Diadora Blushield Torneo Official Thread

curtstead

Professional
@curtstead any further feedback about the Icons? I have been wearing them at home for a couple of days and I'm impressed, forefoot cushioning seems much better than in the Lotto Raptors, which honestly surprised me a lot. They are also 50g lighter (Icons: 399g, Raptors: 456g). They really seem a fast, dynamic shoe that also provides a lot of comfort.

I am concerned about two things, however. The first one is the toe box size, it is definitely a bit narrower and shallower than in the Raptors. When I wear one sock, the fit is good, but when I tried with 2 socks (like I usually play), my forefoot and toes felt a bit cramped. Did you notice that area expanding a bit, when the shoe gets broken in?

And the second doubt is lateral support and stability, my right ankle has a long history of sprains. I used to play in a brace, which was really annoying, but I just did not feel secure without it. And then I found the Raptors. It's now been 9 months without a sprain and I'm playing without a brace! The Raptors have this sharp lateral edge on the outsole, 90 degrees, it apparently makes it so hard to roll over it. Also the outsole is wide. It's been keeping my ankle safe. In Icons, the outsole is some 3-4 milimeters narrower. Also, the edge is a bit round. I wonder how it affects lateral security. Do you have any impressions in that area regarding Icons? Torneos seem to have a sharper edge, do they?

Man, they are very comfortable, I agree. Ever since the BS5, my forefoot is very sensitive to cushioning, and the Icon's do it very well. I think it's a new midsole foam in the Icons, too. I forgot what it's called, but I don't think it's Blushield tech.

I only play with one pair of socks, so I can't comment on them breaking in further, but I like the snug feeling in the toebox. I haven't had any cramped feeling, even during break-in.

Support wise, I don't know if anything will beat the Raptor's in that regard because I agree. They are insanely stable, I don't think I've had a rollover even once. That being said, the Icon's have felt very stable thus far. I've played two doubles matches in them and have had no issues whatsoever. I'll be playing in them a lot more beginning tomorrow, I have 4 doubles matches in a row Friday-Monday, so I think I'm gonna alternate between the Icons, Torneos, and Raptors. That way, I can give a real fresh perspective. I'll focus a lot on stability, cause comfort and fit wise (at least fit for me), they are all amazing.
 

curtstead

Professional
I will put Flys and Torneos on scale tomorrow or Saturday - I think the Flys are going to come out slightly lighter than the Torneos
That could be right. It just feels like the Torneo's are so well built, that the weight is pretty evenly distributed. I think the outsole on the Fly's feel slightly bulky, or slightly weighted down, so that might be what's giving me that slightly heavier sensation.
 

d-quik

Hall of Fame
any danger of that hard crease thing happening as also happened initially with the BS5
Odd, man. I returned the bs5 because of this but the pinching occurred between the 2nd and 3rd (counting from toe to heel) eyelet on the medial side.

It would be where the hard white outer and the soft green outer meet on the RIGHT shoe:

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Whereas in the BS5 I was between a 9.5 and a 10, in these I'd be between a 10 (which I tried) and 10.5
So this is also due to length? Or width only?
 

JGads

G.O.A.T.
Odd, man. I returned the bs5 because of this but the pinching occurred between the 2nd and 3rd (counting from toe to heel) eyelet on the medial side.

It would be where the hard white outer and the soft green outer meet on the RIGHT shoe:

101.176940_C9650_10_CV.jpg


So this is also due to length? Or width only?

Mainly width. I would ballpark that these run ever so shorter in length as well. But I would echo what some others in here have said about it feeling like a lighter shoe, not quite so chunky as the bs5. Perhaps because of the tighter fit this one seems to wrap and move with the foot more tightly and a little more lightly.

As for the crease, you had it in a different area than me. I had it right where that foot is actually creasing in the photo, but the hard shell of the bs5 would come down onto my toe as well, quite uncomfortable for that first wear but then it pretty much went away after.
 

FloridaAG

Hall of Fame
Odd, man. I returned the bs5 because of this but the pinching occurred between the 2nd and 3rd (counting from toe to heel) eyelet on the medial side.

It would be where the hard white outer and the soft green outer meet on the RIGHT shoe:

101.176940_C9650_10_CV.jpg


So this is also due to length? Or width only?
The uppers are designed and structured more differently than I expected- I did not have the crease problem but I do not think it would be the same in the Torneos as on the Speeds
 

FloridaAG

Hall of Fame
Torneo weighed in at 423 grams or 14.9 ounces on my scale. Very close -a little lighter than the BS 5 and heavier than the 365G, 12.9 ounce Fly 3s
 

d-quik

Hall of Fame
Torneo weighed in at 423 grams or 14.9 ounces on my scale. Very close -a little lighter than the BS 5 and heavier than the 365G, 12.9 ounce Fly 3s
The midfoot and heel is narrower than the bs5 right? While the toebox is the same width?
 

d-quik

Hall of Fame
Big test for Torneos today as playing morning and afternoon sessions. Think my feet are going to hold up better than my shoulder and hamstring
Would you agree that the torneos are only less wide in the midfoot and heel vs the BS5, while the toes are of the same width?

Good luck with the tennis
 

FloridaAG

Hall of Fame
I think the toe is very slightly less wide. Not 100% sure though

Almost 6 hours on court today. Shoes performed remarkably well. Some slight pain in my toes at the very end
 

d-quik

Hall of Fame
Toe box the same?My big toe nail still suffering from the BS5's
They claim the torneos are a tad narrower along the entirety of the shoe's length. So the toebox, forefoot, midfoot, and ankle all narrower but by the smallest of amounts. Sounds legit to me but maybe not for your nail, unsure.
 

janelgreo

Professional
Was torn between these and the B Icons but ended up getting these (white/white so I can feel like I’m in Wimbledon where I go) as my slightly larger right foot (length and width) could possibly use the larger toe box. That being said, I’ll probably still order B Icons to try them out as they seem perfect for my play style. Coming from GR8’s which killed my right toes, so looking forward to trying these babies out!

Also how are these shoes on clay/har tru?
 
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innoVAShaun

Legend
Was torn between these and the B Icons but ended up getting these (white/white so I can feel like I’m in Wimbledon where I go) as my slightly larger right foot (length and width) could possibly use the larger toe box. That being said, I’ll probably still order B Icons to try them out as they seem perfect for my play style. Coming from GR8’s which killed my right toes, so looking forward to trying these babies out!

Also how are these shoes on clay/har tru?

I playtested my All Ground (AG) Torneos on har-tru and they were just fine. I was still able to move well and slide on demand.
 

FloridaAG

Hall of Fame
Look nice when new but too white for me. Mine show red, green and blue on the plastic and rubber and the white already looks super dirty

Great shoes - I am just not a white shoe person. Had no choice on color as they were replacement pair
 

janelgreo

Professional
It would be nice if Diadora had a larger presence within the tennis shoe market. I have played in their shoes on and off for years. They are always well made and very soft and comfortable.

It's tough unless they get pro's, they don't have enough eyes on their brand. Still though, for not being so widely known the quality they put out is impeccable. You can tell they care about their products and making the best shoe possible.

Anyways, I received mine on Saturday and immediately put them on. With my right big toe still "bruised" and a bit sensitive to the touch I immediately felt my right toes being a bit cramped, my left foot was perfect.
They're super comfortable and look sweet, I also felt the immediate difference compared to my GR8's. I think when my toes heal up, these will be perfect with the right sock. If I use the runners knot I get a nice tight fit with little to no movement in the feet, so that should help with future bruising as the toe's won't (hopefully) jam into the front of the toebox.

Tried them on again and I decided to put them up for sale... unfortunately I do feel like it'll be too tight for my right foot. I know I could go up a .5 size and it'll work perfectly but since I'm doing that I ended up just going with B Icons. I know they're narrower but the issue I've been having is moreso the length.
 
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FloridaAG

Hall of Fame
Great shoes but already showing serious wear. Do not think I am getting 2 months on these. Likely going to have to look for a new warranty shoe. Too bad as I love Diadora
 

JGads

G.O.A.T.
^noticed he made the change away from his other shoes earlier and actually thought to myself, "I wonder if this means he'll stop falling five times a match." The answer to that was a distinctive No. But helluva performance. Wonder if he'll stick with them on hard. They look great.
 

BMuskovitz

New User
I just got both the B Icon and the Torneo. I wear custom orthotics for flat feet. I am not a wide per se, but the orthotics take up a lot of room. I can't fit most shoes and used to play in GR8s wide. I gotta admit the B Icons are not as narrow as I thought. They fit pretty well, almost better than the Torneo. Gotta wear them both inside for awhile and make a choice. Pleasantly surprised with the fit of the B Icon! I have been wearing the BS5s due to their wider fit. Both of these shoes are an improvement. Has anyone noticed any stretching out on the fit as they played in either shoe?

I think if the B Icon stretches just a little, it might be perfect - same for the Torneo. Might be a tough choice!
 

California

Semi-Pro
Blueshield Torneo vs Lotto Raptor 100 SPD. Can anyone compare these two shoes? Fit, cushioning, durability, etc…. Which do you prefer and why? I play only on hard courts, and have a medium width foot. Thanks in advance.
 

FloridaAG

Hall of Fame
My Torneos are on their last lag. 3.5 hours today and the sole is almost shot and my feet are sore for the first time. Going to need a replacement soon. Only have 3 to 4 times to play before we go on a trip for a few weeks so going to manage until then
 
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