Tennis Identity

Celebrate Chinese New Year with the limited edition Novak Pro from Adidas

The marketing mavens of adidas have a special edition Novak Djokovic Pro CNY shoe ready for your feet and it’s a handsome one. (Back in the day, you had one shoe to wear. Now, if there’s a holiday or special event, there’s a color scheme to match. And you kids get offa my lawn.) This one celebrates Chinese New Year, “The Year of the Rooster,”  – so red, proud and confident – that’s Novak.

Decked out in red/black and gold trim, the new tennis shoe features the Novak falcon and sports the mountain printed on the insole, which is Mt. Kopaonik — where Novak met his first tennis coach. It’s in all his shoes. (Check ’em out at Tennis Warehouse/USA; didn’t spot them on the European or Australian sites yet.)

adidas Novak Pro CNY Black/Red Men's Shoe

The Novak Pro offers the same excellent support and durability its Barricade heritage is known for while being introduced in a lighter weight, more comfortable package. Along with a classic 3 stripe look, the Barricade 7 offers an all-new seamless upper construction for better comfort and fit, keeping break-in to a minimum. His deal with Uniqlo is up in 2017 — think he’ll return to adidas for clothing too? Maybe his own personalized line?

We have our fingers crossed. Adidas really does a nice job for its athletes.


adidas Novak Pro CNY Black/Red Men's Shoe

The lateral outrigger is updated from the 3 claw stability feature to a more flex-friendly system, while the ADIWEAR6 outsole offers the superb combination of traction and durability.

adidas Novak Pro CNY Black/Red Men's Shoe

The Barricade 7 continues to live up to the Barricade’s reputation as the ultimate hard court shoe and comes standard with a six-month outsole durability guarantee. A great choice for the player that is serious about his tennis footwear.

adidas Novak Pro CNY Black/Red Men's Shoe

Under the hood:

Upper: Seamless synthetic upper for better comfort and fit. Extensive perforations and mesh provide improved ventilation. Stability claws help maintain quick cuts and fast footwork during extreme lateral movements and changes in direction. TPU heel cup for added stability at the rear of the shoe.

Inlay: Molded EVA insole for anatomical comfort.

Midsole: Torsion System for better surface adaptation and stability. adiPRENE insert in the heel for comfort and shock absorption. adiPRENE+ offers full-length forefoot cushioning.

Outsole: ADIWEAR6 full herringbone tread pattern with pivot point for traction on all court surfaces. Six-month outsole durability guarantee.

Color: Black / Red


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