One shoe for everything.
Any multi-disciplinary cyclist knows that, with all the road/trail/training-specific kit available, expanding your cycling habits can be expensive. If you're looking for a shoe that you can take to spin class during the week then throw on for a road or trail ride on the weekends, Diadora's X-Phantom II Shoe is a worthy option. Inspired by Diadora's higher-end options but retaining a firmly entry-level price, the X-Phantom II's are reliable spin shoes that are durable enough to handle other rides or commutes easily.
We like that Diadora chooses to construct this shoe on its Race Plus last — this forgiving fit, with additional space in the toe box, dispels the reputation cycling shoes have for being tight and constricting. The X-Phantom II's will still feel secure, just without the second-skin contouring that better benefits racers.
Synthetic Suprell-Buk Air Mesh wraps around the tops of your feet, providing ample ventilation and breathability for sweaty indoor workouts, and two hook-and-loop straps allow you to easily make fit adjustments from the saddle. Underfoot, Diadora includes its composite-reinforced nylon sole to make power transfer from your feet to the pedals efficient without being unforgiving, and the sole itself is compatible with 2-bolt cleats that pair with spin bikes' default setup or two-bolt outdoor pedals.
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