Profile of the Adidas Barricade 2018
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.
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.
Grippy tread pattern
The modified herringbone tread pattern on the Adiwear 6 provides traction and prevents athletes from sudden slips.
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. This feature prevents 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.
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.
The midsole is also built with an elastic Adiprene cushioning, keeping the feet, especially the heel, protected against impact. Those who prefer a more cushioned sole may try the Adidas Barricade 2018 Boost.
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.
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.