Ubersonics not worth premium price tag.

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  1. J011yroger

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    I have the original and the 2, the outsole just isn't up to par. Stick with Barricades if you want a top quality shoe.

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    But Barricades are relatively bulky and heavy for us who want the quickest shoe--sacrifices must be made
     
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    Vapors are a superior match shoe for the same price.

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    I keep saying that Adidas need to put full boost cushioning midsoles in the Uber and you have an awesome shoe!
     
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    Everyone has their own preference.People have different experiences for each shoe because of many factors that play into it such as: type of court, their frequency of how many hours of playing tennis per week, how hard on their shoes, etc. If all the people that used it share the same experience, then there's something wrong with the product itself.
     
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  6. J011yroger

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    It's the outsole I have issues with.

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    My experience is that the outsole is trash. What is yours?

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    It wasnt as bad as yours. It worn out at the usual time when I worn out most of my shoes; usually 2~3 months. Its like saying people have a complaint with the Vapor Tour having the worst durability, but when I tried it myself I didnt experience that.
     
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    My experience is that that they are very good.
     
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    It's not even the durability, the 1 breaks off chunks the 2 has a fabric thread that shows. Vapors wear out quickly for sure but have a quality outsole. If anything the vapor upper is weak especially by the pinky toe.

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    You sound inexperienced but I can't confirm this.

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    Ah yes. You state they're bad. I state they're good. So you say I don't know what I'm talking about. Makes sense!
     
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    I'm no fool, I know how TW works.

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    Depends...If they use a similar midsole as the Tennis Energy Boost, it will be a complete fail! If they copy the midsole of their Boost basketball shoes, then it's a big win for cushioning but might be on the heavy side. Maybe they should just come up with a new model with true full length Boost.


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  15. Noveson

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    Don't get your hopes up for Boost in tennis shoes. They're extremely limited on how much they can produce a year and you can bet your ass Tennis is not a priority. Especially when they are killing in running/basketball/and originals.
     
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    Those are my sentiments exactly! They proved with the Tennis Energy Boost that tennis is not a priority for them. It has so little Boost in it, it feels completely different from any Boost running or basketball shoe. I had to exercise the one month comfort guarantee because it was so uncomfortable! I bought the Crazylight Boost 2016 instead, and I'm completely happy with it. I play mostly on clay and the outsole pattern is perfect for it. It grips like a clay court shoe and the cushioning is far above any tennis shoe I've worn. The Jacquard upper is super comfortable and supportive at the time time. They'll never invest that much in a tennis shoe. I'm sure they spent far more money on these materials than they do with the Barricades and Ubersonics, and I got this one on sale for $89!



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    So if the shoe is uncomfortable by your standards within the month, Adidas takes it back with no questions asked? If so, do you get a voucher or a replacement pair?
     
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    When you buy the Adidas Tennis Energy Boost from TW, it comes with a one month comfort guarantee. I'm not sure if other retail places have the same arrangement. Maybe they do. I returned it to TW using the prepaid UPS label they provided with the purchase and they applied the credit to my credit card that I used to make the purchase. So yes, I didn't like the shoe, but the guarantee is for real, and TW's service is top notch. They couldn't have made it any easier.



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    Wow thanks. Tw has unreal customer service
     
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  20. QuadCam

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    I agree. The tennis energy boosts were horrible! Didn't feel like other boost shoes. The toe box of the shoe wasn't made for human feet either.

    I also bought the crazylight boosts, too. Great clay court shoe. They need a better lacing system though. It only has 4 eyelets iirc. Most tennis shoes have 6. the comfort is so good though!!!
     
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    For the Nth time:

    1) how much Boost is in a shoe has absolutely nothing to do with going with less material to be cheap.

    The Adidas Adizero Tempo Boost is a long distance competition shoe and at €130 hardly cheap. There is a moderate to little Boost depending on the part of the shoe, all placed to ensure responsiveness, lightness, forward motion and less loss of energy

    2) given that Adidas puts Boost in relatively cheap shoes, it is highly unlikely that cost or availability are of concern to them

    Sidenote: the Ubersonics are a wonderful shoe (disclaimer: I play almost always on clay these days): light, flexible but with enough support, durable for the conditions I play in. Not the best cushioned shoe out there, but I hardly ever need that much cushioning on clay and if I do I use the Speed Solutions

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    I would respectfully agree that Vapors are awesome and I own many; however, I prefer the Ubersonics (to my shock recently) after impulsing buying a pair.

    Speaking of outsoles, Vapor 9.5s' durability is mediocre, but people buying vapors don't really prioritize durability over aesthetics, comfort, court feel.

    Ubersonics just last longer and are lighter doing it.
     
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  24. Noveson

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    Hahah please tell me more about how Adidas works. I'd love to hear it from someone so obviously well informed. I'm definitely not in a position to know any of that information!!
     
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    Hahaha... I don't know any more about Adidas' costs than you do, but I do know this. BASF discovered Boost. They made some sort of partnership deal with Puma first. Puma later decided they didn't want to extend the deal (maybe because it costs them too much?) so BASF made a deal with Adidas. If BASF isn't making serious money with this deal, they are freakin morons!!



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    It was sarcasm, that guy is clueless. I live in Portland, a massive chunk of my friends works at Adidas, and I know the director of tennis there. Each BU gets allocated a quantity of boost going into the year, they all know how much they have and it's pretty limited, even for Originals and Running. The biggest issue adidas has right now is production, they can't keep up with a lot of the stuff they want to be doing. Boost especially is very slow to produce, and is extremely finicky. There's a reason you don't see colored boost often. Even the black boost that you do see can't be died like you typically would, it would ruin it.
     
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    Broken news Jolly, the ubersonics are poorly cushioned and lack premium features. Speed is overrated
     
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    Which lines of Adidas are not available due to lack of enough Boost?

    Thanks!
     
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    No idea. All I know is that they don't have as much boost as they want, and that includes running and originals. So I'm quite certain tennis gets the real short end of the stick on that end. Especially when basketball is doing so well.
     
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    Adidas doesn't design shoes only for Portland or USA.

    Now, go back and read again what I said instead of spouting inconsequential "knowledge".

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    Adidas may not have as much Boost as they want, but after owning a pair of D Lillard 2's for several months, I have to conclude they might have the best non-Boost foam on the market. Bounce is a really good alternative for their less expensive shoes. Under Armour and Nike have some pretty expensive shoes with Charged Foam and Lunarlon, and Bounce shoes usually cost less. When I wear the D Lillards I don't miss Boost at all. They completely hold their own.


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    For anyone playing on clay, do not sleep on the Defiant Bounce shoes. Matched with a pair of good replacement insoles, a fantastically good clay shoe. Light, low, locked-in feel.
     
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  33. Noveson

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    The Lillard 2's are absolutely amazing. I didn't like the 3's quite as much, but they are still good. The 4's are out soon. Adidas basketball shoes in general are very very good right now.
     
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    In my fair opinion, the energy boosts were comfortable shoes for me, and I can tell this casue I was using the zoom vapor and after three houors of intense playing and hitting, my heel would start aching a lot. Worned them down and saw the white energy boosts on sale and gave them a try. the pain in my heel never showed up again. For me it was the energy boost or maybe a placebo effect haha, dont know.
     
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