to the Barricade V's, I would consider them. I would like my shoe to be a tad lighter than the 17.1 oz of the Barricade's but not at the expense of cushioning and stability--critical things I need in my mid 40's!!!

    Any suggestions? Thanks.
     
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  2. GoSurfBoy

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    I'm using the T22's for drill and play, and the LS Rebel for Match Day.
     
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  3. netguy

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    I bought these shoes (LS Rebel) ,and I had to change the insole which really sucks! I didn't have any cushioning at all with the original insole these shoes come with. However, I can't be happier now using "Athele Sofsole" as my new insole.
     
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  4. AllLeague

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    I, too, have found these not that "cushiony." However, I just love the feeling I have when I wear them, it's almost like you're not even wearing shoes. They fit my feet very well so I can compensate the lack of cushion for all of the other positives about the shoe.
     
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  5. Al Czervik

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    Another thing I noticed about these is that the rubber seemed especially hard, almost plasticky. That is probably good for durability, but it affected grip and felt clunky. Maybe I should have kept them long enough to wear down the top layer.
     
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  6. AllLeague

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    The outsole? Definitely not good durability, haha.
     
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  7. netguy

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    ^^^^
    I wore them out in less than four months. I think I can still wear them for another month. So, the shoes lasted about five months playing 10 hours a week.
    I paid $59 for them. I'm sending them to Prince for warranty.
    Bottom line, $60 for 10 months is still a good deal for me!
    After this, I can't go back to clunky shoes over 16 oz.
     
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