Anyone having Achilles bursitis with Barricade Boost?

PhxRacket

Professional
I recently purchased 2018 Barricade Boost. I have watched my friends lose faith in Nike and Asics as they have become narrower. So I picked up a pair. They fit my feet really well. Love the Boost, but I have developed pain at the base of the rear of my heel. I am seeing my primary care doc Friday. Anyone else experiencing the same problem?
 

scotus

G.O.A.T.
I recently purchased 2018 Barricade Boost. I have watched my friends lose faith in Nike and Asics as they have become narrower. So I picked up a pair. They fit my feet really well. Love the Boost, but I have developed pain at the base of the rear of my heel. I am seeing my primary care doc Friday. Anyone else experiencing the same problem?
You have not been to your doctor, so how did you diagnose it as bursitis?
 

Znak

Professional
I recently purchased 2018 Barricade Boost. I have watched my friends lose faith in Nike and Asics as they have become narrower. So I picked up a pair. They fit my feet really well. Love the Boost, but I have developed pain at the base of the rear of my heel. I am seeing my primary care doc Friday. Anyone else experiencing the same problem?
For me I developed knee problems with the 2017 boost, I ditched them after a few sessions and went back to my trusty Cage, never an issue since. My blame goes towards the high arch of the shoes, it felt comfy in store, but so uncomfortable while running (and just not right for the form of my foot). Achilles is interesting, I'd echo @scotus, get that checked out. I tore mine doing too many uphills on my single speeder back in the day (not something I ever want to go through again), usually is associated with the angle of your foot... just hypothesizing, maybe the sole is causing you to heel strike too much, or forcing it in that pathway that's unnatural for your foot/body.

By the by... I would always take my friends' opinions on sports materials with a grain of salt. Best to always test them for yourself first. I have one friend who hates Nike simply because it's Nike and has an excuse for me not to buy anything of theirs — but without a doubt, their shoe has always fit me better than any other brand and will stick by them until they don't.
 
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LuchoVena

Rookie
I had all kind of problems with Barricades Boost ... Achilles, Calf ... I gave them up
Only with the boost versions? Was it 2015s?

Whenever I wear 2015s Barricade Boost my Achilles seems to get tense and the upper area of it and calf begin to sore? This isnt without playing, just having them for less than an hour, haven't counted, maybe past 15mins. It goes away when I switch shoes, for instance Barricade 7 and get a relief.

Idk if it's the boost but can also blame how that shoe barely has arch support. I feel the shoe bending underneath me too and perhaps the softness of the boost also facilitates it. Shoes shouldn't bend there.

Did the other models improve it? Willing to try again with other models if it has improved the uncomfortable feeling of walking on a pushover marshmellow without support.
 

dimkin

Hall of Fame
i switched to Asics Court FFs ... it's a good shoe, I wish it wasn't as flexy and slightly sturdier ... soles also don't last as long as barricades, but all in all a better shoe
 

jeep2008

New User
I have the complete opposite opinion about the Barricade Boost.They are great for Achilles problems because they are higher up the back compared to let's say the Asics Speed or Res 7/6.
 

jeep2008

New User
I had the 2015,2016,2017 and SoleCourt Boost though and not the 2018 model the OP said but I really doubt they changed the shape or the height.Only thing they did with the 2018 was to make them longer,so maybe there's a heel slippage factor that flared your achilles tendon?
 
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