Shoe Review: Diadora Equipe Atomo

A side view of the men's Diadora Equipe Atomo.

Fashion meets function in the new Diadora Equipe Atomo.

Diadora’s latest creation, the Equipe Atomo, features a lively midsole and a durable outsole topped off with a breathable, lightweight upper.

The Equipe Atomo is the first performance running shoe to be made in Italy in over thirty years. Thoughtful designs on the exterior of the shoes pay tribute to the brand’s Italian heritage.

Fleet Feet reviewers tested these shoes on long runs, recovery days and tempo miles. Here’s everything you need to know about the Diadora Equipe Atomo.

Tech Specs

Diadora Equipe Atomo


7.0 oz (W), 8.8 oz (M)


5 mm




Daily training


Road, Track

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DD Anima Foam Boosts Responsiveness

The heels of the women's Diadora Equipe Atomo.

The Diadora Equipe Atomo is a comfortable yet responsive shoe, featuring a thick, cushy midsole and a durable outsole.

The midsole is created with DD Anima Foam, an EVA blended compound that provides excellent shock absorption and increased durability while remaining lightweight and springy.

The result is a comfortable and supportive ride with enough responsiveness to pick up the pace.

“The cushion is lightweight and firm without being hard. It gives the shoe a responsive feel on the run, and they’re equally comfortable for walking in style,” one reviewer says.

The outsole features a Duratech 5000 compound in the heel and forefoot, adding exceptional durability and traction.

Some reviewers noticed that the fit of the Equipe Atomo runs smaller than other Diadora shoes, which is something to note if you’re usually between sizes.

Sleek Upper Adds Style

The men's Diadora Equipe Atomo.

A sleek, lightweight upper infused with unique designs tops off the Diadora Equipe Atomo.

Made with a breathable engineered air mesh nylon, the upper wraps comfortably around your foot to create a secure, lockdown fit.

A thick, plush tongue and a padded heel collar add comfort without weighing you down.

“I love the lightweight mesh upper, the plush tongue and padded heel collar. It all wraps nicely around my foot and adds comfort without any bulk or weight,” one reviewer says.

The Diadora Equipe Atomo features just one colorway, blue for the men’s and white for the women’s. A gold logo with red, white and green accents jazz up the exterior. A small Italian flag on each of the outer heels pays homage to the shoe’s Italian craftsmanship.

“I like the small details, like the pull tab on the back and the padded tongue that’s the perfect length. A lot of shoe tongues are too short but this one has ample padding and the length makes it easy to pull the shoe on,” says one reviewer.

Final Thoughts

The Diadora Equipe Atomo features the perfect blend of cushion and responsiveness, making for a versatile training shoe.

Made with a responsive midsole and a lightweight upper, the Diadora Equipe Atomo can handle picking up the pace. A thick slab of cushioning and a plush upper ensure complete comfortability on all of your runs.

“They’re cushioned, but much sleeker and lighter than the other Diadora shoes I have tried. I would definitely add these to my regular rotation for easy runs and long runs,” says one reviewer.

Whether you’re gearing up for a tempo effort or taking a recovery walk, the Diadora Equipe Atomo will get you there in style.

The women's Diadora Equipe Atomo.

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