We love to see manufacturers taking good technology from upper-end models and applying it to their more accessibly-priced offerings, which is exactly what Diadora does with its Phantom II Cycling Shoes. The brand takes fit inspiration from its pricier shoes and creates a lightweight, versatile option worthy of new cyclists and seasoned riders alike. The Phantom II’s are built on Diadora’s women’s specific last, which accommodates the more dramatic heel taper and other subtle differences that separate women’s and men’s feet. Morpho A. M. uppers wrap around the foot to provide a close, contoured fit using a mix of materials that are resistant to stretching and wear over time. Air Mesh promotes ventilation, while Suprell-Tech, a light and tough polymer, provides structured durability. The included Sport Road composite-reinforced soles are stiff enough for efficient, responsive power transfer when pedaling and durable enough for the everyday abuse of a cyclist who races, trains, and commutes. Two hook-and-loop straps allow for quick and easy fit adjustments in or out of the saddle.
Upper Material: Suprell-Tech, Air Mesh
Closure: 2 hook-and-loop straps
Sole: Sport Road CR
Cleat Compatibility: 3-bolt road