The Complete History of the adidas Barricade

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Image via USAToday

Image via USAToday

The 2014 US Open is heating up, and being a New York based operation, we’ve got as much tennis fever as anyone. The best players in the world including Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic and others are all putting their best efforts to the courts at Arthur Ashe Stadium in hopes of bringing home the last major of the season. One shoe you’ll be likely to see at the Open is the adidas Barricade, the Three Stripes premier tennis shoe which has been dominating courts for over a decade.

With the season winding down, Sneaker Report will have to wait until next year for some of the wave of big footwear releases from the world’s top tennis brands. This year did however leave us with some memorable footwear moments on court including most recently, the NikeCourt Zoom Vapor AJ3 which Roger Federer laced up during his first round match of the Open.For obvious reasons, one model we’re especially excited to see is the next edition of the iconic adidas Barricade. Proving its best-of-the-best performance features, the adidas Barricade 7.0 was the choice shoe of Australian Open Champ Novak Djokovic and US Open Champ and Olympic Gold Medalist Andy Murray. Since the Barricades’ original release in 2000, adidas has continued to improve this premiere shoe to make it the top choice it is today. This is The Complete History of the adidas Barricade. 


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  • BabyGerald

    Your image for the Barricade 3 is incorrect. That picture is of a pair of Barricade Team 7s.

    • mike

      not only that, they posted the bercuda II (barricade 7 takedown/economy version) for barricade 2 pic. this shoe’s level is even lower than the barricade team ii, like a beginner tennis shoe

      • BabyGerald

        Yeah, it’s a bit amateur-ish the way this article was put together. A simple Google image search can pick out the right image. Adidas still makes the barricade 2, so there’s really no excuse.