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Diadora Vortex Pro Shoes

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    13 Reviews


    Put power to the pedals.

    The Vortex Pro is made with Diadora’s Pro Road outsole, a full 3k carbon fiber sole with NET breathing technology. The outsole combines synthetic mesh and an impermeable membrane for protection from external elements (moisture, mud, etc.) all while enhancing the shoe’s overall breathability. In addition, the EVA molded insole uses a perforated construction made from waterproof materials. The result is a shoe built to keep your feet dry.

    Diadora designed the uppers of the Vortex Pro with its Suprell-Tech, Morpho AM Cage technology. This special “space frame” design ensures a tight and pressure-free fit, and combines with the molded heel support to keep your foot comfortably in place. The Vortex Pro also features a removable anti-slip heel pad to eliminate any heel slippage, and the Boa 2 cable system provides a quick and secure closure. The Vortex Pro’s Race Fit provides a snug fit across the entire foot to guarantee that all your power is going to the pedals.

    • Pro Road outsole made with 3k carbon fiber and NET breathing technology
    • EVA molded insole
    • Suprell-Tech, Morpho AM Cage uppers
    • Molded heel support and removable heel pad
    • Boa 2 cable system closure
    • Item #DIA000A

    Tech Specs

    Upper Material
    Pro Road
    Cleat Compatibility
    3-hole road
    Claimed Weight
    269 g
    Recommended Use
    road cycling
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

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    Great shoe

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size

    Great shoe, very stiff, BOA system is fantastic. Would recommend tightening the heel pad screws, lost one in my office after biking in (found it!) - they come with threadlock so not sure how that happened. The outer finish is also very susceptible to scuffs and damage, but still a great shoe.

    Didn't fit well for me, but might for yo

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: True to size

    I was conflicted about writing a review on this since I returned it, but my experience might be useful to others looking. I really wanted to like this shoe, I was quite certain the size I ordered fit me well. I was comparing this shoe to the Sidi Lasers I ordered from Nashbar, for full disclosure. By comparison, I found upper Boa nob to exert a pressure on my right foot that was uncomfortable, even after about an hour wearing the shoe (folding laundry, if you're curious). So that broke the deal right there. The other downside I found was that the ankle opening seemed to big for me, even with the ankle closure cinched down to the feeling that pressure point. If I stood up on the cleat mount area my heel would slip up, despite the clever, unidirectional lining. The Sidis felt snug and stable without that movement even up on my tip toes.

    So I kept the Sidis. Despite liking the looks of the Diadoras better, despite liking the Boa closure better in theory, in practice they just didn't fit. I have to assume, with so many positive reviews, that this shoe does fit a fairly wide range of feet, just not mine.

    Didn't fit well for me, but might for yo

    Was a 5 star but...

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size

    So at first I loved these shoes. Fit was perfect. To my surprise, went to put the shoes on for a ride recently and found the heel pad missing I was disappointed. Understanding that I can (and have) ordered a heel pad replacement. I dont think 6 months (less than that ride time) is a long period of time for a road shoe to start to fail. Nevertheless love the fit and rigid sole and the low price I got them at . Probably will stick with Sidi as they last me years before I need to replace anything (other than cleats).

    My favorite shoe

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size

    Bought these last summer while on a super sale at CC. I have a wider than normal forefoot but not wide enough to need wide sized shoes. These have a roomy toebox and the fit is perfect for me The carbon sole is super stiff and the ventilation is superb (needed in Savannah, GA summers). BOA system is simple to use and laces fit snugly over top of foot without any tight spots. First class design, great materials, good construction. I wear 45 in Giro Factor and 45 in this shoe. Rotate two pair of shoes and have ridden about 5,000 miles since purchase-they still look like new.

    Diadora vs. SIDI ????

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size

    now.... that s the million $$$ question.... I have had SIDI for many years and absolutely love them. I ride about 12-15 hrs a week. So why try Diadora? Well, they are Italian also and they look pretty cool. Plus they were on sale. I wasn't a big fan of the boa lacing system, but I figure let's try it anyway. At the beginning they feel a bit strange and the dial/ratchet seems to put some pressure on your foot. However after hours of riding there is no pain developing where there seems to be pressure. Foot ventilation is far better on Diadora and riding in So. Cal this is a big deal for me. The boa does its job, no complains there. After about a month they fit like a glove. And yes I do prefer them to SIDI. This is why: all shoes come with crappy insoles including Diadora. So once you find the insoles you like or buy some custom made ones.... well good luck fitting them in your SIDI unless you go one or half a size bigger since their toe box is so small. (and I have thin feet) - Don't think that Diadora has a wide toe box, it is just a little more comfortable. Overall I like them better + nobody has them. Competitive Cyclist rocks!!!

    Great shoe!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I finally got to break this Diadora shoe in and these are great buy for my feet. Todays weather was warm and put it through 3k feet of climbing and enough flats. My feet were covered in a thicker sock but enough air flow to keep them cool without a complaint.

    The fit was nice and did not have to adjust the BOA system at all. Great shoe for a great price. I wish I could buy everyone this Diadora shoe to share my happiness.

    Great shoes

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Great shoes, top level. I´ve always been a fan of diadoras and this ones are comparable to top level sidis. They are stiff and seems that the material is pretty durable. NEver going back to sidi as long as diadora keeps making this.

    Great Shoes!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I've used Diadora, Speed Racer Carbon, Proracer 2.0s, and Jet Racers prior to purchasing the Vortex Pros. Prior to these shoes the Proracer 2.0 were my favorite with a great fit and good power transfer. In my Opinion, the Jet Racers did not improve much on the Proracers and their fit was slightly larger and after only 2 seasons, the Velcro was beginning to not hold.
    just completed a few rides in the White Red and Black Vortex Pros, and what a difference! The fit is a touch roomier in the toe box than the Proracers 2.0, but the shoes feels super comfortable with great pedal feel and power transfer. They are also noticeably lighter than the Jet or Pro Racers.
    Was going to switch to SIDI, yet Competitive Cyclist had these on sale during the Tour for a great Price and I couldn't be happier.
    Great Shoe, Great Price!
    The Vorterx Pros have renewed my faith in Diadora providing a Top level shoe and with Competitive Cyclist Price it's a win win.

    great fit and stiff sole

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 41.5

    Have been riding these for about a week. They were comfortable from the first ride and slip on and off easily. The power transfer to the pedals are instant. Great overall.

    I wear a size 8 and the 41.5 fit well with a little room for a thicker sock.

    First impressions are good

      Haven't ridden them yet, but they feel great when I try them on. Only thing I'd add is the size chart Backcountry /CC use seems to be way off. I wear a size 41 in shimano r320 shoes and based on their chart I ordered a 41. I could not get my foot all the way in the shoe- my toes hit the end before I could get my heel in. I then ordered a 42.5 and they fit perfectly.

      I had also ordered a bunch of other shoes (different brands) and the only ones that fit correctly were the shimano r321. Go figure.

      Good feeling shoe

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      First impression of the shoe feels good. The outer materials used seem to be strong and put together well. The BOA system works well and keeps my feet snug inside the shoe. I don't feel any discomfort or pinching when wound tight.

      As far as sizing is concerned I have used Specialized, Vittoria and Sidi's and this model shoe is correct to fit.

      I have yet to break the shoe in with more riding but so far so good.


      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      By having two independent cables to control tension, the Vortex Pros have been great for dialing in exact pressure across my feet. The lightweight uppers and stiff soles are positive features, too, but the real highlight for me has been the ability to run lower tension over the forefoot zone to help maintain positive circulation. The Suprell-Tech has also proven to be very durable, and it wipes clean without any issue. Overall, these shoes fit well, have proven very durable after roughly six months of riding, and they look sharp. Good work, Diadora.

      Extremely happy with this product !

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I am in a pair of 44.5 Vortex Pro's. I still wear and really like my Jet Racers (44) but I find the fit of these shoes much cleaner. By far I am most pleased with the enclosure system. They are easy to get into and even easier to get out of. Additionally, the support around the foot is much more controllable than the velcro + buckle system. As a side note they are extremely visible on the road including within a pack. I have the yellow/green model and they are more yellow than a green.

      What is the sizing like and how accurate is the size chart? I'm a mens 9 US and 43 Shimano. Will the 42.5 work or do I need to try another size? Thanks!

      I wear 45 shimano and 45.5 giro shoes and went with 45's and replaced the insoles with giro, they are a tiny bit shorter in length but not enough to go up in size. They have more volume in the toe box and seem to be wider around the ball of the foot. I have never had a more comfortable cycling shoe out of the box then these and I'm a person who is very picky about shoes because I have high arch's, narrow heel and wide foot around the ball so not many shoes fit me.

      Go with the 42.5s if you haven't already. I just received mine (size 9/42.5) and tested them last night. Spot on sizing with plenty of room in the toe box as hoped for. Oh, and if you wanted the black and yellow, sorry, I got the last pair ;-)