Adidas Releases New Barricade 2017 Minimalism & Ubersonic 3 Jade
New from the German giant comes two additions to their groovy Art Pack footwear collection, the Barricade 2017 Minimalism and the Ubersonic 3 Jade. So far the Minimalism is the only one that’s surfaced at retail- the Jade is out in two weeks. Let’s check out the Barricade.
adidas Barricade 2017 Minimalism
When the best tennis players take to the court, they bring with them their own styles and traditions. With the two new additions to the Art Pack we wanted to pay homage to two unique concepts of art and design – the notion of minimalism and also looking into the cultural importance of jade in art. Taking these design concepts, we have reimagined our iconic tennis franchises – Barricade and Ubersonic. These limited edition versions will stand out on court both visually and in regards to performance. -Alex Chan, adidas Tennis
Just like the Minimalism name suggests in art, there are no bells and whistles on this one. This is a clean, white shoe- a rarity in 2017, right? Yes Virginia, at one point all tennis shoes were mostly white.
Although – and maybe because – street fashion designers still pair white sneaks with tennis inspired looks, the Minimalism smartly salutes those all-white uppers. Sharp isn’t it?
The Barricade 2017 features a knit upper which offers step-in comfort as the material will expand with every step you take. The breathable material and seamless bootie construction will offer a better fit than iterations before – fewer issues to bother those hard working dogs. I might have some concern about tearing up that knit on a hard court, though.
The Barricade 3D triangular-chassis aids in midfoot support and stability while allowing you enough flexibility in the forefoot so you will never feel restricted when pushing your footwork to the limit.
ADITUFF provides even better abrasion resistance in the toe area. And as always, the durable rubber outsole is second to none when it comes to durability and traction.
After more than 15 years of refinement, the Barricade 2017 is another exceptional update to one of the most successful tennis shoe lines of all time.
Ubersonic 3 Jade
The Ubersonic 3 Jade is said to be made for those who take their game and practice seriously – that’s most of us. Taking inspiration from the Chinese analogy “Jade, without chiseling, cannot become a useful object”, this shoe points to the hard work and practice needed for a player to turn raw talent into success on the court.
As a talisman for ‘Good Luck’, the Jade design is incorporated into the color and print of the shoe. Hot looking isn’t it?
The lightweight shoe also offers optimum support, comfort and breathability.