Tsitsipas new 2019 "Barricade"?

J011yroger

Talk Tennis Guru
#54
Like I said, the shoe looks fabulous, and save for a possible delamination issue, it is an absolute winner.

Now, make those in gray with red accents, sky blue with navy accents, red with deep red accents and white with sky blue accents, so that I can buy all of them.

And add black on black, while at it.

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Have you played in them?

J
 
#63
It's only in the app. Look up tennis shorts and if you look at the Parley ones, the models are wearing a blue and a white with blue pairs of Sole court Boosts.
 
#67
Thiem, Tsitsipas, and Zverev (I'm pretty sure) are going to be using the Adidas Parley kits as of 1/9

Thiem posted on his Instagram
 

J011yroger

Talk Tennis Guru
#73
Agreed. I did buy the polos with the subtle argyle pattern and shorts to go with them.
They are great, I love the long sleeve tops too, but I need new colors like the Miami Vice pink and turquoise look last year.

My credit card breathed a sigh of relief when it saw the matchcode stuff.

J
 
#76
Hi, I find it rather interesting just how adidas still weren't sure on whether to keep the Barricade model name or to go with the now SoleCourt naming of the model, at the time of the photo shoot for the model; look at the tongue label on this Parley SoleCourt, it clearly indicates "BARRICADE" on it... Further still, of the FIVE SoleCourt boost available to this day, none of them sport the name "SoleCourt" on them... I guess adidas is waitin' on whether the SoleCourt naming's gonna stick or not and, if not, they could always revert back to naming future models as Barricades...
 
#77
A confusing misspelled add on Tennis Warehouse: "... adidas is working with Parley to intercept plastic BEFORE it gets to the ocean and transforms it..." So I guess the plastic ISN'T from the ocean after all... Further still, I guess marketers over at adidas think that child-like fonts on a promo add helps simplifying the reading process for their targeted demographics (supposedly adults here in this case) but they should be a tad more mindful on the spelling though, otherwise people might just as well think the add was in fact written AND proof-read by actual children... "coastel" should have of course read COASTAL, less of course that's a new compounded noun for a coast with a hotel on it... Take a look:
 
#79
airchallenge2, I am also loving adidas for how, in 1936 nawzi* Germany, Adolf "Adi" Dassler (adidas' founder) became world-famous for sponsoring Jesse Owens, a daring feat considering their respective demographics...
*I initially spelled that correctly but, TW offensively censored it.
 
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Hi, I find it rather interesting just how adidas still weren't sure on whether to keep the Barricade model name or to go with the now SoleCourt naming of the model, at the time of the photo shoot for the model; look at the tongue label on this Parley SoleCourt, it clearly indicates "BARRICADE" on it... Further still, of the FIVE SoleCourt boost available to this day, none of them sport the name "SoleCourt" on them... I guess adidas is waitin' on whether the SoleCourt naming's gonna stick or not and, if not, they could always revert back to naming future models as Barricades...
the picture got changed today! in front of my very eyes, this morning at work it said Barricades, now says Parley
it even changed in here :mad:
 
#81
Hi, I find it rather interesting just how adidas still weren't sure on whether to keep the Barricade model name or to go with the now SoleCourt naming of the model, at the time of the photo shoot for the model; look at the tongue label on this Parley SoleCourt, it clearly indicates "BARRICADE" on it... Further still, of the FIVE SoleCourt boost available to this day, none of them sport the name "SoleCourt" on them... I guess adidas is waitin' on whether the SoleCourt naming's gonna stick or not and, if not, they could always revert back to naming future models as Barricades...
the picture got changed today! in front of my very eyes, this morning at work it said Barricades, now says Parley
it even changed in here :mad:
 
#83
Continuing here on adidas' early tergiversation at coming-up with new names for their 2019 tennis shoe line-up, comes the final naming for the adidas CourtJam Bounce. In this early photoshoot for that particular model, adidas appeared again, not quite sure as to where to go; Although the word "bounce" does somewhat appear on the outer-side of the shoe, the next two pictures clearly show that this was initially intended to be an upgrade for the barricade club:



Although the picture above was captured on TW's 360° view of the shoe, TW's watermark isn't showing.
 
#85
Continuing here on adidas' early tergiversation at coming-up with new names for their 2019 tennis shoe line-up, comes the final naming for the adidas CourtJam Bounce. In this early photoshoot for that particular model, adidas appeared again, not quite sure as to where to go; Although the word "bounce" does somewhat appear on the outer-side of the shoe, the next two pictures clearly show that this was initially intended to be an upgrade for the barricade club:



Although the picture above was captured on TW's 360° view of the shoe, TW's watermark isn't showing.
Pretty good looking shoe and I'm glad it's not called Barricade, cause it looks pretty minimalistic.
 
#86
Why does it matter how Adidas will name their lines?

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Because Tennis_Hands, words, symbolism matter, they define our intents and purposes. These last postings of mine weren't meant to question why one shoe or another were named the way they were but, to illustrate the marketing challenges manufacturers face when release-date deadlines are approaching. Duh...
 
#89
I guess that I have to spell it out for you: why would a consumer care what the company is trying to convey by naming its line one way or the other?

Isn't that the problem with the marketing of goods: that the consumer listens too much to what the producer wants to tell him?

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Tennis_Hands, the challenges marketers face is quite the opposite, to find ways to connect with how a consumer can relate and identify with their product, you clearly don't have to sell anything for a living/don't consume much/frugal. But you're still missing the point though, as I tried to "s'plain" this to you, however hopeless you now seem to be, "... these last postings of mine weren't meant to question why one shoe or another were named the way they were but, to illustrate the marketing challenges manufacturers face when release-date deadlines are approaching. Duh..." Speaking of challenges Tennis_Hands, you most certainly seem to be living-with quite a few of your own, can't you just take a pause and flaunt them onto another poster?
 
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#92
Tennis_Hands, the challenges marketers face is quite the opposite, to find ways to connect with how a consumer can relate and identify with their product, you clearly don't have to sell anything for a living/don't consume much/frugal. But you're still missing the point though, as I tried to "s'plain" this to you, however hopeless you now seem to be, "... these last postings of mine weren't meant to question why one shoe or another were named the way they were but, to illustrate the marketing challenges manufacturers face when release-date deadlines are approaching. Duh..." Speaking of challenges Tennis_Hands, you most certainly seem to be living-with quite a few of your own, can't you just take a pause and flaunt them onto another poster?
I'm with you on this one. Also, I was wondering why would they drop the name barricade. Did it stop selling well?
 
#93
I got 2 pair of adidas barricades for
48 bucks each.
Considering adidas last 5 times as long as
100 dollar nikes i paid about 10% per tennis
Shoe hour of what i wouldve had to pay for nike tennis Shoe hours.
 
#94
Dominic Thiem is playing with SoleCourt but not boost, look

https://flic.kr/p/256wuxD
Players often told me how they find boost very comfortable, but too spongy to play-with, especially on hard courts, that boost doesn't allow them to have a precise feel as to where their foot is when hitting a shot. Additionally, boost on any shoe makes it heavier . So I wonder if a non-boost SoleCourt will be made available for retail.
 
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#97
Dominic Thiem is playing with SoleCourt but not boost, look

https://flic.kr/p/256wuxD
Players often told me how they find boost very comfortable, but too spongy to play-with, especially on hard courts, that boost doesn't allow them to have a precise feel as to where their foot is when hitting a shot. Additionally, boost on any shoe makes it heavier . So I wonder if a non-boost SoleCourt will be made available for retail.
It’s clear that boost in the forefoot is not suitable for sports with demanding footwork. It feels ‘dead’ with each landing, almost like a sinking feeling, i can see why runners take to it but tennis is very different. Feel is crucial.
 
#98
Thank you for pointing that out (albeit bitterly-so), that sole does indeed look like the one on the CourtJam Bounce. I've never equated the barricade club with the CourtJam Bounce, I was pointing out that this is how they initially wanted to NAME it, obviously two different shoes. Try to inhibit your dislike of me Tennis-Hands, as I'm quite certain you can post informative replies free of sarcasm and misquotes.
 
Is Basketball a sport with a demanding footwork?

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Certainly.

Although i’ve never tried any basketball shoe from Adidas, i was going by their tennis footwear which utilise boost. Perhaps the basketball ones have more response, but the solecourt boost is very dead in the forefoot.
 
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