Adidas Barricade tennis shoes have a long tradition of adorning the feet of the top professional tennis players on the world-class courts of the Australian Open.
For eleven years, Adidas has put top notch design and technology into the progression of better and faster hard-court tennis shoes and the New Adidas Barricade 7 is no exception. All of the technology that made the Barricade 6 a top seller and a favorite hard court tennis shoe among women and men is present in the 7 with an added design innovation that adds flexibility, maneuverability and longer lasting stability.
In 2008, Novak Djokovic won his first Grand Slam title in a pair of the Barricade Fives. This year, Andy Murray (who also helped to develop the 7), Viktor Troicki, Andrea Petkovic and many more are sporting the newest member of the technologically advanced Adidas tennis shoe family.
What makes the Barricade 7 surpass other hard court tennis shoes is the introduction of the new, flexible support claws. This innovative answer to the challenging forefoot flex point not only reduces break-in time, but continues to provide forefoot flex support longer and more reliably than traditional flex point reinforcement methods.
The fact that this shoe is 30 grams lighter than its predecessor sure helps its cause. One reviewer said these new Adidas tennis shoes were so light he could almost forget that he had a pair of the Barricade 7s on.
The Adidas Barricade 7 is not a low profile shoe by any means, the five interlocking layers that make up the heel cushioning and the external TPU chassis make sure of that. But the stability, torsional stiffness and impact protection provided in that area makes for one comfortable ride.
The legacy of this high performance hard court tennis shoe comes surprisingly from the research and success of a state-of-the-art Sprint frame soccer shoe. The outsole “seamless welded upper” provides lightweight comfort, superior breathability, unmatched flexibility and extended durability.
The lateral forefoot outrigger provides additional forefoot support that prevents shifting and toe injury. An internal side wall on the outside of the forefoot creates additional lateral stability to a tennis shoe that is already packed with stabilizers.
The highly durable adiWear all-court, herringbone outsole is complimented by two circular grip points and a forefoot flex groove at the point of the Adidas ‘Claws.’ For reliability in movement, shifting and fast soot work, the new Barricade has covered all the bases.
From the Barricade’s not-so-humble beginnings on the feet of Marat Safin as he won the 2000 U.S. Open to Djokovic to Murray slip your foot into the new Adidas Barricade 7 and slip your foot into a tradition of excellence.