Adidas Solecourt Boost Official Thread

Been alternating my ubersonic 3's and the solecourt for about a 4 months now.
Impressions

Solecourt Boost: You need to go down a 1/2 size. I like a wide shoe any my normal size is too long/wide (10.5). The ankle support is better with the solecourt than with the old barricades and quite a bit better than the ubersonic. But the shoes are a little soft in the sole and tend to shift your weight a little back on your heals so they feel slower than the ubersonics. The uppers and stringing system are better with a slightly thicker tongue, I like my laces tight, and often break them before wearing the sole out. The sole seems to have good endurance/durability.

Ubersonic3: It is probably my new goto shoe (from Barricade Boost). They fit true to size. The is adequate ankle support for me (not a lot) and they soles have good traction and support. The soles are a little firmer, but makes the court feel... well more feel. They also seem to shift weight a little forward and I feel faster in them. Understand, 1os difference probable doesn't make a difference when you are 260ish lbs. But they definitely feel faster, and my opponents call them my fast shoes (maybe they just look faster). Head to head price equal, for comfort I would go with the ubersonic. And I don't like the booty style upper in general. When you throw in the lower costs, it becomes a no brainer. Sad because I wanted to like the solecourt more.

my 0.5c
EDIT: the sole of the ubersonic is not nearly as durable. Same wear time I am getting flat spots in sole of the ubersonic, so cost may end up equaling out.
 
OK been wearing Yonex eclipsion but WOW this solecourt boost is insane good. I switched. Must buy 1/2 size down.

1. cushioning everywhere, there is no spot where it doesn't feel plush and feell like pillow. with great arch support.
2. very comfortable upper but very supportive at the same time. Eclipision 2 upper is bit stiff and can feel uncomfortable at times but this solecourt boost is soft and comfy, but very supportive.
3 Just started wearing it so can't comment on Durability but I hear this shoe is very durable.
4. Tracktion is great, explosive push off is no problem.
5. Jumping ability for overheads and serves.... Verdict is out on this one since I haven't played any competitive league matches yet with it on. but will comeback with review on that. Yonex eclipsion always helped me to jump about 3-4 inches higher than usual...... but I will see if this shoe can match that or better it ??

No wonder Tsitisipas move so well with this shoes on.... it is very supporitive and cushiony and fast even for big guys.
 
So I just checked out the USA Adidas website and was surprised to find not only the Shock Cyan colorway but the Black/cream colorway Sole Court Boosts available for purchase. Both of these colorways are the clay version though. Looks like the main difference between the two is for the clay version there is more herringbone pattern surface area as a result of a smaller plastic torsion system in the mid foot area.
 
Clay shoes for clay, ok, not for hardcourt, I learnt the hard way that clay court just is not same sort of impact protection, not good on hard court, cheers
 
So I just checked out the USA Adidas website and was surprised to find not only the Shock Cyan colorway but the Black/cream colorway Sole Court Boosts available for purchase. Both of these colorways are the clay version though. Looks like the main difference between the two is for the clay version there is more herringbone pattern surface area as a result of a smaller plastic torsion system in the mid foot area.
who's the hot babe in the avatar ? Anyway this shoe is great stuff. I feel like I am stepanoe Tsitsipas in this shoes. I tell people just call me Stepanoe. I am "Stepanoe Tsitisipas". I think I can play like him and win Wimbledon
 
I’m a former barricade boost wearer and I’m currently trying out the new balance LAV shoes as well. Both of them cannot compare to the Nike Zoom Zero however in my opinion. The most comfortable cushioned shoes I have found on the market - and very stable as well.

If you have tender knees like I do, I might suggest you put the Zoom Zeros at the top of your list to try.


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Took the plunge and bought a pair of NB Lav’s. My knees aren’t super-tender, but my joints start to ache if I play too many days in a row. The LAV seems a lot like the Ubersonic 3 in upper construction, but with more and softer foam underneath. Also a nice touch is an extra patch on the tongue area to help keep the strings from digging into the top of the foot, which was a little bit of an issue with the Unersonics.

I’ll be testing them out tonight at team practice. I think I tried on those Nikes, but the upper wasn’t comfortable for me.

Liking the new black/cream color of the SCB, other colors not so much.


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Took the plunge and bought a pair of NB Lav’s. My knees aren’t super-tender, but my joints start to ache if I play too many days in a row. The LAV seems a lot like the Ubersonic 3 in upper construction, but with more and softer foam underneath. Also a nice touch is an extra patch on the tongue area to help keep the strings from digging into the top of the foot, which was a little bit of an issue with the Unersonics.

I’ll be testing them out tonight at team practice. I think I tried on those Nikes, but the upper wasn’t comfortable for me.

Liking the new black/cream color of the SCB, other colors not so much.


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why aren't you wearing the Solecourt boost ? if you did, you would be playing just like Stepanoe
 
Took the plunge and bought a pair of NB Lav’s. My knees aren’t super-tender, but my joints start to ache if I play too many days in a row. The LAV seems a lot like the Ubersonic 3 in upper construction, but with more and softer foam underneath. Also a nice touch is an extra patch on the tongue area to help keep the strings from digging into the top of the foot, which was a little bit of an issue with the Unersonics.

I’ll be testing them out tonight at team practice. I think I tried on those Nikes, but the upper wasn’t comfortable for me.

Liking the new black/cream color of the SCB, other colors not so much.


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I had to give up on the NB Lavs - my knees started to ache. I agree with you that they feel a bit like the Ubersonics - they hurt my knees too. Neither have enough cushioning in the forefoot.

Best shoes for me so far in 2019 are the Asics Court FF 2s and the Nike Zoom Zeros - but have not tried the SoleCourts.


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I had to give up on the NB Lavs - my knees started to ache.
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To me they don’t feel so much like the Ubersonics, more just the construction. But whereas the ubersonics are low and have a kind of cupsole that holds your foot in, my foot was sliding around too much in the Lavs at my last practice. Had to tighten them mid-practice. Maybe it was just the socks, maybe because they were 2E width, maybe because the drills were intense?

I think they are helping reduce my knee/hip pain, but the softer soles seem to make me less confident about my footwork.

Also was wearing my ultra boosts another day, when I got the chance to return a couple baskets of serves. I know it’s not fair to compare, since they aren’t tennis shoes, but they were NOT made for lateral motion. I fear the boost cushioning is just too soft, at least for me.


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I like them. They run large, sized down to a 40 from a 41 or so. A bit high on the ankle which was irritating a bit. Just ordered a clay pair from TWE. I don’t wear out the soles (63, woman, but a 5.0/8.3 UTR player). Really liked the 2017 barricades, hated the 2018 (never bought them); ubersonic 3.0 are just so/so. These are better than the Ubers and not quite as solid as the 2017 barricades (but wearing out the insides of those). I have one wide and one medium foot. These are wide enough. My Barricades are men’s version, the Sole Courts are women’s version. Heels could be a bit narrower.
 
Just got them. My thoughts:

I am an 8.5EE almost EEE foot. I usually wear size 9 Nikes/Reeboks for daily wear. Ubersonic 2 and 3 are a very tight socklike fit in the 8.5. The Ubersonic 2 seems to have a slightly wider toebox than the Ubersonic 3. Though I feel more locked in in the Ubersonic 3, mostly due to the lacing pattern I believe. That said, I do have a bit of instep pressure on the Ubersonic 3.

The Solecourt Boost have a much larger toebox than the others, and it almost feels like it's a bit too big, but I think if I sized down to an 8, I would get pain. I like that you can really feel that lateral wedge giving you more support to cut side to side quickly. There is also more arch support. You can also feel the lateral/medial ankle support, but sometimes it's annoying, and it bumps up against my bone. Perhaps this might go away with break in. It has the most cushioning by far, and I can feel the foam compressing with each step.

The Babolat SFX3 is a pretty awesome shoe. It has a nice wide toebox, much like the Solecourt Boost. It does not have as much stability as the Solecourt Boost, due to the smaller outsole. It is a nice blend of stability between the lightweight Ubersonics and the heavier Solecourt Boost, leaning towards the Solecourt Boost. The shoe is more comfortable for me than the Solecourt Boost, mostly due to the more cushioned tongue and softer (lack of support) around the heel. However, I have a chronic history of rolling my ankle on the court when running laterally to hit balls.

So for me... I think I am going to go with the Solecourt Boost. The Babolat SFX3 are a close second, but my ankles are just too weak to use them. If you don't have ankle issues, the Babolat SFX3 would be the winner! Not to mention you get to save $40! I don't think there is a better shoe at the $100 price range.
 
@TW Staff are you able to say if any new colorways for the solecourt boost can be expected in the near future? My Barricades are on the way out and I'm going to need new shoes soon. From what it sounds like these will be a good fit for me (wider foot). Not really a huge fan of any of the current color options though.

Thanks.
 

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@TW Staff are you able to say if any new colorways for the solecourt boost can be expected in the near future? My Barricades are on the way out and I'm going to need new shoes soon. From what it sounds like these will be a good fit for me (wider foot). Not really a huge fan of any of the current color options though.

Thanks.
New SoleCourt Boost colors will release June 5.

Thanks,
Tiffani
 
OK I've had the opportunity to now play with my Solecourt Boosts on Har Tru clay courts. What an amazing shoe. Feel like I might as well be on Hardcourst as far as my abilities to get going are concerned.
Got to several balls (angled short CC and droppers) that my opponent was amazed. "I can't believe you got to that." Heard that about 5 times this morning.

Even though they are a bit heavier than my SFX3's they don't slow me down at all. Feel great underneath my feet and I like how my back feels the the Boost material.

Again a very solid wide foot choice and especially if you are looking for a clay court shoe. Don't ask me about sliding though since I'm not a huge slider unless forced to. That's for all you young whipper snappers.
 
New SoleCourt Boost colors will release June 5.

Thanks,
Tiffani
Any possible hints as to the colors?

Also, can anyone with the Parleys post a pic of them here? I'm a bit iffy on them (both the white/blue and the blue), but it might be something to do with the lighting in TW's shots. The blue just looks very dull to me, but in some other photos it looks a lot better.

Thanks!
 
Any possible hints as to the colors?

Also, can anyone with the Parleys post a pic of them here? I'm a bit iffy on them (both the white/blue and the blue), but it might be something to do with the lighting in TW's shots. The blue just looks very dull to me, but in some other photos it looks a lot better.

Thanks!
I have the blue parleys and they look great in real life!
 

jklos

Professional
Has anyone else struggled with your heel slipping in the Solecourt Boost? I have gone down 1/2 a size from my barricades but my heel still slips massively.
I just bought a pair and I'm worried about that too. I'm gonna try using using a runner's knot to see if it helps.
 
Has anyone else struggled with your heel slipping in the Solecourt Boost? I have gone down 1/2 a size from my barricades but my heel still slips massively.
There's some slight movement in the heel for me, but it's quite minimal. I noticed the main thing I'm not used to is the Boost material, and you can really feel it compressing when you step and decompressing when you unload. I am 8.5EE/EEE, and I bought the 8.5 Boosts. I could probably squeeze into the 8.
 
Has anyone else struggled with your heel slipping in the Solecourt Boost? I have gone down 1/2 a size from my barricades but my heel still slips massively.
Superfeet are your friend.

But I find that my heel is rock solid in the Solecourt. I have a wider heel to go with my wide forefoot and have no problem with slippage at all in this shoe. Fits me like a glove.
 

jklos

Professional
Had to return mine. Too much heel slippage and they were so clunky compared to Barricades IMO. They just kept getting looser and looser no matter how tight i tied the laces. I guess I just have a narrow foot and these don't work.
 
Anyone has tried to compare cushioning of Adidas SCB (Boost Cushioning) with Adidas Court Jam (Bounce Cushioning)? Which one will be better for heavier player (100+kg)
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Had to return mine. Too much heel slippage and they were so clunky compared to Barricades IMO. They just kept getting looser and looser no matter how tight i tied the laces. I guess I just have a narrow foot and these don't work.
I'd agree that they are not a great narrow foot choice. But for a wider foot these shoes are the bomb. Perfect fit for me, great stability and traction on clay, good cushioning with the boost foam. Haven't needed to even put my insoles in them and I feel great after playing with them.

To anyone with a wide foot, excellent shoe. For anyone looking for a Barricade replacement, not likely the shoe for you. The Barricades were always too narrow for my foot. These are far more spacious.
 
U are so right on all that Dart - really had to build mine up with inner soles. As I am a long-term barricade user I somewhat thought they would be in the same line but really they are not and Barricades are def for narrow feet and always have been. The sole court is huge by comparison
 
U are so right on all that Dart - really had to build mine up with inner soles. As I am a long-term barricade user I somewhat thought they would be in the same line but really they are not and Barricades are def for narrow feet and always have been. The sole court is huge by comparison
I kind of wish companies would take premium shoe offerings and make them in wide and normal fit. Make everyone happy and have less mystery around whether a shoe is right for you.
 

jklos

Professional
U are so right on all that Dart - really had to build mine up with inner soles. As I am a long-term barricade user I somewhat thought they would be in the same line but really they are not and Barricades are def for narrow feet and always have been. The sole court is huge by comparison
Which inner soles did you use?
 
My shoes are starting to break in a good bit now. I no longer feel pain from the stiff cuff. However, my feet are starting to slide a bit so I think I need to downsize to an 8 next time. Or put some thick insoles in.

Is there anything special about the stock insole? It seemed pretty floppy.
 
Dragon, put in an inner sole for sure. The standard insole isn't anything really. You do however have to stop sliding inside. Y'll end up with black toenails if not!
 
Dragon, put in an inner sole for sure. The standard insole isn't anything really. You do however have to stop sliding inside. Y'll end up with black toenails if not!
Haha, yea I started to get that sensation. I'm amazed I didn't have bruised toenails when I played with my 9.5 barricades. I guess I just couldn't run as fast in them in the first place.

I have a size 9 SOLE wide medium thickness athletic insole that seems to be pretty comfortable. Takes up a lot of volume. Good arch support as well, I've been using it as my daily insole in my Reebok Nanos.
 
I am not quite married to one or the other. Main reason I bought the Barricades in the first place was for improved durability over my cheaper Wilson shoes. I am liking these Solecourt Boost a lot. I think the only reason why I would switch again is if there's a durability issue. I don't quite think I'm playing enough to wear through the shoe in 6 months.
 
New issue of Tennis Industry Mag has shots of the new colors of SCB. Looks like a white upper and a light grey one, both with a pale neon green TPU chassis.
What color are the soles? I'm looking at stocking up when the new colorways are released since I'm really finding them to be perfect for my foot size and shape.
 


Meh. Not doing it for me. The original colorway and the Parleys look much better to me. But yeah, these look closer to the classic Adidas styling so I'm sure people will like them too.
 
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