Diadora are back with a new, rather full-flavored release, the first we have seen from the Italian company in a while. There are a lot of visuals behind the Evoluzione K Pro GX 14 and it is a boot that features plenty of Diadora’s key technology. The first release in the series comes in a Black/Yellow Fluo colorway and to get your hands on the heritage release, they retail for $160.
Even though the upper has a pretty futuristic look, it is basically just a K-leather upper with a splash of paint work. The yellow stripes along the front of the boot don’t add to performance, they are simply there to make the boot look pretty! I have always been a fan of Diadora’s uppers, particularly on releases like the Maracana, and this version features a water resistant, ultra soft and lightweight. The boot itself weighs in at 9.6oz, which is just above average weight of a release.
NET Breathing System
Obviously, the NET Breathing System needs to get it’s own entire section, seeing as it is the latest technological advancement in the footwear industry. Its purpose is to keep your feet dry and cool by allowing maximum breathability through a waterproof soleplate. Once you think about it, the concept of allowing your feet to breath in a waterproof environment seems pretty unattainable. There are several layers involved in making it happen, including a synthetic fiber net and a breathable, waterproof membrane that improve breathability while keeping moisture out. Read more about NET Breathing System on the DD Eleven review.