Diadora Blushield Torneo Official Thread

curtstead

Professional
I have one pair left of the Blushield 5’s, in a clay only version. Rarely play on clay here in the states, but I use them whenever I do.

As much as I liked the Torneo’s when they released, there’s just some magic missing here that the 5’s had. I miss that shoe so much, truly one of the greats of the last few years.

Not here to sh*t on the Torneo’s though, still a great offering. I managed to grab another pair on discount for Black Friday. Whenever we get the 6, or the 7 if the Torneo is considered the 6, I hope they go back in the direction of the 5s.
 

innoVAShaun

Legend
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innoVAShaun

Legend
In this area on the top left side that looks like pointing out where it flexes is where my bs5 broke, I hope this don't do the same, otherwise one of the best shoes I've had comfort wise

By the time I started to get those holes, I pretty much burned through my right toe from drag:

 

doublejpm10

New User
So just ordered myself the very last pair of 9.5 blue. Tried em on and feel amazing but do they run a half size big or do I just not know my true shoe size?
 

warney

Semi-Pro
I started using one this month in my regular size and I am very impressed. I should have used these since they first came out.
Support/Stability is excellent. Hard stop, direction change is probably best of what I have used in last 5 years. This reminds me of Barricade 7s.
Energy Return is excellent and for maximalist shoe this shoes is as quick as it gets. I feel my footwork is tad better with this shoe compared to my Raptor 100 SPD.
Cushioning is very good, but I think Lotto Raptor 100 SPD has better cushioning.
Grip is also excellent. I played during/after light drizzle on hard court and had no issues with the grip on the court.

As far as sizing is concerned I use Raptor half size bigger and Torneo at regular size and even then I feel Torneo has more room in forefoot.
 

Ryanblessed

Semi-Pro
As a user for both Raptor 100 and Torneo, it's really hard to tell which is better.
Feeling so confident in both, and both feels faster than the weight.
I do hear Torneo upper is a bit "fragile", does any one experience that?
 

Ryanblessed

Semi-Pro
I started using one this month in my regular size and I am very impressed. I should have used these since they first came out.
Support/Stability is excellent. Hard stop, direction change is probably best of what I have used in last 5 years. This reminds me of Barricade 7s.
Energy Return is excellent and for maximalist shoe this shoes is as quick as it gets. I feel my footwork is tad better with this shoe compared to my Raptor 100 SPD.
Cushioning is very good, but I think Lotto Raptor 100 SPD has better cushioning.
Grip is also excellent. I played during/after light drizzle on hard court and had no issues with the grip on the court.

As far as sizing is concerned I use Raptor half size bigger and Torneo at regular size and even then I feel Torneo has more room in forefoot.

As a user for both Raptor 100 and Torneo, it's really hard to tell which is better.
Feeling so confident in both, and both feels faster than the weight.
I do hear Torneo upper is a bit "fragile", does any one experience that?
BTW, I choose Raptor 100 the same size with Torneo, and half size larger than B.Icon.
 

FloridaAG

Hall of Fame
Almost finished destroying pair 1 of my Thanksgiving sale purchases. Due to a few non-tennis trips - hoping to almost get 4 months out of this pair - largely due to working too much and not playing enough
 

Rally

Professional
I just bought a pair of the clay V1s without realizing the Torneos run large. The retailer I brought them from is out of the half size below what I bought, so I don't get much value out of returning them. The length is slightly long, but there's more play laterally in the forefoot even with the thick Kirkland socks from Costco. If I cinch up tightly around the midfoot and use a runner's knot, do you think I could get away with keeping the shoes and playing in them on court?
 

d-quik

Hall of Fame
I just bought a pair of the clay V1s without realizing the Torneos run large. The retailer I brought them from is out of the half size below what I bought, so I don't get much value out of returning them. The length is slightly long, but there's more play laterally in the forefoot even with the thick Kirkland socks from Costco. If I cinch up tightly around the midfoot and use a runner's knot, do you think I could get away with keeping the shoes and playing in them on court?
I purchased the predecessor to to the Torneo, which was the Blushield 5, and even paid return shipping to send it back because it felt large. Heel slippage will not be tolerated. I would do it if I have free shipping.

The Torneos however fit great after ordering in my own size though.
 

netlets

Professional
I kept my normal sizing and haven't had any problems with them. I tried the smaller size on in a shop and they were way too tight. I'm about ready to buy my 3rd pair next month. My current pair was purchased on August 26th, so I got some good use out of them.

Update: Just grabbed another pair and tried on a half size smaller in the shop just to see - too small for me - immediately took them off as my toes were right up against the tip of the shoe.
 
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nyc

Hall of Fame
Anyone have any intel of upcoming colorways for the Torneo 2s? Seems a little hit and miss for Diadora.
 

nyc

Hall of Fame
you are still referring to cosmetics with this sentence right? as in the shoes are aesthetically "hit and miss"
Yes! Love the performance of the shoe, but colorways are a little sad IMO. I liked the Orange/Grey Blueshield 5, but the current blue/green and white/blue/red is a bit too primary colors for me. Just would love to see if better alternatives are on the horizon for Fall/Winter 2023
 

FloridaAG

Hall of Fame
I liked the Orange Greys. Those were my first. I am just about burnt through my second pair of light blue Torneo which I also like
 

d-quik

Hall of Fame
I liked the Orange Greys. Those were my first. I am just about burnt through my second pair of light blue Torneo which I also like
You can get them (the 2nd generation though) for $94 right now at "tp" with a promo code but I have a feeling there will be slightly steeper discounts elsewhere for July 4th!
 

papado

New User
Anyone else find the Torneo 2 have awful forefoot lockdown and lockdown in general? Feel like my forefoot is gonna slip outside the lateral area of the shoe (and actually did when I first wore them and laces were loose). I kept my normal size of 11 and the fact they run a little wider was great, but don't feel like I could have gone down a size because I don't have much room in front of my toes. Seems like a bit of a conundrum--I'll try some of my grippier socks to see if they help.
 

nyc

Hall of Fame
Anyone else find the Torneo 2 have awful forefoot lockdown and lockdown in general? Feel like my forefoot is gonna slip outside the lateral area of the shoe (and actually did when I first wore them and laces were loose). I kept my normal size of 11 and the fact they run a little wider was great, but don't feel like I could have gone down a size because I don't have much room in front of my toes. Seems like a bit of a conundrum--I'll try some of my grippier socks to see if they help.
I use a runner's knot to really lock them down.

But I did notice that the blue ones are softer and allow for more movement - so I use gripliners and that stops any slipping and toe jamming, they work great! I got them at Gripliner.com
 

Sardines

Hall of Fame
Sorry to say but I think the shoe is simply too big for you and doesn't fit your foot type? Maybe try the Fly 4, which has the same midsole and outsole materials but a slightly tighter fit. The B-Icon is their tightest fight.
Anyone else find the Torneo 2 have awful forefoot lockdown and lockdown in general? Feel like my forefoot is gonna slip outside the lateral area of the shoe (and actually did when I first wore them and laces were loose). I kept my normal size of 11 and the fact they run a little wider was great, but don't feel like I could have gone down a size because I don't have much room in front of my toes. Seems like a bit of a conundrum--I'll try some of my grippier socks to see if they help.
 

dreamP

New User
So I've been using clay Torneo 2 for like a month. Love them as much as hard court version.
But it's such an impractical paint job for a clay surface. Gone from white to orange already.
 
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d-quik

Hall of Fame
I am curious whether or not if you will notice any sizing changes because for the 1st generation a 12US = 46EU but I think a 12US =45.5EU now. Not sure if you still remembered what the EU size was for the pairs you used before were (you probably threw everythingout by now), but I'd really appreciate like to know if your EU size changed with this update, along with whether or not this numerical change translated to a physical change (in actual size) as well.
 

FloridaAG

Hall of Fame
I am curious whether or not if you will notice any sizing changes because for the 1st generation a 12US = 46EU but I think a 12US =45.5EU now. Not sure if you still remembered what the EU size was for the pairs you used before were (you probably threw everythingout by now), but I'd really appreciate like to know if your EU size changed with this update, along with whether or not this numerical change translated to a physical change (in actual size) as well.
Will report when I get them - I hope there is not a size difference as I went with the same 10 US (I am normally a 10.5)
 

d-quik

Hall of Fame
Will report when I get them - I hope there is not a size difference as I went with the same 10 US (I am normally a 10.5)
Damn... Hopefully you got it somewhere with a friendly return/exchange policy if it ends up being that way :(

But you don't remember what the 1st generation's EU size was for a US10 though righ
 

maciej84

Rookie
I had both Torneo 1 and Torneo 2, both were 11 US / 45 EU. And they were almost the same, the 2nd edition was marginally longer and roommier in the forefoot.
 

FloridaAG

Hall of Fame
Jeez thats a whole size different compared to the 2nd generation. https://www.tenniswarehouse-europe....hield_Torneo_2/descpageMSDIAT-DMBT2BG-EN.html I hate it when they do this totally unnecessary stuff.

Hopefully I am wrong though, but a 10US is 43EU now.
They are in. Visually look essentially same size as the original. Perhaps a tiny bit shorter. Label says 43 EU rather than 44. They feel slighlty snugger oit of the box. I think they will be fine for me and I know they expand/stretch
 

d-quik

Hall of Fame
They are in. Visually look essentially same size as the original. Perhaps a tiny bit shorter. Label says 43 EU rather than 44. They feel slighlty snugger oit of the box. I think they will be fine for me and I know they expand/stretch
Thank you for the feedback. By chance do you still have the T1s? If so, would you be able to take a birds eye view picture of the T1 and T2 insoles stacked on top of one another (with the smaller T2 insole on top) so I can see what the difference is like? It sounds like it is probably just 5mm shorter and 1 mm narrower? Thank you again and apologies for being annoying.

Also if you find that there is no difference in size after pulling them out, I don't want/need the picture anymore then. That means the tightness is solely due the the uppers, and not the footbed.
 

FloridaAG

Hall of Fame
Off the court with the Torneo 2 for the first time. Fit feels exactly the same to me - perhaps even a little extra cushion and bounce - Perfect for me again.
 
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