KNOW YOUR TECH breaks down the scientific technology used in your favorite sneakers and activewear. Let’s demystify your next purchase: today’s technology is adidas D-Core 6. This upper construction allows for on-court comfort in the latest iteration of the brand's long-running Barricade tennis line. Utilized in the adidas Barricade 8.0, which is worn by superstars like Andy Murray, this construction is both functional and stylish.

What is it? An open-weave pattern which was inspired by the materials used on outdoor furniture. The soft, breathable material allows the adidas Barricade 8.0 to be as supportive and stable as previous models while allowing for high levels of ventilation and soft comfort.

How does it work? The breathable D-Core 6 construction of the adidas Barricade 8.0 offers breathability to keep players cool and dry during intense matches. It also provides 360 degrees of support for a secure, snug feel.

Notable products: adidas Barricade 8.0

Bottom line: When it comes to staying cool on the courts, the D-Core 6 technology of the adidas Barricade 8.0 provides plenty of ventilation while maintaining necessary support for the game.

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