Adidas Solecourt Boost Official Thread

Tennis_Hands

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#51
More toward the barricades in feel, but can’t speak to sizing. I have a pretty narrow foot but like a bit of space in the forefoot and these fit fine in my normal size
Sounds like a tight fit for me.

I guess that we will see, but I was hoping for a toebox with a width/height similar to the Vapor Tours 9.5.

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#57
I ordered a pair of clay version on other european online store. Today the shoes are not listed at all. The all court version is listed only in sizes >12 o_O
 
#59
Does anyone have confirmation that these are actually replacing Barricades? I heard they’re actually not but are rather a third line.
My opinion is that it is not a replacement for barricades. Barricade is the best name adidas has going for its tennis lineup and the regular barricades should come with durability warranty, which the SoleCourt Boost does not.
 
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#60
My opinion is that it is not a replacement for barricades. Barricade is the best name adidas has going for its tennis lineup and the regular barricades should come with durabily warranty, which the SoleCourt Boost does not.
Last time I was in the Adidas B2B ordering site, there were no new Barricades available for 2019. It was all multiple colorways of SoleCourt Boost. This tells me that they may carryover existing Barricade 2018 stock but that there were no new options planned. It's been a few months since I was in there so maybe things changed.
 
#61
Last time I was in the Adidas B2B ordering site, there were no new Barricades available for 2019. It was all multiple colorways of SoleCourt Boost. This tells me that they may carryover existing Barricade 2018 stock but that there were no new options planned. It's been a few months since I was in there so maybe things changed.
I think adidas should plan a major overhaul of the barricade model. Those plastic guards, especially those on the medial side, have got to go.

Having said that, SoleCourt I believe is more of a followup to the Energy Boost, although it may represent a step closer to the Barricade type of tennis specific shoe.
 
#62
I think adidas should plan a major overhaul of the barricade model. Those plastic guards, especially those on the medial side, have got to go.

Having said that, SoleCourt I believe is more of a followup to the Energy Boost, although it may represent a step closer to the Barricade type of tennis specific shoe.
I had to give mine to a shoe shop to put them on the ''broad machine'' cause my feet were really aching the first couple of times I wore them!
 
#63
Got a pair from my company for under $100 so decided to get one to try out. I liked the ubersonics so hoping these arent far off with a bit more stability. They arrive Saturday so I will post pics and thoughts

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#64
The UberSonic 3 x Parley that just went up on the Adidas site gives you a good look at some of the colors used in the AO SoleCourts that will drop in January. Just missing the Navy blue the SoleCourt will have for the TPU chassis.
 
#65
It has to have great cushioning since it is boost. but why did they make this shoe? they have Barricade boost so not sure where this shoe fits in ?

Barricade boost only has heel boost. This has full midsole boost. I never understood why boost just in heel when tennis mainly in the balls of the foot.

That’s why to make it. Full length cushion. Not a fast shoe or stability shoe, a cushion shoe by the sounds of it.
 
#66
Barricade boost only has heel boost. This has full midsole boost. I never understood why boost just in heel when tennis mainly in the balls of the foot.

That’s why to make it. Full length cushion. Not a fast shoe or stability shoe, a cushion shoe by the sounds of it.
Completely agree with extending Boost beyond the heel. To be fully accurate, it's still not 100% full length Boost. The Boost stops at the end of that lateral TPU chassis piece and the rest of the toe box switches to EVA. Doubt it matters as it has Boost where it counts. Start playing in mine next week and I'm hopeful after the disappointment that was the Uber 3 for me.
 
#67
I too was very disappointed in the Uber 3. When I pulled these out of the box I felt they were going to be too similar, but I was very wrong. I did enjoy the Uber 2 though. This boost shoe is an amazing upgrade and one of the more comfortable shoes out of the box I have ever put on. The feel kind of similar to the Ubers but with more support, more ankle cushion, and the boost really does make a difference. I took them straight out of the box to the gym and don't feel there is much or any break in necessary with these shoes. I will test them on court this coming week but very impressed initially. I think this shoe will play more like a fast shoe, but with more ankle support and comfort than most. I found the fit to be identical to the Ubersonic 3's I got, which felt slightly bigger than the 2's
 
#68
Just got my pair today. Like the initials fit much more than Uber 3. Will take me some time to get used to that dense foam ankle padding. Odd that there’s no mention of an outsole warranty on web listings but mine came with a 6 month guarantee hang tag attached to the shoe.
 
#69
I too was very disappointed in the Uber 3. When I pulled these out of the box I felt they were going to be too similar, but I was very wrong. I did enjoy the Uber 2 though. This boost shoe is an amazing upgrade and one of the more comfortable shoes out of the box I have ever put on. The feel kind of similar to the Ubers but with more support, more ankle cushion, and the boost really does make a difference. I took them straight out of the box to the gym and don't feel there is much or any break in necessary with these shoes. I will test them on court this coming week but very impressed initially. I think this shoe will play more like a fast shoe, but with more ankle support and comfort than most. I found the fit to be identical to the Ubersonic 3's I got, which felt slightly bigger than the 2's
Feel like these fit more true to size than the Ubers. Ordered my normal size and they seem to fit well.
 
#71
Sucks that they got rid of the 6 month outsole guarantee. I'm a toe dragger and pretty much went through Barricades in 4 months or so. I would always get another pair through the warranty. Will have to see how these new models perform and hold up. Not sure where to look if they don't. I've tried other brands and models but nothing has worked as well as Barricades.
WTFF???????????????????????????

C´mon Nike, dont you do this too!!! All Barricade users will fall at your feet when you keep coming up w the Cages + 6 month warranty!
 
#72
Adidas seemed surprised when I reached out to them today about there being a 6 month outsole guarantee card attached to my SoleCourts. They ultimately agreed in writing that they would honor the guarantee as long as I had a picture to prove the guarantee had come attached to the shoe at purchase.

If any of you early adopters get a pair with the card attached, take pics before you remove it!!!!
 
#73
I wear the size 11 gel resolution 6(Old stock-2 mos old). My foot size is wide/flat. I am experiencing slight lateral soreness after 1.5 hours of play wearing a single pair of dri fit socks. Mainly because my foot has swollen during play.

These pair fit fairly comfortable in size 11. But likely will be tight after 1.5 hours of play. So I opt for the 11.5. Fitted with an extra layer of thorlo (ver 3.) over my dri fit.

The shoes are amazing. The comfort is above the gel resolution 6 in cushioning after 9 hours of play. Sorry the size 11 gel resolution 7 were too narrow for my foot. The stability is excellent. I would say more along the lines of the Barricades. I am more confident in playing aggressively on these shoes then the gel FF(which I feel have a narrower footprint). There is very little break-in. These are better than the Nike vapor 9.5(in cushioning but not in speed--- slightly narrower fit). The traction is excellent. I was lack confidence in my movement on the court.

These are expensive but if you can get it around 120... they are well worth it. Check your local tennis stores for discounts and Group-ons.

I log on much but figure my thoughts might help some folks decide.
 

Ramon

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#74
It has to have great cushioning since it is boost. but why did they make this shoe? they have Barricade boost so not sure where this shoe fits in ?
That's not necessarily true. I tried the Tennis Energy Boost, and I thought it was terrible. Good thing they had a comfort warranty because I used it. This new shoe actually resembles the Tennis Energy Boost more than the Barricade, which is a concern for me. I really think they could have a winner if they make a tennis version of the Crazylight Boost with a more durable outsole, but maybe that's too much Boost to put in a tennis shoe because they know it won't sell like a basketball shoe.
 

Tennis_Hands

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#75
That's not necessarily true. I tried the Tennis Energy Boost, and I thought it was terrible. Good thing they had a comfort warranty because I used it. This new shoe actually resembles the Tennis Energy Boost more than the Barricade, which is a concern for me. I really think they could have a winner if they make a tennis version of the Crazylight Boost with a more durable outsole, but maybe that's too much Boost to put in a tennis shoe because they know it won't sell like a basketball shoe.
"Too much Boost"?

The Crazylight Boost has a 30 mm Boost + outsole at the highest point of the shoe at the heel.

An Adizero Adios 8 (a top end running shoe also with full length Boost) measures 28 mm Boost + outsole (which is thinner than the Crazylight)

There are even cheaper models with full length Boost, that contain more Boost than any of those.

I haven't seen the new shoe in person yet, but I don't think that it resembles the Energy Boost.

What are the similarities, in your opinion?

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Ramon

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#76
"Too much Boost"?

The Crazylight Boost has a 30 mm Boost + outsole at the highest point of the shoe at the heel.

An Adizero Adios 8 (a top end running shoe also with full length Boost) measures 28 mm Boost + outsole (which is thinner than the Crazylight)

There are even cheaper models with full length Boost, that contain more Boost than any of those.

I haven't seen the new shoe in person yet, but I don't think that it resembles the Energy Boost.

What are the similarities, in your opinion?

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The SoleCourt Boost has the same outsole tread pattern as the Tennis Energy Boost, but yeah full herringbone is pretty generic anyway. It definitely looks like a thinner layer of Boost than the CLB, probably closer to the Tennis Energy Boost. Also, I notice that it's not full length Boost, it's really about 3/4 length Boost, like the Tennis Energy Boost. You can see where it stops on the lateral side. I also can't tell if there is any Boost on the medial edge of the forefoot, just like there wasn't any on the Tennis Energy Boost. Honestly, the similarities are scary to me. If the reviews come out really good, maybe I'll give it a try, but I'm not that optimistic at the moment. I really disliked the Tennis Energy Boost. It didn't feel like a Boost shoe at all.

As for the amount of Boost, I read that Adidas allocates a limited amount of Boost to each of its business units. Running and Basketball obviously get a higher allocation than Tennis because of sales. I think the Tennis division probably has to be a bit more stingy on the amount of Boost they put on each shoe.
 

Tennis_Hands

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#77
The SoleCourt Boost has the same outsole tread pattern as the Tennis Energy Boost, but yeah full herringbone is pretty generic anyway. It definitely looks like a thinner layer of Boost than the CLB, probably closer to the Tennis Energy Boost. Also, I notice that it's not full length Boost, it's really about 3/4 length Boost, like the Tennis Energy Boost. You can see where it stops on the lateral side. I also can't tell if there is any Boost on the medial edge of the forefoot, just like there wasn't any on the Tennis Energy Boost. Honestly, the similarities are scary to me. If the reviews come out really good, maybe I'll give it a try, but I'm not that optimistic at the moment. I really disliked the Tennis Energy Boost. It didn't feel like a Boost shoe at all.
To me the main difference just from looking at the pictures of the Sole Court are the shape of the outer sole, and the length of the Boost, both of which should in theory work better than the TEB.

Sometimes the Boost is partially hidden, but that is insignificant, since the most important part with it is to be where is needed (i.e. under the balls of the foot, and the heel).

I have very high hopes for that shoe, as I am hoping to use it on HC, if it fits the shape of my foot, as I need the cushioning during the winter months.

In my experience, there is no universal feeling about a Boost shoe outside of the obviously very cushioned ride for the amount of cushioning in the respective shoe, since they are made with different ideas in mind.

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#78
Waiting on mine..will report back after I’ve got them on court. I’ve heard it’s for wider feet so with narrow feet and high arch I’m hoping for a good fit. Will use my superfeet green so should be good
 
#79
To me the main difference just from looking at the pictures of the Sole Court are the shape of the outer sole, and the length of the Boost, both of which should in theory work better than the TEB.

Sometimes the Boost is partially hidden, but that is insignificant, since the most important part with it is to be where is needed (i.e. under the balls of the foot, and the heel).

I have very high hopes for that shoe, as I am hoping to use it on HC, if it fits the shape of my foot, as I need the cushioning during the winter months.

In my experience, there is no universal feeling about a Boost shoe outside of the obviously very cushioned ride for the amount of cushioning in the respective shoe, since they are made with different ideas in mind.

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I’d imagine the lateral demands of tennis and basketball is why they enclose the toe area for boost. The harden and crazylight boosts all seem to cage that area, even if in translucent or transparent plastic. I suppose it’s to stop it getting worn out it you drag the sides. Running is linear so can go fully exposed like the Ultraboost

Re the tennis boost comfort, it was agony the first two or three hours until I broke down the upper to my foot, then it’s been great since. I agree it’s not as plush as an ultra boost but has been fantastic for my knees.
 
#80
Oh and has everyone seen the Parley versions that have just launched. Almost the entire men’s and women clothing range for Aus open is Parley recycled polyester. Love the look of the men’s tshirts that are like a wave/ocean/beach dyed effect.
 

haqq777

Hall of Fame
#86
Personally, I prefer the white/blue version Tsitsipas was wearing, and will be looking for it.

The Parley has a nice colour, but the sky blue on white boost pops more.

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You are talking about this colorway, right?



I like it, blue pops on the white, you are right. I like the Parley a bit more since I have always liked teal (but hey, what do I know, wife thinks I am colorblind anyway).

It's just personal preference really. I also usually avoid more white because unless it is indoors, my shoes get dirty really quick.
 

haqq777

Hall of Fame
#87
Update on my Solecourt Boosts:

Played two sessions indoors so far. Very comfortable as expected. Feel low riding than they look out of box. No break in. For me, definitely more comfortable than 2018 Barricade Boost from a fit perspective (and I like comfort part of the 2018 Boosts tbh). Wider midfoot and toebox. I don't think @J011yroger you would like this fit since I know you like 2017 fit. Length runs regular and true to size.

More to come.
 

Tennis_Hands

Talk Tennis Guru
#88
You are talking about this colorway, right?



I like it, blue pops on the white, you are right. I like the Parley a bit more since I have always liked teal (but hey, what do I know, wife thinks I am colorblind anyway).

It's just personal preference really. I also usually avoid more white because unless it is indoors, my shoes get dirty really quick.
That is exactly what I had in mind.

No problems with the shoes getting dirty: I want them for the winter months: Rebound ace indoors.

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J011yroger

Talk Tennis Guru
#92
Update on my Solecourt Boosts:

Played two sessions indoors so far. Very comfortable as expected. Feel low riding than they look out of box. No break in. For me, definitely more comfortable than 2018 Barricade Boost from a fit perspective (and I like comfort part of the 2018 Boosts tbh). Wider midfoot and toebox. I don't think @J011yroger you would like this fit since I know you like 2017 fit. Length runs regular and true to size.

More to come.
Thanks, yea, I have long, narrow, flat feet.

J
 
#93
Unfortunately I believe the other collrway posted will not be released. Just left my local tennis store and they had another color soleboost which was all baby blue with darker blue dots and white logo. Looks much worse and feminine IMO. Tried posting a pic I took but failed lol.
 
#95
Unfortunately I believe the other collrway posted will not be released. Just left my local tennis store and they had another color soleboost which was all baby blue with darker blue dots and white logo. Looks much worse and feminine IMO. Tried posting a pic I took but failed lol.
All colorways up on Tennis Warehouse site, Including the mostly white and blue colorway.
 
#99
After watching this ************** video about phasing out the barricade line, i looked for any official announcement from adidas about this. Is it really true? I have a barricade warranty replacement code to us but im not a fan of their current offerings.
 
After watching this ************** video about phasing out the barricade line, i looked for any official announcement from adidas about this. Is it really true? I have a barricade warranty replacement code to us but im not a fan of their current offerings.
it's been informally reported on for awhile, going back to early 2018. There are no new Barricades on their B2B ordering platform so think you're going to be stuck with what is left in stock. Although their Barricade warranty language was updated in mid December and it sounds like they moved to Nike's model of issuing a gift card for full value that can be used on anything instead of just a code that only works on Barricades
 
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