I struggled finding breathable, comfortable and good looking shoes for a long time and with Bont shoes, I found that and more! I love how much space I have for my toes to not get numb or hot during long rides and I found them so comfy that I never had to put them in the oven, but if you have special needs these would work perfectly for you!
The new gold standard in performance footwear, the Bont Cycling Helix features our race-proven anatomic fit with a reimagined BOA IP1 Performance Fit System. Tipping the scales at a competitive 260g per shoe, the true Bont Cycling difference comes via the fully heat moldable chassis and industry-leading 3.6mm stack height. Think you’re close to the pedal spindle in your current shoes? The Bont Cycling Helix will get you closer. Experience performance and comfort without compromise like never before.
Note: The Helix is built to order and ready to ship from time of order in 8-9 weeks.
- 100% carbon monocoque chassis utilizing hand-laid unidirectional carbon and Bont Cycling's proprietary heat molding technology.
- Durolite upper & suede leather liner.
- 3.6mm stack height for improved stability and injury prevention.
- Frontal Air Vents for breathability in all-weather conditions.
- Innersole - EVA thermo-moldable with built-in inner padding.
- Sole Guards - Replaceable heel and toe guards.
- Padding - Closed-cell memory foam.
- Four regular widths: Standard, wide, Asian and narrow.
- Two special order widths: Double wide and double wide Asian fit.
- Cleat Mounting - Standard 3-hole road pedal configuration with alignment grid and grip. Also available with 4-hole Speedplay sole through custom MyBonts platform.
- Closure System - Single-dial BOA IP1 Performance Fit System.
- Semi and Full Custom available through MyBonts program.
- Weight - 260 grams (approximate weight based on size 42 shoe).
I purchased the Bont’s after I’d been experiencing toe numbness after 10 miles or so with my Sidi’s. With the Bont’s I can now ride 50+ miles before I begin to get any sign of real toe issues. The closure system & heal cup is phenomenal. The leather is a bit stiff for the first few rides & took a bit of effort to get my foot in the shoe. But now they are just right. Power transfer to the pedals is amazing & it feels like none of your effort is lost from your legs to the drivetrain. The only reason for not giving 5 stars is the cleat mount. There is a bit of a creaking sound when pedaling due to what I believe to be the shape of the bottom of the shoe and the shape of the SPD-SL cleat?
Class pair of shoes. Perfect for racing and really stiff without being uncomfortable. Love the boa system too. Highly recommend.
I have really flat feet, which made cycling shoe choice fairly tricky. There are plenty of comfortable shoes out there, but none offered me the lateral support that I needed for a stable pedalling motion and to keep my ankles away from the crank at the bottom of my pedal stroke. Since switching to Bont in 2012 I have never looked back. The Helix is now my go to option as the one boa fastening system - in my opinion - is simply unrivalled. I also love the fact that you can re heat mould the shoes at any point.
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|Bont Cycling USA||4||4½||5||6||6½||7||7½||8||8½||9||9½||10||10½||11||11½||12||12½||13||14|
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Be advised all measurements shown in the size charts above are listed in millimetres and refer to all current models purchased after 2015.
NEW SIZING METHOD
To find your Bont Cycling shoe size, download and print our all-new sizing page in A4 or Letter and follow the instructions exactly as listed. Mark with a straight edge your longest toe and widest part of your foot. Double check the length and width with a ruler to confirm your measurements. Be advised, this is a newly developed sizing page so please send any feedback to our team by clicking the red 'speech bubble' in the corner of the page.
To find your size, place a piece of paper on a flat surface and place it directly up against a wall. Stand on the paper and ensure you have a 1mm gap between your heel and the wall. Plant your foot firmly on the ground and slowly roll your weight forward and onto the forefoot. For the most effective longest toe measurement, your heel should lift off the ground slight. Look down and take the measurement from the wall edge of the paper to your longest toe. Record the length. With your foot still in place, mark the widest points of the inner and outer edges of your feet. Measure the width across the widest part of your foot and record the number in millimeters. Repeat this step for both feet.
Once the measurements have been taken, use the Foot Length Range on the size chart to find your size. The Last Length measurements shown on the chart are the exact length of the last that we use to build the shoes. This correlates to the precise internal measurement of the shoe.
Following selection of your size in EU or USA, move downward to select the most appropriate width. We recommend adding 1mm to find the most appropriate width. For example, you are looking at a Vaypor S and have determined your best shoe size is 45 and your feet measure 105mm (left) and 107mm (right) wide, with an additional 1mm added, you would still fit within the Standard Range. If your feet measure wide than 109/110mm (size 45/10.5) you should consider Wide fit.
NOTE: The stated size width range does not reflect the actual width of the shoe. Bont Cycling shoes are designed with structural support throughout the entire length including the forefoot and as such, the measured shoe width is designed to appropriately support the foot within the shoe. The width of the shoe will almost always be narrower than your foot which is intentional in order to provide the necessary support.
Please also keep in mind Bont Cycling shoes are designed around an anatomically correct last suitable for cycling however, this does not mean they are built in the 'bare foot' running shoe style.
For sizes that fall outside of our size chart, please get in touch HERE.