Shoe Review: Diadora Mythos Blushield 6

A profile view of the men's Diadora Mythos

The Diadora Mythos Blushield 6 defies myth by delivering plush comfort and snappy response to your daily runs.

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Diadora’s signature Blushield technology takes center stage to minimize overpronation and provide support throughout the shoe. A lightweight mesh upper and plush cushioning make the Mythos 6 instantly comfortable, perfect for daily miles.

Tech Specs

Diadora Mythos Blushield 6

Weight

9.3 oz (W) 11.4 oz (M)

Drop

10 mm

Category

Neutral

Use

Daily training

Surface

Road, Track

Designers updated the upper and fabric throughout the heel collar and tongue to create an even more comfortable feel that eliminates chafing and rubbing.

Our review team put the Diadora Mythos 6 to the test over recovery runs and daily miles.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Diadora Mythos Blushield 6.

Redesigned Upper More Supportive Than Ever

Our reviewers were psyched to try out the Diadora Mythos 6 for its reputation as a super-plush shoe. Safe to say, we weren’t disappointed.

A pair of Diadora running shoes

“I was definitely excited to try these because I know Diadora are always super plush,” says one reviewer. “These shoes have a big slab of cushion under the foot and you can actually see the “blue shield” technology in a little window at the bottom.”

The Mythos 6 sticks with the engineered air mesh used in previous models, but enhances the fit and feel of the fabric in this update.

Reviewers found the most noticeable difference in the smooth material used to coat the padding in the heel collar and tongue.

“The padded tongue and heel collar work really well together to lock your foot in place without suffocating it or limiting the flexibility of your ankle,” says one reviewer.

By using a smoother fabric, the heel collar chafes and rubs less, so you can feel even greater comfort as you run.

A pair of Diadora Mythos running shoes

While the midfoot and heel collar remain secure and supportive, the Mythos 6 expands at the toe box to accommodate natural toe splay, providing even greater stability for landings and toe-offs.

The engineered mesh is both plush and ventilated, creating a sock-like feel as you step into the shoe.

“I absolutely loved how plush the upper is. The upper mesh is really lightweight but also very huggy for a really supported feel, and still remains breathable,” says one reviewer.

You can further dial in the fit of your Mythos 6’s thanks to an extended lacing system that offers an extra eyelet closer to the ankle.

One reviewer had some slipping at the ankle while using the traditional lacing system, but she was able to find a more secure fit with the use of the extra eyelet.

“When I used the marathon loops I no longer noticed slipping at the heel while I was running,” she says.

Blushield Offers Gentle Stability, Responsive Pop

Close view of Blushield technology

The Diadora Mythos 6 is great for individuals with both neutral and overpronated gaits.

The Mythos 6 doesn’t force your foot into an unnatural motion while you run, thanks to the inherent stability in the morpho base of the shoe.

Instead, Diadora implements their patented CCB medial stabilizer to provide extra support to the inner part of your foot and prevent uneven wearing.

The CCB stabilizing system works with the Blushield midsole foam to stabilize your run while offering excellent shock absorption and cushion.

“I definitely felt more stiffness in the midsole in these compared to the Volo, but they didn’t feel like they were overcorrecting my gait,” says one reviewer. “They feel slightly more responsive because of it, which is great.”

The Blushield foam lays on top of a tall bed of morpho EVA foam that creates a plush, soft feel underfoot.

“As soon as I started running I could tell how soft these shoes really were. It felt like I was running on sponges,” says one reviewer.

The outsole of the Diadora Mythos running shoes

Alongside Diadora’s unique stability elements, the outsole on the Mythos 6 works to add durability to the shoe, helping to prevent uneven wearing that can cause strain and discomfort to pronating feet.

The outsole and lower portion of the midsole provides a wider base for landings and take-offs, which adds inherent stability to your run.

“The ride was easy and rolling, and I felt like I had plenty of room for natural movement in my forefoot which just helps stabilize the ride,” says one reviewer.

Designers constructed the outsole with Duratech 5000 rubber in the heel and midfoot for optimal shock absorption, and used a softer, blown rubber under the toe to reduce the overall weight of the shoe.

Final Thoughts

Whether you’re a Diadora fanatic or looking for a do-it-all stability shoe, the Diadora Blushield Mythos 6 is the shoe for you.

The air mesh engineered mesh upper is ultralight and breathable, and works with Diadora’s OrthoLite footbed to create a supremely ventilated shoe.

Blushield technology and a CCB post system works to stabilize your foot as you run, providing essential support around the medial side of the foot, making the Mythos 6 an excellent shoe for overpronators.

“I will definitely be wearing these on more runs in the future! They are great for daily training, especially because of the durable outsole,” says one reviewer.

Our reviewers recommend the Blushield Mythos 6 for long runs, recovery runs and walks.