Has anyone tried the Barricade Classic Bounce

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  1. El Principe

    El Principe New User

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    I spied this shoe and quite liked the look of it. Has anyone tried it? AFAIK it's an updated version of the Barricade Classic, but that was a re-release of the BV, the GSOAT which I still wear. This looks like a more cushy, lightweight version.

    I'm sure it'll be reliable Adidas comfort and quality, but I'm concerned about the support. I'm used to BV support. Maybe they'd make a good match shoe.

    Thanks

    P.S. Has anyone seen the "wide" version of this? I LOVE the sleek, functional, non-fussy design. They should incorporate this design in their main Barricade range.
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  2. Tuskarr

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    There is a play test thread. Search for it
     
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  3. El Principe

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    I found it

    https://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/ind...ytest-adidas-barricade-classic-bounce.551969/

    (I originally google searched "adidas classic bounce talk tennis" and don't think I found this, when using TT search for "classic bounce" it didn't come up on the first page. Only when I used the phrase "play test" could I find it quickly)

    To sum up, quite positive reviews. My concern was stability but almost universally positive feedback on stability. Great feedback for cushioning. Some concerns with heel slippage. Some said it was still a bit clunky despite lower weight than traditional barricades. Stiff uppers. I like stiffer uppers and sole so sounds good to me.
     
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  4. zapvor

    zapvor G.O.A.T.

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    i have these now. amazing. amazingggggggggg. the cushion is so good. love mine
     
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  5. El Principe

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    Good to hear.

    Did you find them to be narrow? Narrow/normal width is usually fine for me. People complained about the B6 being too narrow, I still have & use a pair of them, and they're great.

    I only ask because if they're especially narrow I might try and get my hands on one of the "wide" models. Looks great.
     
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    i would say maybe a tad but not really. once you break them in its nice and snug. go for it. i would buy another no doubt
     
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    I like mine also. Very soft. On the narrow side perhaps, but not majorly. The outsoles on mine have outlasted the six month warranty period. Really good shoes especially at the current price.
     
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  8. warney

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    I (play singles 95% of the time) have used 1 pair for close to 10 months! I moved from Asics GR5. I went from up half a size from GR5 because CB is narrow and I had very little room left in size 8 toebox.
    Classic bounce is low profile, light, has good cushioning. I have moved the fastest on tennis court with this shoe (I have always used more cushioned, heavier shoes before). I normally wear my Asics/Prince outsoles just before 6 months. Classic bounce is still good and could last me another 2 months. Stability is decent not great. After use of two months or so uppers got really soft and I have been tightening shoe laces multiple times in a match.
    Though since last 3 weeks or so, cushioning does not feel as good as before. I started getting knee pain after every tennis session. I tried Barricade 2016 last 2 sessions and no knee pain.

    In nutshell I would not buy Classic Bounce at full price if I can get on sale regular barricades/boost at same price. At sale price (sub 50) these are great buy.
     
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  9. El Principe

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    Hey thanks for the feedback, I picked up a pair. I've only tried them on, they feel comfy, however I can tell what people mean by feeling a bit of heel slippage. Though that might go away with a break in.

    Do you guys have a pair with 1 or 2 eyelets? I've noticed that some pairs have 2, but mine only have the 1 as pictured above. I dunno if 2 eyelets gives a better lock in. Most of my shoes have only 1 set of eyelets and those that have 2 I usually don't use anyway.
     
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    The new Classic Bounce has 2 eyelets and if you use the lock lacing method you can control heel slippage. I have the (4E) version and I think this is the best shoe for a wide foot available.
    https://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/locklacing.htm
     
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  11. El Principe

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    Just wearing them around the house to loosen them up, i think they'll be fine, I never use 2nd eyelets on any of my other shoes anyway (those that have them), and the laces tighten up nicely.

    My only other concern is durability of the fabric eyelets. When I pull the laces nice and tight, the top fabric eyelets pull and take a lot of tension. I take it no-one has had any issues with ripped fabric eyelets?

    Aside from all that, they seem great, obviously the cushioning seems immense, but the midsole shape and design seems naturally supportive without external plastic arch shanks etc. I've generally moved away from that type of shoe in my running with good effect (e.g. moved away from gel kayanos to NB vongo), so I look forward to seeing how these perform.
     
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  12. dave t

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    Just got the 4E classic barricade. I don't think it has bounce... but I really like these shoes. Much better fit than the 2e 996v3 I just sent back. They seem like a quality shoe - and for under $50, kind of a no-brainer.
     
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  13. FedLIKEnot

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    I love these shoes I have had 3 pairs over the course of two years. I have not yet worn them out in time for the warrenty. So they last a long time the cushioning doesnt break down as quickly and the uppers are soft but do take a few wears to stretch a bit. I have had no issues with the eyelets and I do slide at times as I am a fairly agressive mover.

    Wish theyd come out in so cooler colorways like the Ubers or Barricades but oh well...
     
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  14. Doc Hollidae

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    I have a pair I've been playing in the past 2 or so months. Nice cushioning. A little stiff out of the box, but they break in nicely. I have a flat foot with little arch and can't fit the current Barricades, so I was pleasantly surprised I was able to fit these. Must have been that damn plastic claw on the side that was messing my foot up with past versions.
     
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