DMT (Diamant) has been designing cycling footwear since 1978. But it doesn't do it alone. DMT has over 200 athletes in all disciplines of cycling that it uses to test and provide input before products are marketed to the public. Its Vega Look Road Shoes are the result of seven years of research, design, and development, and they are the road shoe of choice for World Champion Philippe Gilbert.
Starting from the bottom up, the Vegas were constructed on an Airtech Carbon sole. This sole was fashioned from a monocoque mold, much the same as high-end carbon frames, which eliminates the heel counter and smoothly wraps the foot. The carbon used was UD FAW:150 — a fiber most often used in the aerospace industry for its strength and resistance to impact. This sole is a single layer and it "breathes" through a front opening that is protected with a nylon mesh. Micro holes 3mm in diameter aid in the breathability of the soles. Additionally, the rear heel studs are replaceable, and the bottoms feature a sandpaper finish to prevent slipping. The insole was constructed of perforated polypropylene. These perforations work in conjunction with the soles for maximum breathability.
The uppers of the Vegas were constructed from a combination of DMT proprietary Micro1 and Micro Air Cell fabrics. The Micro1 is a 1mm thick microfiber that is seamlessly applied to the uppers. This not only reduces weight, but the minimal seaming makes them exceptionally comfortable. Combined with the Micro1 is the Micro Air Cell. This nylon mesh is virtually transparent and allows for maximum airflow through its honeycomb structure. These two materials are thermofixed to each other for a smooth, yet durable, upper. The tongue was constructed from Micro1 with micro holes, which was patterned to the contours of the foot. A hook-and-loop strap secures the position of the tongue inside the shoe so that it doesn't slip while you ride.
The DMT Vegas are secured with the dual-BOA closure system. These durable and lightweight rotors are matched with stainless steel thread for a secure fit.
It should be noted that the Vega Looks are named this because they are Look cleat-compatible only. They are available in whole and half sizes from 40.0 to 46.0 and in the colors White and Black.