Adidas Cybersonic

did you not bother trying a half size larger if you were at the store anyways?

EDIT: nvm, already felt heel slippage
Yeah, exactly.
The fit is so close to the Uber 4, but not quite the same. The 4's fit me great, but it had an annoying forefoot crease issue. Although the Cyber has slightly firmer upper than the Uber 4, the crease that happens when you flex onto your forefoot didn't come down on my toes as aggressively as the Uber 4's did.
 

BPlain

Semi-Pro
Are these replacing the Ubersonic line? Or are they in addition to Ubersonic and Barricade lines?
 

Kal-El 34

Hall of Fame
thanks for the feedback but is this referring to lengthwise, widthwise, or both?

length wise. They fit more like the older adidas shoes used to fit me and I wore adidas through ubersonic 2. Width was fine. Not as narrow as say head sprint pro and maybe slightly wider than the vapor pro. Super comfortable shoe. No complaints yet other than price. Will see how they hold up

I didn’t like ubersonic 3 and never tried the current ones so can not comment on fit between the two. I’ve been wearing sprint pro 3.5 which I like but are def a narrower shoe
 
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The Big Kahuna

Hall of Fame
Adidas Cybersonic notes: After wearing these shoes around the house for one day, I had no complaints. The Cybersonic is more streamlined than the new Barricade or Sole Court Boosts (one of the top then all-time favorite tennis shoes) so they do wrap the foot more than those models and have less room in the toe-box than they do. I would say they run at least a half size smaller – if not more. You immediately feel the “Energy Rods” effect on your movement propelling you forward and making toeing off from heel to toe easier. This system also makes the insoles very stable – and very stiff. I wore them casually for about 8 hours and did not find the uncomfortable – although I would not say they shoes are plush by any means. Initially, they reminded me of the Lotto Mirage 100 underfoot.

On the court, the comparison to the Lotto Mirage 100 continued. They felt very quick and responsive, but not very cushioned. If the Barricade was sturdy four-wheel drive, this shoe would be an F1 racer - the ground feedback was accentuated here. Footing was sure and responsive. Court movement and quickness seemed to be improved with the Cybersonic. That’s the good news.

On the flip side, the thin lacing system and the thin neoprene tongue did not offer a lot of comfort. I found the laces to be somewhat painful on the top of my foot on the medial side below my ankle and above the bump on the top of my foot. I also found the heel cushioning quite firm with a low heel drop, which seemed to irritate my Achilles tendon a bit. After an hour on the court, I had to take off the shoes as it was too distracting to deal with both these issues.

It is hard for me to imagine playing with these shoes on a daily basis – not only due to these fit and feel issues, but also due to the price. I think if you are looking for a game day shoe with an emphasis on performance and quickness, you would be better off with a Lotto Mirage 100 for half the price. Good try Adidas, but back to the drawing board.
 

Kal-El 34

Hall of Fame
Disagree with sentiment above. I have not tried the lotto mirage but I’ve got about 6 hours in in the cybersonic and am loving this shoe. I do think price needs to come down. Durability will be my only concern but so far so good
 

JW89

Rookie
Coming from a lover of the SCBs, these were horrible for me. Did not like at all, much more narrow, less support and cramped toe box. Played 5 hours in them to give them a proper test.
 

The Big Kahuna

Hall of Fame
Coming from a lover of the SCBs, these were horrible for me. Did not like at all, much more narrow, less support and cramped toe box. Played 5 hours in them to give them a proper test.
Totally agree.

Woke up this morning after 1 hour in the Cybersonics yesterday and my heels and achilles are sore. Maybe it is just me and my feet, but these shoes are the total opposite of the SCBs. I could see people injuring themselves in these to be honest.
 

The Big Kahuna

Hall of Fame
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Interesting none of the Adidas players wore the Cybersonic at the AO 2023? Zverev was back in his Ubersonics when it came time to play.
 

Noveson

Hall of Fame
Disagree with sentiment above. I have not tried the lotto mirage but I’ve got about 6 hours in in the cybersonic and am loving this shoe. I do think price needs to come down. Durability will be my only concern but so far so good

Aligned with you. Favorite shoe I've worn since the Vapor 9 or Ubersonic 2. Whether I wear them or not will be based on durability. Performance wise they're incredible for me.
 

Noveson

Hall of Fame
Interesting none of the Adidas players wore the Cybersonic at the AO 2023? Zverev was back in his Ubersonics when it came time to play.

I saw 3 or 4 players wearing them...kalinskaya, and one of the chinese players off the top of my head. One of them was wearing the black pair.

Zverev just turned his ankle the wrong way around I would hold off judgement whether he's switching shoes or not lmao. You should also have noticed he's wearing very old ubersonics. I wouldn't be surprised if the switch was intended before the ankle incident.
 

Pronate

Rookie
I saw 3 or 4 players wearing them...kalinskaya, and one of the chinese players off the top of my head. One of them was wearing the black pair.

Zverev just turned his ankle the wrong way around I would hold off judgement whether he's switching shoes or not lmao. You should also have noticed he's wearing very old ubersonics. I wouldn't be surprised if the switch was intended before the ankle incident.

Interesting, I would think Zverev would ditch his old ubersonics considering they do not have the lateral support to prevent his ankle incident.
But he is wearing ankle braces now.
 

ajspurs

Rookie
I just can't get over that slug on the back of them. Probably look fine in person but hate how that part looks in pictures.
 

Noveson

Hall of Fame
Interesting, I would think Zverev would ditch his old ubersonics considering they do not have the lateral support to prevent his ankle incident.
But he is wearing ankle braces now.

There's not a tennis shoe out there that will prevent ankle turns like that. There's not even a high basketball shoe that will. Notice NBA players that have to deal with landing on people's foots still wear mostly low shoes now. If you want something that will prevent what happened to Zverev then wear ankle braces. A shoe isn't going to do that.
 
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So the second time I laced up the Cybersonic, one of the lace loops, which are elastic bungies that are stitched to the upper, detatched from the shoe. I've returned the shoe for a refund, and am working on replacing it. This is the second time I've had a QA issue with a recent adidas shoe. My barricade had a lace eyelet punched partially on the edge of the reinforced part of the upper, and the laces tore right through the eyelet. I really don't think it's user error, as I'm not exactly choking my feet out, but am just tying it up for a secure fit.
 

The Big Kahuna

Hall of Fame
So the second time I laced up the Cybersonic, one of the lace loops, which are elastic bungies that are stitched to the upper, detatched from the shoe. I've returned the shoe for a refund, and am working on replacing it. This is the second time I've had a QA issue with a recent adidas shoe. My barricade had a lace eyelet punched partially on the edge of the reinforced part of the upper, and the laces tore right through the eyelet. I really don't think it's user error, as I'm not exactly choking my feet out, but am just tying it up for a secure fit.
I have heard this now from 3 people with these shoes. The same was common with the 2021 Barricade, as well. I think the elastic material used for the lacing system is a huge design error. Just too many issues with the current line of Adidas shoes right now and they are better and cheaper options out these at this time - i.e. Asics and Diadora.
 

The Big Kahuna

Hall of Fame
There's not a tennis shoe out there that will prevent ankle turns like that. There's not even a high basketball shoe that will. Notice NBA players that have to deal with landing on people's foots still wear mostly low shoes now. If you want something that will prevent what happened to Zverev then wear ankle braces. A shoe isn't going to do that.
That said, some shoes are much more resistant to rollover and ankle injuries that others. The Ubersonics are at the bottom of that scale. They are not and have never been a motion control or stability shoe. Since he is sponsored by Adidas, I am surprised he is not playing in the Barricade which is their stability shoe.
 

The Big Kahuna

Hall of Fame
I would never have imagined the day where Asics and (especially) Diadora would ever EVER become a "cheaper" option in any way, yet here we are.
The Diadora B.Icon on sale now on TW for $90. would be hard to beat at that price for price / performance ratio. A great shoe! The Cybersonic - unfortunately - is not.
 

d-quik

Hall of Fame
God damn it, Adidas does NOT sell the barricade, ubersonic, or cybersonic in 12.5 in Canada. What a travesty
 
Damn, what am I doing... I should be giving the Ubersonic 4 a try. Nice fail-proof lace loops, and the fit seems very good for me, which helps with stability /injury prevention. The barricades are admittedly a little wide in the forefoot, and the Cybers are prone to mechanical failure. The Uber 2's were fantastic for me when I first got back into the sport, so I should just stop tinkering and go back to that fit.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Damn, what am I doing... I should be giving the Ubersonic 4 a try. Nice fail-proof lace loops, and the fit seems very good for me, which helps with stability /injury prevention. The barricades are admittedly a little wide in the forefoot, and the Cybers are prone to mechanical failure. The Uber 2's were fantastic for me when I first got back into the sport, so I should just stop tinkering and go back to that fit.

Cyber is prone to Mechanical failure ??? this is first i ever heard of this .. what do you mean ?
 
its 14.1 oz, that's plenty light. so is it Adidas's new lightweight performance shoes ?? their new flagship shoes ?? Wonder if the cushioning is better than Ubersonic ??

adidas adizero Cybersonic Wh/Blue/Red Men's Shoe | Tennis Warehouse (tennis-warehouse.com)
Definitely more cushioned than Ubersonic 4's or Barricades, for me at least. But not nearly as cushioned as the Solecourt Boost, nothing is at this point. But the feel inside of the Cybersonics feels like a premium tennis shoe, the liner helps. Very like that of my Nike Vapor X knit. I think the price is reasonable for the shoe quality. Have not had issues with any breakdown- to be honest I'm not nearly as rough on any of my shoes. I move well enough but I don't drag my toes :) -if that makes sense at all.

It does feel lighter than the Barricades, and about the same as the Uber 4. Cybersonic does feel quicker than the Uber 4 though. Hope this helps.
 

The Big Kahuna

Hall of Fame
Definitely more cushioned than Ubersonic 4's or Barricades, for me at least. But not nearly as cushioned as the Solecourt Boost, nothing is at this point. But the feel inside of the Cybersonics feels like a premium tennis shoe, the liner helps. Very like that of my Nike Vapor X knit. I think the price is reasonable for the shoe quality. Have not had issues with any breakdown- to be honest I'm not nearly as rough on any of my shoes. I move well enough but I don't drag my toes :) -if that makes sense at all.

It does feel lighter than the Barricades, and about the same as the Uber 4. Cybersonic does feel quicker than the Uber 4 though. Hope this helps.
I might have to respectfully disagree in terms of the cushioning comparison with the barricade. From wearing all of these shoes, I would say that the barricades are the most cushioned current shoe in the Adidas line being at the Solecourt Boost is no longer being made.

The cybersonic is not a plush feeling shoe. The midsole is very stiff in this apparently designed that way with the energy rods in place.
 
It's certainly light and the cushioning is "correct". Not too mushy or high off the ground, but not too minimal that you feel unprotected from impact.

I think what I like about it is that after putting it on and starting to hit against the wall, I immediately forgot about the shoe. My worries about fit went away, and the shoe was just slim and decently low to the ground. No clunkiness, weird creases in the toebox, or soft/slow response. Too bad my brand new pair broke immediately though.

Definitely more cushioned than Ubersonic 4's or Barricades, for me at least. But not nearly as cushioned as the Solecourt Boost, nothing is at this point. But the feel inside of the Cybersonics feels like a premium tennis shoe, the liner helps. Very like that of my Nike Vapor X knit. I think the price is reasonable for the shoe quality. Have not had issues with any breakdown- to be honest I'm not nearly as rough on any of my shoes. I move well enough but I don't drag my toes :) -if that makes sense at all.

It does feel lighter than the Barricades, and about the same as the Uber 4. Cybersonic does feel quicker than the Uber 4 though. Hope this helps.
 
It's certainly light and the cushioning is "correct". Not too mushy or high off the ground, but not too minimal that you feel unprotected from impact.

I think what I like about it is that after putting it on and starting to hit against the wall, I immediately forgot about the shoe. My worries about fit went away, and the shoe was just slim and decently low to the ground. No clunkiness, weird creases in the toebox, or soft/slow response. Too bad my brand new pair broke immediately though.

Makes perfect sense, exactly how I felt with the Cybersonic. It really just disappeared and you need not worry aout any pinching or toe stubbing while playing.
 
I might have to respectfully disagree in terms of the cushioning comparison with the barricade. From wearing all of these shoes, I would say that the barricades are the most cushioned current shoe in the Adidas line being at the Solecourt Boost is no longer being made.

The cybersonic is not a plush feeling shoe. The midsole is very stiff in this apparently designed that way with the energy rods in place.
Not plush at all (if plush equals cushioned). More of I guess smooth feeling inside, not like "pinchy" Ubersonic or Barricade like. Cushioned enough though, for my feet. Again, plush can be only on the Solecourt Boost.
 
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Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Definitely more cushioned than Ubersonic 4's or Barricades, for me at least. But not nearly as cushioned as the Solecourt Boost, nothing is at this point. But the feel inside of the Cybersonics feels like a premium tennis shoe, the liner helps. Very like that of my Nike Vapor X knit. I think the price is reasonable for the shoe quality. Have not had issues with any breakdown- to be honest I'm not nearly as rough on any of my shoes. I move well enough but I don't drag my toes :) -if that makes sense at all.

It does feel lighter than the Barricades, and about the same as the Uber 4. Cybersonic does feel quicker than the Uber 4 though. Hope this helps.

Oh man, if this is True, then Cybersonic has to be the BEST shoes that Adidas has in their lineup for Performance shoes. Why isn't all the pros switching to it ? like Zeverev, Thiem and others ??
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Several people including myself have reported the lace loops tearing out of the shoe with normal use and early on. (For me, I had a single wall session).

Wow is this a Known issue ?? this this lace tearing out is true then that is really bad. this is expensive shoes and if that happens, it that Covered under Warrantee ? Will TW replace the shoes ??
 
Oh man, if this is True, then Cybersonic has to be the BEST shoes that Adidas has in their lineup for Performance shoes. Why isn't all the pros switching to it ? like Zeverev, Thiem and others ??
Not sure if it's the best in the line up, as many folks do like the ubersonic and barricades as well. It certainly is the most expensive Adidas tennis shoe at this point which I think is fair as the shoe is well made (except for some issues with other players here regarding the eyelets). Whether it's worth it or not will ultimately depend on how good it fits you and if you're able to enjoy playing with it.
For now I'm liking it, as much as I did the Solecourt Boost. I like the quickness/speed around the court, traction and it really just hugs my foot really well. By the way, I have good arches and medium width feet (no bunions), if it helps at all to give you an idea of a possible fit/sizing.
Good luck!
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Not sure if it's the best in the line up, as many folks do like the ubersonic and barricades as well. It certainly is the most expensive Adidas tennis shoe at this point which I think is fair as the shoe is well made (except for some issues with other players here regarding the eyelets). Whether it's worth it or not will ultimately depend on how good it fits you and if you're able to enjoy playing with it.
For now I'm liking it, as much as I did the Solecourt Boost. I like the quickness/speed around the court, traction and it really just hugs my foot really well. By the way, I have good arches and medium width feet (no bunions), if it helps at all to give you an idea of a possible fit/sizing.
Good luck!
if you do break that shoelace eyelet,, would they replace the shoes for free ?? What is the warantee ? i will buy from TW but i want to know TW will also replace it if that mechanical issue happens .
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Not sure if it's the best in the line up, as many folks do like the ubersonic and barricades as well. It certainly is the most expensive Adidas tennis shoe at this point which I think is fair as the shoe is well made (except for some issues with other players here regarding the eyelets). Whether it's worth it or not will ultimately depend on how good it fits you and if you're able to enjoy playing with it.
For now I'm liking it, as much as I did the Solecourt Boost. I like the quickness/speed around the court, traction and it really just hugs my foot really well. By the way, I have good arches and medium width feet (no bunions), if it helps at all to give you an idea of a possible fit/sizing.
Good luck!
do you think it is a good quick shoe for Serve and Volleying ? Thank you
 
do you think it is a good quick shoe for Serve and Volleying ? Thank you
I don't serve and volley as much but lateral/fwd/bwd motions were quick due to the responsiveness of the shoe. I have no issues getting to drop shots for the most part. I think the energy rods help with the propulsion?

I wear a 10.5 on most shoes. This was no different. For the Solecourt Boost, the 10.5 definitely felt large and I could have gone down a 1/2 size easily. For the Cybersonic, the fit is snug and not tight, conforms very, very well to my foot, very comfortable and no pinching whatsoever like on the Uber and Barricade (which eventually went away on the Uber/Barricade after some break in period).
 
if you do break that shoelace eyelet,, would they replace the shoes for free ?? What is the warantee ? i will buy from TW but i want to know TW will also replace it if that mechanical issue happens .
Hmmm... great question. I feel this one is going to be a TW call. They are always very accommodating and reasonable :)
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
I don't serve and volley as much but lateral/fwd/bwd motions were quick due to the responsiveness of the shoe. I have no issues getting to drop shots for the most part. I think the energy rods help with the propulsion?

I wear a 10.5 on most shoes. This was no different. For the Solecourt Boost, the 10.5 definitely felt large and I could have gone down a 1/2 size easily. For the Cybersonic, the fit is snug and not tight, conforms very, very well to my foot, very comfortable and no pinching whatsoever like on the Uber and Barricade (which eventually went away on the Uber/Barricade after some break in period).
man it sounds like the BEST shoe ever made in history of Adidas. so still,, why isn't the top ATP pros wearing this yet ?:unsure:
 
Ok, I just picked up my replacement pair and picked up an Uber 4. So fresh out of the box, let's put the cushioning debate to rest: with the Uber, I felt slightly more give under the heel. This may have more to do with the shape of the heel midsole, where it sticks out a bit more out back. Apart from that, no notable difference in amount of squish just walking around in the store. I'd say the two shoes both offer a relatively minimal low to the ground feel under foot.
Weight:
At size 7.5 (I'm a small footed chubby adult, so footwear is especially important for my tennis)
The Uber was 11.9oz the cyber was 12.14oz. Single sample, and sneakers can have quite a bit of variance. But taken at face value, both shoes are both very light and you're not going to feel the difference. I certainly didn't. Notably, there's more outsole on the Uber, whereas the cyber's outsole has more cutouts, so that weight savings likely compensates for that extra plastic.
 
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The Big Kahuna

Hall of Fame
Oh man, if this is True, then Cybersonic has to be the BEST shoes that Adidas has in their lineup for Performance shoes. Why isn't all the pros switching to it ? like Zeverev, Thiem and others ??
There is a reason that the Adidas players are not switching to this shoe. I am sure they all had ample time to playlets them BEFORE release. I am certain Adidas would love it if one of their pros played in the shoe. So why aren't they using them - I wonder?
 
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