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Comments: Worst Barricade shoe I've owned. The break in period was way too long. The fit is much different from last model. Felt like bricks and caused knee and back pain. I have never experienced that feeling before with previous Barricade models.
From: Chris, 2/15

Comments: So I've really only read negative reviews on this shoe and I somewhat disagree with them. The shoe does require a good amount of breaking in, I wore it around the house in my free time for a week before I took it on court. I typically slide a lot on hard courts, similar to Djokovic's style of footwork, and this shoe does have some toe jamming if you don't have a good pair of cushioned socks on. I do not notice the jamming with a good pair of socks. So far, the shoe is super durable and now that it's broken in it feels awesomely solid. Reminds me of the Nike Ballestic 2.3 but probably a little heftier. I would suggest these to a player that needs a durable shoe and wants them to look awesome too!
From: Zach, 2/15

Comments: I've had other Barricade shoes in the past. I know they are a bit heavy but they have always been comfortable. These have been the worst shoes I've ever owned. They are unbelievably painful. It felt like I tied two rocks to my feet. They have no give in them and caused joint pain all the way up to my knees. I put back on my Barricade 5s and the pain went away. I've tried to play in them multiple times hoping they would break in but they remain terribly uncomfortable. I was shocked at how bad these have been. They looked great but looks were deceiving.
From: Chris, 2/15

Comments: No adidas shoe will replace the Original Barricade II -- never. I just purchased a new 8+, played only two sets, called TW because I was totally busting my toes on both sides. Too narrow and limited toe space. Yep, disapointed too the max! No recourse. Beware to long time followers of Barricades!
From: Tomas, 10/14

Comments: These are true to size with a bigger toe box, which I am so happy for. I have been wearing Bercuda 1s, 2s and the new 3s due to the bigger toe box and have been very happy. I wear 10.5 with the Bercuda and I am happy to say the Barricade 8+ I also am a 10.5. What is nice is the bigger toe box. Before I couldn't wear Barricades because my big toe would get jammed and then I would end up with a black toe nail.
From: Anon, 10/14

Comments: I tried on the 8+s at a store and the fit feels smaller. I normally wear size 11 but sized up to a 11.5. Even then, they felt too tight and narrow for my toes. Still a fan of the Barricade 7s due to their fit and support. Neither the 8s or 8+s have been suitable successors.
From: Luxinterna, 8/14

Comments: Ordered these in size 11 for me and 10 for my son. I have exclusively used Barricade IIs, and he has used the entire Barricade line since IIs, currently using 8s. The three things we both found as to why we won't be using them: 1) The fit is smaller in length than 8s, so we'd need to go 1/2 size larger. 2) Even though they are more flexible in the uppers, they are a heavier shoe overall. My scale measured them at 16.12 oz. (size 10) 3) The arch is strangely elongated and extends toward the heel, making the arch feel really uncomfortable.
From: Todd, 7/14

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