The new SMC BarricadeBoost is now even faster and more comfortable. Boost capsules have been inserted under the heel; giving you explosive energy return with each step and cushioning that won't break down over time.
Energy Boost. What started as a running shoe cushioning technology will soon be offered in the Barricade line. This revolutionized system has changed the midsole material from EVA to TPU to provide an active cushioning system. Based on a study from the University of Calgary, Boost offers three key benefits: greater energy return, extended durability and temperature independence.
Boost is made up of TPU beads (lightweight, clear foam pellets) which are steamed together to make a dynamic cushioning bed. When compressed, these TPU beads rebound, or spring back, to their original shape much faster than EVA providing a greater energy return. On the court this means your movements are quicker and more effortless.
With time EVA wrinkles and loses its integrity. It was therefore shown to have a decreased durability, as compared to TPU. Since the TPU beads are steamed together it doesn’t break down as quickly, providing an extended durability. In fact, Adidas maintains that you’ll experience the same feel, responsiveness and cushioning for up to 500 km of wear with Boost.
Lastly, regardless of temperature Boost will maintain its performance. Other cushioning systems, like EVA, tend to break down in extreme cold or heat. Boost will respond the same in temperatures from -20C to +40C.
- Fit: Regular length. Medium width. Medium arch. No break-in required.
- Upper: Ballistec mesh upper offers plush cushioning and good breathability. Welded TPU in the forefoot enhances support and durability. Midsole: Adiprene+ in the forefoot enhanced with Boost technology in the heel for endless energy and cushioning under foot.
- Outsole: AdiWear 6 rubber outsole in a modified herringbone tread pattern provides unmatched traction and durability on any court surface. Backed by a six month durability guarantee.