Whether you need the motivation of an upcoming race to get on your bike, or you just love to escape the city and pedal long, solitary roads, the Diadora Trivex Plus II Shoes will provide the comfort and performance you need for long hours in the saddle, but at a price point that will avoid any budgetary arguments with your significant other.
The Diadora Trivex Plus II Shoes come in a men’s and a women’s version, though the only difference is that the women’s is shaped along the specifications of a women’s last. Both options are meant to have a race fit, which has a tapered forefoot, roomy mid-section and an ergonomically designed heel to ensure support and retention. The uppers are made from what Diadora calls their Morpho A.M.Cage made from an anti-stretch Air Mesh Suprell-Tech microfiber to ensure the foot will have a ventilated but secure form around it. The supple though stable material is then fastened with the ratchet and then two dual ring Velcro closures. The dual ring makes it possible to work with wider or narrower feet, and especially for that common phenomenon of when one of our feet is wider than the other. The insole is made from an anti-stretch EVA foam, so that it will be able to conform to your foot’s shape and required arch support.
The sole for the Trivex Plus II Shoes is made using Diadora’s Diapan Technology. That means that the composite reinforced nylon soles have a special design with a “space frame” that reduces weight and the thickness required to offer the right amount of rigidity. Sections of the frame are hollowed out to work with the synthetic net fiber mesh that provides a breathable and impermeable membrane for ventilation underneath the foot. Around the cleat area, they have added a “high grip finish” that will offer a touch more durability in that susceptible to punishment pedal/cleat interface area. The three-hole cleat configuration will fit just about any road pedal out there, though for Speedplay four-hole cleats you will need a the Speedplay base plate to accommodate the three-hole nature of the soles. The sole rates a medium six on the rigidity scale, slotting into the long-haul category of shoe comfort. The heel pad is removable and provides an anti-slip function that will help you keep your footing even in the most basic French loo. The pad is made from Duratech rubber that not only is very tacky on slippery surfaces, but highly resistant to abrasive tarmac. A single screw fixes the heel pad to the sole, and is easily removed from the inside by lifting up the insole.
Few things can ruin a ride faster than sore feet. With the Diadora Trivex Plus II Shoes you will have the confidence that your tootsies will be comfy enough for the long haul and the short commute alike.