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Comments: These are great shoes. It's a shame that adidas seem to have discontinued them yet again. They
do run a half a size too big, so order down. I play 5 times a week and have worn them throughout the summer and winter, I
ended up having two pairs last year -- the first lasted about 10 months (longer than my K-Swiss) and I have just started
wearing the new pair. They are a fairly heavy shoe but are very stable, which I find to be great as I have weak ankles, the
cushioning is also very comfortable. I would say that they are wider than an Asics shoe, so a great choice if you have wider
feet. Bring back the Barricade V Classic please adidas!! Great service from Tennis Warehouse too -- love the website.
From: Alex, 6/16
Comments: It is true, I bought these shoes in a half size smaller and they fit great. This is my new favorite
From: Laura, 6/16
Comments: These are supportive, tough, comfy shoes! I've played in them for years, and though the design
has varied, the commitment to performance is always there. Buy a 1/2 size smaller in these for a regular fit. I tried Asics a
few years ago when they were getting a lot of press, and developed horrendous Achilles problems. My PT said it was a
direct result of the Asics sole, which was too stiff. Back to adidas, and so much better. I play at the 4.5 level, 4 times a
week and these shoes are durable! A solid, great all-around shoe.
From: Sky, 4/16
Comments: I won't buy these again. I wore through these shoes in less than 6 months. I have only been
playing 2 years and I just started a league 7 months ago -- that is why I thought I was buying good shoes. I am 61 years
old and 168 lbs and play 3 times a week. If I can wear through them then how will they last for a 25-45 year old? Poorly
made. Plus the adidas customer service wants you to mail them back to them and also send them a check for $13.25.
Then they will let you know if they will replace them. I will not purchase again.
From: Maggie, 3/16
Comments: Like others have noted, the sizing is way off. I gave mine to a friend with wider, longer feet and she
is enjoying them. So a 7.5 fit a woman who normally wears an 8 and has a medium to wide width foot.
From: Jan, 10/15
Comments: The sizing is way off. Felt like it was meant for a man. I wear a size 8 in Asics and all other shoes.
This felt like a size 10 to me.
From: Amelia, 10/15
Comments: I'm happy that they brought these back! The Barricade V was recommended to me years ago for
it's support and stability. They did take breaking in, I wore the shoe for many, many years and was disappointed when they
no longer were on the market. If you are looking for good support and eventually a glove-like fit, these are it. The guy that
recommended these, fits running shoes for Olympic runners -- so he knew his stuff!
From: Vivian, 9/15
Comments: Just like the originals if you go down a half size smaller! I am so happy to have my favorite shoes
Thank you adidas!
From: Valerie, 4/15
Comments: This is the best tennis shoe I've ever found. It is a bit rigid but it provides the lateral stability I
my problem feet. I'm so happy that adidas brought this shoe back!
From: Liz, 4/15
Comments: The women's size 7 1/2 felt like I put on a men's 7 1/2. Both length and width are way too big. I
I should really complain to adidas, because the factory in China that is making these do not have the proper sizing model
women's sneakers. I am usually an 8 sometimes a 7 1/2 for boots. I ordered the 7 1/2 because of the reviews that stated
long, well it is more than long. I had to return them. I will buy only Asics from now on. I am a level 3.5 player.
From: Pamela, 3/15
Comments: Completely inflexible. Size was larger than previous Barricade shoes I have worn and loved. They
stiff and hard to move in on the court. Since I've already worn them, I can't return them. Very disappointing.
From: Cate, 2/15
Comments: Ran long and felt like clown shoes on me. They were bulky and stiff, but I like stiff. I play 4.5
4 times a week and have always ordered the Barricade 2 (not Team). I go through and order 5-6 pairs a year. Loved those
but not these!
From: M, 12/14
Comments: My first pair of adidas shoes were the "Adipower Barricade W" which I loved the first moment I
them. Unfortunately, they've been discontinued, so I ordered a pair of these Barricade V Classics. Very uncomfortable for
feet. There's a lot more rubber and plastic on the face of the shoe than I deduced from the images on TW's website. Found
difficult for my toes to move within the shoe and well as bending my foot -- felt very stiff and inflexible. I wanted to like
more, but it just wasn't going to happen.
From: Laura, 10/14
Comments: I have always loved Barricades and this version definitely is as amazing as all previous versions.
amazing shoes! No break-in needed for me. In fact, right out of the box, I didn't want to take them off. I listened to others
seemed to feel that a 1/2 size smaller was needed. I usually wear an 8.5 so ordered size 8 and they fit perfectly. I have
issues having worn several times now on court with any friction as some reviewers report around the tongue. Yes, they are
supportive with great arch support and that's probably why some reviewers say they are too stiff. People, you need
shoes when playing tennis -- especially those at more advanced levels, 3.5 and higher who highly value court movement. I
ordering 2 more pair as I am so impressed with these shoes and do not want to run the risk of them not being available in 6
months when needed again.
From: Mary, 8/14
Comments: Thank you adidas for bringing these classic Barricades back. I have a foot injury, and the support
awesome. I've tried many pairs of shoes, nothing compares to these. I have to laugh every time someone at my club
their court shoes, " just like wearing slippers," -- good luck with that people. Slippers our made for the bedroom, not the
Please don't ever stop making these shoes!
From: Lulu, 7/14
Comments: Love, love, love these shoes. Have had previous ankle injuries and I love the stability of these
Yes, some might feel they are heavy but they truly offer so much support and they really break right in. Wore them straight
From: Lisa, 7/14
Comments: I used to wear Barricades about 5 years ago, and I decided to give them a try again. After just
around the house with them I decided to send them back without even trying them on the court. Too stiff, heavy and
wasn't willing to risk trying to break them in, when they felt so uncomfortable from the get go.
From: Donna, 6/14
Comments: I was desperately hoping these shoes would be a good alternative to my beloved Barricade IIs. I
fairly aggressive 3.5 doubles player with a history of ankle injuries. I've played for years in the IIs so I'm used to the
and the wide, built up heel. But the V made me feel like I was playing tennis in wedge heels. I felt if I happened to roll an
was going to roll from a pretty lofty height. I opted instead for the Asics Gel Resolution 5, which gets me much closer to
From: Michelle, 5/14
Comments: I'm thrilled they have brought these shoes back -- they are by far the best Barricades, or any other
tennis shoe, I've ever played in. I'm a 3.5 singles player that runs a ton on the court, and plays five days a week. These
provide excellent lateral support and stability. I don't feel they need much break in, but they feel even more solid after a
weeks of play. It seemed that the Barricades 6,7 and 8 were designed progressively more narrow in the toe box, and I had
up on the Barricades and gone to Prince T22s. However, these Barricade Vs provide the perfect fit for my average width
the awesome lateral support singles players need. These shoes may not have the cushiony feel that some shoes have out
box, but don't let that fool you, they provide the arch support and foot support needed, and don't cause the sole of my feet
hurt at all. While I haven't had these new Vs long enough to determine the wear of the bottoms, my past experience is that
sole on these shoes will last. Thank you adidas for bringing them back. I'm thrilled! Best tennis shoes ever!
From: Carmen, 2/14