Item # DIA000D
Diadora Phantom Shoes - Men's $98.95
Fast. In and out
For a triathlete, the transition is crucial. You want to get in and out quickly and efficiently, and you practice for hours on end to do just that. The fact remains, nothing is less efficient than trying to put damp feet into fitted cycling shoes. The Diadora Phantom Shoes combine a well-fitting outsole and upper with the ease of entry and exit of a traditional tri shoe.
The Phantom shoes are designed upon Diadora's Sport Road outsole. Unlike many entry level shoes with nylon soles, Diadora added carbon-glass reinforcement to its Sport Road Sole. This gives your feet the much needed support for long hours making circles. Working in conjunction with the sole is the Morpho AM Cage. This cage is constructed of soft TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane) which securely holds the uppers tight to your feet, so you won't worry about your shoes stretching out after a few rides.
The fit of the shoe is designed as a Race Plus. It is essentially the same fit that Diadora sponsored riders use — comfort and support in the midsole and secure heel retention. The difference is that the "plus" model features a wider toe box. This is perfect for riders with wider feet, but also provides extra toe comfort for triathletes who may ride the bike portion of a race sock-less. The Phantoms are secured with two hook and loop closure straps. To customize the fit, the straps feature a dual ring system. If your feet are narrow with a low arch, you'll use the second ring. On the other hand, if your feet are wide, you'll use the first ring. These straps make getting in and out of your shoes, when they are attached to the bike, a piece of cake.
The Diadora Phantom is available in whole size 37.0, whole and half sizes 38.0 to 46.0, and whole sizes 47.0 and in the colors: Silver/white/black, Black/silver/white. and Black/yellow fluo/white.
- Ventilated TPU upper
- Morpho AM cage
- Race Plus fit
- Two hook-and-loop straps with dual-ring adjustments
- Carbon and fiberglass Sport Road sole
- Three-hole cleat compatibility
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Reviews & Community
Good begginer's shoe
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 43
Purchased them over a month ago and I've ridden on them every time since. This was my first road shoe so I didn't know what to expect. I still cannot compare it to higher end models but this is what I've noticed:
- Shoe is relatively stiff
- comes with a very flat footbed
-velcro is easy to use and appears to be of good quality
-heel lining may cause irritation
I have very arched feet and the sole which came with the shoes was not suitable. I was going numb on every ride. I replaced it with a more supportive sole.
I will use these until they start feeling worn out, but I feel for a little more cash you can get a better quality product.
Last thing, the picture which is shown here for the white shoe does not show the silver bits in the middle and on the heel. More silver than you'd expect.
Lightweight good entry level shoe
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: Runs large
As someone who as been riding mountain bikes my whole life I decided getting into road biking would help me crush the hills on the mtn bike.
This is the first road shoe I have experience with.
The first thing i noticed is that this shoe runs large by about a full size. I wear a 41 in shimano mtn bike shoes. I had to return these and get a size 40 (I wear a size 8 street shoe). The 40 fits but the toe box is a bit big, so if you've got hammer toes or wide feet this might be a good option for you (i do not so the toes aren't as snug as i would like). Also, there isn't much of an arch in these shoes, like at all, even though the description kind of says it does. Ventilation is OK. You might get toasty in the summer months.
These shoes are very light. Stiff enough. Easy to get in and out of.
like the title, these would be good for someone starting out
The picture of the yellow shoes are different...
The picture of the yellow shoes are different then all the others (ratchet strap and 2 straps vs a 2x strap on the others). What one is correct?
Sorry about that, but the photo of the yellow 2strap and 1 compression strap is incorrect. Our Content department has been made aware of the issue and it should be resolved quickly. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. firstname.lastname@example.org