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After nearly three decades of becoming an in-demand Adidas tennis trainer, the Barricades give way to the SoleCourt Boost. Also a top-of-the-line court trainer, the Adidas SoleCourt Boost features the most responsive midsole foam from the Three Stripes.
Aside from its standout cushioning component, this clay-specific shoe gets a reinvented midfoot shank. It’s designed to deliver optimum stability in a much sleeker package than the Barricades.
Content. This footgear that’s designed to keep up with the demands of clay courts is furnished with the copyrighted Adiwear.
Benefits. It’s a rubber unit that’s tough enough and devised to delay any signs of wear for a considerable time of play on the dirt ground. It extends to the toe and medial side for additional grip and for added protection.
Midfoot support. Hidden within the sole is a TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) chassis called the Torsion Bar. It serves as the stabilizing facet that controls the back of the foot from twisting during side-to-side movements. At the same time, this supportive arch allows the forefoot to flex and gain solid footing on dirt clay.
Underfoot cushioning. Taking up all the pressure during foot strikes is the full-length Boost foam. It’s made up of thousands of tiny TPU balls that accumulate energy during landings and spring it back when making the next step. This responsive feel makes the shoe one of the most comfortable cushioned tennis options in the market.
Composition. The shoe is covered with a lightweight and soft textile upper that grants flexibility on clay court. The forefoot is flecked with Adituff RPU (rigid polyurethane) dots to prolong the life of the upper, especially in high-abrasion areas. This design makes the top lighter than having an added layer of abrasion-resistant protection.
Fit. As opposed to most Barricade shoes, this trainer has a more spacious toe box.
Cushioning. As their names imply, both profiles are equipped with the springy Boost foam that’s more responsive than the standard ones found in most tennis shoes.
Stability. Although the SoleCourt Boost is designed for clay court and the Barricade 18 Boost for all court, both are lauded for their supportive elements that allow users to push for shots laterally.
Fit. If the SoleCourt Boost feels comfortable straight from the box, its quite the opposite for the Barricade 18 Boost as it requires a considerable break-in period.
- This shoe is sported by some of the star players namely Dominic Thiem (Austria), Angelique Kerber (Germany), Alexander Zverev (Germany), Lucas Pouille (France), J-W Tsonga (France), and Tomas Berdych (Czech Republic).
- Three-Stripe detailing is present on the lateral sides.