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#1
I tried out a pair of Adidas Barricade 2016 shoes (not the Boost ones) about a year ago and I burned through the outsole within a month, even though I used them only while playing tennis. They were pretty expensive compared to the ones I normally buy and use. Given that the Barricade line of shoes are among the most durable (I think they are supposed to last 6 months?), should I try my luck again and go for an expensive shoe, like maybe Nike Air Zoom Cage 3 or another Barricade? I really don't want to buy another expensive shoe and wear them out in a span almost equal to the cheaper ones.
It would help if someone had a concrete comparison - like if you have tried out both Air Zoom Cage 3 and Barricade to the point of wearing them, please do tell me about how long each of them lasted.
 
#2
Did you use the warranty? If so, you are theoretically getting 2 months out of your shoes. The barricade line will last the longest as they are just barricades. No need for explanation. If you did use the warranty, I suggest buying a pair of backup shoes. Anyways, you will have to calculate whether or not an expensive shoe is justified over a less expensive shoe. Looking at tennis warehouse right now, the barricades run for around $90. I am guessing your "cheap" shoes cost around $50. Tennis shoes for $50 are a pretty rare occurrence. So assuming your cheap shoes last around 3 weeks, since they are less durable than barricades, that would average out to around $2.38 for each shoe wear. If you use the Barricades, which will cost $90 for 2 months, then it would average to $1.5 per day. So the barricades were the better deal. I am guessing that you just did not use the warranty for some reason. Btw, the cage 3s are a hit or miss for most people. The cage 3 is an odd shoe due to the design and poor functionality.
 

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#3
Yeah that was going to be my question. I currently have 3 pairs of Nike Cage 3's in rotation, but I'm not a toe dragger so I imagine they'll last for quite awhile. The warranty that comes with the Nike Cage 3 is very reassuring if I ever needed it. Adidas offers the same for Barricades right? Why not take advantage of that? I wouldn't purchase cheaper shoes just to save money though. Getting one good pair of tennis shoes is far better than buying a cheap pair and going through them in a month or so. I like the Nike Cage 3's, but they do run small and take some time to break in. If you have owned a pair of Barricades before, I'd say get the latest version and use that warranty if you need it.


Side note, Nike does stand behind it's products. I sent back two different pairs of the Zoom Zeroes (the lace eyelet broke on each shoe) and they sent me a voucher for the full value each time. I used those vouchers for the Cage 3's.
 
#4
Actually, in India, the only warranty provided is foranifacturing defects and it does not cover outsole durability.
I'll give the actual figures here. I bought the barricades for around $100 (50% discount). So that translates to around $25 per week. In contrast, I bought an Adidas club shoe for around $30, which lasted for two weeks. So that would be around $15 per week.
I was thinking of the alternative where I buy from tennis warehouse, which provides warranty even overseas. But that adds shipping fees of around $43, so I'm a little hesitant.
 
#5
If you're wearing through barricades in 4 weeks there's not a shoe out there that's going to hold up over time. I am in the same boat. Stick to durability guaranteed shoes and try to get them on discount. I have the cage 3's and had multiple pairs of the 2015 and 16 barricades.
 
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