threw away my Barricades last night and I barely wore off 5% of the thread. shoe was really rigid. I am going to stick with my Wilson Top Spins. tt playtesters didn't really like these shoes. I love the comfort although it's not as ankle stable as my other shoes.
I love NB's as well. I wore a pair of 996's. They were very comfy. Only complain I had was that it was not as breathable. as it was mostly made from pleather.