Adidas Barricade 2021

dr325i

G.O.A.T.
It's really hard to figure out. I could get $120 shoes that last 6 months, I could get $80 shoes that last 2 years.
Please let me know BOTH of those (tennis) shoes because no matter what I tried I never made it longer than 4 months (winter)
 

dr325i

G.O.A.T.
2 months into the Barricade "test" the shoes are very stable and offer super easy way to slide yet feel stable (on HC). I love that aspect of them. The comfort is not bad, however, I would give it 4/10 because of those things on the back pushing on my Achilles and just making them horrible. All I think about is -- I my Achilles OK or it is just the shoe???
The durability is standard Barricade, same as on the last model released, no improvements or degradation.
Another thing that is kind of annoying is the sound they make -- they sound like my ski boots sometimes, two months into the ownership now...

I don't think I will be getting another pair of these...
 

davkarimz88

New User
Please let me know BOTH of those (tennis) shoes because no matter what I tried I never made it longer than 4 months (winter)
For me Barricade Boost 2018 lasted the longest I've ever had without being too heavy or bulky. For Barricade 2021 I'd wear double socks, minimizes any achilles pain and also I'll tape underneath it to stop blisters on the achilles.
 

dr325i

G.O.A.T.
For me Barricade Boost 2018 lasted the longest I've ever had without being too heavy or bulky. For Barricade 2021 I'd wear double socks, minimizes any achilles pain and also I'll tape underneath it to stop blisters on the achilles.
Will all that, I’d rather stick with my Revolt Pros! ;)
 

bertrevert

Hall of Fame
(Yes have lost some skin so far to these high collars...)

No Outrigger
One significant change is the omission of any outrigger on the new 2021 Barricade.

Unlike many tennis shoes the lack of an outrigger on the Barricade reduces weight and perhaps aids sliding. It won't aid stability however there is still quite a hard edge on that underside for uprightness. The lack of an outrigger makes the shoe break into a slide sooner with a smaller surface area and less traction underfoot.

Barricades have had various shades of outrigger for may models but its disappearance is a signal that the previous heft and stability have now been balanced differently against speed and slide.

Nevertheless I also comparatively see slightly rounder edges all round. There's more give in this iteration.
 

tennis347

Hall of Fame
How does the Barricade compare to the Asics FF2 in terms of comfort, stability and cut? Is the Barricade good for a narrow foot and low arch? Thanks for the feedback.
 

SinneGOAT

Hall of Fame
How does the Barricade compare to the Asics FF2 in terms of comfort, stability and cut? Is the Barricade good for a narrow foot and low arch? Thanks for the feedback.
I would say it is not as comfortable, but only slightly. The stability is about equal in my experience. Can’t really comment on the other questions.
 

bertrevert

Hall of Fame
The high collar on this shoe, when new, fairly rips the skin off*.

*Before purchase customer is advised to spend prior month with metal file... developing callouses around top of ankle.
 

mpournaras

Hall of Fame
Strange, the new dark blue/black/neon yellow color way is not up on Adidas site but up on TW.
December release. Sites like TW and the like are putting things up but saying "Ship date: 12/15/2021"

its a give and take. It is cool to see stuff early but I think it could also be construed as confusing as people may think they are actually available. I like seeing stuff early personally.
 

J011yroger

Talk Tennis Guru
Ya boi nearly turned his ankle into peanut butter in these today.

Not sure if it was the shoe or that I wear a bunch of different kinds of shoes.

J
 

SinneGOAT

Hall of Fame
I really like the shoe, just heavy and I get toe jamming. I haven’t had heel issues compared to others which I am thankful for but I recognize where the issue can come from. Laces are only the ever slightest bit long and loose.
 

volleynets

Hall of Fame
December release. Sites like TW and the like are putting things up but saying "Ship date: 12/15/2021"

its a give and take. It is cool to see stuff early but I think it could also be construed as confusing as people may think they are actually available. I like seeing stuff early personally.
Wow yes putting them up around 6 weeks early is strange. I looked at the page and until you click on a size then the date was not showing.

It's almost like preorder. Such a late year release too! I would expect a new color after this one January 1.
 
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