Adidas Cybersonic

Chairman3

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@StefanosWillSaveTheWorld not to be daft, but I assume you are comparing to the current Ubersonic 4?
Most interested in the narrowness comment. I like the look of the barricade but heard it runs wider. So if this is similar but narrower, could be a winner
 

Chairman3

Hall of Fame
Thanks!
Found a pic on the web, aside from the fact they look a little 90s-ish (I think it's the "energyrod"), I like them.
Seem like a good blend of Uber and Barricade
Far and away better than any of Nikes recent shoes
 

Gemini

Hall of Fame
So that's the shoe I saw Debru wearing at a Challenger event. I could see the 3 stripes but it was in a place I wasn't used to seeing them.

 
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I wore them around more today and compared them to the ubersonic 4. The ubersonic 4 is slightly lighter. Little lower to the ground. The Cybersonic 4 is definitely more supportive, more arch support. not THAT much heavier. Still feels like a very fast shoe. It definitely seems like they are trying to have something between the barricade and ubersonic 4. A lot less clunkier feeling than the barricade. but still with that arch support.
 

Kal-El 34

Hall of Fame
I wore them around more today and compared them to the ubersonic 4. The ubersonic 4 is slightly lighter. Little lower to the ground. The Cybersonic 4 is definitely more supportive, more arch support. not THAT much heavier. Still feels like a very fast shoe. It definitely seems like they are trying to have something between the barricade and ubersonic 4. A lot less clunkier feeling than the barricade. but still with that arch support.

my player got to do a test of the cybersonic and said they were one of the best shoe he’s ever had on his feet.
I’ve been testing the current vapor pro and absolutely hate them. So if these are a light alternative with better support they seem like a big winner compared to what’s out there
 

Noveson

Hall of Fame
I have been playing in them. Hands down the best shoe I've worn performance wise. They feel extremely stable for how light they are, and just glued to my feet. Price + durability will be the only questions for me.
 
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RNBABOLAT

Professional
I have been playing in them. Hands down the best shoe I've worn performance wise. They feel extremely stable for how light they are, and just glued to my feet. Price + durability will be the only questions for me.
If people will pay 170 for just (Hopefully!) A reissue of the Vapor 9.5... And the performance is just a bit better after use, then I feel like is money spend in something innovative and actually thought for tennis and not just adding some random tech to increase the price and reduce the functionality of the shoe...
 

Mischko

Professional
Hm a preview. And they seem interesting, I'm curious. I doubt I'll switch from Barricades, but if they have a serious big midfoot shank and enough stability, i might try them
 

innoVAShaun

Legend
Cloud White / Core Black / Solar Red

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Chairman3

Hall of Fame
Energyrods = go faster stripes
For devotees of the simpsons, they can also be referred to as speed holes

Despite this, I think it is a genuinely nice looking shoe, shame it is waaaay over what I think is reasonable for shoes to cost. :cry:
 
The energy rods that Adidas has in their running shoes run between the midfoot to the front footbed, ostensibly helping with the pushing-off motion, kind of an extended midfoot torsion shank. In this one, all the marketing material says it's under the heel, so I wonder how much it's actually doing besides being a heel stabilizer. That external structure is a corny looking bit of bling that doesn't have any functional purpose but to help signify to the consumer that there is tech in this shoe, and to justify a new pricepoint. FWIW, the black colorway looks much better. When is that one being released?
 

Noveson

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The energy rods that Adidas has in their running shoes run between the midfoot to the front footbed, ostensibly helping with the pushing-off motion, kind of an extended midfoot torsion shank. In this one, all the marketing material says it's under the heel, so I wonder how much it's actually doing besides being a heel stabilizer. That external structure is a corny looking bit of bling that doesn't have any functional purpose but to help signify to the consumer that there is tech in this shoe, and to justify a new pricepoint. FWIW, the black colorway looks much better. When is that one being released?

I have a pair, it runs throughout the midfoot up to about the ball of the foot. Anecdotally they seem wayyy more twist resistant than a shoe like the ubersonic while being very light weight.
 
Did a lesson for a guy wearing these today and one of the lace eyelet things pulled out.

J
That happened with one of my Barricades. The eyelet was punched half off of the reinforced part of the upper meant for eyelets, and it seems the single layer of the upper just tears when you pull hard on the laces. Seems like that could have happened with the Cybers too.
 
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OK, so according to TW's preview /interview video with the Senior Product Manager for footwear, that exterior decorative looking piece of plastic IS the power rod. Nevermind that the power rods in Adidas's other shoe, the Takumi Sen 8 running shoe, is imbedded into the midsole as an alternative to a torsional shank plate. Instead, for tennis, we have this silly loop of plastic running from the outside of the lateral midfoot of the midsole to the medial heel cup. What could this possibly do that a stiffer and longer heal cup couldn't do? I know athletic footwear marketing is full of snake-oil marketing, but this is especially silly, exactly as if they were marketing sneakers to children or something.
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Noveson

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OK, so according to TW's preview /interview video with the Senior Product Manager for footwear, that exterior decorative looking piece of plastic IS the power rod. Nevermind that the power rods in Adidas's other shoe, the Takumi Sen 8 running shoe, is imbedded into the midsole as an alternative to a torsional shank plate. Instead, for tennis, we have this silly loop of plastic running from the outside of the lateral midfoot of the midsole to the medial heel cup. What could this possibly do that a stiffer and longer heal cup couldn't do? I know athletic footwear marketing is full of snake-oil marketing, but this is especially silly, exactly as if they were marketing sneakers to children or something.
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It runs most of the way through the shoe on the interior. See above.
 

FrankyRelax

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WTF are those weird adidas socks? Why have the tabular thing in the front and back?
These are only my thoughts, but i think it's to pull up the socks without the risk of ruining the elastic at the top of the sock. So they stay up and that elastic lasts longer. I could be wrong, but practically it makes sense. Still ugly though
 

The Big Kahuna

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OK, so according to TW's preview /interview video with the Senior Product Manager for footwear, that exterior decorative looking piece of plastic IS the power rod. Nevermind that the power rods in Adidas's other shoe, the Takumi Sen 8 running shoe, is imbedded into the midsole as an alternative to a torsional shank plate. Instead, for tennis, we have this silly loop of plastic running from the outside of the lateral midfoot of the midsole to the medial heel cup. What could this possibly do that a stiffer and longer heal cup couldn't do? I know athletic footwear marketing is full of snake-oil marketing, but this is especially silly, exactly as if they were marketing sneakers to children or something.
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The ENERGY ROD design is supposed to be Adidas' answer to the graphite plates in some tennis and running shoes of late. Reviews for that system have been outstanding. I would keep an open mind until you try them under foot. There is a reason most pros have graphite plates in their shoes - stability and energy return is supposed to be outstanding.
 

Kal-El 34

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Played for 3 hours in them yesterday. First off…. LOVE the shoe

1) runs a touch smaller than barricades which is good for me as adidas size 14 has been a bit big for me lately and the13 too small. These are just right

2) I just threw my pair of vapor pros away because I hated them so much. These are light enough, more comfortable and plenty of stability. Actually very impressive for a speed shoe

3) price sucks and they need to bring it down

4) aesthetically I love the look of the shoe, one of the cooler options out in this time of terrible selection
 
The ENERGY ROD design is supposed to be Adidas' answer to the graphite plates in some tennis and running shoes of late. Reviews for that system have been outstanding. I would keep an open mind until you try them under foot. There is a reason most pros have graphite plates in their shoes - stability and energy return is supposed to be outstanding.
I just picked my pair up. (Thankfully, I had a Creator's Club voucher waiting to be put to good use). The in-store try-on was positive. The last felt similar to my old Ubersonic 2's, which I always felt fit like a glove. My pinky toes might rub against the lateral wall too much though, so I'm a little worried about that once I get on the court. Other cons: it's not as light feeling as the Ubersonic 2, and I felt some heel slippage. The shoe has a decent amount of stiffness, but I'm used to stiff (I wear Stycons more often than any other model, as I value stability over everything else.) Looking forward to testing this on court at my next USTA match (with barricades as a backup).
 

d-quik

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I just picked my pair up. (Thankfully, I had a Creator's Club voucher waiting to be put to good use). The in-store try-on was positive. The last felt similar to my old Ubersonic 2's, which I always felt fit like a glove. My pinky toes might rub against the lateral wall too much though, so I'm a little worried about that once I get on the court. Other cons: it's not as light feeling as the Ubersonic 2, and I felt some heel slippage. The shoe has a decent amount of stiffness, but I'm used to stiff (I wear Stycons more often than any other model, as I value stability over everything else.) Looking forward to testing this on court at my next USTA match (with barricades as a backup).
did you not bother trying a half size larger if you were at the store anyways?

EDIT: nvm, already felt heel slippage
 
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