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Get sucked into the vortex of speed

If you spend as much time racing as training, you want the lightest, stiffest bike and components as possible. But, did it ever occur to you that if you're wearing the wrong shoes you're losing valuable power? The Diadora Vortex Pro is not the lightest shoe on the market, but it does feature an ultra-stiff sole for optimal power transfer.

To begin with, the Vortex Pro is constructed using the Pro Road outsole. This is a full 3k carbon fiber sole with NET breathing technology. What this means is that the soles are constructed of a synthetic mesh and a breathable and impermeable membrane which increases the soles' transpiration capacity. This prevents moisture, mud, and other external elements from entering the shoes. In other words, your feet stay dry. Working in conjunction with the outsole is an EVA molded insole. Its waterproof materials and perforated construction also keep your feet dry, even in extreme weather conditions. That said, the shoe itself is not waterproof. You'll want to wear a shoe cover for downpours and snowy conditions.

Featuring a Race Fit, the uppers of the Vortex Pro are designed with Diadora's Suprell-Tech, Morpho AM Cage technology. This design keeps the shoe tight against your foot, without constricting circulation. Additionally, a molded heel support and a removable pad keep your heels from slipping when you pedal. The anti-slip heel pad was constructed of Duratech rubber for its grip as well as abrasion resistant properties. It is affixed with a single screw, and if desired, may be removed by lifting the insole. These features combine with the carbon sole to create a shoe that fits like a glove. Minimizing slippage and gaping, the Vortex Pro puts all the power where it belongs — in the pedals.

Diadora's Vortex would not be complete without a mention of its closure system. Using the  BOA 2 Technology that has become popular in the last few years, these shoes are easily donned and tightened with a simple twist of the wrist. The cable system tightens against your foot and a slightly padded tongue prevents welts.

The Diadora Vortex are compatible with 3-hole road cleats and weigh 269 grams. They are available in sizes 37.0, whole and half sizes 38.0 to 46.0, and size 47 and in the colors: White/black/red and Black/yellow fluo/white.

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  • 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

Tech Specs

Upper Material:
Suprell-Tech
Closure:
Boa
Footbed:
EVA
Sole:
Pro Road
Cleat Compatibility:
3-hole road
Claimed Weight:
269 g
Recommended Use:
road cycling
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year

Size chart

Diadora 

Cycling Footwear
EUUS MenUS Women
36 4 5.5
37 5 6.25
38 5.5 7
38.5 5.75 7.5
39 6 8
39.5 6.5 8.25
40 7 8.5
40.5 7.5 9
41 8 9.5
41.5 8.25 9.75
42 8.5 10
42.5 9 10.5
43 9.5 11
43.5 9.75  
44 10  
44.5 10.5  
45 11  
45.5 11.5  
46 12  
47    
48    
49    
50    

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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.

Avg. ride time: 4h 47m per week
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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).

Seems like a common problem. I lost a heel pad as well :(

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.

Avg. ride time: 52m per week
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New shoes

Shows the two sides of the Vortex Pro shoes. These are by far the best fitting cycling shoes I've ever had. BTW, if you're new to BOA, pull up on the knob to release them.

New shoes

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!!!

Which model Sidi did you wear prior?

How's the forefoot area? Wide or Narrow? I normally wear Sidi but tried Specialized and the forefoot was much too narrow for me.

Avg. ride time: 3h 20m per week
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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.

Avg. ride time: 2h 36m per week
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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.

Avg. ride time: 6h 37m per week
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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.

    Avg. ride time: 3h 20m per week
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    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.

    Avg. ride time: 5h 16m per week
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    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'm size 8 US and size 41 fits me perfectly

    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 ;-)

    Avg. ride time: 17m per week
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    How is the toe box? Generous or narrow? Thank you.

    dialed

    • 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.