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After decades of servicing pro players and avid tennis enthusiasts, the Barricade squad exits the court to give way to a new breed of light and breathable footgear under the Adidas Court index. One of the well-cushioned renditions is the Adidas CourtJam Bounce.
Two of the essential features of this tennis footgear are the trademark Bounce midsole technology and re-engineered vamp construction. The cushioning property shields the feet during a series of pounding on the court. The reinforced forefoot section puts a lot of protection to the foot with the added layer of wear-resistant synthetics.
Covering the entire bottom is the Adiwear rubber compound which is made with rubber that doesn’t wear out quickly. It is designed with a hybrid tread pattern to make it suitable for different court surfaces. The traction is grippy enough to keep a solid foothold, but not too tacky that can cause foot discomforts.
The full-length and lightweight Bounce technology supplies optimum support and cushioning. Unlike the Adidas Barricade Court that’s loaded with a Cloudfoam midsole unit, this shock-absorbent property isn’t too springy. However, it grants a fairly good amount of stability and sufficient energy return for a pleasant underfoot feel and improved court performance.
The outer membrane of this shoe is shaped using an engineered vamp construction. This innovative upper feature is an integration of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) and mesh. These materials are combined to extend the life span of the shoe and facilitate better airflow.
The Adiwear material wraps up the front and medial sides of the toe for protection against toe dragging. This shoe also has adequate padding around the ankle to ensure a more comfortable fit.