We spent 8.7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what soccer players think:

5 reasons to buy

  • Based on several comments, the Diadora Maracana L is very comfortable out of the box.
  • Most reviewers were happy to recommend this firm ground soccer cleat to players with wider feet.
  • According to some observers, the leather upper of this low top cleat is very soft.
  • Some users favored the soccer cleat’s lightweight feel when worn on the pitch.
  • This soccer cleat comes at such an excellent price, said some purchasers.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A good number of users found the sizing of the Diadora Maracana to be extremely large.
  • Several reviewers criticized the quality of this soccer cleat’s construction.
  • Based on the experience of many users, the sole around the toe area easily pulls off after a few uses.

Bottom line

The Diadora Maracana L promises comfort and performance with its ultra-soft, full-grain calfskin leather upper. With the majority of reviews, the leather was proven to provide straight out of the box comfort. Even the wide-footed players were impressed with its accommodating fit. On the flip side, it was also deemed to have a large fit for the narrow-footed and an arguable construction quality. Overall, this soccer cleat is highly recommended for the wide-footed players who consider comfort on top of their priorities. 


Expert Reviews

91 / 100 based on 3 expert reviews

  • 92 / 100 | Soccer Reviews For You | | Level 5 expert

    I'm really happy with how this feel. I definitely prefer the central lacing system over the being pushed to the side. It runs a little bit deeper and allows you to get a much more snug fit across the entire shoe.

  • 88 / 100 | SoccerCleats 101 | | Level 1 expert

    I really enjoyed testing these and they are a real competitor with similar boots such as the Copa Mundial and Nike Premier. For me, I would have to chose between those three boots and I honestly can’t say which I would choose, they are all such good boots. Even though these are quality boots, there is still a tiny bit of room for improvement. My suggestion would be to remove the logo on the instep and possibly making them tighter length wise.

  • 87 / 100 | Soccer Cleats 101 | | Level 1 expert

    Would I pick this boot over any of the top of the line releases? No, I don’t know if anyone would. Would I pick this boot if I wanted to spend less than $100 on a reliable boot that performs on multiple surfaces? In a heart beat. The Maracana does a great job at what it was designed to do; be a reliable leather boot for less than $100, and I can’t ask for much more than that.

  • First look | SOCCER.COM | Level 4 expert

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  • Full-grain calfskin leather lines the outer silhouette of the Maracana L. This leather is extremely soft, ensuring a very comfortable and snug wrap around the feet. It also features an anti-stretch lining that further improves the fit.
  • The upper also features the Touch Control technology, which works to enhance first touch for better manipulation of the ball.
  • When it comes to its inner construction, this Diadora cleat features removable cotton and shock-absorbing EVA (Ethylene Vinyl Acetate) foam. This insole serves to protect and minimize foot strain for added comfort. It also offers excellent durability to make cleats last longer.
  • The base of this soccer cleat utilizes an injected PU (Polyurethane) outsole. It also employs the Axeler technology, which helps increase the propulsive power as well as improve stability. Meanwhile, the Double Action inserts situated in the last offer shock absorption in the heel.

The genuine leather make of the Diadora Maracana L, with its anti-stretch lining, provides its wearers the comfort of a glove-like fit. Added comfort owes to the removable shock-absorbing EVA insole fitted on the cleat. This detail also works to prevent foot injuries by minimizing foot pressure. This soccer cleat comes in the standard sizes for both men and women. It comes with a broader width and fits quite large.

For its outsole, Diadora has fitted this low-top cleat with injected PU material that is impressively durable. The sole unit also features the Axeler technology that brings flexibility and power. Meanwhile, the conical studs installed on the base deliver reliable traction that makes cuts and turns smoother on the pitch.

The upper of the Diadora Maracana L utilizes full-grain calfskin leather that is extremely soft and supple. It also features an anti-stretch lining for a snug wrap around the foot. The Touch Control technology employed in the upper allows for a superb first touch that results in better control of the ball.

  • This soccer cleat weighs 8 ounces.
  • The soccer cleat is available in women’s version.