Boost has been around for a few years in other adidas performance shoes. Runners as well as basketball, soccer and baseball players have taken a liking to its benefits. First, it provides more energy return than a traditional EVA foam midsole, injecting more energy back up into your foot and making each step and change of direction quicker and more explosive. Second, the cushioning performs much more consistently, both over time and in different weather conditions. The underfoot support will last a lot longer, and no matter whether it’s in the heat of summer or the cold of winter, the cushioning and energy return remains the same. A traditional EVA midsole may get harder in the cold or mushy and less responsive in the heat.
At the start of 2015, adidas released their fastest and most modern feeling Barricade yet with the Barricade 2015. No longer do they weigh a pound and need two weeks to break in. This latest version merges the signature support, stability and durability we’ve come to expect from the Barricade line with a faster, lower to the ground feel and virtually no break-in time required. Furthermore, the release of the Limited Edition Wall Pack Collection has showcased the new look and how well the design takes color.
The Barricade Boost is adidas’ first application of this innovative technology to the game of tennis. Boost energy capsules have been inserted into the heel of the shoe to help protect against harsh landings and inject more energy back up into your foot. This helps fight fatigue and make each step quicker and more explosive.
We’ve been playtesting the Barricade Boost for the past few weeks, and while we thought the Barricade 2015 was a huge improvement over previous versions, Boost takes the comfort and cushioning to new heights.
If you’re a player that places a priority on cushioning, stability and durability, it won’t get much better than this. The Barricade Boost retains the unmatched support and durability that we’ve come to expect from the Barricade line, but comfort and quickness has been taken to a whole new level. Be sure to get your pair when they launch on July 31st!