I'm planning to get a new pair of MTB shoes for the 'cross season. I have a pair of Diadora Chilis that I really love, and I'll probably get another pair of Diadoras to supplement them [the old Chilis aren't quite dead, but they're showing their age...]

So... a few questions...

Does anyone have experience with the Chili Pro? Is this just a Diadora Chili in a different colour?

How does the Diadora Gecko stand up?

What's with all of these Diadora models named after snakes, like the Mamba, Aspide and Cobra? Performance has these at attractive prices [particularly the mamba] but I've never seen them in shops... are these end-of-run Euro products being dumped in the North American market, or something else?