diadora shoes?

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  1. mental midget

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    looking at the speed tech on the TW main site, real clean-looking shoe. anybody use diadora, or these, specifically? do they hold up?
     
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  2. scraps234

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    wrong section to post... but no i havent used diadora
     
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  3. SCRAP IRON

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    Man I wish I could find Diadora Tennis shoes in the USA. I had several pairs many years ago and they fit my slightly narrow feet like a glove!
     
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  4. Chas Tennis

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    Not happy with mine.

    My feet changed size from a 13 to a 14. My foot is narrow. Most shoes are cut too wide for my foot in a 14 and it is very hard to get any selection of proper width in a 14.

    I bought two pair of Diadora 13.5 shoes because they were narrow in 13.5 and fit OK length wise. One pair is a Pro W15 and does not have a tongue. The other pair developed a split in the plastic and I threw them away.

    Both pairs gave me an irritation on the side of the foot near the end of the long bone that leads to the little toe - about 2/3 the way back on the side of the foot. I discovered that both pairs of Diadora shoes have a seam there. Most other shoes do also. With my Diodora shoes I believe that this seam was located just at the end of the bone and it irritated the side of my foot during tennis. I had to stop using them. I could not determine by feeling if this seam was more prominent in the Diadora shoes than in my other shoes. The pain went away.

    I used the shoes for about 50% or less of their expected wear, about 2-3 months. One pair split with a lot of sole left.

    I would not buy them again because of the way the one pair split. I'd also have to feel the shoe at that inner seam and make sure it was not prominent or near the bone on the side of my foot.
     
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  5. borg number one

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    I recently bought a pair of the Diadora Speed Pro WI IV AG tennis shoes. These are some of the best tennis shoes I've ever owned. They are light, comfortable, and very stable as well. The price is reasonable as well. Mental Midget, you might want to check these out. They also come in black/yellow by the way. I wear a size 10.5 and they fit very well. My feet are not very narrow nor are they wide.

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  6. LafayetteHitter

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    How is the fit on the new ones? True to size, snug, or do they run a little big? I have some old Speedzone's that I loved and the 12.5 fit perfect, in Barricade I wear 12.5 but some shoes like K-swiss Big Shots I wear a 13.
     
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  7. Chas Tennis

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    My feet are narrow 14.

    The Diadoras D 13.5 that I bought 2 years ago were cut a little narrow like my 14 pair of Adidas Barricades. I have some 14 Nike Ballistec 3.3 that fit OK. The other brands were usually too wide in D and narrower widths (C, B, AA, etc.?) ? were not available. New Balance offered the most selection of shoes sold in narrower widths.
     
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  8. SCRAP IRON

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    Dude, where did you get those? They are sweet!
     
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  9. SCRAP IRON

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    Hook me up!
     
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  10. borg number one

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    Hey Scrap Iron, sure. Could you send me an email? I'll get you info on how you can buy them. They are available online.
     
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