Diadora Speed Blushield 5 AG

I pulled the trigger on the speed 5 white color. I got a 10.5 as suggested. I wear an 11 in mizuno exceed 4.

Can anyone comment on the durability yet? Really glad they offer the 6 month warranty.
 

Power Player

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I pulled the trigger on the speed 5 white color. I got a 10.5 as suggested. I wear an 11 in mizuno exceed 4.

Can anyone comment on the durability yet? Really glad they offer the 6 month warranty.
i cant except after 2 hours on hardcourt they still look new. but question on the mizuno exceeds? If i wore a 9 in the adidas sole court boosts could i wear a 9 in the mizunos? I have a pretty wide foot.The scb 9s fit me real well in terms of that and so do the diadoras which are the same size.

im typically a 9.5 or 10 in casual shoes but for tennis i like to get them as close as possible. Trying to get a gauge on the width. @JGads may know.

id love to have the mizunos and diadoras for a long term comparison.
 

JGads

Legend
i cant except after 2 hours on hardcourt they still look new. but question on the mizuno exceeds? If i wore a 9 in the adidas sole court boosts could i wear a 9 in the mizunos? I have a pretty wide foot.The scb 9s fit me real well in terms of that and so do the diadoras which are the same size.

im typically a 9.5 or 10 in casual shoes but for tennis i like to get them as close as possible. Trying to get a gauge on the width. @JGads may know.

id love to have the mizunos and diadoras for a long term comparison.
My friend, I've got you covered. Based on the talk in here I got all hot and bothered yesterday and ordered the shoes from a local spot, and lo and behold they showed up today via courier. I think I'm going to send them back, though, and stick with the Mizunos and my Asics for now.

The Diadoras have that thing that really bothers me in so many shoes these days, the 'funneling' effect of the toes, as if I were an elf. One of the commenters of the clay version on tennis warehouse customer feedback mentioned Diadora changing the toebox angle on this version, sharpening it, which worried me, and sure enough I found this to be irksome with my foot. Wearing them around I can tell that this isn't quite as sharp as, say, the Wilson Rush Pro 3s were and maybe they'd be fine once broken in, but the last couple of toes are in fact getting run into by the angle of the shoe (big toe and second toe, meanwhile, have plenty of room).

Maybe this would break in and be totally fine in play, but I don't think I'm willing to find out at this point. Might return and maybe snag these later on if they're on a sale, or perhaps the Fly version. Anyway, I've made some pics to illustrate what I'm talking about. As you'll see, the Mizunos I like because it's a much straighter last, the toebox more rounded out rather than sharply inward. The Asics Speeds, which I added in the second pic, are directly in between the two as far as the toebox angle thing is concerned, with the Diardora having the sharpest inward tilt.

Which brings me to your sizing question: pictured are a Mizuno 44, which they call a US 10.5, beside the Diadora 43, which they call a US 9.5 (The Diadora '44' is a 10 and the Mizuno 44 is a 10.5 - these companies are drunk). As you can see, length wise the Mizuno US 10.5 is just barely longer than the Diadora US 9.5. I was ideally a 9.5 US in the SCB and a 10.5 in these Mizunos. If you were a 9 in the SCB, then I think the 9.5 Mizunos may be your sweet spot but if possible I would just order both a 9.5 and a 10 for an at home try on to see which fits you best and send back the other.

Pics below. Paper towel is there to protect the dirt from the floor because as you can see the Mizunos are caked with clay. Lined them up at the heel with the help of the racquet to best get the proper judge of length. Last pic is of the two shoes on my feet.

Diadoras do feel nice, however there is slight heel slippage in the heel so I'd have to go to the second eyelet and maybe even a runner's loop. Mizunos are actually more secure in the heel with just the first eyelet, no coming up out of the shoe, I think because they're not as wide there in the opening.






 

Power Player

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My friend, I've got you covered. Based on the talk in here I got all hot and bothered yesterday and ordered the shoes from a local spot, and lo and behold they showed up today via courier. I think I'm going to send them back, though, and stick with the Mizunos and my Asics for now.

The Diadoras have that thing that really bothers me in so many shoes these days, the 'funneling' effect of the toes, as if I were an elf. One of the commenters of the clay version on tennis warehouse customer feedback mentioned Diadora changing the toebox angle on this version, sharpening it, which worried me, and sure enough I found this to be irksome with my foot. Wearing them around I can tell that this isn't quite as sharp as, say, the Wilson Rush Pro 3s were and maybe they'd be fine once broken in, but the last couple of toes are in fact getting run into by the angle of the shoe (big toe and second toe, meanwhile, have plenty of room).

Maybe this would break in and be totally fine in play, but I don't think I'm willing to find out at this point. Might return and maybe snag these later on if they're on a sale, or perhaps the Fly version. Anyway, I've made some pics to illustrate what I'm talking about. As you'll see, the Mizunos I like because it's a much straighter last, the toebox more rounded out rather than sharply inward. The Asics Speeds, which I added in the second pic, are directly in between the two as far as the toebox angle thing is concerned, with the Diardora having the sharpest inward tilt.

Which brings me to your sizing question: pictured are a Mizuno 44, which they call a US 10.5, beside the Diadora 43, which they call a US 9.5 (The Diadora '44' is a 10 and the Mizuno 44 is a 10.5 - these companies are drunk). As you can see, length wise the Mizuno US 10.5 is just barely longer than the Diadora US 9.5. I was ideally a 9.5 US in the SCB and a 10.5 in these Mizunos. If you were a 9 in the SCB, then I think the 9.5 Mizunos may be your sweet spot but if possible I would just order both a 9.5 and a 10 for an at home try on to see which fits you best and send back the other.

Pics below. Paper towel is there to protect the dirt from the floor because as you can see the Mizunos are caked with clay. Lined them up at the heel with the help of the racquet to best get the proper judge of length. Last pic is of the two shoes on my feet.

Diadoras do feel nice, however there is slight heel slippage in the heel so I'd have to go to the second eyelet and maybe even a runner's loop. Mizunos are actually more secure in the heel with just the first eyelet, no coming up out of the shoe, I think because they're not as wide there in the opening.






Huge help, thank you. I think the Mizuno 9.5s should work for me.

I am a bit surprised you didn't like the Diadoras but your description of the toebox is dead on. The mizuno toebox sounds even more optimal though.

Luckily the Diadoras translated really well to the court for me so I can stay with them. That said, I need 2 pairs of shoes and the Mizunos will be #2. They sound even more ideal for the shape of my foot.
 

FloridaAG

Professional
My friend, I've got you covered. Based on the talk in here I got all hot and bothered yesterday and ordered the shoes from a local spot, and lo and behold they showed up today via courier. I think I'm going to send them back, though, and stick with the Mizunos and my Asics for now.

The Diadoras have that thing that really bothers me in so many shoes these days, the 'funneling' effect of the toes, as if I were an elf. One of the commenters of the clay version on tennis warehouse customer feedback mentioned Diadora changing the toebox angle on this version, sharpening it, which worried me, and sure enough I found this to be irksome with my foot. Wearing them around I can tell that this isn't quite as sharp as, say, the Wilson Rush Pro 3s were and maybe they'd be fine once broken in, but the last couple of toes are in fact getting run into by the angle of the shoe (big toe and second toe, meanwhile, have plenty of room).

Maybe this would break in and be totally fine in play, but I don't think I'm willing to find out at this point. Might return and maybe snag these later on if they're on a sale, or perhaps the Fly version. Anyway, I've made some pics to illustrate what I'm talking about. As you'll see, the Mizunos I like because it's a much straighter last, the toebox more rounded out rather than sharply inward. The Asics Speeds, which I added in the second pic, are directly in between the two as far as the toebox angle thing is concerned, with the Diardora having the sharpest inward tilt.

Which brings me to your sizing question: pictured are a Mizuno 44, which they call a US 10.5, beside the Diadora 43, which they call a US 9.5 (The Diadora '44' is a 10 and the Mizuno 44 is a 10.5 - these companies are drunk). As you can see, length wise the Mizuno US 10.5 is just barely longer than the Diadora US 9.5. I was ideally a 9.5 US in the SCB and a 10.5 in these Mizunos. If you were a 9 in the SCB, then I think the 9.5 Mizunos may be your sweet spot but if possible I would just order both a 9.5 and a 10 for an at home try on to see which fits you best and send back the other.

Pics below. Paper towel is there to protect the dirt from the floor because as you can see the Mizunos are caked with clay. Lined them up at the heel with the help of the racquet to best get the proper judge of length. Last pic is of the two shoes on my feet.

Diadoras do feel nice, however there is slight heel slippage in the heel so I'd have to go to the second eyelet and maybe even a runner's loop. Mizunos are actually more secure in the heel with just the first eyelet, no coming up out of the shoe, I think because they're not as wide there in the opening.






Good info thanks - as I said all feet are different so all we can do is try to figure out what is likely to work with the info we have. I don't find the the toe box problematic but will also keep the Mizunos in mind in the future but I am stoked with these shoe - now just need to see the durability
 

JGads

Legend
Huge help, thank you. I think the Mizuno 9.5s should work for me.

I am a bit surprised you didn't like the Diadoras but your description of the toebox is dead on. The mizuno toebox sounds even more optimal though.

Luckily the Diadoras translated really well to the court for me so I can stay with them. That said, I need 2 pairs of shoes and the Mizunos will be #2. They sound even more ideal for the shape of my foot.
not that I outright don’t like them, I could actually see them working for me, but I was hoping for a “love” strong enough to pull me away from what I have already, so I may revisit but for now will probably send them back and just stick to this rotation. The tighter heel fit plus the more rounded toe box is probably more suited to me, though the diadoras may be a touch more cushioned (esp in forefoot) and stable which would be nice. We’ll see. But that’s where I’m leaning. My couriers hate me.
 

Power Player

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not that I outright don’t like them, I could actually see them working for me, but I was hoping for a “love” strong enough to pull me away from what I have already, so I may revisit but for now will probably send them back and just stick to this rotation. The tighter heel fit plus the more rounded toe box is probably more suited to me, though the diadoras may be a touch more cushioned (esp in forefoot) and stable which would be nice. We’ll see. But that’s where I’m leaning. My couriers hate me.
i luckily found some mizunos in 9.5 so ill be comparing them soon.
 

JGads

Legend
So what size Mizuno would equal a Diadora 10? From the post, it would seem an 11 - which is crazy
Yeah it’s weird, but as you can see the 9.5 Diadora is like a millimeter or two shorter than the Mizuno 10.5. Not sure if the Mizunos fit small or what, opposite of the Diadoras. I think I’d go by foot width and personal reference. PP said he likes his shoes super snug and locked in so 9.5 probably better. I’ve actually never tried the 10 in the Mizunos because here in Europe I always experienced a 44 being a 10, so I ordered a 44 in the Mizunos without paying attention, they felt good so I began playing in them, and only much later on did I look at the tongue and go, wait, what!? 10.5!? And realized there are little discrepancies in the shoe companies and their corresponding sizes.
 

Power Player

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Yeah it’s weird, but as you can see the 9.5 Diadora is like a millimeter or two shorter than the Mizuno 10.5. Not sure if the Mizunos fit small or what, opposite of the Diadoras. I think I’d go by foot width and personal reference. PP said he likes his shoes super snug and locked in so 9.5 probably better. I’ve actually never tried the 10 in the Mizunos because here in Europe I always experienced a 44 being a 10, so I ordered a 44 in the Mizunos without paying attention, they felt good so I began playing in them, and only much later on did I look at the tongue and go, wait, what!? 10.5!? And realized there are little discrepancies in the shoe companies and their corresponding sizes.
Yeah I never have worn tennis shoes in size 10. I had to wear Vapors and Asics in 9.5 due to being narrow. It was not optimal due to their lengthened and pointy toe box, but not shoe that I have found totally is. I suspect that the Mizunos may be too narrow if I went down to size 9, so I am hoping 9.5 should work for me.

The reason I stayed with the SCB was that I could wear them in size 9 and the toebox fit was the best I have experienced. If i could put that toebox on these Diadoras, it would be the best shoe ever. But since I can't, I have to try different shoes and see what is best. If the 9.5 Mizunos are not too long, I think I will be in good shape there. Then I can demo both shoes and over time really have an understanding of what is best for me.

Of course by that time, they will probably put out new models and I will have to start this madness again..lol.

Curious what socks you all have tried and if you notice any differences there? I can't wear thicker than average socks in the Diadoras, but luckily I don't need thin ones either, so I have some options. I suspect that rules out the Thorlos which are supposed to be amazing for blisters or callouses. Not sure if anyone knows there. I should have the Solincos tomorrow or Saturday so I can report on how they play in the Diadoras.

Currently am wearing Adidas tennis socks that come in a 3 pack and cost like $13. They are surprisingly nice, but I don't know much about tennis sock quality. I just know I hate their fancy ones that are super thin and feel like a base layer or something. I have a pair of those and never wear them - too thin and almost pointless, imo .
 

JGads

Legend
Yeah I never have worn tennis shoes in size 10. I had to wear Vapors and Asics in 9.5 due to being narrow. It was not optimal due to their lengthened and pointy toe box, but not shoe that I have found totally is. I suspect that the Mizunos may be too narrow if I went down to size 9, so I am hoping 9.5 should work for me.

The reason I stayed with the SCB was that I could wear them in size 9 and the toebox fit was the best I have experienced. If i could put that toebox on these Diadoras, it would be the best shoe ever. But since I can't, I have to try different shoes and see what is best. If the 9.5 Mizunos are not too long, I think I will be in good shape there. Then I can demo both shoes and over time really have an understanding of what is best for me.

Of course by that time, they will probably put out new models and I will have to start this madness again..lol.

Curious what socks you all have tried and if you notice any differences there? I can't wear thicker than average socks in the Diadoras, but luckily I don't need thin ones either, so I have some options. I suspect that rules out the Thorlos which are supposed to be amazing for blisters or callouses. Not sure if anyone knows there. I should have the Solincos tomorrow or Saturday so I can report on how they play in the Diadoras.

Currently am wearing Adidas tennis socks that come in a 3 pack and cost like $13. They are surprisingly nice, but I don't know much about tennis sock quality. I just know I hate their fancy ones that are super thin and feel like a base layer or something. I have a pair of those and never wear them - too thin and almost pointless, imo .
Here in Europe the best ones I have found so far are the TW/Fitsock collaboration they sell at TWE. It has tennis specific thicker spots in the right places for a player, and is thinner like a normal sock where you don't need anything extra. And they feel like basic cotton socks - I know exactly what you mean by those "fancy" socks that advertise moisture wicking and such; I slide around in shoes with those things on. TWE hasn't any more of that TW sock in my size in awhile so I'm glad I have enough to hold me over. Tecnifibre socks are nice, too. In the summer I prefer playing in no shows when possible but it's really hard to find good no-shows for tennis. Sometimes I use some no-show sports socks from Champs and double up on them for enough support. Usually I prefer not to double up on socks but when the callus/blister situation is bad sometimes I have to for extra protection.
 
The mizunos and sole court boost both were the same size for me sz 11. But I'll just warn you, the mizunos only lasted two months for me (toe drag left shoe). And the sole was wearing badly as well. Other than durability though, they are awesome shoes.
 

djNEiGht

Hall of Fame
My friend, I've got you covered. Based on the talk in here I got all hot and bothered yesterday and ordered the shoes from a local spot, and lo and behold they showed up today via courier. I think I'm going to send them back, though, and stick with the Mizunos and my Asics for now.

The Diadoras have that thing that really bothers me in so many shoes these days, the 'funneling' effect of the toes, as if I were an elf. One of the commenters of the clay version on tennis warehouse customer feedback mentioned Diadora changing the toebox angle on this version, sharpening it, which worried me, and sure enough I found this to be irksome with my foot. Wearing them around I can tell that this isn't quite as sharp as, say, the Wilson Rush Pro 3s were and maybe they'd be fine once broken in, but the last couple of toes are in fact getting run into by the angle of the shoe (big toe and second toe, meanwhile, have plenty of room).

Maybe this would break in and be totally fine in play, but I don't think I'm willing to find out at this point. Might return and maybe snag these later on if they're on a sale, or perhaps the Fly version. Anyway, I've made some pics to illustrate what I'm talking about. As you'll see, the Mizunos I like because it's a much straighter last, the toebox more rounded out rather than sharply inward. The Asics Speeds, which I added in the second pic, are directly in between the two as far as the toebox angle thing is concerned, with the Diardora having the sharpest inward tilt.

Which brings me to your sizing question: pictured are a Mizuno 44, which they call a US 10.5, beside the Diadora 43, which they call a US 9.5 (The Diadora '44' is a 10 and the Mizuno 44 is a 10.5 - these companies are drunk). As you can see, length wise the Mizuno US 10.5 is just barely longer than the Diadora US 9.5. I was ideally a 9.5 US in the SCB and a 10.5 in these Mizunos. If you were a 9 in the SCB, then I think the 9.5 Mizunos may be your sweet spot but if possible I would just order both a 9.5 and a 10 for an at home try on to see which fits you best and send back the other.

Pics below. Paper towel is there to protect the dirt from the floor because as you can see the Mizunos are caked with clay. Lined them up at the heel with the help of the racquet to best get the proper judge of length. Last pic is of the two shoes on my feet.

Diadoras do feel nice, however there is slight heel slippage in the heel so I'd have to go to the second eyelet and maybe even a runner's loop. Mizunos are actually more secure in the heel with just the first eyelet, no coming up out of the shoe, I think because they're not as wide there in the opening.






I'm liking the toe box of the MIzuno but the mid foot of the Diadora
 

JGads

Legend
I'm liking the toe box of the MIzuno but the mid foot of the Diadora
Meaning from the pic or you have both?

I could see that being the case, though. Both have fantastic heel cushioning and it feels like the Diadora feels a bit more uniform, cushion wise, from back to front. The Mizunos get more minimalist at the forefoot but nowhere near as minimalist as a Vapor or an Uber. Still some support up there, just not nearly the spring you feel in the heel. Both of these shoes may really have their pluses. Well, I can tell you the Mizunos definitely do. Durability not the biggest concern for me, more worried about performance.

Considering the heel coming up out of the 5s a little bit I am wondering if those Fly 3s might work better for my particular foot.

Forgot to mention: the Asics in the above pic are a 10.5 - went up a half to better accommodate width. And as you can see the Mizuno 10.5 is shorter than the Asics 10.5. So indeed the Mizunos run a tad small, the Diadoras way big.
 

djNEiGht

Hall of Fame
Meaning from the pic or you have both?

I could see that being the case, though. Both have fantastic heel cushioning and it feels like the Diadora feels a bit more uniform, cushion wise, from back to front. The Mizunos get more minimalist at the forefoot but nowhere near as minimalist as a Vapor or an Uber. Still some support up there, just not nearly the spring you feel in the heel. Both of these shoes may really have their pluses. Well, I can tell you the Mizunos definitely do. Durability not the biggest concern for me, more worried about performance.

Considering the heel coming up out of the 5s a little bit I am wondering if those Fly 3s might work better for my particular foot.

Forgot to mention: the Asics in the above pic are a 10.5 - went up a half to better accommodate width. And as you can see the Mizuno 10.5 is shorter than the Asics 10.5. So indeed the Mizunos run a tad small, the Diadoras way big.
from the picture alone.

I have a few shoes I think I'm going to burn through first that I've gotten from replacement warranty or sales. I do feel my feet have changed through out the years. I am keen on trying the MIzuno and the new Diadoras though...
 

Power Player

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Meaning from the pic or you have both?

I could see that being the case, though. Both have fantastic heel cushioning and it feels like the Diadora feels a bit more uniform, cushion wise, from back to front. The Mizunos get more minimalist at the forefoot but nowhere near as minimalist as a Vapor or an Uber. Still some support up there, just not nearly the spring you feel in the heel. Both of these shoes may really have their pluses. Well, I can tell you the Mizunos definitely do. Durability not the biggest concern for me, more worried about performance.

Considering the heel coming up out of the 5s a little bit I am wondering if those Fly 3s might work better for my particular foot.

Forgot to mention: the Asics in the above pic are a 10.5 - went up a half to better accommodate width. And as you can see the Mizuno 10.5 is shorter than the Asics 10.5. So indeed the Mizunos run a tad small, the Diadoras way big.
Do you play on hardcourt much over there? I forgot to ask. That is one huge advantage for me having a pair of Diadoras. I have not seen any Har-tru here - its all hardcourt all the time.
 

JGads

Legend
Do you play on hardcourt much over there? I forgot to ask. That is one huge advantage for me having a pair of Diadoras. I have not seen any Har-tru here - its all hardcourt all the time.
Yeah, both. Recently I was trying to make the GR8s work for me as the hardcourt grinder shoe but it was too much effort with the various issues. Thankfully here Asics allows for 60 day satisfaction-guarantee returns if you sign up to their free "one" membership so I'm able to send them back. I believe Mizuno also offers this 30 day satisfaction guarantee back in the States - can send them back used and abused if not happy. Or at least they did when they first came out. Worth looking into since they're coming your way.
 

Rabbit

G.O.A.T.
I pulled the trigger on the speed 5 white color. I got a 10.5 as suggested. I wear an 11 in mizuno exceed 4.

Can anyone comment on the durability yet? Really glad they offer the 6 month warranty.
Durability is fantastic. I'm on my 3rd pair of Blue Shields. I started wearing the 3. For my money, there just isn't a better shoe. As @FloridaAG so correctly pointed out these shoes have the comfort of tennis shoes from my youth. I love them. The closest thing to them, but not as comfortable, is the Fila shoe sans all the cushioning. I really tried to like the NB 996, but it just doesn't have the cushioning that these do. Great shoe and I'm really glad to see them develop a following.
 

JGads

Legend
Durability is fantastic. I'm on my 3rd pair of Blue Shields. I started wearing the 3. For my money, there just isn't a better shoe. As @FloridaAG so correctly pointed out these shoes have the comfort of tennis shoes from my youth. I love them. The closest thing to them, but not as comfortable, is the Fila shoe sans all the cushioning. I really tried to like the NB 996, but it just doesn't have the cushioning that these do. Great shoe and I'm really glad to see them develop a following.
Fila Axilus? No cushioning there? If so good to know as I can cross it off my curiosity list. Agree on the 996 - it was close to being great as a speed shoe, but in the end only doable for me on clay because of the lack of cushioning.
 

Power Player

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About 10 hours in with this shoe and for me its a keeper. Really good comfort even when my legs are tired from long sessions back to back. It it perfect? Not quite as I prefer a wider and shorter toebox. But that said, I have never once felt hindered on the court, and the cushion is really on another level. Just wide enough to give me a really nice snug fit so I'm not sliding around in the shoe. I don't notice any blisters or callouses so I think I am good there, I will monitor that.

But I do have the Mizunos coming and I plan to alternate the shoes as long as the Mizunos pass the fit test. Looking forward to trying those and seeing which I prefer over time.
 

JGads

Legend
About 10 hours in with this shoe and for me its a keeper. Really good comfort even when my legs are tired from long sessions back to back. It it perfect? Not quite as I prefer a wider and shorter toebox. But that said, I have never once felt hindered on the court, and the cushion is really on another level. Just wide enough to give me a really nice snug fit so I'm not sliding around in the shoe. I don't notice any blisters or callouses so I think I am good there, I will monitor that.

But I do have the Mizunos coming and I plan to alternate the shoes as long as the Mizunos pass the fit test. Looking forward to trying those and seeing which I prefer over time.
Good to hear. Is the heel staying in place or do you need to runner’s loop the laces?
 

FloridaAG

Professional
Added Thorlo tennis max socks to.my set up - have not worn them in years - now a perfect set up for me. Max cushion and I dont notice the weight and felt super fast today. Unless they wear out super fast, I have found what I have been searching for in these shoes
 

Power Player

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Good to hear. Is the heel staying in place or do you need to runner’s loop the laces?
No runners loop for me. Zero slippage. Honestly, I don't think too much about the shoe at all when I play, which is a great sign.

I ordered two more pairs of Solinco socks and I also got two pairs of Thorlo Level 1s to try as well. Cleaning out my old socks and going with new ones.
 

JGads

Legend
No runners loop for me. Zero slippage. Honestly, I don't think too much about the shoe at all when I play, which is a great sign.

I ordered two more pairs of Solinco socks and I also got two pairs of Thorlo Level 1s to try as well. Cleaning out my old socks and going with new ones.
You are really getting your house in order for this league season. Head to frame to toe. Love it.
 

Power Player

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You are really getting your house in order for this league season. Head to frame to toe. Love it.
Yessir. The only reason I can accept losing a match is if the opponent was better. No fatigue due to lack of fitness, no cramping (calf sleeves have been a godsend), no sun in my face (Oakley Flak 2.0), and no ankle/foot pain from bad fitting shoes.

Probably should have made these adjustments a long time ago, but this CO weather has rejuvenated me..lol.
 

Power Player

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Quick update, I got the Mizunos and really like these as well. Less cushioning, but very light and comfortable and a good fit on the court. If I had to choose 1 right now it would probably be them but its a close call. The diadoras add a lot of comfort to the equation and playing on hardcourts all the time, it is good to work them in during the week.

All in all, both are great shoes and both seem to fit me pretty well. Each are a little long but not enough to affect me on the court.

Ill update after a few weeks of play with both shoes.
 
I think you will change your mind on the mizunos after three months when they are worn out. I got my speed 5 yesterday and I'm very pleased. They seem way more durable especially with toe dragging. And the forefoot cushioning is a plus. Btw i went a half size down and they fit great
 

Power Player

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I think you will change your mind on the mizunos after three months when they are worn out. I got my speed 5 yesterday and I'm very pleased. They seem way more durable especially with toe dragging. And the forefoot cushioning is a plus. Btw i went a half size down and they fit great
Yeah maybe so. I play pretty light on my feet so I don’t wear my shoes down super fast though. Also my feet are wide so I just don’t have that many options.

Having both pairs to figure out over time is a great scenario for me.
 

FloridaAG

Professional
Yeah maybe so. I play pretty light on my feet so I don’t wear my shoes down super fast though. Also my feet are wide so I just don’t have that many options.

Having both pairs to figure out over time is a great scenario for me.
Will definitely be interested in your thoughts. Assuming these are reasonably durable, I will be very happy with these and likely stay in them unless there is a big change. Fit and cushioning is just about perfect. I am hard on shoes and 2 weeks in they are not showing much wear. About 24 hours on court Inwould guess
 

tomato123

Professional
I'm also about a week and a half in with about 9-10 hours of hard court singles and doubles and I've been satisfied. This is the only shoe in the last year where I'm actually not saying "it would be perfect only if it didn't have this one problem." I've accepted the fact that there probably isn't a "perfect" shoe for me with my host of issues and unlucky foot genes, and all the features of the Diadoras range from "good" to "great" for me. It's nice to not think about my shoes at any point during an outing and this has provided that.
 
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