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Comments: Awesome shoe!! I read all the comments on how narrow the shoe fit, so I ordered a half size
up because I have wide feet. I've played three matches with them and my feet feel great. Nice solid shoe that performs
and looks great!!
From: Kurt, 6/12
Comments: These are the best shoes I've ever worn. They are broken in after 12 hours of use.
From: Mike, 4/12
Comments: After 20 hours of play I found these shoes to be comfortable. I played 10 times at
approximately 2 hours each time and that's what it took for my 155 lbs body to break these shoes in.
From: David, 4/12
Comments: Shoes were great! Plenty reviews complain about the narrow toe box, but all you need to do
is order a
half size up and after 3 days of break-in, they were the most comfortable shoes I have ever wore, and one of the nicest
ones too. Big jump from barricade 5 though but well worth it.
From: Jonathan, 4/12
Comments: This shoe is killing my feet, I wear it now more than 15 hours and it still feel
stiff and didn't break in.
From: Tim, 4/12
Comments: Amazing shoe! Broken in within 1-1 and 1/2 hour of play. Very
comfortable, great traction. Size might run a tad bit small. The toe
box is a bit narrow but once broken in it is not a problem. Well worth
the onsale price!!
From: Scott, 4/12
Comments: These shoes are the most durable shoes I have
ever worn. With that being said, not only are the B6's durable but hard
and heavy as a rock. The break-in period in these shoes are still yet to
be discovered by myself and each day it hurts my feet. I wouldn't use
these shoes in a high level match with an opponent due to a prevention
of my feet hurting during the match. However, these shoes make great
practice shoes because of it's durability. If you do have the money, try
to purchase more than one pair of tennis shoes. One for matches, and one
for practices. But if money is an issue, just buy these shoes.
From: Goku, 4/12
Comments: I have been wearing Adidas Barricade for as long as I can remember and have always sworn
No more. I bought 2 pairs of the B6 in black and red about 3 months ago and my feet have been killing me ever since. I
need to go through a break in period but nothing seems to loosen these bricks up. I bought my usual size and after
times realized they were too small so I mistakenly went out and bought another pair a half size bigger. In response to
poster, I always buy .5 bigger for the very reason he stated, but with these you will need more than .5, nevertheless I
having problems, they are so painful to wear and both my big toes are bloody under the nail. I have never had foot
before but now I can't wait to take them off ofter tennis or walking. Because I spent over a $100 a pair I am reluctant to
them out but I am starting to wonder whether this pain is worth it. If anyone from Adidas reads this please take
are just awful.
From: Ged, 3/12
Comments: These shoes are great! They are extremely durable. I play about 5 or 6 days a week and have
for about a month and they had yet to show any signs of wear. I would recommend them but they have a painful break-
for a few days and are a bit heavy.
From: Mohammed, 3/12
Comments: These shoes are absolutely amazing. The durability on them are just that of a tank, and I
have a hard
time wearing them out. I play tennis five days a week, and they haven't slipped on me yet even after 3 months.
recommend for those players who seek durability in a shoe. Only downside is I hopefully can wear them down enough
so I can
ship them in within my warranty.
From: Dimitri, 3/12
Comments: I really like these shoes, I wear an 11 in nike's but a 10 in these. With these I feel
like I grip the court really well and can stop on a dime. I have a wide foot, but they still feel
good. I play 5 times a week on my High School team.
From: Colin, 2/12
Comments: I've been wearing Barricades since the 2. Loved the
Barricade. Each time a new version came out I knew I could safely order
my regular size 10s blindly and the newest version would fit and work
out great. This changed with the Barricade 6. When did Adidas start
making a ski boot. Actually my ski boots have more flexibility and are
more comfortable than the 6s. These shoes make my foot feel like they
are in a cage on top of a brick. The best thing I can say about these
evil shoes is the traction is great. Almost too great. The shoe would
stop/stick right into court and I would keep going. I'm setting this
things out my front door hoping someone comes by to take them away.
From: Donnie, 2/12
Comments: This shoe should be in the Tennis Shoe Hall of Fame! Anyone that says
they don't like the shoe is just stating their OPINION based on their style of play or
shape of their foot. Nobody is going to make a shoe that EVERYONE loves, but Adidas
is one step closer to achieving this than any other manufacturer.
From: Bob, 2/12
Comments: If you're out there looking at this shoe, don't listen to the critics! This shoe is amazing! I am
competitive junior player (about a 5.5 or 6.0 by adult ratings), and I usually own two pairs of these at a time, partly to
my outfits for tournaments, but also partly because I wear them out fast. It's a good thing they have the 6-month
guarantee, because I need it. Usually playing/training 5-7 days a week for 2-3 hours, and switching off between pairs,
them out in about 4-5 months. My current pairs I have had for barely 5 months and they have holes in them. My feet
terrible arches, so the support from these shoes is great, although sometimes a bit painful, as the support can at times
good. The durability is good though, much better than any other shoes I've worn (any other shoe wears out for me
within a month
tops), not to mention they're very comfortable (and sweet looking!). These shoes actually have A LOT more toe room
shoes, so the people on this page who are complaining about them clearly just have weirdly shaped feet. I've never had
complaint with these, and I've been wearing barricades for many years (never intend to switch). So for the competitive
is a phenomenal shoe (90% of juniors in my area wear them), and even if you're just a recreational buyer it's still a good
From: David, 2/12
Comments: This is not really a full review as I haven't used these shoes to play in. I won't be either. I was
the current sales for a possible replacement for my well-worn "old faithful" Asics. I have seen and been interested in
wear their soccer boots) and liked the look of the deep outsole tread as this gives the best traction on the synthetic
grass courts I
mainly play on in Sydney. I found these shoes on sale at the Adidas outlet shop and thought I would try them on. Well,
it was like
trying to put my foot into a wooden box. The shoe was so stiff and uncomfortable there was no way I would even
them. It's interesting to note all the similar negative feedback from others who have worn the shoe.
From: Brian, 1/12
Comments: I have always worn adidas and think they make a good product. I purchased the barricade at
discounted price. In general they are too heavy, too big overall I feel my foot sliding around. I have wide feet and have
at the wide part of my foot. They're good shoes but the fit especially around the tongue isn't padded well where the
laces get tied.
I had a pair of the older Djokovic and thought they were much better. Not a horrible shoe but there are other
good products. Adidas needs to step it up.
From: Anon, 1/12
Comments: Injured the tendon behind my ankle! Blisters after wearing for 5 minutes!
From: Ian, Malaysia, 1/12
Comments: Like many other Barricade fans I purchased the Barricade 6 looking forward to the newest
version of my
favorite shoe. What a disaster! I cant wear these shoes casually, much less for tennis. The shoe is narrow and stiff. I
went a 1/2
size bigger and it just isn't a suitable follow up for the Barricade lineup. I hope the next generation gets this shoe back
This Barricade is a dud.
From: Paul, 12/11
Comments: Really, I would not buy adidas shoes again. The shoe is just not comfortable and my feet
hurts when I
use it. It is very narrow and stiff. I play at least three time a week and I will not risk playing with a shoe that hurts me.
From: Andre, 11/11
Comments: I have a narrow foot, so I haven't had the same issues as other people with this shoe being a
One thing that was a problem though was that I run around on my toes a lot, and the Adituff material that is designed
abrasion, is very stiff. Every time I get on my toes to dash some place on court, the material folds, and then crushes
into my toes.
I've alleviated this problem by cutting incisions into the shoe at around about where the fold digs into my toe, and this
this a very comfortable shoe! However, these shoes definitely were not comfortable without this
From: Anon, 11/11
Comments: I have been a Barricade user for 8 years and normally would purchase 2-3 pairs a year. I
every pair I've owned of the II's, III's, IV's, and V's. The 6's, however, are a completely different story. I'm glad I only
bought 1 pair,
because it seems like the 6 is a completely different shoe from previous models. I've gotten so many blisters and
jammed/damaged nails on both feet that I've had to stop wearing them.
From: Andrew, 11/11
Comments: These are very good shoes. They are very stable, comfortable and good quality! I bought two
them which last one year for me(I play 5 days a week). I just bought two other pairs of Barricade 6!
From: Domimnic, 11/11
Comments: Well, I've had my adidas Barricade 6's for four months now, and I believe I can write and
honest review. I
disregarded all the previous reviews because, well, I guess I'm an idiot. The toe box is definitely an issue to begin with
but after I
broke them in they began to feel better. In general the shoes are just not comfortable. They feel bulky and sluggish as
if I have
two cinder blocks strapped to my feet. The laces continuously break (just like my previous Barricade's) and just 4
months in and
I've already worn out the toes. I play 3 to 4 times a week.
From: Pete, 11/11
Comments: I switched from the Nike Vapor's to the adidas Barricade's and I have to say that it was the
for my money wise, but with the Barricade's I am suffering from my knees shaking after each match. These shoes are
and limit my movement to run down balls. My toes are suffering for the extra effort, and my Achilles are killing me! I
these shoes at all. I had these shoes for 1 month now with over 20+ hours of playing and I feel like they haven't broken
From: Lee, 11/11
Comments: I have a narrow foot and this shoe fits okay. The biggest problem with this shoe though is
that I can't
stand on my toes with it. Every time I jump, or hop around on my toes, the adiTuff material just creases, and digs into
my big toe,
and is painful. I actually cut a hole in it to get rid of the crease, and now it's fine.
From: Liang, 11/11
Comments: Ordering a 1/2 size up than normal will save your feet. The first pair I ordered was my fit
true to size,
however it hurt my feet all over and break-in time was long, even If I played everyday for 2 hours. I decided to give the
VI another try and ordered a 1/2 size up and the difference is phenomenal. Break-in time was a couple of days of
hitting but in
the end, you'll get shoes with a snug fit.
From: Michael, 10/11
Comments: I wanted to love Barricade's as I always have, since the 3's were my first tennis shoe and the
second. Well, they do feel quite grippy and they do have some good cushioning however, they don't "feel" quite right.
My feet are
either waiting to be crushed (too tight) or they slide around on every stop (too loose). I have very poor feet; quite flat
and wide, I
always found Barricade's to be forgiving of my feet but these just aren't quite fitting the bill.
From: Anthony, 10/11
Comments: I loved the Barricade 5's and owned several pairs but have really struggled with the 6's.
takes forever and then some. I play 3-4 times a week and these have been a huge disappointment. Cushioning is poor,
super stiff shoes. They should have improved on the 5's and not made bricks for the feet.
From: Nick, 9/11
Comments: I have a fairly narrow foot (size 11) and have to say these are the best shoes I've worn while
Granted they do take a little time to break in but they are very durable as I have a tendency of dragging my toe on
From: Anon, 9/11
Comments: The best shoe for me in terms of stability, durability, and comfort. Break in was 2 hours.
small, so buy them minimum 1 size bigger. As they might be discontinued soon when season ends, I'll then stack up on
From: Andy, 9/11
Comments: I've only played with the Barricade 6.0 Murray's for a total
of 2 hours (playing) and 5 hours (teaching). I can tell you
now, these are going to take a long time to break in. I was used to
the old school Wilson Extreme's or Pro Staff's. They fit nicely and
were very comfortable. I know I got the right size because my foot can
move slightly inside them if I don't tie them and there is room the
toe area. I can see how people that wear normal width shoes would have
a problem with these. I have narrower feet than most I would say and
so it suits me proper. I wish there was some more cushion support.
These are not shoes I would teach in but only play in due to great
traction and support while playing. I will definitely be giving them a
workout in the next couple days to see whether or not I'm going to buy
the other color.
From: Vik, 9/11
Comments: These shoes are the best tennis shoes I have ever had! They are extremely
durable. Also, they are very supportive and extremely comfortable. They take about a week to break in and after that
comfortable. There is nothing bad about these shoes. I give them a 10 out of 10. Great job adidas!
From: Anon, 9/11
Comments: These shoes are durable, very stable and well made but they don't seem to work for
really hurt my feet and toes, I even tried going up half a size and that didn't help. I would definitely try them on before
From: Hayden, 9/11
Comments: A dear friend gave me a pair of Barricade Vs for Christmas. I knew when they wore out I'd
have to buy
new ones and I've never spent that kind of money on shoes. So, I bought the Barricade 6s. I'm very disappointed with
the way the
tongue slips to the sides. I saw Tsonga, I think it was, pulling his tongue over, or trying to, during a changeover. The
designed that shoe obviously don't play tennis. It's really, really annoying!
From: Steven. 9/11
Comments: I have been wearing the Red/Black Murray version for about 2.5 weeks now and have loved
minute of it. I ordered 1/2 size up because I found out the hard way from previous purchases that these run a little
small. Shoe is
by far the most comfortable tennis shoe I have ever worn and hands down offer then absolute best traction/grip.
usually pretty good and my Barricades always last around 3-4 months and then I claim warranty on them. Never had
my warranty claim even once. Bottom line is the Barricade is the best shoe and adidas as a company keeps me happy
so I keep
coming back. I alternate my Barricades with Nike Ballistic line (very good shoe but just a notch under the Barricades in
comfort and traction/grip) and constantly claim warranty.
From: Chris, 9/11
Comments: Just got a pair of the Red and Black Murray's and am very impressed! Took a couple of walks
before playing and did not have any of the problems in regards to breaking these shoes in as others have. Being
Diabetic, I have to
be very careful in regards to footwear and I have had zero problems with these shoes. The shoes also appear to be
which is nice for the price you pay.
From: James, 9/11
Comments: With 1/2 size up, it fit perfect. However, it really hurts when I lift up my heel that the rubber
down against my toes. After 1 week (20 hours tennis), it still hasn't broken in and still hurt. I spent about 1 hour
rubber top and it's finally softened up and it doesn't hurt that much now. I have a feeling that after 1 more week then
perfect. Basically, the shoes fit well(with 1/2 size up), there is very good cushion/support, very good traction, and
durability. But it does require break in and it takes a long time and it hurts. Another thought is I really think if you
(by hand) at the rubber top of the shoes for about 1.5 hours, will helps the break in a lot.
From: Jack, 9/11
Comments: The Barricade 6 is probably the worst tennis shoe I have worn
since I started playing tennis (30 plus years). Too narrow in the toe
and tore off skin on the side of my foot. I had to default a match due to
excessive bleeding and to avoid further injury. Unfortunately, I bought
3 pair and I can't even use them for walking around as its too
uncomfortable. Sorry Adidas, you lost a loyal customer!
From: DK, 9/11
Comments: I have to say, these may be the most uncomfortable pair of shoes I have ever owned. I've
worn them for
well over six months now, 2-3 times a week, and they are just now breaking in a little bit. I will say this, through, they
But, I'm wishing now they were a lot less durable, so I could replace them with something more comfortable.
From: David, 8/11
Comments: This is one of the best pair of shoes I have ever worn. I do agree that it is a narrow shoe but
it is perfect
for me because I have a narrow foot. Overall a great shoe!
From: Anon, 8/11
Comments: Ouch! The size runs small and the toe box is painful. I have worn Asics for a couple of years.
I tried the
Barricade because I wanted a herringbone sole to play at a grass court tournament. I gave them to the Pro at the club.
Not a good
From: Bob, 8/11
Comments: This is a great shoe. The durability and stability is great. I bought them in January, played
high school season in them, played a few tournaments after the season and now it is August and I still wear them to
play in. You
couldn't see the white under the sole until the 6th or 7th month. It is very good and durable shoe.
From: Jonathan, 8/11
Comments: I had Nike's earlier and was very skeptical about buying these after reading all the reviews. I
narrow feet, so I thought it was worth a shot. The first day on the courts was bad. These shoes are clunky and very stiff.
on the right foot felt a little high as well. I was already regretting my decision. However, the subsequent days the story
completely. They've opened up very well and give excellent support for lateral movement. These shoes are definitely on
heavier side, so you need to push your body that extra bit to get to the ball. I am very happy with my purchase so far.
From: Anees, 8/11
Comments: My right great toe nail became black and I could not walk after playing one match. The
toebox is way
too narrow. These shoes are indeed toe crushers!
From: Mitch, 8/11
Comments: Been playing tennis for 30 plus years and 2-5 hrs/day. Every Adidas shoe has been amazing
Barricade 6. I bought two pairs of shoes and had such pain in my toes that I actually thought I was growing a second
great toe in
each foot. I developed huge blisters after just 1 hour of hitting it was horrifying. My son, a college player, developed
and numbness from his hour of playing with his new shoes. They should be banned from tennis!
From: Pete Carpenter. 08/11
Comments: I have worn many of the Barricade line of shoes. These 6.0s have changed the toe box to a
and 'pointy' style, and the materials have become stiffer, more rigid, and tighter across the top of the foot compared
versions - which many people agree were extremely strong durable shoes. Adidas seems to have gone too far towards
synthetic 'tough' materials in a narrow tight structure - and hurt a lot of feet! Maybe Adidas need to consider a
'wide' shape and return to slightly softer mix of materials in order to get that successful formula happening again. I've
throw mine away and try other brands after years of loyalty. Annoying and expensive.
From: Dan. 08/11
Comments: The adidas IV for men were awesome; I wish they still made them. These Adidas 6.0 bruised
toes. They are way to tight in the forefoot and do not give. I have a brand new pair of size 9 that I don't know what to
These shoes would fit perfect if I could only cut off both of my big toes which by the way are still purple and blue! I
bought a pair
of K-Swiss Big Shots and I have to tell you these shoes are simply AWESOME! Best Tennis shoes for men on the market
From: Andre. 08/11
Comments: They're not as good a the V's. I still have an old V and they feel so much better than the 6.0s.
like changing shoe models and I have been with adidas since the 3s. Hopefully the next ones will be better. But I'm on
my 3rd pair
of 6.0s. I am adopting the "better to stick with the known devil than go looking for the unknown angel." I know I still
6.0 to Nikes.
From: Sitparan. 8/11
Comments: These shoes are one of the best shoes I've ever had. I used to have the Nike Court Ballistec's
those were kind of narrow for me because I have wide feet, and when I tried on the 3.3's they were even more narrow! I
the Barricade 6.0 because I had the V's before so I tried them out. These shoes are really nice, require a little break-in,
traction and the durability would be a 10 out of 10 rating. I highly recommend any players with slightly wide feet.
From: K, 8/11
Comments: Great Shoe! At first, I was hesitant from the mostly bad reviews but since I needed a more
shoe this was my first choice. To me, the shoe was a little bit stiff for the first few hours but then the shoe started to
soften up to
my feet and then the flow of love began. The durability is wonderful and traction was great. To me it's a step up from
From: Andy, 8/11
Comments: I have always been a fan of Adidas tennis shoes. I have owned the Barricade line from I
through V. I
bought the new 6.0's and tried them on and said "these are really uncomfortable". I figured they would break in but
after 6 weeks I
ended up at the doctor with a horrible case of tendonitis. The doctor suggested I change to another shoe thinking it
caused the problem. So I bought the Bigshots from Kswiss and 3 weeks later my feet are all better. My summer USTA
shot due to these shoes! The 6.0 arch is in the wrong spot, to stiff and narrow in the toe box. Adidas please fix this
shoe or you
have lost a loyal customer.
From: Rich. 7/11
Comments: These shoes are the best shoes that I have ever had. The arc starts a bit high but after an 1-
2 hours of
wear they mold into your foot. The only major problem is the big toe part on my right foot, experiencing a lot of foot
and are a bit sore afterwards.
From: Kevin, 7/11
Comments: Toe crushers! I went from the IV to the 6 and wow, surprisingly disappointed. I loved the 4
these are toe crushers. My toes were getting so much damage on quick stops when playing that I almost couldn't finish
Also, the tongue is uncomfortable.. had to
constantly readjust it b/c it falls to the side. The only improvement might be on their looks. I wouldn't be surprised if
recall on these shoes, there's just something not right about them.
From: Brett. 7/11
Comments: These shoes aren't as bad as a lot of people are saying, at least for me. my advice would be
definitely buy a 1/2 size larger. Also, I found they do need to be broken in, unlike previous Barricades I have tried. I
first matches with them and they were very comfortable. I like the higher arch. No foot pain at all and good support,
From: Kurt, 7/11
Comments: I owned the V's before and I was fully satisfied with the amount of traction and comfort that I
they discontinued making the V's I figured I would try out the VI's and I read some reviews and most people were
was skeptical but I went
on and bought a pair. At first, the shoe felt really snug and narrow. Since I'm flat footed, it
took a while for it to break in but after that, these shoes are perfect. They fit like a glove and tight in the toe box so I
size over what I usually wear. The traction seems better than the V's.
From: Paul. 7/11
Comments: The shoes were a perfect fit for me and felt very comfortable after a few hours on the court.
stability and traction is amazing! I think I'll have to pick up another pair before they discontinue this model.
From: Milos. 07/11
Comments: I am a competitive junior tennis player and have been playing with the
Barricade 6.0s for a while now. Many people are complaining of blisters but that is just
your foot adjusting to a new shoe. I had them as well but they have long since been
replaced by callouses. The blisters were originally caused by the three vertical stripes,
but now these plastic stripes feel critical with the stability of the shoe; I am very grateful
for the outstanding stability. In addition, as a competitive junior player, I need a durable
shoe. These are, by far, the most durable shoes on the market. And the traction is
likewise excellent. For me, the only downsides are the weight and ventilation, but any
serious player should be able to deal with the mild discomfort in return for the best
performance shoe out there.
From: Benny. 7/11
Comments: There is one word to describe this shoe: clunky. It is a bit on the heavy side but is
comfortable. I did
notice some foot pain after 3+ hours of daily play.
From: Ryan, 7/11
Comments: These are not comfortable at all! If you think this is an upgrade of
the Barricade V, forget it! They take forever to break in and even
after 20 or more hours of usage, they still feel way too tight/hard in the
arch. These are also narrower than the Barricade V's.
From: Andre, 7/11
Comments: This is a great trainer - for me personally, the shoe fits more like a glove than the V. This is
the slimmer toe box, which provides an even better fit and stability. I've had no problems with blisters or the high
breaking in definitely helps avoid this (walk around with these, or try to "crush" them inwards with your hands to speed
From: David, UK, London, 7/11
Comments: Adidas certainly doesn't read the customer feedback of Tennis Warehouse. Ever since the
came out, I have voiced out my view that it is way too narrow for comfort (at least for me) vs. the B5. Lucky I bought 6
Barricade 5s before they sold out and I still have 4 pairs left.
From: Marv. 7/11
Comments: I have used these for 3 1/2 months but now have to send it back for guarantee. Used them
From: Andrey Chaldyshev. 7/11
Comments: I've had these shoes for 3 months now. Well it's comfortable but
my right toe is starting to "rot." Not durable for me.
From: Anon. 7/11
Comments: I have been loyal to Barricades from the I to V models. But man, the 6.0 is way to tight and
stiff for me!
After 2 weeks they still didn't break in. Lots of pain in both feet ( specially arch) and black toe nails. Well this is not the
for a medium-wide foot. Good cushioning and most of the benefits of any Barricade but not comfortable at all. When
buying it go
half size up. Big disappointment. Now I have switched to the Head Prestige Pro which is much more comfortable not as
barricades but is a great option.
From: Carlos. 6/11
Comments: I've been buying Barricades for years now, and I usually love them. They've always fitted
true to size, but I'm going to have to eat the money on this model of the shoe. The sizing has changed. They are
narrower than previous generations. I've given them several plays to break-in, but they're killing my toes. Too bad. I
From: Michael. 6/11
Comments: I'm a loyal adidas Barricade user for 4 years, but OUCH! PLEASE bring back the 5's! These
6.0's are way
too narrow and the tongue hurts my feet as well They need more cushioning in the tongue. Ouch. Don't buy them
unless you have
narrow feet. Although they do have great arch support and stability compared to any other shoe on the market. I'm still
for a replacement shoe.
From: Chris. 6/11
Comments: I've been a fan of Adidas shoes since trying the Barricade IIs (had 2 of them), V's, and
great shoes for the money. They're durable, comfortable and very well constructed. I was thus extremely disappointed
with the 6's
as they seem too wide. My foot keeps slipping and stubbing my toe. Tightening the laces help a bit but then they get
then my feet start to hurt. Another thing is the cushioning feels good the first 2 weeks but now it feels strangely lumpy.
just got a bad one but I'll have to look for something else or maybe try a different lacing pattern.
From: Norman. 6/11
Comments: Bar none the best tennis shoe I've ever owned. They are incredibly durable and feel like they
out of used tires. I am a pretty big guy (6' 4" and 240 pounds) and I've given these a good beating and they still look
great. I've also had back surgery and they have just enough give to help. This is the first pair of adidas I've ever
now I'm a huge fan. As long as they continue with this kind of quality I don't see myself ever buying another brand of
From: JP. 6/11
Comments: I have been loyal to Adidas for years, but the last good pair of shoes that Adidas made was
Barricade IV. I bought the Adidas 6.0 and it hurt both my feet. The shoes are TOO NARROW. Do not waste your money
From: Anon. 6/11
Comments: I have owned many pairs of Barricade V. Barricade 6.0 truly disappoint. They are too
narrow, hurt my
feet and overall feel unstable on my foot. My feet hurt after playing for even half an hour with them. The Barricade V
exceptional shoe made given all the choices by other makers and I wish adidas would bring back the V.
From: Adam. 6/11
Comments: Some like it some don't. I personally love it. A little bit of adjusting to needed but once your
used to them, they're great. I've wore Nike previously, but adidas definitely has more quality hands down.
From: Roy. 6/11
Comments: The worst tennis shoe I have ever worn. I have worn Adidas tennis shoes my entire life and
over 20 pairs of Barricade Vs. When this shoe came out I was very disappointed. Absolutely HORRIBLE ankle support!
definitely lost me as a costumer since these came out. I am having a hard time finding something as good as the
Please bring them back!
From: Ben, College Player. 5/11
Comments: Bring back the Barricade 5's please. The 6's are too narrow for a medium or wide foot (I am
Like others have reported below, I had a toe problem as well, even after plenty of break-in time. I went back to a pair of
5's that I
own and there is no longer a toe issue. I can see how the 6 will be good for some people (narrow feet), but I do not
so much negative feedback on the 5's at all! I wish I could find some more 5's, I'd buy several pairs to hold me over for
From: Todd, NH. 5/11
Comments: I have been a fan of Barricades since they came out. I have had over 15 pairs of Barricades
other adidas models. However, my last three pairs of Barricade 6s
were kind of getting old. I decided to order the new green/ black model that I think is
very nice indeed. To my surprise, the shoes are no longer the same. I do not know
what those guys who say these are comfortable been wearing. These shoes are the
most awful shoes when it comes to comfort. I always opt for half size larger as I use
Dr Scholl sport insoles wit always two pair of socks. I have tried all combinations and
these shoes have given me big blisters on both big toes. I am off to write to the
manufacturer and will be sending them back tomorrow.
From: Saeid. 5/11
Comments: Regardless of the comments posted before me, I'd like to say these are just fantastic. Yes,
they are a
little uncomfortable at first but after having them for 2 weeks I have broken them in and I love them. Of course
everyone's foot is
different and what is comfortable to someone might be the opposite for another individual. I love the durability and
From: Marko. 5/11
NTRP Rating: 5.5
Comments: The 6's and the 5's are great for playing however, I lost both toe nails when the the sole was
traction. I switched to K-Swiss Big Shots and comfort is good and traction OK. I hope my old faves Lotto comes back
shoes I've worn.
From: Neal, Derby, Ks, USA. 5/11
Comments: These shoes are amazing. The traction,lighter weight and durability of these shoes are the
best but I
had one down side. When I was playing a tournament I slid on the court and some of the padding on the ankle sort of
fell apart. I
don't know if it is just me or just a false built shoe. Overall, I think it's the best shoe on the market today.
From: JS, USA. 5/11
Comments: I am also a big Barricade fan but these shoes did NOT do it for me! The toe area is especially
for me. With the stronger plastic they added in the toe area, I am actually in a lot of pain with blisters and my big toe
has taken so
much damage it's gone blue. I have to strap my toes with Band-Aids before I use these shoes otherwise it's just too
very uncomfortable in that area and I have tried hard to wear them in as long as possible but it's just not getting better.
problems I got blisters around my ankles after long hours of play and the upper lace area was also a bit tight for me
uncomfortable. With all the added support (maybe too much) has added weight to the shoe. I think they have gone
this design. I have to get another shoe. I don't think they make Barricade Vs any more, anyone have any suggestions on
a very soft toe area, like the previous Barricades?
From: Karl, Western Cape, South Africa. 5/11
Comments: Such a HUGE difference in fit between the V and the 6... I put the 6's on barefoot and they
are still way
too tight. I got these as a warranty replacement and I am bummed out. I am due to get another pair from adidas (free
warranty) and I am starting to wonder if going up 1 size will be enough. It may not be. I will post the results once I get
In any case, adidas needs to bring back the V. If they don't, I will be looking for other options. Which is a shame
because I have
bought 5 pairs of these shoes and been a loyal customer up until this point.
From: Ed. 4/11
Comments: I purchased these shoes about a month ago and I am very impressed. I have
slightly narrow feet, but they are very comfortable. The shoe comes with a six month outsole guarantee but I will have
pretty hard to wear them out in six months.
From: D, Wisconsin. 4/11
Comments: I am also a big Barricade fan but these shoes did NOT do it for me! The toe area is especially
for me. With the stronger plastic they added in the toe area, I am actually in a lot of pain with blisters and my big toe
has taken so
much damage its gone blue. I have to strap my toes with plasters before I use these shoes otherwise its just too
painful. It's very
uncomfortable in that area and I have tried hard to wear them in as long as possible but it's just not getting better.
The other problem was I got blisters around my ankles after long hours of play and the upper lace area was also a bit
tight for me
which was uncomfortable. With all the added support (maybe too much) has added weight to the shoe. I think they have
backwards with this design.
From: Karl, Western Cape, ZA. 4/11