Diadora Mythos Blushield Hip 5 Shoe Review
Diadora is a newer brand in the running world. Diadora is an Italian brand, with its headquarters in Philadelphia.
Diadora is best known for both lifestyle, tennis, and soccer shoes, but the quality of any Diadora running shoe is every bit as good as other brands. I’ve reviewed a couple of Diadora shoes, including the Diadora Mythos Elite TRX and Diadora Fly Shoe Review.
Diadora Mythos Blushield Hip 5 Quick Facts:
Weight: 9 oz
Heel to Toe Drop: 10 mm
Diadora Mythos Blushield Hip 5 Fit:
The Diadora Mythos Blushield Hip 5 has a two-tone engineered air mesh upper. It’s made of nylon and also has transparent transfer. One thing I appreciate is how the upper of the Diadora Mythos Blushield Hip 5 is made with iridescent details to make it more visible at night. Many of Diadora models now have that feature.
As a brand, Diadora has a slightly wider last than many other brands. I typically wear between a 10-11 wide. I find the Diadora Mythos Blushield Hip 5 size 10.5 to be great.
Diadora Mythos Blushield Hip 5 Ride:
Diadora is like a giant, soft, marshmallow under your foot. I appreciate all of the cushion and how my foot just sinks in. Not just with the Diadora Mythos Blushield Hip 5, but all of the shoes are soft.
Diadora uses “BlueShield technology” in their shoes. Each brand uses a different type of technology they deem the best. For example, Asics uses gel, adidas uses boost, etc.
What is Blushield Technology?
Blushield is soft and durable. Diadora Blushield combines reactivity and cushioning.
The morpho base is carved following the shape of the foot. This allows the foot to maintain its natural anatomy when rolling through the gait cycle.
Together with the Blushield cushioning and Morpho base, Diadora Mythos Blushield Hip 5 minimizes imbalances in the foot. This is helpful if your feet are doing slightly different things and don’t want to overcorrect one problem. For instance, if one foot pronates.
The sole of the Diadora Mythos Blushield Hip 5 uses “Duratec 5000”. Duratec 5000 is a durable compound in the heel area that helps with traction and durability. I’ve found the Diadora Mythos Blushield Hip 5 to be great for miserable weather days. We haven’t had too many icy days this winter, but I appreciate the traction when we do.
I’ve done a few different runs in the Diadora Mythos Blushield Blushield Hip 5 and have found it to be best for easy and recovery days. My favorite days to use it are either recovery run days, easy runs on the treadmill or treadmill days. Much like the Hoka Bondi 6, I appreciate how my foot sinks into the shoe and my body doesn’t feel as banged up.
Diadora Mythos Blushield Hip 5 Conclusion:
I like the Diadora Mythos Blushield Blushield Hip 5 and I find it makes a great recovery shoe, if not one of my favorite of the year. I appreciate how soft and cushioned it is. If you are looking for an easy run shoe, the Diadora Mythos Blushield Blushield Hip 5 is a great option.
Finally, The Diadora Mythos Blushield Hip 5 is exclusively available in run specialty. If you are local, RunningCo. of Haddonfield, Philly Runner, North Wales Running Company, and Runners High carry the Diadora Mythos Mythos Blushield Hip 5.
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