Using the feedback from their top sponsored touring pros, adidas took a leap forward with the Barricade 8 by introducing a brand new upper. D-Core 6 technology, inspired by the material of outdoor furniture, offers the same signature Barricade support and stability while being noticeably softer and more breathable. This results in a shoe with reduced break-in time and exceptional ventilation. The revolutionary midfoot stability claw provides the ultimate forefoot stability while the Band-Of-Power in the heel locks in the foot for maximum ankle support. In typical Barricade fashion, the AdiWear 6 outsole offers unmatched traction and durability, and is backed by a 6 month durability guarantee. This latest Barricade will offer the hallmark support, stability, durability and feel that we've come to expect from the line, but with a reduced break-in period and excellent ventilation. It's also miCoach compatible.