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Who should buy Adidas Barricade 2018

Built on the success of the market-leading Adidas Barricade tennis shoe franchise is the modified, all-court Adidas Barricade 2018. It is a solid option if you: 

  • Need support and stability during quick, side-to-side movements.
  • Are looking for a shoe that features a seamless mesh upper.
  • Prefer a shoe that is suitable for different court surfaces.

Adidas Barricade 2018 Logo

Flexible and durable outsole

Durability is one of the selling points of the Barricade 2018 as its bottom part, which is suitable for different court surfaces, is made of Adiwear 6. This proprietary rubber outsole unit by Adidas is wear-resistant and exceptionally durable. Adidas is offering a six-month durability guarantee for this shoe.

Adidas Barricade 2018 Outsole

Grippy tread pattern

The modified herringbone tread pattern on the Adiwear 6 provides traction and prevents athletes from sudden slips.

Adidas Barricade 2018 Grip

Barricade chassis for pronation control

Darting around the court consists of a lot of quick stops and twists. Adidas utilized the 3D triangular Barricade chassis in the midfoot for stability. The main purpose of this feature is to prevent the foot arch from falling, especially for those who are prone to overpronate. The chassis also limits the chances of athletes developing muscle and tendon soreness during long and rigorous matches.

Adidas Barricade 2018 Pronation control

Its slightly low arch support is fitted for those who tend to have their feet tilted inwards. It particularly addresses the shoe requirement of flat-footed wearers.

Protective cushioning

The midsole is also built with an elastic Adiprene cushioning to keep the feet, especially the heel, protected against impact. Those who prefer a more cushioned sole may try the Adidas Barricade 2018 Boost.

Adidas Barricade 2018 Midsole

Flexible and breathable upper

Unlike the previous profile, the knitted Adidas Barricade 2017, the Barricade 18 is covered with a flexible and breathable forged mesh that grants a custom, glove-like fit. 

Adidas Barricade 2018 Upper

Adituff abrasion-resistant compound is another element integrated on the upper of the 2018 Barricade iteration that offers protection to the foot. It acts as a shield for the toes as the foot drags across abrasive surfaces like concrete courts.

Anatomical ankle support

This seamless upper makeup is complemented by a GEOFIT feature on the collar, a Memory Foam-resembling component that molds to the anatomical shape of the ankle area for in-shoe comfort.

Adidas Barricade 2018 Ankle support

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 14.6oz / Women 12.3oz
Shoe Type: All Court
Collection: Adidas Barricade
Features: Durability warranty
Construction: Stability
Material: Mesh
BRAND Brand: Adidas

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Brenton Barker
Brenton Barker

Brenton is an Australian with 20 years of experience coaching WTA and ATP professional tennis players, whom have won a total of 10 international professional Tournaments. Brenton holds a Degree in Sports Coaching and was the former Head Tennis Coach at the Japanese Government Sports Science Institute. Brenton was also a former Manager & Head Coach of Australia’s Governing Sporting Body, Tennis Australia, and has been a Dunlop International Advisory Board Member since 2010. Additionally, Brenton was the Head of Player development for World No 7 and two-time Grand Slam Champion Johan Kriek.