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The Wall 11-22-2012 05:37 AM

Barricade 7s and Plantar Fasciitis
Has anyone else developped plantar fasciitis after wearing the Barricade 7s? I started having this fairly soon after I started wearing the 7s. Could it possibly be due to the weight of the shoe or something else in the shoe structure? I have never had this problem before. Wore the 5s for several years without problems.

Any suggestions on a good tennis shoe for those of us afflicted with this? Possibly the Asics Gel Resolutions? I wear their running shoes almost exclusively now, and they seem to help. Thanks.

Winners or Errors 11-25-2012 05:37 PM

I appear to be having a similar problem, and Nikes are out because of the stupid lacing systems. Next up, Asics Gel Resolutions...

The Wall 11-28-2012 02:48 AM

I'm trying the Gel Resolutions too. Let me know if they help your feet.

ramos77 11-28-2012 04:08 AM

what about using custom insoles for more support?

EastAngels2014 11-28-2012 05:42 AM

i had the same problem, and i tried gel inserts and it didn't seem to help i switched to Prince T24 and they seem to be great so far.

Doc K 11-28-2012 06:53 AM

Fasciitis and the Barricade
I don't know what causes mine to flare up, but I've definitely moved the only pair of Barricade 7s I own into the category of 'shoes I wear after the match around the club.'

My orthopedic surgeon pal (who's also a damn fine 5.0 player) claims that it is the stiffness of the upper of the Barricade that inhibits the natural flex and pronation of the foot, especially in movements where you end up on your toes. Since I play almost exclusively on hard courts, I needed to go to a lighter shoe and for me the CB 4.3s have the right arch support.

I suspect that a molded arch insert might help, as would typical RICE treatments, and the coke bottle exercises (see

good luck,

T21D 11-28-2012 08:49 AM

I suggest you visit a medical professional, more so a foot doctor. Ironically, I had a an appt this past monday with the same issue. I'm not saying that any of these replies are correct or incorrect because I've tried everything under the sun to self medicate myself from PF. Things to note is you can't blame one particular shoe, but blame the TYPE or flexibility of the shoe. Also, the type of treatment for one person with the same diagnosis, MAY differ. e.g. my wife was given a night splint/boot to wear during the night time and physical therapy. I, on the other hand, was recommended ESWT and custom hand made carbon orthotics. So, as stated before, if you're PF is extreme, seek professional help.

Bodycamp13 11-28-2012 10:03 AM

I developed a severe case with B5's. I have not worn Adidas since. My 5's are still in usable condition but the pain I went through is not worth it. I cut grass in them.

I went to Nike. I was in 2K10's (bought a couple pair) and just got some 4.3's on sale.

The arch support is much better for ME in the Nike's.

3fees 11-28-2012 10:08 AM


Originally Posted by Winners or Errors (Post 7032602)
I appear to be having a similar problem, and Nikes are out because of the stupid lacing systems. Next up, Asics Gel Resolutions...

I'm looking here as well.

JGads 11-28-2012 10:55 AM

Had PF awhile back and after a long layoff, went to Superfeet insoles+Gel Resolution 4 and now SF+Vapor 9 and have not had a recurrence. The SF insoles are great - I use blue or orange in all of my shoes. (podiatrist recommended this, and so far so good)

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