Diadora Attax DA 2

Craig Sheppard

Hall of Fame
Anyone wear these shoes? They only have 2 feedback comments and a search pulled up nothing... How do you like them? Also, please post what you also have worn in the past and what size... trying to gauge how the fit compares to other shoes.
 

Craig Sheppard

Hall of Fame
Ok so I bought a pair of these Attax DA 2 and received them today. I've worn them around my house for a couple of hours but haven't played with them yet. I've decided to keep them, they seem to fit my wider foot well.

First impressions of them (non-athletic). They look pretty sweet. Kind of techy but not too flashy... pretty standard Diadora fashion. I like that they look a bit different. Classic but standout.

They are comfortable, but not overly padded. They don't feel like pillows on your feet or anything, but we'll see when I'm court. They have a funky neoprene tongue thing kind of like the BFII's, so there is no tongue and it's like a sock. Usually I hate them in the BFII's, and it makes it so I can't fit them b/c there isn't enough room for the height of my foot. These have more room, and are comfortable. I thought it felt weird at first but got used to it pretty fast. It's well-ventilated (the neoprene tongue).

Length is a bit long. I ordered an 8.5. I normally wear a 9 in any wider Nike, and 9 in all K-Swiss. I wore an 8.5 in the Yonex 8.5 SHT 304, which I really liked, but I think these are more comofortable than those. They seem to be a little more generous in the forefoot. I've also worn a 2E in the NB 1002. So that gives you an idea of the fit of these. The insole has a plastic arch in it which you can definitely feel. I have a high arch and I could feel this insole, especially on my left foot. I think these shoes are great for those with high arches, but the proof will be in the pudding (i.e. on-court). Throughout the midfoot though, these definitely have a glove-like fit. I know that's cliche now, but it's true... no extra space here, but they're not uncomfortable. They definitely are snug but are feeling better the longer i wear them around casually. Seems like these need a few hours/days of break in before some action. Heel fit is somewhere between average and a little generous, just right b/c the heels in Asics & Adidas are too narrow for me. Forefoot is nice and wide, which is my biggest problem in finding shoes.

I just wore out a pair of K-Swiss Defier RS, size 9. These 8.5's are just a touch less wide than the K-Swiss, but they are a 1/2 size smaller. They feel pretty light, but not super-light like the Yonex SHT-304's or Nike Air Court Motion Intl's (if you remember those). Maybe a tad lighter than the Defier's. They certainly fit a little more snug, but feel like a higher performance shoe (We'll see...). The problem I had w/ the K-Swiss is they really loosened up and I had to tighten them down so tight I couldn't pull the laces anymore. I do not like shoes that feel too high, b/c I supinate and anything high feels like I'm gong to roll my ankle. So far these feel good (doing stupid looking side lunges in my dining room...) ;-) I wouldn't say the are real low to the ground, but they're certainly not high like some Lotto & Asics shoes I've tried.

Will report back when I hit in them tomorrow. I have 3 straight days of tennis scheduled, so by the end of the week I should get a pretty good idea of their performance on-court.

Time to go cut the grass... in my beat up SHT-304's. Not in these babies... heh
 
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Craig Sheppard

Hall of Fame
Just an update on these after playing about 5 sets in them... They are really comfortable, pretty sticky on hard courts, fit like gloves, but are a little weak in cushioning in the forefoot. Other than that, solid all around... and the neoprene sock/tongue rocks, never moves and is really well ventilated. Can't say much for durability yet. If they had a bit more padding in the forefoot, these would be big, big winners in my book. So far they're good shoes for the money.
 

CivicLx

Hall of Fame
thanks for the review. is this the first pair of Diadoras that you have worn? I was considering a pair but I forget the style name. They're the ones that come in a greyish color or the bright red that Lubj was wearing awhile back.

Do these ones come with a 6 month warranty?
 

Craig Sheppard

Hall of Fame
thanks for the review. is this the first pair of Diadoras that you have worn? I was considering a pair but I forget the style name. They're the ones that come in a greyish color or the bright red that Lubj was wearing awhile back.

Do these ones come with a 6 month warranty?
Civic, yes, these are the first Diadora tennis shoes I've owned... (I have other types)... but I tried the Kynetech in the store (last version of these) and didn't like them for some reason (don't remember why) related to the fit.

The ones you're talking about are the Speedzone series, which are supposedly lighter and a little more tighter fitting than these (from what I've read). I've never tried those.
 

cukoo

Semi-Pro
Hey I just search for this shoe and this is the only thread I found.
I'm thinking about getting one of these shoe strictly for hardcourts, this will be my first tennis shoe. Craig, can you tell me about the traction and durability?
Thanks
 
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