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    New question here. Diadora Shoes?

    I see some deals around on Diadora MTB shoes - anyone familliar with the Team Racer or Aero versions? Performance has some on sale and I was wondering if they were any good?

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    I'm not familiar with any of Diadora's recent offerings, but that's because my pair of Diadora Chilis from 1997 are still hanging in there, after approximately a bazillion miles. Don't buy Diadoras if you enjoy replacing your shoes very often; if mine are any indication, they'll last far longer than they'll be in style!

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    Do you find they fit on size, big or small? I had an old pair and normally wear 11.5 and they were 46's and were big on me.

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    Diadora has went thru a bit of an overhaul in their designs. They are now distributed in the USA by Cannondale. Chances are if youare not buying from a Cannondale dealer...but rather an online retailer....you are not getting their latest offering. I was a Shimano shoe user for the past 5 years. This year I have switched to Diadora since our team is now sponsored by Cannondale. The Diadora's have a good fit. The most notable difference from the Shimano shoes is how the Diadora's have a more ergo fit. It's like you have custom foot beds.
    I just did a early review on my site. So far these shoes are very nice...but only time and abuse will tell.

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    I also have a pair of Chili's, circa 2000. I love them, and will get Diadora's again.

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    Very cool site and review. I am reviewing a previous years version of the Team MTB. Do you like the carbon or are they too stiff to walk on trail? I am not a racer, but like stiff soles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesterrider
    Very cool site and review. I am reviewing a previous years version of the Team MTB. Do you like the carbon or are they too stiff to walk on trail? I am not a racer, but like stiff soles.
    They are stiff. But, then again they are supposed to be...they are a race shoe. If you are not racing much, but want a similar fit to the high end shoe just look at the Team Racer MTB. Same as the high end shoe...just sans carbon. Should be happier on your feet.

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    Right on - those are the shoes I'm considering. I'm ordering online and see that Cdale claims the sizing to be 45 = 11.5, but Diadoro claims 46 = 11.5. I owned a pair 5+ years ago of the cheap Diadora's and 46 was too big, but that was before they redesigned their line. Do you have a feel for sizing compared to Shimano, for example?

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    Thanks !

    Jeff - Great info.

    Just pick up the one's you recomended. Fit much better then the Sidi Dom 5's.

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    my size 45 Diadora eq size 11.

    I usually wear size 11 (sometimes 10.5) and the size 45 Diadora fits well. If you have a size 11.5 then I would think 46 is the correct size for you.
    TEX

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