Adidas Solecourt Boost Official Thread

tonylg

Professional
I have these and like them a lot. Ankle rolls sound like a worry, but I won't be wearing them on grass and don't slide anywhere else.

My biggest gripe is the lack of a second set of holes for heel lock lacing. I've actually done a heel lock loop using the last two pairs of normal lace holes and that helps a lot, but I can't help but wonder if most of the gripes above would have been avoided with simply another set of lace holes (which most shoes have these days). Seems a strange omission.
 

McGradey

New User
I have these and like them a lot. Ankle rolls sound like a worry, but I won't be wearing them on grass and don't slide anywhere else.

My biggest gripe is the lack of a second set of holes for heel lock lacing. I've actually done a heel lock loop using the last two pairs of normal lace holes and that helps a lot, but I can't help but wonder if most of the gripes above would have been avoided with simply another set of lace holes (which most shoes have these days). Seems a strange omission.
Yeah, making a lace lock with these is key; I agree they'd fit better if they had an extra set of holes built in.
Even with a lacelock loop, I still have to re-tighten my SCB's mid-match to keep them feeling locked down.

But they're so plush and comfortable, overall they're a winner for me despite some shortcomings.
 
I have had the same issue and then had issues with the soul separating at the same spot. Was in the outer sole flapping off of the inner foam soul.
Been very happy with the Uber sonic3 but tempted to try ASICS djoker too.
 

Tennis sprew

New User
So to answer the size, I wore an 11 in the barricade 2018, and I would say try to size a half down. The stability on them is great, as long as your fit is good. I personally would want this shoe to be a little tighter since it is wider than the barricade 2018. The durability on them is great, I’ve worn them for a few months and only under the big toe of each shoe is it showing wear.
 

Sardines

Professional
Barricades are back. Lace-less.

I have the N3xt L3v3l shoes for b-ball, and they are comfy and surprisingly supportive. I'm not sure how it'll do on a tennis court though. That said, it's interesting to read that so many people with stability issues on the SCB. I just switched to the Parley version 2 weeks ago and it seems fine, except for the fact it loosened more than I expected. Coming from the AZC3, it feels stabler, but a bit high off the ground feeling and heavier too!
 

fundrazer

Legend
Personally I've had no issues with my solecourt boosts. Everybody's feet are different though, and usually not even your own two feet are the same.
 

tennisgurl

Rookie
Got my husband a pair of Solecourt Boost early last year. He rolled his ankle in them multiple times. First time he says he gave the shoe benefit of doubt but the second time he says he just knew this shoe wasn't for him. Poor man was in pain and couldn't play tennis for good month and a half so I empathise with all those who have had injuries. Anyway, he never found his confidence in them and has moved to Asics. They've been sitting in the closet since. Have heard a lot of complaints abt them primarily from previous Barricade users so I guess there might be something in shape change or design change. But as someone mentioned above, everyones feet are different so.

I'm a Nike girl myself and pretty happy with my Vapor X
 

SlvrDragon50

Semi-Pro
Got my husband a pair of Solecourt Boost early last year. He rolled his ankle in them multiple times. First time he says he gave the shoe benefit of doubt but the second time he says he just knew this shoe wasn't for him. Poor man was in pain and couldn't play tennis for good month and a half so I empathise with all those who have had injuries. Anyway, he never found his confidence in them and has moved to Asics. They've been sitting in the closet since. Have heard a lot of complaints abt them primarily from previous Barricade users so I guess there might be something in shape change or design change. But as someone mentioned above, everyones feet are different so.

I'm a Nike girl myself and pretty happy with my Vapor X
Which Asics did he move to? And does he have wide feet?

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dr325i

Legend
FF2 Novak. Has medium width feet.
I went from years of exclusively using Barricades to SCB and they felt wide, not secure and never got comfortable to move freely in them. Two pairs of socks made it better...
Went to FF2 and although great fit and stability, the sole fit is weird -- too flat or too low or...hard to describe, however, feels like a lot of issues (hips and knees) started around the time of me switching to the FF2s.
Will give the SCB (now on sale) a second shot, but 1/2 size down...once I am fully recovered from the knee surgery...
 

tennisgurl

Rookie
I went from years of exclusively using Barricades to SCB and they felt wide, not secure and never got comfortable to move freely in them. Two pairs of socks made it better...
Went to FF2 and although great fit and stability, the sole fit is weird -- too flat or too low or...hard to describe, however, feels like a lot of issues (hips and knees) started around the time of me switching to the FF2s.
Will give the SCB (now on sale) a second shot, but 1/2 size down...once I am fully recovered from the knee surgery...
Oh no, hope you recovered well from your surgery. The ortho surgeon actually told my husband to wear insoles and advised cushioned shoes and that's what he does (he had a torn meniscus last yr and had arthroscopy done). He is currently okay with his FF2 but he was a long time Barricade user as well and pretty sure will be looking for something else once he goes through his Asics. The SCB do have great cushioning and feel very soft, no doubt about that.
 

dr325i

Legend
Oh no, hope you recovered well from your surgery. The ortho surgeon actually told my husband to wear insoles and advised cushioned shoes and that's what he does (he had a torn meniscus last yr and had arthroscopy done). He is currently okay with his FF2 but he was a long time Barricade user as well and pretty sure will be looking for something else once he goes through his Asics. The SCB do have great cushioning and feel very soft, no doubt about that.
I had the same procedure done October 29. Was hopeful to be back on the court in a week pr two, however, it is still bothering me, so, I may to delay comeback to tennis a few more weeks.
How long did it take for your husband to come back to tennis court?
 

tennisgurl

Rookie
I had the same procedure done October 29. Was hopeful to be back on the court in a week pr two, however, it is still bothering me, so, I may to delay comeback to tennis a few more weeks.
How long did it take for your husband to come back to tennis court?
You are right on your recovery timeline. My husband tore it playing flag football over the summer. He's still relatively young (early thirties). He was back on court at around 8 weeks or so. The recovery varies greatly. Some ppl recover in under a month and some require a good 10-12 weeks. The physical therapist my husband is seeing had exact same thing done and he says he felt it in his knee for a good 6 months before it felt 100%. My husband was miserable for a whole 4 weeks before he even thought about getting active back in sports.

Wish you best of luck in recovery. Just take your time and let it heal fully before rushing back to be on court. And if you aren't already, definitely do PT. That helps a lot.
 

haqq777

Legend
I had the same procedure done October 29. Was hopeful to be back on the court in a week pr two, however, it is still bothering me, so, I may to delay comeback to tennis a few more weeks.
How long did it take for your husband to come back to tennis court?
Incidentally I had mine done Sep 9th. I was back on court by end of Oct so about a month and a half. Definitely varies a lot by age and other factors. I had what is called a bucket handle tear (considered a significant meniscus tear). Definitely would advise physical therapy atleast couple of times a week and giving it time. You won't feel 100% for a few months but it will slowly start to feel great and you won't have the movement niggles like before the procedure. @tennisgurl has some good advise. Best of luck to you @dr325i
 

Kdude

Rookie
I just took advantage of the cyber sale on the boost Parlay.. Can anyone give me a comparison to the regular solar boost ? I couldn't give up a bargain :)
 

dr325i

Legend
You are right on your recovery timeline. My husband tore it playing flag football over the summer. He's still relatively young (early thirties). He was back on court at around 8 weeks or so. The recovery varies greatly. Some ppl recover in under a month and some require a good 10-12 weeks. The physical therapist my husband is seeing had exact same thing done and he says he felt it in his knee for a good 6 months before it felt 100%. My husband was miserable for a whole 4 weeks before he even thought about getting active back in sports.

Wish you best of luck in recovery. Just take your time and let it heal fully before rushing back to be on court. And if you aren't already, definitely do PT. That helps a lot.
Thank you so much!
I did 3 weeks of PT and definitely help with the mobility. I am going crazy as my metabolism slowed down and I gained weight (well, almost 20 lbs since the injury slowed me down 1.5 years ago). Started going to gym and riding a bike there, just to try to sweat a little bit. No tennis yet.
 

dr325i

Legend
Incidentally I had mine done Sep 9th. I was back on court by end of Oct so about a month and a half. Definitely varies a lot by age and other factors. I had what is called a bucket handle tear (considered a significant meniscus tear). Definitely would advise physical therapy atleast couple of times a week and giving it time. You won't feel 100% for a few months but it will slowly start to feel great and you won't have the movement niggles like before the procedure. @tennisgurl has some good advise. Best of luck to you @dr325i
Mine was a complete mess, too. He had to do the cartilage trim too.
the PT helped get a full motion. Hoping to be back at 100% before March (ski trip)
 

SlvrDragon50

Semi-Pro
Mine was a complete mess, too. He had to do the cartilage trim too.
the PT helped get a full motion. Hoping to be back at 100% before March (ski trip)
Pick up snowboarding instead, easier on the knees

I just ordered the Asics Solution Speed FF from the Black Friday clearance. Was really hoping to get the resolution, but I don't think I'll be able to squeeze into an 8.

My Adidas should still have a good chunk of life left, but I'd be lying if I said I was happy with the durability. The tread is wearing quite fast IMO, and I would expect better out of a $160 shoe.

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haqq777

Legend
Mine was a complete mess, too. He had to do the cartilage trim too.
the PT helped get a full motion. Hoping to be back at 100% before March (ski trip)
Great. That is still a few months away. Best of luck!

I have ordered a pair of Nikecourt Zoom Zero on whim recently and once they are here will share feedback once I use them a bit regularly. It is supposed to be a very plush feeling shoe as well with low impact on knees. Was a bit weary of the shape and the angular design but almost everyone I have met said they get used to it and shoe makes for an extremely performance oriented comfy ride.
 

haqq777

Legend
I have ordered a pair of Nikecourt Zoom Zero on whim recently and once they are here will share feedback once I use them a bit regularly. It is supposed to be a very plush feeling shoe as well with low impact on knees. Was a bit weary of the shape and the angular design but almost everyone I have met said they get used to it and shoe makes for an extremely performance oriented comfy ride.
Follow up; my pair of ZZ is here. Looks very cool but my God is it hard to put your feet inside. Once in, it is comfy snug and I can tell it will open up a bit once I wear them a little. And great cushioning too, but the entry-exit part is so damn brutal for me. Medium to slightly wide feet here.



P.S: ZZ users, is there any particular trick to get these shoes on?
 

n8dawg6

Legend
Follow up; my pair of ZZ is here. Looks very cool but my God is it hard to put your feet inside. Once in, it is comfy snug and I can tell it will open up a bit once I wear them a little. And great cushioning too, but the entry-exit part is so damn brutal for me. Medium to slightly wide feet here.



P.S: ZZ users, is there any particular trick to get these shoes on?
its a bit of a struggle but i kinda forgot about it, honestly. love how soft the shoes are, im just not crazy about the look
 

haqq777

Legend
its a bit of a struggle but i kinda forgot about it, honestly. love how soft the shoes are, im just not crazy about the look
Yeah, I will have to return this particular pair as it came with a broken tag on the right shoe tongue and it seems a bit janky as if it was pulled on by someone, but will order again same size and hopefully get a pair without the issue. Material makes me think they will open a bit for sure too.
 
Incidentally I had mine done Sep 9th. I was back on court by end of Oct so about a month and a half. Definitely varies a lot by age and other factors. I had what is called a bucket handle tear (considered a significant meniscus tear). Definitely would advise physical therapy atleast couple of times a week and giving it time. You won't feel 100% for a few months but it will slowly start to feel great and you won't have the movement niggles like before the procedure. @tennisgurl has some good advise. Best of luck to you @dr325i
Call me cheap, but I only buy Adidas once a year on black Friday. I usually buy 2 or 3 pairs per year.
 

airchallenge2

Professional
Follow up; my pair of ZZ is here. Looks very cool but my God is it hard to put your feet inside. Once in, it is comfy snug and I can tell it will open up a bit once I wear them a little. And great cushioning too, but the entry-exit part is so damn brutal for me. Medium to slightly wide feet here.



P.S: ZZ users, is there any particular trick to get these shoes on?
Cool looking shoes. That logo looks off though, no?
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Follow up; my pair of ZZ is here. Looks very cool but my God is it hard to put your feet inside. Once in, it is comfy snug and I can tell it will open up a bit once I wear them a little. And great cushioning too, but the entry-exit part is so damn brutal for me. Medium to slightly wide feet here.



P.S: ZZ users, is there any particular trick to get these shoes on?
I heard it makes you move faster so I really want to switch to it but it is so hard to put on,,,, I am still thinking about it
 
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