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Comments: I am not at all happy with the Barricade. I bought a pair just four months ago. The entire front has
opened up and my toes were visible. Another one of my friends with the Barricade also had a similar problem.
Comments: Barricade 6...not so good! The Barricade 7 is the freakin' bomb. Comfortable, stable, and overall you
won't find a better shoe.
Comments: I've never had a problem with a shoe, until I bought this one. The inner metal at the top of the right
shoe cut into my foot. I was playing a long match and didn't have another another pair to change into. By the time I was done I
had a hole in my foot, which subsequently became infected and my whole ankle blew up. I tried everything I could to stop it from
happening again, from filing it down to taping it up, but after a short time, it was digging another hole into my ankle. I can't even
where them to just walk around. I got frustrated and I finally threw them out. Most disappointing shoe ever.
Comments: I am still constantly shocked by the strange reviews people write on here. Am I wearing the same shoe
they are? I think it can't be because this shoe is hands down the most stylish and well built shoe in the entire tennis world. Finally
someone has actually thought about style as opposed to just adding flare from Cindy Lopper's 80's fluorescent wardrobe. First day
I wore them I had no less than 6 compliments on the shoes. These also are consistent with the quality and toughness of build with
all of the Barricade shoes.
Comments: I have used every Barricade and this one started out great but I started getting knee and leg pain. I
went to the podiatrist who informed me that the plastic insert caused my orthotics to not fit correctly. So, if you have orthotics
make sure they sit well in the shoe before you purchase.
Comments: George (12/12), I am with you. The same thing happened to me. My right ankle suffered a scar
because of the inner metal in the hole at the top left of the shoe.
Comments: These have the same good support of the Barricade 5 (I skipped the B6 as the fit is too narrow) but
much softer and more nimble. I had the Vapor 9, as they look good and feel nimble, but the support is definitely not as good as
the B7. You won't regret it, especially if you have a wide feet.
Comments: These shoes are great. They have a good mix of comfort, durability, and stability. If you can afford to
replace the Nike Vapor 9's every month or so, do it, but if you are like most people and can't, buy barricades. The outsoles will
last me 2+ months which is very good considering the amount of tennis I play (around 15 hrs a week, about half on hard court,
half on clay) The 6 month guarantee is great too, as I definitely take advantage of it.
Comments: After 45 minutes the right top inner part was digging/rubbing into my foot/flesh and I had to take
them off. It left a scar that's still visible after 3 weeks. I took the shoes back to the retailer 3 days later who returned them to
adidas. After four weeks I got a new 2013 pair that does not have that problem. Adidas claimed they have never heard complaints
about this before. I did some research and found two more people had the same problem. This kid found a way around it by
bending the shoe against the floor for 30 minutes a number of times till the shoe stayed wide and wouldn't rub against his foot!
Comments: I've coached boys and girls high school tennis for 4 years now and saw a great deal on these 7.0's and
took advantage of it with absolutely no regret! I had the Nike's DelPo, RF, and Nadal's and they feel like stone blocks compared to
these! No joke! I've been sold on how these shoes grip and explode. They give me the support at net, spring on serve and the
heel cushion I desperately needed. Now I'm able to finish on court Insanity drills during conditioning without my feet killing me.
Comments: These are the best shoes ever. Extremely comfortable. Great balance and support and on top of that
they are durable and not too heavy.
Comments: For a long time now, I have been a Nike wearer. At first, I had doubts about wearing adidas shoes.
Since I wanted the best for me I got these, and they are great! They provide a more low-to-the-ground feel so it
makes me have great control. Also, the sole is fantastic. Even though it squeaks like anything on hard court, it lasts a really long
time. I've had it for about three months and I think I'm about 3/4 through the sole. I play about 3-4 times a week for 2 hours. The
support is also really good. The shoe clings to your foot so sometimes it feels like a running shoe. I can honestly tell that this is
the best shoe I have ever worn.
Comments: I'm torn on these. I love the look and grip I get from the adidas barricade 7. I think
they will be durable as well. However, comfort is my concern. They fit my feet well, but they are not
very cushioned. After a couple hours on the hard courts, my knees, feet, and ankles really feel
it. I previously wore Yonex and while they lacked durability, they were much more cushioned.
Comments: Long time Nike wearer, but not any more! Hands down these are the best shoes I've ever worn. Zero
break-in time, great grip, great support, amazing shoes. I would recommend getting a
half size smaller to compensate for aide open toe box. The uppers are soft yet supportive
in all the right places. Nike dropped the ball this year. It's time for adidas to take charge!
Comments: Have owned the previous two versions of the barricades (5 and 6).
I average five hits/week, solid 1.5-2hrs/hit, drills and sets, mainly
singles but some doubles. Just finished two hours of singles (4.5-5.0 level)
with the 7's. I love them. No break-in for me. The toe box is definitely
bigger than the 6's. I think my pinky toe will grow back now and thank
me. The 7's are somewhat less stiff than the 6's, but still have great
stability. Absolutely love them.
Comments: These shoes have usurped the Nike CourtBallistec 2.3s as the best tennis shoes
I've ever worn. Great grip, durability and comfort. Classy looking, too. With the exception of
the inner ankle collar, they needed zero break-in. Very comfortable out the box. I wear these
in a 12, the same size as my adidas running shoes. They fit great, a little wider than the
narrow B6, just make sure to order 1/2 size larger than you wear in Nike's. Overall, far nicer
than the CB4.3s and any comments complaining about durability must be from people who
bought the "Team" versions as I'm hard on my shoes yet should get close to 6 months from
these. I'm giving them 5-stars.
Comments: The only other Barricade model I used was version 6.0 but this one looks and feels like a great
improvement on the last model. For a start it is wider then Barr 6.0, so I could drop back to my usual 10.5 UK size from the size
11 I needed for the last model. The upper is much more flexible, so the break-in period dropped from about 15 hrs to 3-4 hrs
for a new model. Design changes to the claw and upper made the shoe more flexible and thus more comfortable in long matches.
If look is important then the new design is much classier looking then the 6.0 model with perforated, stiff plastic only retained in
the top middle part of the upper. I can not see what useful purpose it serves though (I mean stiffness here), so let's hope it
disappears in the next iteration of the Barricade. The sole seems durable but next to 6.0 version the ridges do not look as wide
and deep as on previous version. The Barricade 6.0 lasted me 18 months of 3 hours of tennis per week (on sand filled carpet and
clay, not hard courts, of course), so lets hope that this version durability was not compromised. Altogether great and much
needed inprovement on the last version, unless you have narrow feet, in which case Barricade 6.0 might fit better.
Comments: I feel like a faster, more confident player in these shoes. They begin to feel like a broken-in 6.0 out of
the box and then, after a few sprints across the base line and back, they feel excellent! But why the $15 price hike? Worth the
money, but come on adidas, dont pull a Nike on us!
Comments: The show is high performance and plays well, but there is not enough cushion in the insole. I normally
use K-Swiss and never have a break-in period or heel issues. The Barricade 7.0 caused my heels to start aching after two sets. It
took 6 weeks of play 2 - 3 times per week to break the shoes in. They still have a slight uncomfortable. I had to add an extra
insole to keep my feet from hurting. Never had this with the K-Swiss.
Comments: I like this adidas barricade 7.0. It is lighter than the barricade 6.0
and easier for me to move in the court. What I like most of this shoe is the design. That's why I purchase every new model of this.
I'm excited to buy the barricade 8.0 next year. Thanks adidas! I love tennis!!!!
Comments: Best shoes I have ever worn so far. I have tried other top of the lines shoes from
Nike and Asics, such as GR2, CB2.3 and CB4.3. The B7 requires no break-in, and is as
comfortable as the GR2 and the CBs, yet it provides better lateral stability than GR2 and better
cushioning than the CBs. I wear half-size orthotics so I cut the insole in half and only leave
the front half in the shoe. I also wear Nike ankle support and the shoe still fits very well.
Comments: Never buy these shoes! I pretty much have an average foot in size and these
shoes started giving me Achilles Tendonitis. I am now having to take a break to rest.
Comments: I know that shoes and how they fit are very personal. Ten different people might have ten different
things to say about the same shoe. That said, the B7 is one of the best tennis shoes I've ever worn. It improves upon the B6 in
every way imaginable. It is comfortable right out of the box with zero break-in required, the toe box is roomy enough not to
squish my toes, yet not so roomy that they slide around and get blisters. Width and arch support are just right. Cushioning is
excellent. Traction is superb. Looks are out of this world. I usually wear Nike Vapors. These are just as comfortable and
connected to the court and a lot more durable. Adidas really hit a home run with these shoes! I will surely stock up or order a
custom pair from Adidas before they're gone!
Comments: I bought these in February, and just put a hole in the toe. I play 6-10 hours a
week and I loved them but I would have liked them to last a little longer. I would highly
recommend these to someone who does not mind paying for new shoes frequently.
Comments: These shoes are awesome, no break-in, just buy, wear and play.
People complain that they don't last too long on court, but remember if
you're playing on newer style gritty courts (like sand-paper) they won't
last as long. I play on older style courts and my Vapor's last up to 6
months and on new courts my Vapor's lasted 1 month only.
Comments: I purchased a pair of the Barricade 6.0 about 2 months ago and found them to be excellent
after several hours of break in. Then I wanted a second pair of shoes so I could rotate the shoes as I play 5 times a
week. So I just got a pair of the 7.0. Wow!!! Zero break in, very comfortable and they are about a half ounce lighter than
my 6.0. Another thing I like about the Barricade 7.0 is they are well cushioned but not spongy which tells me the
support system is dense material. That translates to less energy being spent starting and stopping. ( think of it like
trying to run on soft beach sand, lots of cushion but you get tired quickly). OK, sorry for the long rant but these 7.0's
are winners for my money.
Comments: This shoe is very stable, no break-in is needed, great cushioning and the arch support is
perfect for my high arched foot. Durability seems more than adequate, and in general, the 7.0 is a real stable, old
school type shoe, not a running shoe masquerading as a light weight tennis shoe like some other brands I could
mention! Go with the Barricade and be safe
and stable on the courts!
Comments: Maybe my shoes were just defective, but my shoes had TERRIBLE durability. I pretty much
shredded the bottom soles in a couple months. I ended up sending them in for the warranty and getting a free pair. Not
nearly as durable as the 6's. I will admit they are more comfortable and lighter than the previous version, but I still
prefer the 6's. (Even through I ended up shredding those and getting another free pair). I don't know, maybe it's just
something I do with my feet, but I can't find a durable enough shoe.
Comments: This is a great shoe! I hardly had to break the shoes in and there is a lot of support. I wear a
lot of shoes and this is probably the most comfortable shoe I've ever worn. I play 4 days a week and I've had the shoes
for 3 months and they are still going strong. I love this shoe.
Comments: First I got these 1/2 size larger so that for quick stops I would not jam my feet in the front
of the shoe, plenty of wiggle room for the toes, all in all well built comfortable shoe. It is an Adidas flagship tennis shoe
and with formation socks with ankle and arch support, my feet etc are comfortable, as too the arch support. My second
time on tennis court and I dont even notice it.
Comments: These are great shoes! More comfortable than the V's. Hard, sturdy and
give great support at all times, which means more discomfort for the toes but so much better for the knees, than say
Nike Vapor Tour, which gave me knee pain because they were too soft.
Comments: More feedbacks on my recent comment below. After 6 hours in it, it feels softer and more
nimble than the adidas Barricade 5. Good cushion and the softer upper allow change of direction to be more
comfortable. It is much lighter but I can already tell it won't last as long as the Barricade 5 which seems to last forever.
But a very, very good balance of comfort,weight, and support.
Comments: This is the best model of the Barricade for some time (since IV in fact): excellent form, good
support, still a little on the weighty side but very maneuverable. We'll see about the durability.
Comments: Coming from six pairs of adidas Barricade 5's and finding the adidas Barricade 6 to be too
narrow, the adidas Barricade 7 makes you feel like re uniting with your former lover. No break-in required. Lighter and
more nimble. Same old Barricade feel. Slightly less support than the Barricade 5 (but don't forget the benefits of lighter
weight). Need to see how it holds up over time. The barricade 5 is like a rock structurally and so sturdy. If you like the
adidas Barricade 5, you should like the adidas Barricade 7.
Comments: Happy with the Barricade 7.0 so far. Coming from the Barricade Team, I was tempted to try
the 6.0, but
the reviews made me try these instead. Break in for me was very minimal, they felt great out of the box. The Barricade
the other hand gave me blisters at the back of my heals, so there was an improvement here. Very comfy, sticky shoes,
I'm glad I
took the plunge on these!
Comments: I have worn adidas tennis shoes since the first line came out. Well after the disaster of the
6.0 line, I
almost left Adidas forever. Poor toe box fit, poor strike on the arch support and break in well forget it.. They were like
Thank you Adidas for fixing all the problems from the 6.0'sm with a wider toe box, better strike on the arch, high
material, more comfortable. The new 7.0's are comfortable right out of the box, higher quality material is obvious and
done.. You got me back as a customer.. but be careful the 6.0's were a disaster. Will see how the wear.
Comments: Great shoe. Better than barricade 6's because they are easier to break in and way more room
in the toe box.
Comments: This is a great shoe. I've played with the Barricade IIs and the Vs and this one is right up
there as far as the comfort and traction is concerned. Only problem is the durability, I play 8 hours of hard court tennis
in a week and the out-sole on these wore out for me in around 7 weeks. Compared to the Prince T10s which last me a
good 3-4 months before showing signs of wear, even Barricade Vs which used to last me around 4 months. I believe
there might have been some changes to the outsole on the Barricade 7s though am not sure. Overall, a very
comfortable shoe and you feel confident moving on the court.
Comments: I have worn adidas tennis shoes since the first line came out. Well, after the disaster of the
6.0 line, I almost left Adidas forever. Poor toe box fit, poor strike on the arch support and break in well forget it.. They
were like iron boxes. Thank you Adidas for fixing all the problems from the 6.0'sm with a wider toe box, better strike
on the arch, high quality tongue material, more comfortable. The new 7.0's are comfortable right out of the box, higher
quality material is obvious and lighter. Well done.. You got me back as a customer.. but be careful the 6.0's were a
disaster. Will see how they wear.
Comments: Thanks for nothing Adidas. After the disaster that they called the 6.0, and all the
reviews that said the 7.0 'fixed what they broke' I have to disagree. These do have a bigger
toe box, but the arch is different, and still narrower that earlier versions. Narrow to the point
where the shoes actually made my feet feel numb after 10 minutes of wear. It was a mistake
to donate my older Barricades.
Comments: I have been exclusively in Barricades since the 2's first came out. The 7's have great fit and
break-in required for me. Play on clay and hard courts and the shoe transitions well between the surfaces.
Comments: Although I am a sponsored Open/ITF player, I wear what I need to wear, as you CANNOT
with your feet/knees/hips, etc. I use 3 shoes, since I train or playing nearly every day; Prince T22 or Wilson Tour series
drilling/training/practice. And now, for competition, I just switched (hesitantly) to this new 7.0. Wow. What a shoe!
cushioning, comfort! No real break-in required, for me. I wore them for 2 hours, just doing stuff, then played a
match. The proof was the next day, after 3 hard sets, the pain in my knees and hips was receding (from the other, oh-
shoes), and I just played another 3 sets the next day, woke up this morning, and the pain caused by the other shoe is
completely gone. They do run big. Had to go down 1/2 size to a 12.
Comments: I cannot believe anyone says these sneakers are not durable. I had Nike prior to Adidas. The
showed signs of wear in 2-3 weeks. I bought a new pair every 1 1/2 months. But I did like the sneaker until tried
It is definitely for a slender foot. Best sneaker I ever could imagine. The tread shows slight wear after 8 months. Same
story for the
new version barricade 7.
Comments: Already played for maybe 15 hrs. in these shoes - and they still look like new. A little break-
was required (maybe the 3rd time I played in them they felt entirely comfortable) - but MUCH MUCH better compared
6.0. These shoes provide just the right balance between cushioning and stiffness / responsiveness, give you low-to-
feel and stability, and deliver a good snug fit for the average width foot (I was using Nike Vapors before, but they
became too wide
after the Vapor 5 version). Obviously they are not the lightest ones out there, but because you feel the court and your
so well in them, they almost force you to concentrate on good foot work!
Comments: Like others said, not that durable as the previous model. I ripped my old barricade 6.0s to
(collected on the warranty) and I now fear what I going to do to these. They are indeed light feeling and VERY
comfortable, so if
you don't really wear-out your shoes that much, these should be great. Just be warned, you can FEEL the lack of
durability. Or at
least I can... After about a month of playing with them they are looking pretty beat up.
Comments: Although, I love these shoes, the durability sucks. I now need to buy my third
pair. I bought my first pair on pre-order back in November 2011. Arrived in my hands end of
November. Well, a week ago, I have discovered I have already worn a hole to midsole. Thats
slightly under 3 months, plus also note I rotate with 2 other pairs of tennis shoes - another
B7 and Vapor 8. Which lasted about the same duration. Although I train about 16-20 hours a
week. These shoes are not durable. B6 seems to last 1 or 2 months longer. I think I am going with the B7 team. Same
but 30$ cheaper and last about the same.
Comments: I got the Barricade 7's yesterday. I came from the Nike Ballistics 4.3 and so far they are nice.
great traction. I ordered a size 10.5 but I should've gotten the size 10. If you get a size too large then your feet will jam
within the shoe. I'm going to double sock to fill in the toe and heal space. Overall these shoes are good-looking,
good traction, light, and have surprisingly good ventilation. I would recommend this shoe.
Comments: B7 are awesome totally overpass the b6 in my opinion the best hard court
Comments: Firstly I know everyone has completely different feet. Mine are a mess! Size 14 extra wide
bunions. I have serious problems with my feet but I am contracted to
wear adidas so I always hope they give me appropriate shoes. They don't and I spent last year in complete agony
Barricade 6s. They were a disgrace as they were too thin and far too stiff to be considered "out of the box"comfort. A
week ago I
received my first pair of Barricade 7s for this year and I am delighted to say they are so much better. Cosmetically
great and a far
less stressful fit. My one concern is the Achilles area where the raised backs of the shoes seem very very harsh and dig
in to my
damaged left Achilles. Definately a step in the right direction for the Barricades but please go wider with some of your
Comments: Thank you, Adidas, for listening to everyone and taking the Barricade VII back to its
The VI was so bad in fit and stability I wouldn't even acknowledge it was a Barricade. Caused me to play in several
models of Nike
CourtBallistec and even an Asics GR3. The B7 is stylish, fits well and performs great. Not sure how well it's going to
hot weather outside, but everything else is spot on. Was comfortable after about a half-hour of play. The only weird
first time was the soles felt a little slick - like you had to rough off a coating or something before they grabbed
Comments: Much improved fit from the Barricade 6.0. They are less narrow with more room in the toe
box but are
still true to size. Also, they got rid of the metal eyelet and cable from the 6.0 which rusted and snapped off on my last
Previous favorite shoe was the K-Swiss Big Shot. However, the Barricade is unparalleled in grip, durability and stability.
the 7.0 is comfortable out of the box, I would definitely buy these shoes again.
Comments: Amazing shoe, I play almost every day and all I can say is wow!!
Comments: Great fit! Thank you Adidas! My only complaint is that they are too cushioned and not
support. Still by far the best tennis shoe on the market! ..And with the out-sole warranty you can't go wrong.
Comments: I've previously worn the Barricade 3,5 and 6. The 7 is my favorite. Fits much better in the toe
top of the foot - not as boxy as the 6. Feels lighter on the court than the 6, too. I love the upper construction on this
shoe. When I
pull the laces tight, it cinches the uppers - makes for a great snug fit without being painfully narrow (like the Nike CBs).
is very flexible yet supportive. Same great traction. And they look awesome. My feet are happy.
Comments: This shoe is awesome! First time I have wrote a review on here, and I am only doing so
because of how
happy I am about these shoes. The best way I know how to explain it is, they feel like putting on a shoe that has the
stability of a ski-boot but having the weight of a flip-flop. I am a big guy, 235lbs and 6ft 3in, and these shoes make
me feel like I
weigh 170 lbs because of how easy it is to move in them. On top of that, they look sick. Break-in time was about an
Comments: I have just got this shoe and it seems like adidas have taken on board comments from the
and improved them. They now feel lighter, more comfortable straight out of the box and slightly wider fitting. The
break in period
is minimal and the design would suggest that durability is unaffected (although time will tell). I find it runs true to size
always been a 10). Overall pros are: lighter, decreased break in, wider fit (than Barricade 6), increased comfort. Cons
are: for me
slight pinching of the ankle with the last eyelet (although the material is soft so I assume this won't be a long term
fully expect this shoe to be an improvement from the Barricade 6 and if the durability holds up will be stocking up on
in the future. My style of play is aggressive baseliner and certainly I have had no trouble so far.
Comments: This is an amazing shoe. I found it tons better than the Nike CB 3.3. It is way lighter and
durable and has a 6 month durability. Reminds me of the feathers. So light! Can't go wrong with this shoe.
Comments: I have had the shoes for over a week now. Here is the breakdown. Aesthetically it is not bad.
is nice, side views are mediocre, and angle views is good. Lot better looking in person than online. Break-in time is
1 hour. Good for medium and narrow widths. Performance is excellent. Very stable, light. For me, it is the best
Barricade so far.
The only criticism is where the inside flex point is. Where as on the outside of the shoe there is the "claw" but on the
there is a piece of hard plastic preventing flex. Forcing the shoe to flex and crease higher. Slight discomfort. Otherwise,
almost perfect-performance wise.
Comments: I have played in this shoe 3 times now. I was wearing the Asics Gel Resolution 3. I like this
shoe a lot
but break-in is required. A bit heavier than the Asics but much more stable on the court. It really feels like your foot is
found the last eyelet on the inside of the left shoe hit my ankle a bit high. I am sure that will be taken care of when it
Overall, I really like the shoe. Not too rubbery like the 6 and the overall fit is really good. This fits the best for my foot
of all the
Barricade's in the last couple of years. I have no doubt that these will hold up for 6 months of good play. I play 2-3
times a week
and play pretty aggressive serve and volley. I have been looking for a shoe that will hold up. I think I have found it!
Comments: Just got mine today. Here is my one day review: Gorgeous design! I ordered the actual size
me well with the Barricade 6, but on the Barricade 7 the toe box area has a lot more room which makes me undecided if
go half size smeller. The single bonded upper does have that 'rain shoe' feel, and thus does need some break-in wear.
problem is the blister of the last, inner lace eyelet area. I had to lace them tight, due to the loose toebox area. Other
than that, the
traction feels good and it
feels light on the feet.
Comments: A really awesome shoe, awesome durability, lighter, comfortable, and still very solid and
Comments: This is a great shoe. There is a lot of cushioning. They are light however a little amount of
is required. Also, the tongue is longer than the 6.0.
Comments: Lighter, less break in, more flex, and a little wider in the toe box compared to the 6.0's
appreciate. Unfortunately, it still has the high arch too far forward just like the 6.0's.
Comments: This is a really great shoe. I had excellent speed around the court and the shoe is tough and
the all court player, such as myself. I found it a really great shoe because of the cushioning.
Comments: This is a great shoe. There is no break-in required. The best hard court shoe ever for me!
Comments: This is a great shoe. I just got it today played one match. Lighter for
sure, similar stiffness. The toe box is definitely wider than the
previous Barricade 6.0. Great play-ability although they sacrificed the
predominant herringbone pattern on the bottom of the shoe which is
disconcerting. Very stable shoe much like the previous Barricades have
been. The base of this shoe is still very solid, comfortable, and
now lighter which makes this shoe much easier for less experienced
players to wear.
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