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.
Every year in September, 50 European countries take part in the European Heritage Days, a programme that offers opportunities to visit buildings, monuments and sites, many of which are not normally accessible to the public. For the first time, yesterday, the French Federation of tennis opened up the Roland Garros stadium and museum free to the public as part of Heritage Days, and of course, I was there.
— FFT (@FFTennis) September 18, 2014
Waiting to enter the museum, you could still see the Davis Cup semifinals poster and the French and Czech flags atop Court Philippe Chatrier.
The permanent exhibition showcases trophies, players memorabilia, a few videos as well as some infos about tennis history and the future Roland Garros stadium expansion.
You might be disappointed if you’ve visited the Wimbledon museum, Roland Garros museum is quite small, with less content and interactivity.
Below, the trophies presented each year to the winner of the men’s singles (Coupe des Mousquetaires) and women’s singles (Coupe Suzanne Lenglen):
Murray signed with adidas in 2009 (his previous clothing sponsor was Fred Perry) and since then he has become a British hero after his victories at the Olympics and the US Open in 2012 and his triumph at Wimbledon in 2013.
According to Business Week Murray’s current agreement with adidas paid him a reported $16.5 million over five years, with bonuses possibly boosting the value as high as $5 million per year.
In comparison, Federer’s Nike deal is reportedly worth as much as $13 million a year, with a base value closer to $10 million. Rafael Nadal gets a reported $7 million per year.
The Daily Record projects that Murray’s next deal may be worth up to $83 million, a substantial increase in money.
I guess adidas will do everything they can to sign Murray otherwise they won’t have any top male players wearing their clothes.
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
As we told you a few days back, the adidas Edberg ’86 tennis shoes are back in two colorways, here are a few more pictures of the purple suede “Wimbledon” edition: