Diadora built the Men’s X-Vortex Pro II Shoe with one purpose in mind–to tear up trails with ruthless speed and efficiency. Based on the first X-Vortex Pro shoe, this updated version features a sleeker, more stylish upper and upgraded Boa dials for an improved fit. Other than that, it’s essentially the same ultra-stiff, race-ready shoe you’d expect from the original. Registering a 10/12 on the stiffness index, its ultra-stiff carbon fiber sole is only out-performed by the Pro Vortex road shoe. That much power transfer means that numerous the trail would most often come through the pedals and into your feet, but the carbon fiber helps to dissipate vibrations even as focusing power into the pedals. The X-Vortex Pro II is for cyclists who put down numerous power in no time. The shoe features Diadora’s Suprell-Tech Morpho AM Cage technology, which are the same uppers found on the company’s top-end road shoe models. They stay tight against your feet without restricting circulation. Inside the upper, the EVA insert is perforated to promote breathability, and it is removable so you’ll optimize your level of arch give a boost to to your own foot shape. In the Pro model, the molded, abrasion-resistant Duratech heel cup is upgraded with a gripping texture to keep your foot from slipping, but additionally it is removable if your feet demand it. The closure system omits the previous day’s hook-and-loop straps in favor of two Boa wires, which are almost mandatory for quality cycling shoes today. The Boa wires assist you to tune the fit across the top of your foot, where the most pressure is applied to the upper, and over your metatarsal area for different amounts of pressure in each spot. Anyone who’s experienced crippling hot spots in the toe box will appreciate this variable approach, as it allows you to customize the shoe’s fit for firm give a boost to and spacious comfort at the same time.
Upper Material: Suprell-Tech, Morpho AM Cage (soft TPU)
Closure: 2 Boa IP 1 technology system
Footbed: removable Hi-Vent perforated EVA
Sole: Pro MTB (carbon)
Cleat Compatibility: 2-hole mountain