Adidas Solecourt Boost Official Thread

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 think it would be the same. I'm in the same situation. I had the ubersonic 2 and loved them. I decided to try the 3's as they looked very well cushioned and nice design. I expected the same fit but it's not. The forefoot is wide, as the previous version, even more wide but the midfoot is really tight/snug with the arch and prevent me to use it with my orthosis (insoles). I had to returned them too. And when you look the pictures of the new SoleCourt Boost it looks the same. But I can't confirm as I didn't try them yet.

With my previous Gel Resolution 7 (before my Ubersonic 2) I didn't had this issue with midfoot/arch but the forefoot were a bit narrow. This time I decided to try New Balance shoes, never tried it before but look nice as the arch is low and forefoot wide enough (more than the Gel Resolution 7).

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Today i put on my foot the crazylight.I had the same problem with my arch.So they re not for me.I also gave a chance to mizuno wave exceed tour 2 ,witch remind me asics speed 3 ,but they have much more comfort and they are wider.i might go for them ,keeping in mind to try solecourt boost when i find the chance to do so.
 
I've read a number of positive comments about the CrazyLight Boost, the basketball shoe, for use in tennis.

I looked into it a bit and though it wasn't real clear, it seems like it was designed for use on indoor basketball courts, which are definitely different than tennis courts.

How's the traction and durability on tennis hardcourts ?
 
With my previous Gel Resolution 7 (before my Ubersonic 2) I didn't had this issue with midfoot/arch but the forefoot were a bit narrow. This time I decided to try New Balance shoes, never tried it before but look nice as the arch is low and forefoot wide enough (more than the Gel Resolution 7).
I'm a long time Gel Res user who found GR6 & 7 too long and slightly narrow compared to my previously normal GR size and too short and narrow in 1/2 size down.

What New Balance did you try ? Did you move to them ? Any other feedback about them ?
 
I have received my Solecourt Boost and Adizero 3.

Both are much wider than any Addias shoes I have worn in the past, and neither caused the familiar arch pain that I usually have with Barricades the first 3-5 hours of "break in".

Solecourt:
My usual size is 10.5, these were true to size in length and a little wide in the for foot (I normally wear wider shoes). The boost material makes the shoe much more plush than the Barricade Boost, and the support was good but not painful on initial wear. Stability and traction were good, and they did not feel overly heavy. The lateral extension on the shoe is interesting - but it did try to catch twice as I was making sharp cuts. Weirdly made the shoe a little more likely to role vs the older barricade. Will give more feedback as I wear them more, one 2.5hr of singles is not really a review.

Adizero3
Feel the need to try, just because 160$ is a lot for a shoe. 120 is too, tbh. I like the shoes, the sole is a little hard, but not uncomfortable. The upper fits well though the tongue is a little thin (I like to wear the laces super tight, and that hurts with these). But relaxing the laces did not compromise the shoe integrity because of the sock like upper. the shoe is performance oriented and noves well with good traction. Full review comparison when I have worn more (1 x 2.5 hrs of singles, 4 hours of doubles).
 
I've read a number of positive comments about the CrazyLight Boost, the basketball shoe, for use in tennis.

I looked into it a bit and though it wasn't real clear, it seems like it was designed for use on indoor basketball courts, which are definitely different than tennis courts.

How's the traction and durability on tennis hardcourts ?
I found this pretty comprehensive review of the CrazyLight Boost from the perspective of a basketball player, which is to be expected.

The reviewer recommends going a 1/2 size down from normal. After limited time on an outdoor basketball court, the reviewer felt durability on outdoor courts shouldn't be a problem, so I'm guessing they should be ok on tennis hardcourts. If the review said anything about the arch fit, I didn't see it.

https://weartesters.com/adidas-crazylight-boost-2018-performance-review/
 
I have received my Solecourt Boost and Adizero 3.

Both are much wider than any Addias shoes I have worn in the past, and neither caused the familiar arch pain that I usually have with Barricades the first 3-5 hours of "break in".

Solecourt:
My usual size is 10.5, these were true to size in length and a little wide in the for foot (I normally wear wider shoes). The boost material makes the shoe much more plush than the Barricade Boost, and the support was good but not painful on initial wear. Stability and traction were good, and they did not feel overly heavy. The lateral extension on the shoe is interesting - but it did try to catch twice as I was making sharp cuts. Weirdly made the shoe a little more likely to role vs the older barricade. Will give more feedback as I wear them more, one 2.5hr of singles is not really a review.

Adizero3
Feel the need to try, just because 160$ is a lot for a shoe. 120 is too, tbh. I like the shoes, the sole is a little hard, but not uncomfortable. The upper fits well though the tongue is a little thin (I like to wear the laces super tight, and that hurts with these). But relaxing the laces did not compromise the shoe integrity because of the sock like upper. the shoe is performance oriented and noves well with good traction. Full review comparison when I have worn more (1 x 2.5 hrs of singles, 4 hours of doubles).
Sole boost might be a good shoes for jogging and walking your dog. it isn't a good realistic shoe for match day. but Adizero looks like light enough to be great match day shoes. How does it hold up after tough 3 hour match ? does sole of your feet start to hurt ?
 
One of the reason I returned my Ubersonic 3 was the mesh also (except the narrow/snug midfoot with arch problem with my personal insoles). I found it not as supportive as the previous version. The mesh is really thin. I was surprised also by the smell of the shoe after unboxing. I never had shoe with glue/chemical smell like that. The smell was so strong that I had headache...
I was definitely so disappointed by the update of this shoe except the extra plush cushioning in the forefoot.
This shoe was initially design/made for Lucas Pouille. I saw him wear it like few matches but after he came back to the older version for Davis cup etc. Now he is wearing the new SoleCourt Boost as other top players and I understand why...
This shoe was sold less than 60$ in the official Adidas Store during Black Friday here in France, not surprising.

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I'm a long time Gel Res user who found GR6 & 7 too long and slightly narrow compared to my previously normal GR size and too short and narrow in 1/2 size down.

What New Balance did you try ? Did you move to them ? Any other feedback about them ?
Yeah same feeling for the Gel Res 7. For my normal size it's a bit long and still slightly narrow in the forefoot :-(. Otherwise it's a great shoe, a bit stiff and heavy but very stable. I played tournament matches with it and it was good. I just don't understand one thing with this shoe : the laces. Lace always come loose during the match/training session as I have to lace it one more time during my session.

For NB shoes I tried the new one (fresh foam lav) in a retail store and looked nice. I also tried the 996v3 and nice also but different as it's not the same construction. The first one wrap more your foot and has a bit more cushioning, particularly in the forefoot.
I didn't have the occasion to try it for real yet as I've just ordered a pair in Tennis Warehouse Europe and still waiting.

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I just bought a pair of these as my KSwiss Ultrashots were dead. They are wide!!! Which is why I thought they would be perfect for me. Wore them tonight for an hour and a half hit and set. What a shoe!! If you have a wider forefoot and loved the stability of he Barricade but not the plastic shank thingy. Try these on, buy them...I AM SOLD! To be sure, they are expensive. Foot comfort and health are essential for tennis so, pay up and enjoy the ride. Now if you have narrow feet, run to the cornucopia of choices that you get.
 
Sounds like it will be a no go for my narrow feet. That surprises me because Adidas shoes usually fit me fine.
I generally only wear adidas shoes and have for over 20 years... I tried these on at my local tennis shop, they didn't work for me. Way too wide for my narrow feet. I was so excited to see this model released as my barricade boost shoes were wearing out, nope. Unfortunately not for me.
 
It's been interesting to see Adidas's tour pros switching in/out of these recently. Osaka went back to the womens Uber 3 at the end of AO, Zverev had on Uber 2 during Davis Cup today. Maybe the fit is just as divisive at the tour level.
 
I generally only wear adidas shoes and have for over 20 years... I tried these on at my local tennis shop, they didn't work for me. Way too wide for my narrow feet. I was so excited to see this model released as my barricade boost shoes were wearing out, nope. Unfortunately not for me.
Adidas sent me a $200 gift card as the Barricade replacement so I got me the new SoleCourt Boost. In addition to that, stocked up on two more Barricade Boost 2018 at great discount (They still come with the 6-month warranty). Will write a few lines about SCB once I try them.
Been using Barricades since B2 and some were great, some were misses (6, 8), however, I believe that the 2018 Boost then 2016 were the best they ever made.
 
Adidas sent me a $200 gift card as the Barricade replacement so I got me the new SoleCourt Boost. In addition to that, stocked up on two more Barricade Boost 2018 at great discount (They still come with the 6-month warranty). Will write a few lines about SCB once I try them.
Been using Barricades since B2 and some were great, some were misses (6, 8), however, I believe that the 2018 Boost then 2016 were the best they ever made.
Yep, I received the gift card as well. And +1 on 2018 Boost Barricades. I was never fully 100% a fan of the Barricade line because of comfort and fit reasons - even though my experience has been that they are remarkably durable. I have medium-wide feet and love SCB. I hated the 2017 shape Barricades because of the fit. Still have lime green 8+ (that I hate the fit of as well). They look pretty great though.
 
Adidas sent me a $200 gift card as the Barricade replacement so I got me the new SoleCourt Boost. In addition to that, stocked up on two more Barricade Boost 2018 at great discount (They still come with the 6-month warranty). Will write a few lines about SCB once I try them.
Been using Barricades since B2 and some were great, some were misses (6, 8), however, I believe that the 2018 Boost then 2016 were the best they ever made.
I loved the barricade 2, not sure how many pairs of those I had.... I have the barricade boost, I think 2016 model? Solar red. Love the heel cushioning but not the forefoot. Just bought a pair of the 2018 boost, haven't worn them yet. The toe box for me is a little sloppy but I am going to give them a chance. We will see...
 
Playtested them today at last!I use orthotics ,which are huge compared to the factory insoles, so I repeat that it is advisable to size a little bit down(half a size) for the shoes to fit perfect.The feel is amazing and after 2 hours there was no discomfort whatsoever!The only downside imo are the looks.They look bulky but they don't feel like it.Overall a big yes on these!!
 
Playtested them today at last!I use orthotics ,which are huge compared to the factory insoles, so I repeat that it is advisable to size a little bit down(half a size) for the shoes to fit perfect.The feel is amazing and after 2 hours there was no discomfort whatsoever!The only downside imo are the looks.They look bulky but they don't feel like it.Overall a big yes on these!!
I agree on the bulky look, but as an old guy...comfort and performance outweigh looks.
 
Update:

Solecourt Boost: wore again for 2 additional singles matches. Really impressive ankle support almost like a 3/4 top without the bulk. If you have bad ankles/ankles that like to roll, these may be a good fit for you. Still no "break-in-pain" like I used to get with the barricade boost line.

With regard to length/width, I do think they run both long and wide. I typically wear 10.5 to 11's (for width) and really think that I could go down to 10 with these (they are much longer wearing than I initially thought).

The soles are holding up fine.

Will go back the ubersonic 3 for a few matches.
 
Update:

Solecourt Boost: wore again for 2 additional singles matches. Really impressive ankle support almost like a 3/4 top without the bulk. If you have bad ankles/ankles that like to roll, these may be a good fit for you. Still no "break-in-pain" like I used to get with the barricade boost line.

With regard to length/width, I do think they run both long and wide. I typically wear 10.5 to 11's (for width) and really think that I could go down to 10 with these (they are much longer wearing than I initially thought).

The soles are holding up fine.

Will go back the ubersonic 3 for a few matches.
How is the midfoot/arch compared to the Ubersonic 3? Is it snug also? I was really surprised how snug were the Ubersonic 3 in the midfoot area compared to the 2's. Otherwise forefoot area is wider in the 3's (such as this SoleCourt Boost I guess...).

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Ok slammed my heel down a few times and got one sore heel through the Boost.

And this is on relatively soft artificial grass (which has an underlay).

Bit unsure if Boost, while certainly being comfortable, is yet to be very good at more extreme foot movement, and in preventing jarring shock.....
 
I've read a number of positive comments about the CrazyLight Boost, the basketball shoe, for use in tennis.

I looked into it a bit and though it wasn't real clear, it seems like it was designed for use on indoor basketball courts, which are definitely different than tennis courts.

How's the traction and durability on tennis hardcourts ?
Horrid durability. Don't go there unless you have cash to burn.
 
I have 30 hrs on RA on mine (2016), and they don't show much of a wear.

80-85 kg and predominantly light on my feet. No toe drag or sliding.

:cool:
You are certainly welcome to wear them. I, on the other hand, wear out the treads in 6-7 hitting sessions on hard courts, so they are not for me, nor would I recommend them to anyone in good conscience.
 
Ok slammed my heel down a few times and got one sore heel through the Boost.

And this is on relatively soft artificial grass (which has an underlay).

Bit unsure if Boost, while certainly being comfortable, is yet to be very good at more extreme foot movement, and in preventing jarring shock.....
Boost cushioning is great and soft, but I do think you can "bottom" it out if you land very hard on it. I still really like my boost shoes, I have running ones and tennis ones, but I have noticed that aspect of the cushioning.
 
Playtested them today at last!I use orthotics ,which are huge compared to the factory insoles, so I repeat that it is advisable to size a little bit down(half a size) for the shoes to fit perfect.The feel is amazing and after 2 hours there was no discomfort whatsoever!The only downside imo are the looks.They look bulky but they don't feel like it.Overall a big yes on these!!
I wear Hoka One One's for running and walking. Nothing Adidas makes can look bulky after those shoes.
 
Hey all, hoping for some feedback from folks who've had the shoe for some time now - how much break-in can I expect from these? I'm in between sizes and trying to decide - my normal size is too long, but a half-size down is a little snug in the midfoot. Thanks!
 
I play tennis (4.5 level) in adidas crazylight boost shoes. They are a low top basketball shoe. I've played the last 2 year's in them and won't be going back to regular tennis shoes. I'm not a slider but i can tell you that the stability is there and the cushioning never goes away. The cushioning blows away anything in the tennis scene. But it's not squishy like three ultraboost. I'm happy that adidas finally came out with a good full boost tennis shoe.
Are those Derrick Rose shoes? I can’t fathom a basketball shoe having enough ankle support. How is it during sidestepping?


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Hey all, hoping for some feedback from folks who've had the shoe for some time now - how much break-in can I expect from these? I'm in between sizes and trying to decide - my normal size is too long, but a half-size down is a little snug in the midfoot. Thanks!
No break-in is needed.I strongly suggest you go down half size.I wear thick orthotics and thick socks and I still want a tiny bit more lock on my foot to feel perfect!Or go with your normal size and wear 2 pair of socks.
 
No break-in is needed.I strongly suggest you go down half size.I wear thick orthotics and thick socks and I still want a tiny bit more lock on my foot to feel perfect!Or go with your normal size and wear 2 pair of socks.
Thanks! Did you notice them getting more roomy with some wear-in? I have both sizes to try on, and I'm finding a half-size down to be snug.
 
Hi guys just signed up at tw forum. I recently purchased a pair and will share my thoughts once I try it out! I was looking for slightly wider option so hope this one is it :)
 
Thanks! Did you notice them getting more roomy with some wear-in? I have both sizes to try on, and I'm finding a half-size down to be snug.
Yes I believe they got a little bit roomier.It's the 3nd time I wore them.If your toes don't get jammed in the front I suggest you go with half size down.
 
Adidas sent me a $200 gift card as the Barricade replacement so I got me the new SoleCourt Boost. In addition to that, stocked up on two more Barricade Boost 2018 at great discount (They still come with the 6-month warranty). Will write a few lines about SCB once I try them.
Been using Barricades since B2 and some were great, some were misses (6, 8), however, I believe that the 2018 Boost then 2016 were the best they ever made.
Ok, I had a chance to wear the SB for a week and play about 4 hours.
First, they definitely look better in person. I really like the look of them.
They are very comfortable and feel much lighter than the TW measured/ shown weight. No break in required.
The stability is great. I was a bit skeptical at first but realized they are very stable.
They are definitely roomier up front than the Barricade 2018, however, I did not have any issues with foot slipping inside. I am not sure if I would go 1/2 size smaller next time. It feels like there is extra room, however, it felt they fit great, extra comfortable.
The arch felt a little bit higher than on the 2018s. Did not bother me but I felt the presence. Maybe because they are new.
I will use them more after I return from Asia in 2 weeks.
 
I've read a number of positive comments about the CrazyLight Boost, the basketball shoe, for use in tennis.

I looked into it a bit and though it wasn't real clear, it seems like it was designed for use on indoor basketball courts, which are definitely different than tennis courts.

How's the traction and durability on tennis hardcourts ?
I can help you guys who are considering the adidas crazylight boost (the basketball shoe): I have bought it. It is very comfortable but also heavy. BUT - it is very high from the ground and that makes it impossible to use for tennis if you like to run even a little bit! It is too clumsy and you get up too high off the ground and lose your agility and risk to injure your ankles and achilles tendon.
 
The FF is expensive, but it’s a brilliant shoe, IMHO. I’ve worn all kinds of shoes over a couple decades of playing. The FF is the best tennis shoe I’ve ever worn, period.

That said, I’m intrigued by this offering from Adidas, and I look forward to trying a pair on.
+1 Hope they didn't ruin it with the new version.
 
So, I bought a pair of the Solecourt Boost for women size 8.5M. Way too big! Looked like a Men’s shoe. So I returned and bought a 8M and still too big. So finally I bought a 7.5M and they actually fit. I believe I have an average sized foot; not wide or narrow. I always wear a 8.5 in shoes. The toe box is pretty wide especially when compared to my ASIC Speed 3 which I love but are a little too narrow around my right little toe; keeps rubbing against it. It fit nice and snug but have some nice room in the toe box and my toes aren’t sliding. I can tell I will need to break them in though. Still looks kind of big due to the toe box is so wide but at least they are very comfortable! I have plantar fasciitis and can already tell they are helping. Guess I have to sacrifice looking like I have small feet for comfort!! I do like the style and the color. Also, they were on sale for $120 so that helped also!!
 
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So, I bought a pair of the Solecourt Boost for women size 8.5M. Way too big! Looked like a Men’s shoe. So I returned and bought a 8M and still too big. So finally I bought a 7.5M and they actually fit. I believe I have an average sized foot; not wide or narrow. I always wear a 8.5 in shoes. The toe box is pretty wide especially when compared to my ASIC Speed 3 which I love but are a little too narrow around my right little toe; keeps rubbing against it. It fit nice and snug but have some nice room in the toe box and my toes aren’t sliding. I can tell I will need to break them in though. Still looks kind of big due to the toe box is so wide but at least they are very comfortable! I have plantar fasciitis and can already tell they are helping. Guess I have to sacrifice looking like I have small feet for comfort!! I do like the style and the color. Also, they were on sale for $120 so that helped also!!
I'd rather have big pain free feet!

J
 
So I have an update. I had the nastiest ankle sprain with SCB yesterday. Twisted my ankle moving laterally and forward to pick a low slice close to the service line. Was a very intense point. The kid who I was hitting with is playing #1 in lineup next week versus a school in NC. Very smart player and knows his tactics. Anyway, ankle area looks like a friggin balloon:



Did the smart thing and iced as soon as I reached home and did the rehab stuff. Haven't gone to the doc yet. Second day and surprisingly minimal pain. The foot is definitely swollen AF though.



I have been hobbling around today all day. Part of me wants to blame the shoe to be honest. Normal casual hitting, no problem. But this was my first match with it. When it gets intense and I was scurrying everywhere, the left shoe kept falling out even after tightening it several times. Twisted my ankle of right foot though. I just did not feel like the shoe and my feet were one. Like there was a disconnect in some weird sort of way. And the shoe did not feel stable too for me (duh, see pictures). I will not be using SCB anymore. Back to '18 Barricades for now.
 
Hola, tengo los Ubersonic 3 en talla US 9.5 y realmente tienen un ajuste perfecto con dos pares de calcetines, yo quería saber si los Solecourt Boost los tendría que pedir en la misma talla o bien ir por una media talla menos.
 
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