The History of the Adidas Barricade

History of the Adidas Barricade

It was released in the year 2000. It featured a sole that decreased sliding or slipping during play time. Marat Safin won his first grand slam wearing the shoe.

Next was Adidas barricade 2.0, released in the year 2002. It featured the shock absorption heel. Adidas managed to improve on the initial classic barricade by bolstering the heel area, designing it to add greater shock absorption. They also used a more rugged surface to increase its durability.

Next was barricade 3.0, released in the year 2003. It featured a different outsole, toe, and heel design. This shoe fit more naturally and also meet the stringent performance requirements of top players.

Next was the Adidas barricade iv, released in the year 2006. It was molded to have a more personalized feel.

Next up was Adidas barricade 5.0, released in the year 2008. It was updated by using more mesh on the upper side than on the previous models. This made it more comfortable. The outsole was also bolstered to withstand any surface.

Next up was barricade 6.0, released in 2010. Major upgrades were made by integrating a lighter support system in the forefoot and rare foot, this allowed for better stability and surface adaptation.

Next up was Adidas barricade 7.0, released in 2012. It had the same look but was lighter. It was amplified with lateral support inside the shoe and this allowed players to make a wide range of movements without any issues. It became a favorite with Norvak Djokovic and Andy Murray.

Next was Adidas adipower barricade 8.0 released in 2013. Ventilation was added by incorporating the D-core 6 upper model which eliminated the break-in time that was needed before hitting the course afresh.

Next was Adidas barricade 8+, released in 2014. This shoe features a ventilated kurim upper that makes it weigh a little heavier than its predecessors. It manages to build upon the design success of its previous models by maintaining the same design cues and technologies.

The History of Tennis

Tennis has become a growing sport over the decades and is now categorized as an Olympic event, but its history and origins lay the foundation of many historical periods and locations. The history of tennis as we know it dates back to the mid-19th century in Birmingham, England but its origins lay in a French handball game of the twelfth century. In the twelfth century, french monks used to play jeu de paume, translated to “game of hand”, which became popularized among the French public at the time.

At first, the game was played with a ball that was not made of rubber and was usually made from wool and later hand-stitched similar to that of a modern day baseball. Many of the players argued the game was painful only using bare hands and webbed gloves were constructed to make the game easier to play and would later result in the development of the racquet. Over the years the sport became popular outside of France and also spread to other parts of Europe. The rise in popularity by King Henry the VIII, who was an avid player, would also mean the construction of more courts around England.

In the 1530’s, King Henry the VIII built the first Hampton Courts in England and in 1583 the first racquets were developed in Italy. Throughout the next centuries, the sport would spread around the world and would reach the United States shores in the nineteenth century. In 1877, the first world championship of tennis took place in Wimbledon, London and by 1896 it was officially considered an Olympic sport. Throughout the 20th century, the sport gained major championships in England, Australia, and the United States for both men and women and continued to this day. The sport is now played by countries all around the world with courts available in many different public locations for all to enjoy.