Diadora Geko Shoes

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[Sep 28, 2013]
Nick F

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Price/Quality

Weakness:

None

I bought several pairs of this shoe, when they were new. I no longer mountain bike, but have a fresh new pair in size 11. [email protected]

[Jun 11, 2008]
thubeav
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Fit. Moderate cost. They are comfortable and adjustable with the laces and strap combination.
They have held up well with less than perfect care and maintenance. Hose em off and dry em in the sun.

Weakness:

Some don't like the lack of stiffness. I need some flex in my shoe for hike a bike sections. I can't hike a bike in dodgey carbon slippers. But I have these and wear them for more predictable rides.

Excellent shoe. Is this even made now? (6/11/08)
I like not paying good money for a decent shoe. Then I can save this extra bit for jerseys and parts. Whoo Hoo!.
Extra chilis for economy.

Similar Products Used:

Shimano. SIDI. Lake.

[Jul 03, 2003]
Marcus Seywerd
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

The shoe fits really damn good especially when you only have to dish out 60 bones for something like this. I'll be honest and say that I didn't expect much for the price, but these shoes have gone above and beyond the call of duty. I have beat the hell out of these so far and they are holding up. VERY worth it...five flaming poops for these shoes.

Weakness:

None so far.

Buy these shoes if you want a good performing durable shoe. Don't buy them if you believe rainbow-bright-italian-shoes make you look like a better rider.

Similar Products Used:

High end shimano shoes...I forgot what the number was.

[Jun 15, 2003]
Gabhan Chalmers
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Solid shoe and sole, adjustable cleat, laces + straps = move doesn't move at all, looks sweet

Weakness:

None so far

A great shoe for not too much. A great alternative to overpriced Shimanos.

[Jun 14, 2003]
gotwalp
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Very Durable, Good FItting, Takes a Beating

Weakness:

Broke cleat plates from lack of maintenance.

I put these shoes through a lott of crap. Mud, sand, lots of water (creek crossings). The actual shoe has held up amazingly in these conditions (better than my jalapenos which fell apart from the saem abuse). after 14 months of putting the shoes away wet and letting the cleat plates rust up (probably should have srayed some wd-40 on them after the rides), the plate finally broke. It was easily replaceable. New cleat plate, new spds, just like new shoes. Highly recommended!

Similar Products Used:

Diadora Jalepeno

[Sep 18, 2007]
Joshua Kebschull
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Solid Durable Construction with solid materials, Versitile lacing/velcro strap combination allows for perfect fit.

Weakness:

They dont make the model or replacement/upgrade model anymore. Finding a Diadora dealer could be difficult because in all reality you want to try a show on before you buy it. Shoes arent really for online purchase. Just like pretty much all other shoes, they start breaking down...but this was over 5 years later

I really wish Diadora would bring back the Geko. They were an extrememly durable low profile shoe that did not rub on the ankle at any movement extention. They werent the lightest shoe but the stability on and off the bike and everything about the shoe was absolutely perfect. The new models were unimpressive with fit and durability. There was no drawbacks to this show accept for weight but it wasnt really a problem atleast for me and the fact that they were discontinued.

Similar Products Used:

Went through a couple pair of Sidi, Specialized, Sette, and shimano

[May 19, 2003]
Phillip Hughes
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

Comfortable, color, strong sole

Weakness:

Durability (my cleat plates broke in less than 1 year!) and repairablity (it took MAJOR surgery to get remove the broken cleat plates) and I'm ahving trouble finding replacements

Steer clear of these unless you want to purchase new shoes each year! They may be OK for less agressive riders.

Similar Products Used:

Specialized

[Nov 17, 2003]
Marcus Tebbs
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

No gordy colours, comfortable, easy to clean

Weakness:

none that i have found yet

Good shoe, don't look like someone sprayed graffiti on them when i stopped at some lights in a dodgy area. Be carefull if using clip ins for the first time, remember to unclip before you break, or you fall over and look a fool, these words and bruises are from experience. OUCH.

Similar Products Used:

Trainers

[May 17, 2007]
courtney vogt
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

good looking, stiff but not too stiff, laces + velcro + tongue to hide laces

Weakness:

I have a fairly wide foot for a woman and at times I can feel a squeeze in my toes

I bought these at a consignment store for an unbeatable price. They were used MAYBE once, as the sticker on the inner footbed was still readable. To tell the truth, I got them because they fit well and I was a beginner and just needed bike shoes. I have been very satisfied as I ride harder and more aggressivly all the time and these babies always feel great. They do feel better when I lace loosly and velcro tightly. I have a wide foot though. I highly recommend them.

[Aug 11, 2002]
Jan Jungnitsch
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Good fit (depends on the feet, oh really)

Weakness:

You can feel the pedal (cleat) slightly

I'm conviced about the shoe since my first ride. I used a Shimano Shoe for 6 years. Then I bought a Specialized, which didn't really fit. The toebox is too wide for my feet.
This shoe has enough room for the toes but is tight enough for effective pedaling.
This shoe is good for the engaged mtb-rider. But it has to fit (sure).

Similar Products Used:

Shimano SH-085

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