Tennis Shoe for Men Review: Adidas Barricade 7

August 19th, 2013 by Do It Tennis

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Tennis Shoe Review: Adidas Barricade 7

When I was playing in my junior tennis days, the Adidas Barricade tennis shoes  were “The Shoe.”  It seemed like everyone wore these shoes.  The top players in the world still wear the latest generation of the Adidas Barricades for example, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray.  There is a reason why so many people have used the Barricade line and continue to do so. This review will evaluate the Adidas Barricade 7 tennis shoe based on three main components: comfortability, foot support and durability.

The Barricade line by Adidas is not known for providing comfortability.  The tennis shoe runs narrow which a lot of people have a problem with and the shoe is very stiff when new and they stay fairly stiff throughout the life of the shoe.  I will say that the Adidas Barricade 7 feels wider in the toe box and is slightly more flexible than the most recent previous generations of the tennis shoe.  But comfortability is not why so many people continue to use the Adidas Barricade shoe, which leads us to focus on the foot support and durability of the Barricade 7 tennis shoe.

The Adidas Barricade 7 is the most stable tennis shoe out on the market.  No other tennis shoe compares to how much lateral stability that this show offers which is an extremely important quality for tennis shoes to have.  The tennis shoe arch support that the Barricade 7 offers is “Grade A” as well.  I am finding that tennis shoes are becoming quite flat, but the Barricades continue to provide great arch support.  The Adidas Barricade 7 shoe is arguable the best hard court tennis shoe because of the tremendous stability/foot support that the shoe offers alongside it is the most durable tennis shoe I have ever had.

No tennis shoe has ever lasted me as long as the Barricade shoe does.  I have burned through shoes quickly from playing on the hard courts for 2-3 hours a day with my college team.  I usually have a gaping hole in my tennis shoes on the bottom outsole underneath my big toe within 2.5 months.  The Adidas Barricade 7 shoes last me at least 3 months and usually closer to 3.5 months.  You definitely get the most bang for your buck with the Adidas Barricade tennis shoes as they last the longest compared to any other tennis shoe and they also come with a 6 month guarantee.


Micah Groom


Check out this video review of the Adidas Barricade 7 tennis shoes from Do It Tennis.