adidas Barricade 8 White/Silver/Blue Men's Shoe Customer feedback
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Comments: Good, stable shoe. Feet are supported well side-to-side and front-to-back. Toe box seems narrower
than average. Hard outsole that appears will last as advertised. I am also experiencing the blistering mentioned in some
customer reviews -- due to the stiff top eyelet area of the shoe rubbing on the inside of my ankle.
Comments: Generally speaking, I had the older model Barricades (really neat looking all white with black highlights,
maybe they were the Barricade 6) from adidas and I liked that fit the best. Now, these newer model Barricade 8s have one
problem I can't deal with -- the right shoe is rubbing the inside of my upper foot. I have played 5-6 times on a hard indoor court,
and they're less than 30 days old. Further, it feels as if something's also jabbing into it. The left shoe has absolutely no problems
though. Usually, adidas is a very comfortable, supportive and a very durable shoe. However, they're going back to TW. It's a
shame, because I love adidas quality. I have to try something else unfortunately.
Comments: Sorry, I don't like the feel of this shoe at all. I think adidas was trying to create a lighter and a running
shoe like feel to compete with Nike's Federer shoe. I think we will see a Barricade 9 very fast. This reminds me when they made
the 6s and very quickly the 7s came out.
Comments: Novak Djokovic remains using the B7s. Enough said. The B8 is by far the worst of the Barricade series. I
am returning my new B8s and will try to find a couple of pairs of the B7s. Please adidas, go back to the B7!
Comments: Amazing Barricade; feels faster and lighter than previous versions. Just order a half-size up and your
toes will be fine! Grip is outstanding, no break-in. Perfect shoe.
Comments: Worst Barricade that adidas has made. I have 4 pairs of the Barricade 7s and this is unexpected for the
Barricade series. I'm returning the shoes today. The toe is too wide. I still prefer the Barricade 7.
Comments: The worst Barricade I have ever played with. The top eyelet is cut too deep causing constant pain to
your ankle area and giving you blisters. The shoe is stiff and wide in the forefeet area and is lacking lateral movement support.
The only bright side to this model is a good heel support. Overall, poor quality shoe which is totally unexpected from the company
with such a good reputation, bummer.
Comments: I love this shoe. It's the best show I've worn and is worth the money.
Comments: The top eyelet is an annoyance beyond belief. They dig into my ankles and I now have blisters on both
sides. I can't recommend these shoes to anyone. The earlier Barricades are better.
Comments: I cannot believe that these are Barricade shoes. I have owned the 5, 6 and 7 models and they are all are
way better than the 8s. The new 8 model feels like a running shoe, your foot moves all over the place, terrible stability. On top of
this, there is something wrong with the sizing since the new 8 feels a lot tighter that the previous models. The next day after I
received the new 8, I purchased two pairs of the Barricade 7s (the best tennis shoe I have ever tried and now on sale).
Comments: I'm coming from the Asics Gel Resolution 4. I don't really understand the negative remarks about
slipping/sliding and the "narrow" comments about the Barricade 8. I have a fairly normal foot but slightly leaning more towards
flat than narrow, so normally I get 11.5 for athletic shoes and 11 for casual/dress shoes. The Barricade 8 is the first tennis shoe
since the Nike Breathe that I can actually order my true size without toe jamming, blisters or soreness on my arch. I feel like it's
fairly hefty, but when you need to run the comfort is there. More impressively, the shoe required no break-in right out of the box.
As for slipping/sliding, I have aggressive footwork and I played on a damp/misty morning the other day and didn't slip once. I
think I'll be sticking to these shoes for the next couple of years because they're comfortable, true to size, good grip on hardcourts,
and has that patent Barricade durability. It's probably the most balanced shoe out there and honestly what more could you ask for?
Comments: The B8 feels narrower than the B7 in the toe area. And despite a mesh upper, it feels very hard right out
of the box (the B7 doesn't need much break in). The price is pretty expensive when the B7 is so good (and cheaper now). I had
about 7 pairs of the B5 in various colors. Skipped the B6 (too narrow of a toe box) and now have six paris of B7s in various colors.
I hink the B7 is the best so far in terms of weight/comfort/durability.
Comments: I like the looks of these shoes and since I am a fan of stability-oriented tennis shoes, I hoped that
these Barricade 8s would be better than the 7s that I used to wear but never quite fell in love with. My first impression was that
they were quite terrible but I kept them on for an hour to decide if I should send them back or not. I decided not to and have now
used them on court. Great heel grip, but the front of the shoe is terrible. The toe jamming mentioned in the TW review is a real
issue for me and the general feel for me is slow to the point where I feel I need to work against the shoe to move. I will continue
using my CB 4.3s as my go-to shoe despite the infamous lacing system that seem to break for people. They are far more
comfortable without compromising stability. Sorry to say it but it doesn't seem like Adidas's got a winner with the 8s.
Comments: When I put on my new Barricade 8s, I had to check to see if it was the correct size. My toe was
touching the end of the shoe. Fortunately, it is a boxy toe and after playing in them, I believe it will be ok for me. I also have the
Barricade 7 in new condition and comparing the 7 and 8, I can see that though the bottom of the shoes are the same size, due to
design, the Barricade 8 upper is very slightly shorter. Perhaps 1/8 or 1/4 size less. As a long time Barricade user, I would say
these will do, but not my favorites.
Comments: I have been through many pairs of the Barricade 7.0s and was looking forward to the 8.0s. The latest
version retains many of the best attributes, such as the traction and stability. The biggest improvement is the improved ventilation
which will keep you in these shoes longer on hot days. Unfortunately, although they fit true to size, the toe box is definitely not
as rigid or roomy and I have already lost a toe nail from repeated hard stops and cuts. Maybe the next version should have a
more structured toe box but still incorporate the mesh elsewhere.
Comments: I have had the Barricade 8 for about 3 weeks now. Couple of Asics Revolution 5 and 4s later, I realize
the Claw in the previous and new adidas does provide the additional stability I need. I have a tendency to roll my ankle. Asics
does everything well except that. Comfort-wise this is on par with Barricade 5. I would argue this is a really a good fit comparing
to the previous model Barricades. I like the cosmetics, durability, stability and over all performance. Is it just me or does the
material tend to stretch? The shoe now longer feel as snug as when I first bought them.
Comments: I just got these today. Every other shoe I wear is a size 11 and my toes are crunched in these. Very
uncomfortable and for $134 they feel cheap, especially the upper tongue. Sending these back and getting some Asics. Also agree
with one of the comments below about sliding around inside the shoe.
Comments: These shoes are awful! I just got a brand new pair and was sliding all of the court and couldn't get any
good foot position -- I do not recommend them.
Comments: These are great shoes. Very stable, very durable and breathe quite well too. I liked the Barricade 5s,
skipped the 6s, loved the 7s and these seem like an evolution of that shoe. I was a little worried that the upper wasn't going to be
as heavy duty but the Drag Guard on the inside upper is both large and heavy duty. There was no break in, but as with the 7s, I
was careful not to pull the top inner lace too tight as that eyelet can rub. As it was, my feet have been very happy in these and it
will be interesting to see if the all new sole pattern can last as long as the sole on previous generations. Compared to something
like the Nike Vapor which doesn't last and has no warranty, these are also a great value.
Comments: Too expensive for about the same performance since the Barricade 5. For that price, I would be
expecting a one year durability warranty or shoes that make breakfast for you. I have used barricades for over four years, but this
time I will be looking for a less expensive alternative.
Comments: Have to say I was disappointed with the 8s. The Barricades seem to keep getting better with each model
and the 7s were the most comfortable pair by far. You would think the 8s would be lighter given the mesh type material but they
are not, nor do they seem to breath any better. The 8s are a bit higher and stiffer than the 7s and more uncomfortable. Not sure
if it's just me but the traction doesn't seem as good either. Going back to the 7s.
Comments: I have been wearing Adidas Barricades for over a decade and the 8s are my second favorite behind the
5s. I have found that the break-in has been a little longer than the 7s. I do wish that the Black/Silver/Red colorway was available
at launch, but I am quite happy with the White/Silver/Blue colorway.
Comments: Great fit and feels closer to the 5.0. Very stiff around the ankle but after an hour of hitting these shoes
were great. If you've worn any Barricades in the past these are a must try.
Comments: I decided to purchase these shoes because I was willing to give the Barricades another chance. After
wearing the six, I had assumptions these would feel like bricks on my feet and have a horrible break in time. But I sure was proven
wrong, as these shoes are nothing like the six. Much lighter, much quicker break in, and not to mention, the cosmetic of the shoe
is definitely much more sleek and sharp. But one of the downsides I had with the shoe was it wasn't as comfortable as I had
wished for. But it is the durability that makes up for it. Definitely buying another couple of pairs.
Comments: Nothing like the last model. I got these shoes before a big tournament and was really disappointed. I
bought these shoes for the ankle support but I feel the previous model was better in this area also.
Comments: I have now owned three versions of the Barricade 6, 7, and now 8. I have worn these 8s for 5 hours of
play. And true to its promise, they broke in rather quickly. When I owned the 7s, it took some time before they got comfortable.
the 8s were comfortable from first use. Also, my feet used to heat up wearing the 7s. Because of the mesh construction, my feet
much cooler wearing the 8s. In terms of stability, I do like the 7s more. I think it is because the 8s are heavier. Perhaps I will get
to this new weight soon. I wore out the sole of the 7s in 4 months. I think the 8s will wear out around the same period or even
sooner. I don't care about that since I'll get a new pair from the 6 month warranty. Overall, I am satisfied.
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