Novak Barricade Replacements!

Liam Grennon

Semi-Pro
Hello All,
For the past couple of years I have been using the Novak Barricades, but with the line being discontinued, I am in need of similar shoes. I have a bit of a wide foot. I also toe drag so the most durable and supportive shoe is ideal!
 

haqq777

Legend
Hello All,
For the past couple of years I have been using the Novak Barricades, but with the line being discontinued, I am in need of similar shoes. I have a bit of a wide foot. I also toe drag so the most durable and supportive shoe is ideal!
Normal Barricades are too narrow in the mid foot area. I get blisters.

Are the Barricade Classics close to the old Novaks?
The 2018 ones are actually more open in midfoot and toebox than 2017 and 2016 ones. I would actually recommend them to those who felt Barricades in past years were too narrow for them. Completely different fit for me (I have medium to medium-wide, normal arch feet). And Boost version is also more comfortable than Novak Pros with better impact protection in my opinion. Hope that helps.
 

leejayh

Rookie
The 2018 ones are actually more open in midfoot and toebox than 2017 and 2016 ones. I would actually recommend them to those who felt Barricades in past years were too narrow for them. Completely different fit for me (I have medium to medium-wide, normal arch feet). And Boost version is also more comfortable than Novak Pros with better impact protection in my opinion. Hope that helps.

Hope this is true - as the reviews on TW are that they are still narrow....will need to try them out in a store.
 

haqq777

Legend
Hope this is true - as the reviews on TW are that they are still narrow....will need to try them out in a store.
Definitely try them out in a store if you can. Nothing beats that.

I have both versions actually. I have the Black/Scarlet 2018 Boost and the Black/Yellow 2017 Boost. Went down a size for 2018 ones because they were long - as rightly mentioned by good folk at TW. The 2017 is most definitely narrower compared to 2018.

2018 Barricade Boosts:


2017 Barricade Boosts:


If you look under fit details, even TW mentions 2017 runs narrower through midfoot. I haven't seen the video reviews yet so I am not sure what playtesters have to say specifically.

I think for someone with a medium to slightly medium-wide foot, the 2018 are fantastic. But feel is pretty subjective as I think even with Boost the shoes are firmer. Great impact protection but ride isn't super plush.
 
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