Using Diadora's expertise gained from producing millions of football, running, tennis and leisure shoes the Ergo plus has no unnecessary frills. The split upper has a small neoprene tongue to make it easy to put on, and a basic combination of two Velcro straps and a ratchet give all that's needed to stop your foot shifting on the move.
The fit is roomier than a Proracer but the is length slightly less for the same sized shoe, so beware when ordering. The two front Velcro straps are very tenacious and the trusty ratchet system used on more expensive models (and the Cannondale RE5000) can be trimmed single-handedly with a bit of practice.
As with all non-carbon soles there's some flex but overall, especially considering how flexible most shoes were 10 years ago, the Ergos are still pretty stiff. At £85 these are a great all-round shoe for commuting, training and racing. The built-up heel and toe area also make these a practical shoe for credit card touring where some walking/scuttling is needed.
You can fit SPD/ATAC cleats too so this is a good option for mountain bikers who want to use the same pedal system on all bikes. The Ergo is very good valuefor- money when compared with the Nike Altea which costs £25 more for the full carbon sole difference.