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Posted by Dexter Matilla - - 2 comments

I love playing tennis. And I love all the more to have the latest kicks that my favorite players use on the court. So since I'm a Federer and Nadal fan, that means Nike. But I've always wanted to get myself a pair of Adidas Barricades. This year came close as I really liked the design of the Barricade 6. When I tried it out however, it was too narrow for me since I have wide feet. So yeah, this year, I didn't buy a single tennis shoe. Unlike last year when I bought three different colorways of Nadal's Courtballistec 2.3 and a Zoom Vapor Club.

Next year might just see me picking up my first Barricade with the seventh version of the very successful Adidas model.

I have no idea yet of the tech in the Barricade 7 but I heard that it's a bit wider than the 6 so that should be a plus.

Nike, meanwhile, will continue the signature shoe line of Federer and Nadal. I also didn't buy Federer's Zoom Vapor 8 because I felt it's such a joke that the man endorsing that particular model doesn't even wear it (except during a short period in the early part of 2011) and chooses to go with the Vapor 6 instead. By the way, if you're listening Nike, there's a clamor for a re-issue of the Vapor 6. I have one (a lucky find during a visit to Hong Kong last year) and I wouldn't mind getting more pairs. Here is the Zoom Vapor 9:

At first I thought it looked like a running shoe but slowly, it's starting to grow on me.

Meanwhile, here's Nadal's Courtballistec 4.3:

An obvious pass.

So which of these are you most looking forward to?

2 Responses so far.

  1. Anonymous says:

    This is the best colorway for the Zoom Vapor Tour 9

  2. DX says:

    totally agree with you on that

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