adidas continues to celebrate the 15 year anniversary of the release of the first Barricade with another Limited Edition Barricade 2015 that looks more like a fine piece of artwork rather than a high performance tennis shoe. Just in time for the ATP Masters 1000 events in the United States, this special version of the shoe pays tribute to the bright Art Deco style of Miami Beach!
Originally introduced in 2000, the adidas Barricade has become a modern day classic tennis shoe known for its unmatched support, stability and durability. There’s no shoe that protects better and last longer for the serious tennis competitor. It’s worn and trusted by countless touring pros, including both 2015 Australian Open men’s finalists, Novak Djokovic (Barricade 7) and Andy Murray (Barricade 8+).
If you are a longtime tennis player, like myself, when you hear the word “barricade” you instantly think of a very stable adidas tennis shoe…or is that just me?! Launching in the year 2000, adidas has created a legacy in the Barricade line of shoes for being one of the top tennis shoes for aggressive tennis players of all ages.
My first run in with the Barricade line takes me back to my college tennis days. Back in 2001, our team was sponsored by adidas, and our shoe of choice (along with several other teams across the country) was the Barricade. The ideal shoe for a college team, our Barricades held up great with the 20-hour practice weeks and tournaments and matches every weekend — not to mention they were easy to move in, yet provided the ultimate support and stability.