adidas has unveiled the ‘Barricade 2015′ tennis shoe a few weeks ago. Here’s our review of the latest model in the Barricade line. Thanks a lot to our reviewer Loic, and adidas!
First of all, I love the design, the electric blue with silver side stripes, symbol of the brand. These very stylish shoes can surprise by their originality.
The Barricade 2015 is very comfortable, stability is excellent, it sits well in the foot. The shoe is multi-surface, I could appreciate its grip on greenset and on clay.
adidas combines comfort and aesthetics in its new Barricade. I recommend this shoe and I’ve got to wear it for my upcoming tennis matches!
adidas a dévoilé il y a quelques semaines sa nouvelle adidas Barricade 2015, et nous l’avons testée pour vous. Merci à Loïc et adidas!
Tout d’abord, j’adore le design, le côté bleu électrique avec les bandes argentées, symbole de la marque. Ces chaussures très lookées peuvent néanmoins surprendre par leur originalité.
La Barricade 2015 est très confortable, sa stabilité est excellente, elle tient bien au pied.
La barricade est multisurface, j’ai pu apprécier sa tenue sur greenset ainsi que sur terre battue.
Adidas allie ainsi, dans sa nouvelle Barricade, confort et esthétisme.
Je recommande cette chaussure et compte l’adopter pour mes prochaines parties de tennis!
adidas has unveiled the ‘Barricade 2015’ tennis shoe – the latest model in the Barricade line. The new model is the most complete reimagining of the design since the shoe’s inception 15 years ago. It’s lighter, more flexible and available in an all-new Night Flash colourway.
adidas modeled the new design on the extreme playing style of some of their top Barricade players – including Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Ernests Gulbis and Kei Nishikori – creating a shoe that can deal with the sharp directional changes and slides that characterize the modern game. The Barricade 2015 provides players with unbeatable stability and durability.
The Barricade 2015 in the all-new Night Flash colourway will be available on the 1st December on adidas.com and selected retailers.
On Thursday October 23rd I represented Tennis-Buzz at a press day hosted at the Hoxton Arches, London, where New Balance showcased its SS15 collections.
With soon-to-be-released sports performance and lifestyle clothing products on show, together with an extensive new footwear collection, I was of course particularly keen to get a sneak peek of the latest tennis gear to be worn by Milos Raonic and Nicole Gibbs (amongst others) for the 2015 season.
Stealing the show was the MC (men’s collection) and WC (women’s collection) 996v2 footwear; The shoes were equipped with PROBANK, NDURE and REVLOTE technologies to enable athletes to remain light on their feet without sacrificing durability or support for grueling matches. This easy-on-the-eye product was my favourite item in the new collection.
Other stand-out, and more traditional looking footwear included the MC896v1 and MC696v2.
I was also able to take a look at the New Balance kit to be worn by Nicole Gibbs at the smart 2015 Australian and French Open’s (no word on what Milos will be wearing as yet).
All in all it was a fun event, with plenty of new products across New Balance’s range of categories such as cricket, running and of course tennis. And one thing is for sure, regardless of how New Balance tennis athletes perform next year, they’ll certainly look the part.
Thanks to Gung Ho and New Balance for the invite!
2-time Grand Slam champion Lleyton Hewitt signed with Athletic DNA last May, and Lleyton’s C’mon clothing line is now become part of Athletic DNA. Starting in 2015, the C’mon brand will make a much more prominent appearance on Hewitt’s gear.
Here’s the shirt Hewitt will be wearing at this year’s US Open:
Lleyton’s shirt is available online.
Fashion and gear:
A trip down memory lane:
Top 5 strange events at the US Open
US Open biggest upsets
1970 US Open: Margaret Court completes the Grand Slam
1971 US Open: Chris Evert becomes the “It Girl”
1972 US Open: Ilie Nastase defeats Arthur Ashe
1973 US Open: Margaret Court defeats Evonne Goolagong
1978 US Open: 4th consecutive US Open title for Chris Evert
1978 US Open: Jimmy Connors defeats Bjorn Borg
79 US Open 2nd round: McEnroe vs Nastase, chaos on court
1979 US Open: John McEnroe defeats Vitas Gerulaitis
1980 US Open: John McEnroe defeats Bjorn Borg
1981 US Open: Tracy Austin defeats Martina Navratilova
1981 US Open: John McEnroe defeats Bjorn Borg: Borg’s last Grand Slam match
1983 US Open: Career Grand Slam for Martina Navratilova
1984 US Open: John McEnroe last Grand Slam title
1990 US Open: Linda Ferrando upsets Monica Seles
1990 US Open: Alexander Volkov upsets Stefan Edberg
1991 US Open: Connors, 39 qualifies for the semifinals
1991 US Open: Seles and Capriati introduce power in womens tennis
1991 US Open: playing to perfection, Edberg grabs first Open
1991 US Open: Edberg’s final dominance doesn’t diminish Courier
1992: Stefan Edberg defeats Pete Sampras
1992 US Open: Edberg takes Sampras, US Open, No.1 ranking
1993 US Open: Pete Sampras defeats Cédric Pioline
1994 US Open 4th round: Jaime Yzaga defeats Pete Sampras
1994: first US Open title for Andre Agassi
1996 US Open: Class act Edberg making one last run at US Open
2001 US Open: Venus defeats sister Serena
2001 US Open QF: Andre Agassi – Pete Sampras
2001 US Open: Lleyton Hewitt defeats Pete Sampras
2002 US Open: last Grand Slam title for Pete Sampras
2004 US Open: First time to NYC for a French fan of Agassi
Andre Agassi gives the Open crowd one more thrill ride, August 31st, 2006
Who will win the 2014 US Open?
- Roger Federer (41%, 59 Votes)
- Novak Djokovic (28%, 40 Votes)
- Rafael Nadal (12%, 17 Votes)
- Grigor Dimitrov (4%, 6 Votes)
- Other (4%, 6 Votes)
- Milos Raonic (3%, 5 Votes)
- Andy Murray (2%, 3 Votes)
- Kei Nishikori (2%, 3 Votes)
- Tomas Berdych (1%, 2 Votes)
- Stanislas Wawrinka (1%, 2 Votes)
- David Ferrer (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 143
Who will win the 2014 US Open?
- Serena Williams (38%, 22 Votes)
- Eugenie Bouchard (17%, 10 Votes)
- Maria Sharapova (16%, 9 Votes)
- Other (12%, 7 Votes)
- Petra Kvitova (7%, 4 Votes)
- Simona Halep (5%, 3 Votes)
- Li Na (2%, 1 Votes)
- Jelena Jankovic (2%, 1 Votes)
- Victoria Azarenka (2%, 1 Votes)
- Agnieszka Radwanska (0%, 0 Votes)
- Angelique Kerber (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 58
Wilson just released this interview with Roger Federer, in which he talks about his new Wilson RF 97 Autograph racquet, his pre-match routine, how he feels mentally and physically going into the US Open, and much more. Enjoy: