Adidas’ Parley collection is telling a bold and beautiful story; the question is, are we listening?
adidas is officially replacing Barricade Tennis Shoes with new Court Tennis Shoes. As you’ll see, each new “Court” shoe seems to have something in common with a “Barricade” shoe. While I’m hesitant to call the Court versions updates of the Barricade models, many of the technologies have been carried over and modified for the major release.
2018 was a great year for new tennis shoes. Lots of brands have come out with new designs and really stepped up the technology trends to fit the consumers’ needs. Here is a list of some our favorite shoes released this year that you will want to check out for yourself.
On court, the improvement in ventilation is pronounced. The shoes do a better job of protecting your feet with a fabric that breaths more naturally than the older, double-layer mesh. The mid-sole combines with the outsole to provide a cushioned ride while still feeling close to the court surface. The tread has changed slightly from the previous version as it flexes and supports well during dynamic movements like sliding or sprinting for drop shots.The full-length polyurethane mid-sole has some good bounce and energy return with a more plush feel than in the 2.0. After a couple of sets in the heat, the shoes showed a remarkable improvement over the 2.0 because they hadn’t absorbed a lot of sweat. Later the same afternoon, the shoes were dried out and ready for the next session on court.
adidas Barricade tennis shoes have been a staple of the tennis world for nearly two decades. To understand why, I talked to a number of Barricade fans, conducted additional research on the line’s illustrious history, and tested out the new Barricade 2018 Boost Tennis Shoe.