I ordered these because someone I know has an older version and they are almost the only shoes that come in wide. I got them and molded them 2 times. They are not wide, they are actually more narrow than my normal width shimano shoes. In addition the laces are really hard to release on one side. Unfortunately, these shoes are also prohibitively expensive to send back, so now I am stuck with them.
The Bont Cycling Riot+, the world's first carbon composite and heat moldable cycling shoe designed for road cycling and priced for the masses, now available with proven BOA Performance Fit System.
The Riot+ combines Bont Cycling's professional-series technical features including anatomical power transfer platform for greater efficiency, replaceable sole guards, unique carbon composite shaping, competition grade materials and BOA Performance Fit System to create the most technically-advanced entry-level road shoe available.
- Material - Carbon composite construction with anti-stretch Microfiber upper and Bont Cycling's proprietary Epoxy Thermoset Fiberglass heat molding technology.
- 4.8mm stack height for improved stability and injury prevention.
- Frontal Air Vents for breathability in all-weather conditions.
- Innersole - Comfort.
- Sole Guards - Replaceable heel and toe guards.
- Cleat t-nuts are not replaceable in the Riot+ series.
- Cleat Mounting - Standard 3-hole road pedal configuration with alignment grid.
- Closure System - Single-dial BOA L6 Performance Fit System and Z-Form Velcro strap.
- Weight - 280 grams (approximate weight based on size 42 shoe).
I own both the Riot+ and Riot+ MTB in 40.5 wide fit. With Sole Performance thin cork heat moldable insoles, these are the most comfortable cycling shoes I have ever worn. Both are true to size for my moderately wide feet and fit extremely well after heat molding with the cork insole, which is thicker and provides far more support than the included insole (more below). The shoes are surprisingly cool for being non-mesh, and the velcro and BOA closures work well for dialing in the fit. It would be nice to have a slightly wider tongue and for the BOA closure to allow loosening in increments instead of all-or-none, but it takes only a few extra moments to get things dialed in before jumping on the bike. For both pairs of shoes, I used the original insole as a template for trimming the cork insole then substituted the cork for the original and followed the Bont instructions to heat mold the shoes. Afterwards, I followed the Sole instructions to heat mold the cork insoles inside the Riot+ shoes. I wore Sidi for years, and while they were good, the Riot+ shoes with heat molding, combined with cork insoles, are a whole other level of fit and comfort. I already have and will continue to recommend these shoes to friends.
It's my first pair of road shoes. I've used them for 3 months without putting them in the oven. So far, the only discomfort I had was when I was walking down the stairs. I'll bake them do it. Otherwise, I'm doubtful about the kind-of lateral positioning of the BOA. It seems to me like a central one would offers more accuracy. Not that it's been a problem, I'm just wondering if it's an optimal usage of this technology. Never had any problem with breathability, comfort or anything while biking.
After going through the process of tracing (and retracing) my feet and getting a recommendation from a Bont representative, I have to limit my rides to 45 minutes or less because that's how long before my foot pain is too excruciating to tolerate anymore. And this is only wearing the few pairs of socks that I can squeeze into the shoes. At this price point and given the amount of time I spent before purchase, I had hoped for better.
Breathable, stiff but comfy, tights evenly around the feet and good for every terrain and weather!! Love them so much! I highly recommend!!
Em geral gosto de tudo embora ainda não tenha conseguido molda-los bem aos meus pés. Penso que poderiam e deviam ser mais ventilados pois é fácil aquecer os pés mas ao contrário não é possível. Também acho que faltam meios tamanhos , no meu caso um EU 43 1/2 , faz toda a diferença.Também, não sei porque razão não consigo que os cleats fiquem no sítio que preciso ,não consigo alinhar a linha dos metatarsos com o centro dos cleats ... In general I like everything, although I have not managed to mold them well at my feet. I think that they could and should be more ventilated as it is easy to warm your feet but on the contrary it is not possible. I also think that half sizes are missing, in my case a EU 43 1/2, it makes all the difference. Also, I don't know why I can't get the cleats to stay where I need to, I can't align the metatarsal line with the center of cleats ...
The lasts on these shoes are turned up along the perimeter. Really painful after a while. My sizing appears to be correct and I tried remolding the shoes in my oven using the instructions. Really just too painful to wear. Got a replacement pair but these were equally painful. I am sticking with Lake Shoes.
The main thing about these is I cannot believe how comfortable they are. They look pretty good (pearl/black/blue) and don't weigh too much. The power transfer seems spread much more evenly across much more of the foot than other shoes I've used. The moulding was easy ~30mins (youtube it) and the resulting fit was fantastic. Generally I have been used to shoes only becoming comfortable once I have lost all feeling in my feet. These have a curious sensation of feeling like slippers whilst also being very stiff. I will be buying an mtb pair for the commuter.
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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 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.