Barricade Strategy Pack 2016

vlasp01

New User
I just purchased last year's "Wall Street" color of the Barricade for sale, so if I wear through them within 6 months will adidas send me the latest Strategy Pack colorway, or will it be the 2016 regular Barricade? I am really excited for the Strategy Pack, as the Alexander the Great colorway looks amazing.

BTW: If you search "Barricade 2016 Hannibal" on Google then you can see a listing for them on a European tennis site. They look pretty interesting, although it looks like a rendering, and I can't wait for what is to come.
 

skydog

Semi-Pro
I just purchased last year's "Wall Street" color of the Barricade for sale, so if I wear through them within 6 months will adidas send me the latest Strategy Pack colorway, or will it be the 2016 regular Barricade? I am really excited for the Strategy Pack, as the Alexander the Great colorway looks amazing.

BTW: If you search "Barricade 2016 Hannibal" on Google then you can see a listing for them on a European tennis site. They look pretty interesting, although it looks like a rendering, and I can't wait for what is to come.
Elephant skin gray/neon yellow. I agree they look like a rendering rather than an actual shoe photo, but if true, I guess Adidas is willing to put out in larger numbers what Nike missed the boat on with the RF/MJ Vapors.
 

skydog

Semi-Pro
I have the Alexander the Great's. They are sick, it will be interesting to see the rest of the strategy pack.
I will see what they come up with, but last year's special editions did not really excite me too much other than the Miami ones. Bought the Saksaywayman on discount and like those, but the rest of the wall pack did not blow me away. A lot of gray shoes last year, and it looks like we are headed for another one in the upcoming Hannibal.

Any guesses on the last two Strategy personalities? Sun Tsu for the Asian swing? George Washington for the US Open? Will look forward to see what comes out, but not holding my breath.
 

Tennis is GOAT

New User
I will see what they come up with, but last year's special editions did not really excite me too much other than the Miami ones. Bought the Saksaywayman on discount and like those, but the rest of the wall pack did not blow me away. A lot of gray shoes last year, and it looks like we are headed for another one in the upcoming Hannibal.

Any guesses on the last two Strategy personalities? Sun Tsu for the Asian swing? George Washington for the US Open? Will look forward to see what comes out, but not holding my breath.
Yes I remember seeing George Washington written on the box the shoes came in. I forget the other one though, I'll have to check it later.
 

fundrazer

Legend
The box has Sun Tzu and Washington. If they all feature the animal design on the heel, Washington's will be an eagle and Sun Tzu's will be a horse I imagine.
 

skydog

Semi-Pro
Washington's could be interesting if they run with a red/white/blue theme. I was not a fan of the Great Wall version nor the previous seasons Shanghai version of Djokers shoe, so I do not have a lot of hope for this year's China shoe. So much potential with red and gold and they still have not quite nailed it.
 

Tennis is GOAT

New User
Agreed. This year looks nice though. The 2016 Barricades have a nice silhouette so I have a feeling Adidas will get it right this year. Really happy with how the Alexander the Great's look.
 

skydog

Semi-Pro
Agreed. This year looks nice though. The 2016 Barricades have a nice silhouette so I have a feeling Adidas will get it right this year. Really happy with how the Alexander the Great's look.
I am hoping they at least get one or two of them right, unfortunately, it looks like no Boost, again, this year.
 

mpournaras

Hall of Fame
I have not had any ventilation issues on the 2015 versions, the upper has several strategic vents that are blended well into the design.
I get that. I too love the ventillation on my limiteds. But unless the cracks in the elephant skin are vents then I don't see any ventillation
 
I've had them for a couple weeks. No vents. They're gonna be hot this summer, but they go with last summer's Response Trend shorts really well. And they have Latin on the inside of the tongue:
aut viam inveniam aut faciam
either find a way or make one
 
Fall/Winter catalogue had the G. Dub red, white and blue for August release and the Sun Tzu black/white camo for October release, and they were Ubersonic 2's and not Barricades. Those designs were showing as "dropped" in the online inventory last month, so I have no idea what the Barricades are going to look like. The G Dub US Open deign looked awesome, though. Sun Tzu tshirt had a massive black and white Tiger on the back. There's also a Mustachio limited edition set for November for men's health awareness. Color scheme is Craft Ochre/Gold Metallic/Clear Brown.
 

skydog

Semi-Pro

I would agree on the venting, does not look like there is any in the normal areas of the Barricade 2015/2016.
 

jdizzle

New User
Fall/Winter catalogue had the G. Dub red, white and blue for August release and the Sun Tzu black/white camo for October release, and they were Ubersonic 2's and not Barricades. Those designs were showing as "dropped" in the online inventory last month, so I have no idea what the Barricades are going to look like. The G Dub US Open deign looked awesome, though. Sun Tzu tshirt had a massive black and white Tiger on the back. There's also a Mustachio limited edition set for November for men's health awareness. Color scheme is Craft Ochre/Gold Metallic/Clear Brown.
The barricade boosts are dark navy with pink stripes and white with red/crimson. Non boost is plain white, block red and finally a sort of yellow to blue fade along the length of the shoe. Energy boosts are green/blue and white.
 
Yeah, those are the normal Fall/Winter color schemes. I was talking about the limited edition ones. OK...so they've kept the G Dub and Sun Tzu designs but pit it on the Ubersonic and not the Ubersonic 2. So two of the Strategy Pack are Barricades and the other 2 are Ubersonics. Also kept the design for the clay Navy/White Ubersonic in July, which was also suppose to be an Ubersonic 2 with the Primeknit bootie. Must have run out of Primeknit at the adidas factory.
 

LuchoVena

Rookie
so they are not even Barricades? meeeeh

are the UberSonics the new feathers? It seemed that the Barricades of today are the Feather-Barricade Hybrid but perhaps they switched the lightweight focus to a new line? Are they good?
 

skydog

Semi-Pro
They were originally supposed to be the ubersonic 2 with the sock and stuff.

Bummer. I liked the 2's more

Interesting. Wonder why the change? It is my first pair of Ubersonics, but I normally like he same shoes Jason @TW Staff has positive reviews on as my feet are a bit wider. I have not seen any reviews on the U2's, are they similar in fit?
 

mpournaras

Hall of Fame
Interesting. Wonder why the change? It is my first pair of Ubersonics, but I normally like he same shoes Jason @TW Staff has positive reviews on as my feet are a bit wider. I have not seen any reviews on the U2's, are they similar in fit?
Id say so. same fit.

There were rumors that they were running out of prime knit fabric... as in they were putting it in so many shoes at once that they decided to put in in as many running shoes as possible and some tennis shoes would take the hit
 

LuchoVena

Rookie
There is nothing Gdub about the shoe except the Cherry tree. its more of an USA FLAG/Olympic trim than anything else.

Alexander and Hannibal had its animal and their theme based on them. Alexander different color eyes and the Lion that represented his fury in battles. The fabric pattern is that of his spear heads style he used. The Vergina sun badge also represented his Macedonian heritage. Orange because he dyed his yellow hair Orange with saffron to which at the time it was more valuable than gold. Hannibal has the elephants he used in battle, and thus the fabric represents their skin, plus his motto of "either find a way or make one" in which he did when se surprised sacked Rome.

If not the Alexander wouldnt had been Orange but instead IRAN or Macedonian colors AND Hannibals would had been Tunisia. Nobody wants that? well not unless you live in those countries.

For George Washington, They could had AT LEAST use his 13 star flag style that represented him during the Revolution. http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/us-washi.html#frg and not the 5 pointed stars. Something about Valley Forge or the Crossings that lead to his first victories that literally convinced France to help us beat the Brits?

Adidas could at least tried better and put more THOUGHT than just slapping the US flag to it. I guess they know we would buy anything with the US flag on it regardless of meaning or actual though about it.

For the Pros, at least it doesnt look bad.

too bad it isnt a Barricade though, thats the only thing I buy these days
 

skydog

Semi-Pro
The latest edition, Sun Tzu. Meh...kind of plain. So much potential and another gray special edition.
 

mpournaras

Hall of Fame
The latest edition, Sun Tzu. Meh...kind of plain. So much potential and another gray special edition.


What they were supposed to look like. They certainly had it right the first time. Disappointed with the actual release for both the past 2 limted Ubersonics
 

skydog

Semi-Pro


What they were supposed to look like. They certainly had it right the first time. Disappointed with the actual release for both the past 2 limted Ubersonics
I would have been all over those! Too bad the actual release was such a plain shoe.
 

ArliHawk

Hall of Fame
The Primeknit Art of War and primeknit GDub version look so much better. Find the uber 2 to be much more comfortable, and want to take advantage of the 30% off sale through the 10th. Probably just end up with another pink pair, but would've picked up the Art of War if they were the primeknit version. Fingers crossed any future colors of this shoe are primeknit.
 

Capt. Willie

Hall of Fame
Okay, by now we have all seen the Pop Art shoe. Has anyone seen the other upcoming Art shoes or at very least know what art styles they will represent?
 
Okay, by now we have all seen the Pop Art shoe. Has anyone seen the other upcoming Art shoes or at very least know what art styles they will represent?
Minimalism in white? not into white...but Corten steel rust surface would be cool. Maybe cubism or Abstract expressionism (aka pollock drips) would be cool. The pop ones look good better than most of the wall and strategy ones.
 
It's interesting bc the white one is called "Minimalist" and is in the Limited Edition portion of the catalog but is not marked on the page as a part of the Art Pack specifically and there is no matching shirt shown.
 
There's a "Street Art" men's Ubersonic for next month that's grey/steel, and a "Jade" women's Ubersonic that's green/white/grey for summer. But no other Barricades so far besides the Minimalist.
 
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