Problems with Barricade 7- getting rash/bleeding from wear

brownbearfalling

Hall of Fame
I've been wearing the Barricade 7's for a few weeks now and after a wearing them I get a very bad rash/bleeding on the inside of my right ankle (11 oclock position). It's about the size of a Q-tip (cotton swab) head. I'm not sure if it's from the collar of the shoe, the tongue of the shoe or the metal lace eyelet.

Is anyone having this problem? Is it a defect in the shoe? What can I do to help this? I've tried wearing different lengths of socks and covering up the area with bandaids and nether works.

From a search I found other people having the same problem with previous models of the Barricade: http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=191570&highlight=barricade+bleeding

I've never had this problem with any other shoe.
 

NJ1

Professional
I have EXACTLY the same issue with B7s. Inside of right ankle, right foot only.

I let the small bloody wound heal for a week and ever since have worn athletic tape in a cross pattern over the area. I have very sweaty feet so band aids would never stay on plus athletic tape (I use mueller) is cheaper and better at preventing blisters. One other thing I do, though not sure of it's effectiveness, is I pull the top inside lace less tightly than the outside when lacing up. Learned to do this from 3.3s. Finally, pull the tongue to the inside.

Other than this the B7s are the comfiest and toughest shoes I've worn so I'm glad this works.
 
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WhiteStripes

Semi-Pro
I had some issues with the eyelet (I assume it was the assume) rubbing against my ankle the first couple outings, but after that it thankfully went away. Not sure if the shoe conformed to my feet better at that point, but it was definitely annoying the first few times out and I had to loosen up lacing on the top eyelet a tad to avoid the rubbing. Since then, I haven't needed to make any adjustments to my lacing.
 

Def

Semi-Pro
I had a similar problem, so i went to my local pharmacy and got fit for one of those Dr. Scholl's insoles and it was about $5-$8 and i barely ever need to replace it.
 

brownbearfalling

Hall of Fame
Thanks guys for suggestions.

NJ1: I've tried pulling the tongue to the side but once my foot gets settled in after a few minutes of playing the tongue returns to the middle. Visually appealing but not functionally ideal.

Im still not sure what the cause is. But i only feel it rubbing on side to side movements. I went on a short run in the shoes and all was well. And it is especially peculiar that it only happens on the right foot. I can see why it could be the eyelet since they are metal. I think it's that the top laces don't have any "give"/stretch to them. Maybe it's the laces, the upper material or the eyelets. Also I think it is the cut of the ankle area. I guess one way to fix this is to add an insole to raise the foot in the shoe and clear the rubbing area.

But as of now the problem has gotten a little better. I dont know why but Maybe because the upper has broken in a little, I'm not tying the shoes as tight, the skin has toughened in that area or I've started using a bandaid. Tomorrow I'm going to test my luck and not use a bandaid to see how it goes.
 

SoCalJay

Semi-Pro
I just got some B7's myself and am having this same issue. I've played in them for about ~7 hours so I'm hoping that it's just a temporary thing. It's still very disappointing... ProPulse 2/3, T22, and NB 851 were all extremely comfortable right out of the box and I had no issues whatsoever.
 

VeeSe

Rookie
Weird. I play with barricade 7s and it feels great. No issues at all, but it's clear that this isn't an isolated case.
 

Fuzzy

Rookie
Do you have the extra eyelet laced? I always do up that one extra eyelet that usually doesn't come laced but on the B7 I had the same issue you are having...un-laced that one eyelet and the problem went away...something about the position it was pushing the tongue into...
 

scotus

G.O.A.T.
I haven't experienced this problem at all, but I always wear 2 pairs of socks, so it is less likely for me to feel pain in that area.
 

Bartelby

Bionic Poster
The trouble with posts about shoes is that everyone has there own peculiar idea of what is a 'good fit' and on how to lace when it comes to shoes.

I haven't had a problem.
 

NJ1

Professional
The trouble with posts about shoes is that everyone has there own peculiar idea of what is a 'good fit' and on how to lace when it comes to shoes.

I haven't had a problem.
Yes, but we're not talking about fit here we're talking about several people complaining of an issue in the exact same dime-sized spot. It's clearly a design issue, but not one big enough to ruin what is a great shoe.
 

Al Czervik

Hall of Fame
My brother had the same problem with them. It happened to me with the first Adizeros, which is a shame, because they were otherwise a great shoe. Unfortunately, I don't think you can pop off the eyelets like you could with Nike Vapor 6. I tried using moleskin in that spot on my foot, and it helped a little.

Edited to add that with the Adizero, I don't think it was the eyelet. It was more about the thin tongue and upper of the shoe.
 
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Andreas1965

Rookie
Me and several teammates use the B7. I had no issues with them, 3 other guys had the same problem as described here.
What's going on there?
 

baoshuxiong

New User
My Solution

Hiya fellow Wide Feeter!

I also purchased Adidas Barracade Team 2.0. Tried to break it in for a few days, after salesperson's suggestion, and ended with limping for 2 days afterwards. (2nd joint of my toe on my right foot became dark red & needle poking pain)

Since New Balance tennis shoes are not available in my area *SIGH*, fortunately my alternative was found - Nike Air Max Challenge!

I know, the inner area near Cuneiform Bone area looks fragile, 3 weeks into daily 1.5 tennis hasn't tear it out yet.

My last 2 cents is when trying new shoes and your gut telling you it ain't gonna be fine, trust your own instinct cuz some shoes just won't "break it in".

And learn how to read the Brannock Device yourself, cuz most salespersons never get any training using that device and if the measurement reads 7, they'll give you a 7!!! :twisted:
 

db10s

Hall of Fame
Hiya fellow Wide Feeter!

I also purchased Adidas Barracade Team 2.0. Tried to break it in for a few days, after salesperson's suggestion, and ended with limping for 2 days afterwards. (2nd joint of my toe on my right foot became dark red & needle poking pain)

Since New Balance tennis shoes are not available in my area *SIGH*, fortunately my alternative was found - Nike Air Max Challenge!

I know, the inner area near Cuneiform Bone area looks fragile, 3 weeks into daily 1.5 tennis hasn't tear it out yet.

My last 2 cents is when trying new shoes and your gut telling you it ain't gonna be fine, trust your own instinct cuz some shoes just won't "break it in".

And learn how to read the Brannock Device yourself, cuz most salespersons never get any training using that device and if the measurement reads 7, they'll give you a 7!!! :twisted:
We didn't purchase the team 2.0

I have the Barricade 7.

And use a moleskin til it sorts itself out or get an insert.
 

Winners or Errors

Hall of Fame
I had the exact same problem. Right ankle. Plastic in the cuff irritating it. The solution for me was to wear an extra layer of socks, which I found to take away the problem.

I agree with anyone who says that the B7 is the best adidas shoe ever. It is the only performance shoe I've ever worn that didn't need to be synched down tightly to perform. They're like super supportive slippers. Truly amazing what adidas has created here.

YMMV, but I don't think the ankle irritation is anything but a minor annoyance once you figure out how to deal with it.
 

Bartelby

Bionic Poster
You need the thumb device.

While standing up, lean down and put your thumb horizonally across your longest big toe.

If there is a thumb's width gap to the tip of the shoe, it will fit lengthways and almost always in width.




Hiya fellow Wide Feeter!

I also purchased Adidas Barracade Team 2.0. Tried to break it in for a few days, after salesperson's suggestion, and ended with limping for 2 days afterwards. (2nd joint of my toe on my right foot became dark red & needle poking pain)

Since New Balance tennis shoes are not available in my area *SIGH*, fortunately my alternative was found - Nike Air Max Challenge!

I know, the inner area near Cuneiform Bone area looks fragile, 3 weeks into daily 1.5 tennis hasn't tear it out yet.

My last 2 cents is when trying new shoes and your gut telling you it ain't gonna be fine, trust your own instinct cuz some shoes just won't "break it in".

And learn how to read the Brannock Device yourself, cuz most salespersons never get any training using that device and if the measurement reads 7, they'll give you a 7!!! :twisted:
 

baoshuxiong

New User
My original post's intention wasn't trash talking Adidas Barracade 7 / Team 2.

I'm sure it's one of the best tennis shoes out there unless you have wide feet.

Shoes is a matching game, may the force help you matching the best (tennis) shoes with your feet type.
 

3fees

G.O.A.T.
The only Problem I had with my B7's is wearing to thick of a sock,,went to thinner socks,,no problems...
 

SoCalJay

Semi-Pro
I've worn these a bit more and found a bandaid fix (literally). I took some of my J&J athletic tape that I use for my fingers, applied a small strip where the shoe was irritating my feet, and now the shoes are great. Now I'm just hoping that the durability ends up better than the T22's I was wearing previously!
 
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