The performance of any player on the court depends on many things, from training and talent to skill and luck, but a good shoe will give you just that little bit extra. If your feet are comfortable you can focus on your serve on tactics and on how to improve.
The Performance Men’s Barricade Court 2 Tennis Shoe is made from synthetic materials and has a mesh underlay for the upper construction for more ventilation. The shoe has a rubber sole and lateral support. It comes with a molded foam insole and ADIPRENE midsole cushioning.
The shoe also has a forefoot ADIPRENE rubber outsole for increased durability. It is available in a range of 5 design variants with different color accents so you can look as good as you perform.
In this review, we will look at what the Adidas Performance Men’s Barricade Court 2 Tennis Shoe has to offer, what is one its good side, and what is on the bad side.
That way you can make an informed choice about the shoes you need when you are working on perfecting your serve, or your overall performance when you start out in your tennis career.
- It is made from synthetic materials
- The shoes have a rubber sole
- It has a laterally supportive upper layer with mesh underlay for increased ventilation
- Comes with a molded foam insole
- ADIPRENE midsole cushioning
- It also has a forefoot ADIPRENE rubber outsole
- Available in a choice of 5 design variants
- The shoes have good tread
- It has a wide roomy toe box
- It has a good heavy tongue to prevent the laces from hurting your foot
- The outer sole is durable and firm
- These shoes fit snugly and provide good ankle support
- Good budget shoes that offer good value for money
- These are good entry-level shoes
- The shoe is stiff in the uppers and soles
- They do not have a lot of cushioning
- They do not have full arch support
- The shoes do not have removable insoles
- It lacks good ventilation
These shoes by Adidas are good entry-level shoes and are well priced. The Adidas Performance Men’s Barricade Court 2 Tennis Shoe has a good sturdy rubber sole, with a good tread for grip on the court.
These shoes have a nice and wide toe box so you don’t need to worry about your toes being squeezed beyond recognition during a match. The shoe has a heavy tongue which prevents the laces from cutting into the top of your foot.
It has snug sturdy fit, but does not have the same ventilation as lighter shoes with mesh toe boxes. These shoes also do not have full arch support and do not have removable insoles or a large amount of additional cushioning.
It is a stiffer shoe and may not be as flexible as other brands.
Adidas Performance Men’s Barricade Court 2 Tennis Shoe has less ventilation than other models in the toe box area but due to the heavier material, they have more durability. These shoes are heavier than other tennis shoes and will offer good support, but overall they make for good practice or entry-level shoes.
They have a snug fit and standard lace system, but do not have removable insoles or good arch support so if you have flat feet or need good arch support take into account that you might have difficulty with inserts. These shoes have good durable soles that deal well with the abrasion of a clay court and have a longer lifetime than very lightweight shoes.
They are available in a range of colors to fit in nicely with the rest of your kit. It is more reasonably priced than other tennis shoes by well-known manufacturers and will be a good choice if you are just starting out in your tennis career.
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Even if you are just starting out in your tennis career, or want to work on your performance without breaking the bank, you still want a shoe that will give you the value you expect from a well-known brand.
The Adidas Performance Men’s Barricade Court 2 Tennis Shoe, is a good entry-level or practice shoe, it is not as well ventilated as other shoes and may work better in cooler climates. It has good sturdy support and is snug and comfortable.
They have a standard fit and do not allow you to insert your own insoles easily, so if you prefer a more custom fit another tennis shoe would be a better choice. These shoes are a good point of departure for weekend players or weekend budgets.