Diadora’s signature cushioning system, Blushield, continues to shine in the Volo 2. Blushield midsole foam soaks up impact like a sponge, protecting your joints from pounding during landings. The Blushield foam sits on top of a morpho base, mimicking the shape of your foot to provide smooth transitions and supportive stability.
Reviewers appreciated the plush feel.
“I wore them for a 5 mile recovery run and they were just what I needed. They’re soft enough for my feet to sink into them, but I didn’t feel like I had to dig myself out of them either. I liked how they felt so plush and cushioned all over but not too heavy or clunky,” Caroline says.
Some reviewers noticed that the shoe feels noticeably firmer than other Diadora shoes.
“The Volo has a soft step-in feel, but on the run the ride feels much more firm. They felt smooth and stable on a 5-mile recovery day,” Kate says.
Diadora shaved almost a full ounce of weight off the latest version of the Volo, making for a more enjoyable ride.
The outsole features a Duratech 5000 rubber in the heel, which frequently experiences the most wear and tear. A softer blown rubber is used in the forefoot to increase flexibility, making transitions feel silky smooth.
“The shoe rolls along quite well once you’re used to it. Plus, it feels pretty light given its size and has excellent traction,” Nate says.