These and the Vapour seem to be one of the few genuinely wide mountain bike shoes available. I purchased according to measurements taken according to their guide and I feel they fit very well, though I would like to see the double wide size available in the Vapour available in this shoe as well to give a bit more room. In general very comfortable and basically when riding I feel like they disappear (in a good way). Off the bike they are ok, better than road shoes for sure but still fairly difficult to walk in. BOA system works great and stiffness is good.
Bont Riot MTB+, the world's first carbon composite and heat moldable cycling shoe designed for mountain biking and priced for the masses, now available with proven BOA Performance Fit System.
The Riot MTB+ 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 MTB 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 Mounting - Two-bolt, SPD compatible with alignment grid plus grip.
- Closing Options - Z-Form Velcro strap with Single-dial BOA L6 Performance Fit System.
- Weight - 385 grams (approximate weight based on size 42 shoe).
I absolutely love these, on my second pair! Roomy toe box, nice and stiff and breathe super well. I have a narrow ankle and the heat molding has been great for that too. I did find that I needed an insole as the stock insole isn’t great. They’re also unfortunately not great if you need to walk so don’t use them for adventures that require a hike a bike
My feet are wide and bony. The Bonts offer some adjustability with heat treatment but it takes some pushing and prodding to get there. They are very stiff and it feels like all the power is going to the pedal. However they fill with water in heavy rain and they become "boats" rather than "bonts".
Great fitting shoes as only Bont knows how to make them. They feel robust and stiff for great power transfer to the pedals.
Alles perfekt. Der Schuh passt gut, vor allem gefällt mir die breite Bauart der Fussspitze, damit die Zehen nicht drücken . Wenn man die vorgegebene Grössentabelle sehr genau als Massstab nimmt, passt die bestellte Schuhgrösse auch
I have wide feet and was suggested to get either Bonts or Lakes. Bont offers some of their shoes in a host of widths in addition to just regular and wide. My advice: chat with the staff before you buy even if you follow their guidelines and measure your feet. Initially, my shoes were one size too small, but this was quickly rectified. The shoes themselves are high-quality. The carbon sole is very stiff, almost as stiff as that of my S-Works 7 that cost 2.5x as much. It seems the sole is a tad thinner than my S-Works. The bathtub construction takes some getting used to and you will need to break in your shoes. I haven’t heat molded them, but it is good to know that this is an option. Off the bike, the shoes are not easy to walk in as my previous pair (Velokicks Lactics), but on the bike they shoes disappear from underneath my feet, i. e. exactly what I want. The construction seems high-quality, e. g. I like that I can replace the studs. One area of improvement is the sole: I would prefer to have a Vibram-type sole with a softer, grippier material. Perhaps the harder material might wear more slowly, but if I can replace the studs, this trade-off doesn’t seem worth it.
Bullet points: - Shape of shoe amazing and like nothing else. Anatomically correct and your feet will not believe the difference. Perfect in every way - Stiff sole provides excellent transfer to pedals. Almost feels like cheating when compared to softer, more flexible shoes. - Above stiff sole and hard tread make these much more difficult to walk around in. Cleat doesn’t hit but (somewhat obviously) these are much harder off bike to get around in. - I would suggest maybe an “urban version” of this shoe with softer rubber compound for the tread. Most cyclists aren’t doing cyclocross-type stuff. No need for aggressive and hard tread most of the time. A softer compound would make off bike experience much better without sacrificing the stiff sole and terrific power transfer. - That said, this is a ridiculously amazing shoe for the price. Only not a 5 star because like the “perfect 10”, I believe those are only theoretical. Really a 4.8 or 4.9 star
I wore the Riot MTB shoes at the World Gravel Bike Championships in Vicenza, Italy last Saturday. I won my event and the Bont Shoes obviously played some part in that win. They were comfortable and ideally suited to the conditions and 140km distance of the event.
I was having some toe pain once I started racing and riding harder than I had recreationally in the past. I had used inexpensive shoes, but I wasn't on my bike 10 hours a week! I tried Bonts, Shimano RX8 and Sidi Dominators. All at the same time. The Dominators had a strange sole bending your foot to their design. The Shimano's were nice - but twice the price of the Bont's. They weren't much lighter, and the sole was not as tough for gravel abuse. The Bonts had the best toe space, and I liked the stiffness of the sole. The BOA works great
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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.