Upgrade to Barricade 7's or go with Propulse 3?

Discussion in 'Shoes and Apparel' started by tdhawks, May 7, 2012.

  1. tdhawks

    tdhawks Semi-Pro

    Apr 24, 2012
    Currently have the 6's. I have had them for over a year and have held up amazing. Only problem for me is they feel like bricks and were pretty hard to break in. But I cannot complain since they have lasted this long.

    How much difference is there in the 7's? Is it worth it to stick with Adidas or try the Propulse 3's? I tried them on today and liked the feel. I do hear they wear down fast however.

    Any suggestions on which one to go with?
  2. Vertiz

    Vertiz Rookie

    Jun 12, 2010
    I have both the Propulse 3s and the barricade 7s, i switch off between the two. For me the propulse is less stable, definitely lighter, more comfortable. The barricade is ridiculously stable, kinda heavy but nbd if you have any leg muscles, and fairly comfortable. For some reason the propulse 3s have been lasting me as long as my barricade 7s. I wear down the toe area really fast and had a hole in my B7s after 2 months. I've had the propulse 3s for almost exactly 2 months and there is a giant tear on the toe of my left shoe, but it's still playable. The propulse 3 has a pretty bulky toe which is good for me because it gives me a longer shoelife than it normally would to someone who wears down other areas. IMO both shoes are pretty much even....i have both, wear both, like both. It's a toss up between stability and lightweight/comfort. If you can't decide then simply choose based on style and looks because the two shoes are pretty close in terms of quality and performance.
  3. ramos77

    ramos77 Semi-Pro

    Mar 19, 2012
    B7's are an awesome shoe. I love mine.
  4. SwankPeRFection

    SwankPeRFection Hall of Fame

    Apr 30, 2012
    Barricade 7's have almost no break-in that I can feel. The 6's on the other hand took a good week or more to break in and feel nice and plush (i.e. nicely worn shoes). I usually play 4 days out of the normal 5 day week and sometimes on the weekend for a couple of hours. The weekly play is about 3-4 hours. The 7's are also much more comfortable in terms of width than the 6's were. I like wearing two pairs of socks and in the 6's, I always felt too confined, even a 1/2 size bigger in shoe size didn't help much when it came to width in the toe box. The 7's are better in that department. They also feel lighter and seem to be much quieter on the court as well. Don't know if the quietness is a byproduct of that lighter shoe, different sole composite, or that stability being better in this version, but so far I like them more.

    I always tell everyone that Adidas Barricades are the best shoes out there and I always will. Adidas stands behind their Barricade line of shoes no matter what. That's why I'll continue to praise them and endorse their product.
  5. tennisjon

    tennisjon Semi-Pro

    Jan 8, 2007
    West Orange, NJ
    The 6s took forever to break-in and they were so narrow, I needed to go a full size up to compensate. Now after many months of play, I really like them. The 7s took all of a few hours to break in and are overall much more comfortable and roomy. They aren't too narrow like the 6s or tight on top of the foot like the 5s. They are extremely durable and lighter than before. I still order 1/2 size larger than I need, but it really isn't necessary any more.
  6. Racquet Daddy

    Racquet Daddy Rookie

    Mar 27, 2010
    I played in the Propulse 2 while I was in between Barricades a while back. They were lighter...and that was about the only plus. I was not pleased with the lack of comfort and cushion compared to the Barricade (6 or 7), and the durability is terrible. B7's are the shoe.
  7. NJ1

    NJ1 Professional

    Jan 20, 2011
    How do you guys find the ventilation? I'm thinking of getting B7s to replace my CB 2.3s and 3.3 when they wear through.

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