adidas Barricade 2016 Alexander The Great Tennis Shoe

Looking to make a bold statement on the court this spring? Well, you’re in luck with the new Limited Edition 2016 “Alexander The Great” Barricade Boost tennis shoes. Designed with power and strength in mind, the iconic barricade and boost technologies are finally linking together to give the historic Barricade it’s most stable, comfortable and sleek iteration of this shoe to date.

The design of this shoe was inspired by one of the greatest military generals this world has ever seen, Alexander The Great. One of the unique things about Alexander was his eye color, it was said that he had one dark eye and one light eye, therefore adidas decided to make each shoe a different color to commemorate this unique look. The shoe color difference isn’t the only cool thing about this limited edition shoe, the Lion and Sun symbols on the shoe represent Alexander’s Macedonian heritage. “Toi Kratistoi” known as “To the Strongest” is written in the insole of the shoe to commemorate Alexander’s response to whom will inherit his kingdom. The unique laser cut patterns at the upper of the shoe represent the historic weapon the “sarissa” spear which helped Alexander’s Army conquer the Persian Empire and build one of the greatest empires of all time.

Conquer your opponents on the court in the new Limited Edition Alexander the Great Barricade shoe!


adidas Barricade 2015 Great Wall Shoe

Walls are part of every Tennis players life. We use them, we play with them, we overcome them. With the new Barricade Wallpack, adidas is paying tribute to those walls. Inspired by some of the most famous walls on earth, this shoe pays tribute to the Great Wall of China with bamboo-inspired print and red color pops meaning luck and happiness in Chinese culture. The shoe combines a supportive midfoot with a more flexible forefoot for unrestrictive movement as you play, plus full-length Adiprene cushioning. Check out the latest addition of the Barricade Wall pack at Midwest Sports!


Apparel Piece of the Month

Two “stand out” apparel pieces this month are the Adidas Stella McCartney tank and coordinating skort. The tank is a racer back style made of a “climalite” seamless fabric that fits close to the body with superior moisture management. This tank is incredibly comfortable and looks fantastic with the Stella McCartney skort. The skort has a soft elastic waistband with a unique open mesh, laser vented skirt. It is extremely light weight and comfortable!
There is also a dress in this line that is worn on court by Caroline Wozniacki. This incredibly fashion forward, feminine tennis line can be purchased online at or in their retail showroom in Cincinnati,Ohio.


Barricade 2015 Tennis Shoe


For those looking forward to the adidas Barricade 9, you will be met with a shoe that not only has a welcome surprise with its name, adidas Barricade 2015, but also with the amount of out of the box comfort and response. With a striking black and red colorway, this Barricade is visually attention grabbing and marks a departure from the plasticky upper found in the Barricade 8 and 8+. With a new Barricade chassis design, stability is not compromised, yet break in and response feel are much improved. Ballistic mesh and welded TPU upper for the most breathable Barricade yet. From a cushioning standpoint, adidas continues the use of adiprene and adiprene + for outstanding cushioning and propulsion. And what would the Barricade 2015 be with a 6 month durability warranty on the ADIWEAR 6 outsole! Durablity and stability have been hallmarks of the Barricade tennis shoe line for over a decade. Add comfort and improved flexibility in the Barricade 2015 to those defining features that have kept tennis players coming back!

The adidas Barricade 2015 will be available to ship on Thursday, December 4th!

Andy Murray “It’s a pretty good ticket”

Q: It’s A sold-out crowd here today and a lot of people are talking about what a great lineup it is. Do these Masters 1000s feel different than slams? It’s a smaller event, but the fans still get to see sort of a blockbuster lineup all day.

Andy Murray: Yeah, I think if I was coming to watch as a fan, coming like to the Wednesday of a Masters Series, especially a combined one, yeah, is pretty much the best ticket you can get really.
You know, if I could buy one ticket, I would probably want to go and watch a slam final. But, you know, if you want to see all of the players, you can watch them practice, you can see obviously men and the women here. Yeah, it’s a pretty good ticket.

Q: You’d buy one of those tickets?

Andy Murray: I don’t know how much they are. (Laughter.) I’d think about it though.

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Simona Halep Marches into the French Semifinals

Simona Halep French Open Gear

Tennis’ newest rising star, Simona Halep, reached her first career Grand Slam semifinal after beating Svetlena Kuznetsova 6-2, 6-2. Halep, the 4th ranked player in the world, has been dominant at Roland Garros, not dropping a set this tournament.

After a 3 hour rain delay, the 22 year old Halep, put all of the nerves and pressure aside and just played her game. That game of hers, has been one of the best games during the 2014 season. Halep ripped forehand after forehand, wearing Kuznetsova down. Halep has become a force on tour & fashionable on the court as well.  During her match versus Kuznetsova, Halep gave us a fresh look in her glow orange adidas tank with a tribe purple skirt with bright orange under shorts.

Men’s ATP Sony Open Day 1 – 1st Round Results

Men’s 1st Round Results

M. Baghdatis defeats S. Giraldo 1-6, 6-2, 7-5
J. Chardy defeats J. Monaco 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (5)
A. Mannarino defeats N. Davydenko 6-4, 7-5
H. Zeballos defeats D. Goffin 7-5, 6-3
M. Ebden defeats L. Kubot 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
R. Stepanek defeats D. Brands 6-3, 6-0
D. Thiem defeats L. Rosol 7-6 (6), 6-4
I. Karlovic defeats P. Mathieu 7-6 (3), 7-6 (5)
J. Benneteau defeats K. Edmund 6-7 (2), 6-3, 6-2
T. Gabashvili defeats M. Granollers 6-4, 6-3
A. Gonzalez defeats M. Jaziri 7-6 (9), 6-1
M. Matosevic defeats M. Falla 1-6, 6-4, 7-6 (6)
A. Montanes defeats M. Przysiezny 5-7, 7-6 (5), 6-3
J. Vesely defeats F. Volandri 6-4, 7-6 (1)
T. de Bakker defeats V. Hanescu 6-3, 6-2
I. Dodig defeats A. Golubev 4-6, 6-1, 6-4



Marco Baghdatis hitting a forehand against Santiago Giraldo in the 1st round of the Sony Open in Miami, Florida.

(Photo Credit: Sony Open News & Media Photos)