Adidas Solecourt Boost Official Thread

jklos

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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
Yeah that's what I got in Canada. They gave me up $200 in gift card value on their site for my 2018 Barricades. Just got some of the last Barricades remaining in my size.
 
Broke down and order a pair my Boost were dying/sliding crazy today.
Also ordered the ubersonic 3, will send back which ever pair fits less well. Having trouble stomaching the 160 for solecourt boost.

Will give feedback. Also got two of the Baricarde bar shorts.. had gotten one for Xmas, and so nice I picked up to more.
 
Broke down and order a pair my Boost were dying/sliding crazy today.
Also ordered the ubersonic 3, will send back which ever pair fits less well. Having trouble stomaching the 160 for solecourt boost.

Will give feedback. Also got two of the Baricarde bar shorts.. had gotten one for Xmas, and so nice I picked up to more.
Ubersonics 3 are not sth special. More of a casual walking shoe rather than playing tennis. Ubersonics 2 were one of the best tennis shoes ever and they let me down with 3s....mediocre cushioning,lockdown and court response...they are super wide and not like a glove and performance shoe like the 2s. Also i hate the sole area which is very flat...
 
Anyone have any thoughts on how much the upper material stretches with wear? Given the roomier toebox I'm experimenting with my usual size as well as a half-size down. Usual size feels a bit big, half-size down feels a bit tight. If the uppers will stretch, then I'll likely go with the smaller size.

Thanks!
 
Anyone have any thoughts on how much the upper material stretches with wear? Given the roomier toebox I'm experimenting with my usual size as well as a half-size down. Usual size feels a bit big, half-size down feels a bit tight. If the uppers will stretch, then I'll likely go with the smaller size.

Thanks!
I agree, I am usually a 12 and was debating between 11.5 and 12. I think 11.75 would be perfect LOL. I went with 12 and will adjust my sock thickness or wear double socks. I rather have more space and adjust my socks than be too small with no room to play with.
 
I agree, I am usually a 12 and was debating between 11.5 and 12. I think 11.75 would be perfect LOL. I went with 12 and will adjust my sock thickness or wear double socks. I rather have more space and adjust my socks than be too small with no room to play with.
I 100% agree!!! My usual size is just a tad bit too long unfortunately, and a half-size down is too tight... sigh, might be back to the Ubersonic 3's for me, those fit like a glove
 
Got these with a big Boxing Day sale discount - but the catch was that I've only just received them (deliver to Aust took time!).

First outing last night. Very hot humid night. Breathability was poor. Very warm, but factor in the heat of the night.

Great boost material very comfortable.

Haven't tried on h/c yet, will report back.

Much bigger forefoot than the Barricades. Very roomy. Perhaps too roomy for my narrow feet (I have to cinch Barricades at the front so have to do these even more).

The shoe felt hot. But there will be very little break-in I think. Wide forefoot. Felt a bit flat under foot, think this is due to the outside stabiliser....

ps. should add noticced a pickup in speed, think they fast....
 
Got these with a big Boxing Day sale discount - but the catch was that I've only just received them (deliver to Aust took time!).

First outing last night. Very hot humid night. Breathability was poor. Very warm, but factor in the heat of the night.

Great boost material very comfortable.

Haven't tried on h/c yet, will report back.

Much bigger forefoot than the Barricades. Very roomy. Perhaps too roomy for my narrow feet (I have to cinch Barricades at the front so have to do these even more).

The shoe felt hot. But there will be very little break-in I think. Wide forefoot. Felt a bit flat under foot, think this is due to the outside stabiliser....

ps. should add noticced a pickup in speed, think they fast....
Sized down worked for me and I also have a narrowish foot.
 
I was hoping for some hard data and decent comparisons, as "fairly heavy" means different things to different people.

Other than that, I have been using Boost based shoes for some years now (at least 6 different models with full boost for different sports), and heaviness has never been an issue with those (including the not so crazy light "Crazy light Boost").

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Well, the specs say 15.7 ounces for a size 10.5. Seems heavier than many shoes, so “fairly heavy” relative to other shoes seems an apt comparison.
 
I was hoping for some hard data and decent comparisons, as "fairly heavy" means different things to different people.

Other than that, I have been using Boost based shoes for some years now (at least 6 different models with full boost for different sports), and heaviness has never been an issue with those (including the not so crazy light "Crazy light Boost").

:cool:
I agree with the generalization of " lighter on foot than in hand" with these. It's obviously not as fast feeling as an Uber or Vapor but for me it feels more nimble and faster around the court than recent Barricades I've had in the last couple years. It's not as quick feeling as my Zoom Zeros but I also think it offers more stability and support so the small difference is acceptable to me.
 
Know you’re not asking me, but since I wear both, I’d probably give a slight edge to the zoom zero. Both great, though.
I'd agree for the most part. I recently got another pair of Zoom Zeros and was surprised but just how much more cushion they have when they are new. My older ZZ felt much more bottomed out in comparison. I'm too early with the SoleCourts to have a final opinion but I'd expect the Boost to hold it's level of cushioning better over time than it appears the Z do.
 
I was hoping for some hard data and decent comparisons, as "fairly heavy" means different things to different people.

Other than that, I have been using Boost based shoes for some years now (at least 6 different models with full boost for different sports), and heaviness has never been an issue with those (including the not so crazy light "Crazy light Boost").

:cool:
I did a quick search and while not exactly scientific data, TW has weights of shoes listed as well. Solecourt are indeed heavy. I use 2018 Boost as well and according to TW they are 15.3 oz whereas Solecourt are 15.7 oz. The regular non Boost 2018 Barricade was 14.6 oz, for comparison (and I felt those were bulky and slow).

I do have to say that I can tell they are heavier. Not cumbersome by any means, but you can tell it is not a lightweight shoe and definitely feels heavier than 2018 Boost. Interestingly enough, I felt the 2018 non Boost Barricade felt the most cumbersome to me even though it is close to an ounce lighter than it's Boost sibling. Very weird.
 
I see that the adidas SoleCourt Boost is now on-sale.

I'm particularly interested in the sizing as it related to the Asics Gel Resolutions, which have become a bit narrow for me and now run a bit longer than earlier GR's.

Based on comments I read, many seem to say that the Boost runs a half size large, meaning users need to go down a half size for a true fit. True ?
 
I see that the adidas SoleCourt Boost is now on-sale.

I'm particularly interested in the sizing as it related to the Asics Gel Resolutions, which have become a bit narrow for me and now run a bit longer than earlier GR's.

Based on comments I read, many seem to say that the Boost runs a half size large, meaning users need to go down a half size for a true fit. True ?
That is my experience. Regular size in resolution 7 and 1/2 size down in solecourts.
 
I see that the adidas SoleCourt Boost is now on-sale.

I'm particularly interested in the sizing as it related to the Asics Gel Resolutions, which have become a bit narrow for me and now run a bit longer than earlier GR's.

Based on comments I read, many seem to say that the Boost runs a half size large, meaning users need to go down a half size for a true fit. True ?
I think it depends on what you're looking for. I tried my true size and a half-size smaller, and the half-size smaller was too tight around the foot, though it did seem to fit better lengthwise.
 
First impressions off court:
1)The Black clay edition I have looks more than black and white (tuxedo look) than it looks in the pictures.Not what I expected but it's ok.
2)They are super plush,much more than the Barricades 2017 I have.
3)The size is larger than the 2015 and 2017 Barricades I have.There is some minor heel slippage.It can easily be fixed with one pair of thick tennis socks.Nothing compared to the super annoying heel slippage of the Gel Res 6 and 7 I had .
3)The forefoot is wider than any tennis shoe I ever had.Except the above I also had the GEL-Solution Speed 3 and NIKE LUNAR BALLISTEC 1.5.For a senior player this is great but for juniors or sliding around super fit tennis players it may present some problems.

I'll return with some on court testing.Right now it is raining and has since last week :censored:
 
Know you’re not asking me, but since I wear both, I’d probably give a slight edge to the zoom zero. Both great, though.
How does the size of the Zeros fit in with the GR7 and SCB? You said regular in GR7, size down for SCB. What about Zeros and how good or bad is the durability?
 
True to size on the ZZ for me as well. It might be a bit snug around the mid/forefoot the first time or two out but I found the upper to stretch a bit fairly quickly and was perfect after that. Durability is going to be mediocre. I got about 10 weeks out of mine before the hole in the sole was big enough to make them unplayable.
 
1)The Black clay edition
Unsure why TWE calls it clay because AFAIK the herringbone and Adiwear6 are EXACTLY the same as the parley and that is - all courts.
Oh hang on I think I can see it: the herringbone is deeper & more of it on the clay version

2)They are super plush
Amen to that. Really a different feel. Feels like memory foam or something, very flat wide cushioning and responsive bounce.

3)The size is larger than the 2015 and 2017 Barricades
Absolutely larger, longer, wider forefoot - but so far no slippage inside, no black nails.
 
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I have a problem with the hard sole of udizero ubersonic 3 and especially the height in the area of arch.that brings me back weist pain ,so i prefer flat sole shoes.So,does solecourt boost have flat sole in the area of arch ,like the running ultraboost?
 
I would say the solecourt forefoot feels spacious and flat and wide and open and bouncy, it's really quite something (I have narrow feet which have always got along just fine with Barricades).

Now the arch. I use athletic inner soles but would agree the arch feels lower that Barras as well (I plonked the same inner soles straight in!).

I use running boost too but only in gym, running machines, steppers etc. Those running boost don't have as much as these tennis ones.

I wonder if Adidas paused before introducing it to tennis? Bouncy and squishy I am still wondering if under extreme movement I am going to get wobbles or too much give....???
 
A question about the arch of the Solecourt Boost and the 2018 Barricade Boost.

I'm a long time Asics Gel Resolution user and just recently tried on both the SB and BB. I liked the fit of both, but noticed the high arch of both (at least compared to the Asics arch), which concerned me a bit.

Does the Addidas (higher) arch generally break in to feel less high and more foot fitting, or is the arch pretty rigid and unyielding?
 
A question about the arch of the Solecourt Boost and the 2018 Barricade Boost.

I'm a long time Asics Gel Resolution user and just recently tried on both the SB and BB. I liked the fit of both, but noticed the high arch of both (at least compared to the Asics arch), which concerned me a bit.

Does the Addidas (higher) arch generally break in to feel less high and more foot fitting, or is the arch pretty rigid and unyielding?

So, is the height of the inner sole in the area of arch the same in solecourt boost and adizero ubersonic 3 the same?I just returned my ubersonic 3 , and i dont want to do the same with ordering solecourt.Anyone that had the same experience please answer!
 
I use it mainly on RA and it is stellar both as stability and cushioning.

The combination of comfort and fit is the best from any shoe I have tried to date, so I would recommend it.

I will buy the Solecourt when they come out with a colour suitablefor my purposes and when the price is right, but I am hopeful that it will be equally good with slightly less cushioning, and slightly nimbler.

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I ll give them a try.Finally, do the have the same good grip in clay courts as in hard courts?I rarely play on hard courts now.
 
I ll give them a try.Finally, do the have the same good grip in clay courts as in hard courts?I rarely play on hard courts now.
I use the CLB 2016 mostly on clay. I actually think clay is the best surface for it. The modified herringbone tread pattern is ideal for clay and the softness of the tread further adds to the traction. It's also spaced out wide enough that it doesn't require constant pounding to clean it. The biggest weakness of the shoe is it doesn't last long on hard courts, but it will last a decent amount of time on clay. I haven't played with the CLB 2018 yet. The tread pattern is a little different, but I suspect the performance will be the same.
 
Played in them for a couple of sets last night. Context to the following: long time adizero 3 user and I remove insoles from tennis shoes to improve court feel.

First impressions: solid shoe. Pretty flat and wide in the forefoot, sort of felt like a wider NB996v3 in terms of forefoot cushioning. Not as mobile/nimble as adizero; prefer the adizero underfoot as the fit feels more connected (as opposed to a nicely structured Boost heel + a pretty flat wide forefoot). Boost is a highlight though, supple and responsive as we've come to know and love. The wide lateral piece is a bit awkward.

I might actually try playing in these with the insoles in, as that may improve the fit and the overall responsiveness. A break-in could also be helpful in improving the overall connectedness of the heel and forefoot region, as it feels a little bit stiff/slappy at the moment.
 
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