Well, I got my LTD's yesterday. My impression: They look pretty good...I love the front top where the black "mesh" weave is. It's crossed by rubber horizontal strips..very cool in an understated way. I was afraid these shoes would be ostentatious but most of the time my pant's covers the golden dragon effigy on the back. Of course not so in shorts but who cares.
I also bought a pair of Adidas black socks and they feel great and match the shoes well. The shoes are a tad snug (I have somewhat broad feet) and the heel cushioning is a little hard. The tongue of the shoe doesn't move at all. Of course it's a bit on the heavy side. These are my first Adidas shoes.
Follow up: Ok the shoes are snug and of course look cool. The heel cushioning has softened up. But...
It ain't all lovey dovey. I previously had Nike Zoom Air (the black durable ones) so I wanted similar black cool tennis shoes with a lotta durability cause I walk in 'em a lot as well. Yeah the LTD's are cooler looking but man, these babies feel substantially heavier. My old Zoom Air's are significantly lighter in comparison and they're not know for being light shoes.
So..would I get Barricades again? Nope..a bit too heavy for me...gonna go back to Nike eventually.