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Your cycling shoes need to fit like fine, kidskin gloves and to this end, you need to be able to adjust them with micro-precision. And while the ratcheting buckle system is a classic design, DMT looked to something different for the latest iteration of the Prisma shoe. This version of the Prisma 2 is designed with a Speedplay specific sole.

DMT used the ATOP closure system on the Prisma 2 while simultaneously updating the uppers. The original ratchet system's adjustment left a bit to be desired-the increments weren't as small as possible and opening the ratchets to loosen or remove your shoes wasn't seamless. The ATOP system features a rotating dial which turns clockwise to tighten, in micro-increments, and counter-clockwise to open. The cables wrap around the upper, middle, and lower foot to secure the entire length of the shoe.

To ensure comfort, the DMT uppers are built on a 'slip last.' This construction method means that they are designed with one piece of mesh that wraps entirely around the last before it is secured in place. This method molds a one-piece, seamless upper which eliminates hot spots and conforms to the shape of your feet. Added to the top of the mesh is microfiber which reduces an stretch to zero. But, not to worry, the mesh is still visible as inserts and allows your feet to breathe. To hold your heel in place and increase power transfer, the heel cup is deep and soft. For riders who like to wear their shoes tight, the tongue is padded to reduce pressure from the cabled laces.

The insole of the Prisma 2 is DMT's heat-moldable ASL model. While it looks like a simple foam insole, there is rigid EVA foam in the plantar and heel areas of the foot. When heated in the oven, and the placed in the shoe with your foot, it molds to the unique contours. This increased contact reduces any pressure spots. It also facilitates power transfer to the pedals.

The DMT CX Speedplay carbon sole uses varying thicknesses in different places. But at the critical cleat interface it is a wispy-thin 3.5 mm allowing for an optimum foot to pedal distance. Unlike other shoes, you won't need an adapter for your Speedplays and this reduces the stack height by about 3mm.

The sole is the same Toray MR60 as the Look sole. This 40ton high-modulus carbon is the same used by Pinarello on some of its frames. What this means is that you are getting a super stiff and durable weave for the sole. The lay-up and shape are exclusive to DMT as they are made with nine layers of carbon that have been laid at varying angles-this method increases rigidity in all directions.

Please Note: When mounting Speedplay cleats directly on these shoes it is imperative to use Speedplay's Carbon Sole Wear Protector Shim. Failure to do so may damage the sole and will void the warranty. We also recommend using Speedplay's Long Cleat Screw Kit to ensure that your thread interface is sufficient to keep the cleats attached to the shoes during hard efforts.

The DMT Prisma 2 Shoe with Speedplay Sole is available in a Black/fluorescent yellow or Silver/white. It comes in most full and half sizes from 39 to 48 European. It has a claimed weight of 250g per shoe in size 41.

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I have a wide forefoot, are the shoes...

I have a wide forefoot, are the shoes generally tight fitting or wider in the toe box, like the Lake CX's?

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These shoes generally do not fit tight in the toe box. If you have a wider forefoot but normal heel width, these will fit you just fine. The boa system also helps dial in the right fit so you won't need to worry about fussing with straps.

4 5

Great fit / first impression

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

I really like the way these shoes feel. I purchased a pair of DMT Radial 2 (velcro), size 43 and never quite felt comfortable in them. After shifting the cleats I decided to try 43.5 and bought the Prisma 2s. I was worried about the seemingly narrow gap in the closure, but they wrap around my foot like a glove.

I've tried many shoes, even the top of the line Specialized, but couldn't find a good fit. Most shoes now seem to use a really wide toe box that doesn't work for my narrow foot. These fit great. 43.5 in DMT matches 43.5 in Specialized...

3 5

the price change?

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

the price was 210USD when i order it some hours ago. and now change to 175usd....why???

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from what i've noticed, the less inventory available, the lower the price. Hence, the reason for the price drop, i'm sure. Call CC for a price drop refund. If they have your same style and size available, they will refund you the difference.

How does the sizing compare to Sidi...

How does the sizing compare to Sidi shoes?

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old question, but about a 1/2 size smaller. i wear 45.5 sidi and 45 for DMT.

5 5

Awesome shoes

I was looking for native 4 hole speedplay compatible shoes. i tried Sidi,and northwave and finally settled on these. The fit is great and feel so light. The carbon sole is fantastic i feel like i get some extra power on the climbs. I like these so much I bought two pairs. And let me not forget too mention the great service from backcountry.

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How is the sizing compared to the Sidis?

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Definately wider. I find these at least as wide as the Shimano Wide Fit. 45.5 in these v 47 in Sidis.