adidas Barricade V Classic White/Black Men's Shoe Customer feedback
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Comments: Do not use this shoe on clay surfaces if your game involves sliding! You will not be able to slide with
this shoe on clay due to the aggressive chevron tread pattern on the front of the shoe. As I found out, you will lock up like cleats
are digging into the clay surface. Dangerous. Unfortunately, I didn't examine the tread before buying these shoes. I play 90% of
the time on HarTru, so these shoes will be relegated to the closet.
Comments: Best shoe ever and it is a looker! Several years ago, I bought many pairs of these thinking they would
never make them again, but now, I am trying to wear them as fast as I can so I can buy more of these before they are gone again!
adidas, please bring other colors as well!
Comments: I was pleased to see adidas brought these shoes back and updated the style as well. Unfortunately,
they changed the cut around the ankle, and it is now too high, and rubs around the ankle. I experienced it on both ankles and
returned the shoes. Very disappointing. Not sure where to go now since this design seems to be in all the other Barricades as
well based on the reviews.
Comments: I was so excited when I saw that adidas brought back the Barricade V. I have owned 2 pairs of the
Barricade IV, 3 pairs of the Barricade V, and 1 pair of the Barricade VII. The 7s are fine on the court but a little stiff (and a little
difficult to put on) and not nearly as comfy as the 4 or 5. I jumped on the opportunity to get the 5s again. I've always worn a 10.5
in the Barricade, well the "new" barricade Vs don't fit quite the same. Very loose in the heel but ok in the toe. If I ordered a 10 they
would certainly be too short. Also stiffer than the original V and the tongue is not as soft and comfy. I've returned the shoes and
am debating whether or not I should risk the 8. I've tried them on in store and don't feel any hint of ankle issues i've read about in
the review section. It's a great price but customer service said I couldn't return the shoe based on the ankle/eyelet issue (if I
indeed had that issue). They said it wasn't a defect, just the construction of the shoe. Hmmm. What to do?
Comments: Based on the positive comments here, I bought it, but returned it, because I experienced the dreaded
outside top eyelet material digging into just under the outside ankle bone like what has been commented on the B8s. But only on
the right shoe, so maybe it was a QC issue but I didn't want to try again. Bought the B7s and am much happier. The B2s were the
best ever. Wish they'd bring them back!
Comments: Terrible fit -- too long and very stiff. My last pair were so much softer and fit better.
Comments: I am a former touring pro, and had worn adidas for decades until the Barricade 6. With that iteration,
adidas totally changed the internals of the shoe such that even with custom orthotics, the shoes were incredibly painful for me to
wear. So even though externally these look like the V, internally they are the same as the newer generations. If you like the
narrow fit of Nike, you'll probably like these. By the way, if you're looking for another shoe, I highly recommend the Lotto Ultra
Comments: Thank you adidas! The collar is less padded and the tongue is a little different but these are still the
best Barricade. The fit, stability, comfort and durability are what you expect for a Barricade. Great shoe!
Comments: Best tennis shoes for me. Period. Very glad they brought them back and I hope adidas never stops
making them. Superb fit, stability, cushioning and better fitting than the originals. Best tennis shoes ever made in my opinion.
Comments: These shoes get the trophy for the most comfortable, durable, and sexiest tennis shoes ever known to
the human race. I am so glad that adidas brought them back because the shoes after these aren't as good. I hope that adidas
knows how right they got these shoes. I remember when every tennis player had these shoes, but now eveyone is wearing Nike or
Asics. No shoe has lasted as long as these. I usually go through shoes in 2-4 months but these Vs last 5-7 months for me.
Comments: I quit wearing Barricades after trying the 6s and switched to Nike. In my opinion, the V was the best
Barricade ever for performance and cosmetics. What is up with the last two versions? I would never wear them. Plain, clunky,
extremely unappealing. So happy the Vs have returned. Time to switch back. Thanks adidas!
Comments: Love them -- these are the best shoes ever!
Comments: Amazing shoes and thanks adidas for re-releasing these. I disliked the B6, really liked the B7, though
B8 is okay but the best is back -- the B5s are tremendous. Stable, durable, breathable, feel far lighter on foot than the stats say
just a quality shoe for $99, plus they include a warranty. Can't ask for more! Other companies should take note. 5 stars (so long as
the upper drag guard holds up as well as the B7's)!
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