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Applesauceman 05-23-2013 01:52 PM

Adidas Barricade 8.0
 
I'm not sure if this is new news, though I did a search and didn't find any threads, but here goes...

There is a picture of the new Adidas Barricade 8.0 and Stella McCartney Barricade in the June 2013 issue of RSI (Racquet Sport Industry).

I'm not sure how to post a picture (without a link) directly on this thread or I would. Perhaps a fellow RSI member could help me out.

Applesauceman 05-23-2013 01:54 PM

The 8.0 features a "power band" in the heel for stability. It kinda reminds me of the Babolat shoes with the heel strap. The 8.0 also appears to incorporate a lot of mesh, especially in the toe box, though it could just be a mesh covering.

darklore009 05-23-2013 04:01 PM

adidas also made the barricade 8.0 more wider than the previous ones.

Lukhas 05-23-2013 04:31 PM

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Originally Posted by darklore009 (Post 7438042)
adidas also made the barricade 8.0 more wider than the previous ones.

One ounce lighter, wider, maybe less bulky due to more mesh... Sounds promising.

Bartelby 05-23-2013 05:04 PM

15.5 for a 9.5 size fit, according to the other thread.

Bartelby 05-24-2013 01:53 AM

Latest online edition of Racquet Sports industry will be your guide.

Bartelby 05-24-2013 07:04 AM

There's going to be a black version with silver stripes and white along the base and heal with red band at rear and red accent on claw and nameplate on tongue. Very attractive.

ArliHawk 05-24-2013 07:16 AM

IMO, these are the most aesthetically appealing Barricade in some time.

NJ1 05-24-2013 08:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Bartelby (Post 7439313)
There's going to be a black version with silver stripes and white along the base and heal with red band at rear and red accent on claw and nameplate on tongue. Very attractive.

If the silver was black they'd sound great and evoke the B5 look. The White/Blue/Silver we've seen in live pics are nice.

As for the weight, I wouldn't all get too excited yet. 15.5 is for 9.5. If that's a US size then the 10.5 will weigh almost the same as the B7 at 16.5. Even if it's a Euro size, there's still a 1/2 size discrepancy.

Main thing they need to be careful with is reducing durability. The B7s stand alone, so I'm hoping they keep the same tread, but pictures of the sole so far appear inconclusive.

The Meat 05-24-2013 12:00 PM

The women's Barricade 8.0 is out, but when is the release date for the men's?

NJ1 05-24-2013 12:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Meat (Post 7440205)
The women's Barricade 8.0 is out, but when is the release date for the men's?

6/21 per TW.

grolson1993 05-24-2013 03:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NJ1 (Post 7440213)
6/21 per TW.

excited for this :)

The Meat 05-24-2013 07:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NJ1 (Post 7440213)
6/21 per TW.

Oh god.....I can't wait another month. My poor shoes don't have much rubber left and I've run out of vouchers and I don't really like any courtballistecs(minus the teal) this season.!!!!

ArliHawk 05-24-2013 07:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Meat (Post 7440947)
Oh god.....I can't wait another month. My poor shoes don't have much rubber left and I've run out of vouchers and I don't really like any courtballistecs(minus the teal) this season.!!!!

I think the orange is an awesome colorway.

WhereIsMacMac 05-27-2013 01:10 AM

The Barricade 8's reminds me of a Lamborghini Aventador

Lukhas 05-27-2013 01:32 AM

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Originally Posted by WhereIsMacMac (Post 7445606)
The Barricade 8's reminds me of a Lamborghini Aventador

Maybe you should get some sleep...

NJ1 06-04-2013 10:55 AM

Seems Murray's wearing the 8s, the shoe's last is the same as the 7s so not too big of a transition.


Homeboy Hotel 06-04-2013 11:59 AM

^ Was just about to post that

Francis27 06-04-2013 12:09 PM

Thoughts on the Adidas barricade 8's?

sofaraway26 06-04-2013 01:43 PM

not bad but i prefer the 7 one yet


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