adidas by Stella McCartney Barricade Shoes
Bring back leather Barricades!
I made a pair of the leather Barricades three years ago in black and metallic silver. I get a million compliments. I save them for special tennis games since they're past their prime. Please oh please let me have a new pair! These Stella nylon ones are wimpy looking!
23 January 2014
Cheap plastic junk
I have been a faithful Barricade customer for years now. The remodelling this past year has me giving up on Adidas and trying New Balance or K-Swiss. The cheap plastic coating on these pinches the tops of my toes in a crease when I start to walk. There is no sense of the sturdiness and grounded feeling you get from the old model. I'm sure they've used cheaper materials to reduce production costs and pass the savings along to shareholders. All athletic shoes are over-priced to begin with, and made in sweat shops, but I draw the line at paying 170.00 for plastic shoes that won't last more than a month or two. Interesting that the men's shoes haven't been changed--just the women's. Women will buy cheap, 'pretty' stuff just to look good, right? No thank you.
27 November 2013
Barricades are back!!!
I was so disappointed when the barricades 7 came out, that I thought I would never go back to adidas shoes, then I saw these and they looked so much better and the style was so cool, that I decided to take the risk... and I must say I LOVE them!
Great support, still a bit sleek but they made it work, they are very breathable. I wouldn't say they need a break in period, but still don't panic on the first day, the material is a bit stiff, but it truly loosens up very quickly!
08 July 2013
Stella Barricade - Sole wears out too fast
I loved that there was no break in time needed for this shoe, however, the shoe is already worn out after less than 3 months. The top weave has started to crack, I managed to wear a hole into the front side toe of the sole already. Very dissapointed, as I buy the barricade often. I would not purchase this stle again.
18 December 2013
I love these shoes, my second pair! No sore points on my feet and prefect for both glass courts and hard!
Looking forward to an excuse for my third!
12 December 2014
My daughter had barricade 5 and she love it ,she is playing a lot of tennis .But we send it back to Adidas for 6 months outsols warranty. So I didn't receive the same shoes, they send me Stella McCartney Barricade .
When she put her new shoe on she hate it , even it was the same size they was to tight and short . And they looks like they will break in couple weeks. I don't recommend this shoes if somebody is playing intense tennis.
30 September 2014
Doesn't hold up
I purchased these shoes in July and wore them for only 2 months. The sole is completely worn through and the shoe itself is very stretched out. I keep having to pull the laces tighter and tighter to the point of looking ridiculous. I loved my past Barricades and just wanted something with a little flair and color. I was disappointed.
30 September 2013
they run 1/2 size too large. otherwise, great.
30 September 2013
The elegant sneakers
That's just me, some comfort had to sacrifice for looks...narrow shoes look slick and sexy than those that look like paddles on your feet. I won't wear it on very long walks and hikes but they sure do make me proud I have them!
29 June 2013
Best Tennis Shoes and Great Style!
I own several pairs of Stella tennis shoes and this one still lives up to the task!
It doesn't require any break in periods, is extremely comfortable, is very flattering with any outfit and is very stylish!
This truly is the perfect shoe for the tennis player who wants to look great on the court!!
02 July 2013