I write this review based on my wife experienced. She is fighting since ever to find a comfortable pair of shoes for gravel and road. To have a access to the shoes she has to buy a bigger size that, after are not really working fine. For Xmas I bought for her 2 pair of shoes (wide fit) from Bont. Both shoes are not perfect but the best one that she got (till now). And believe me, she tried a lot of brand (Sidi, Nordica, Lake, Shimano, Diadora, Nike, etc.) and the best one are Bont followed by Diadora (also wide fit version). Since is now comfortable with the size and fitting she is thinking to buy an higher level (for road) or trying the custom offered by Bont (really a plus!).
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.
CURRENTLY IN PRODUCTION. ORDERS WILL BE READY TO SHIP FIRST WEEK OF MAY.
- 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).
Without a doubt, the best mtb shoe I've got, right out of the box. Period!
I had the original Riots they were terrible. These shoes are nice, I really am liking them. So many improvements. Nice and stiff, super comfortable. Pedaling feels ultra solid. Large amount of tread on the shoes gives confidence when needing to walk or put a foot down. Not quite 5 stars but close. Fit on upper strap with boa could be better and I lost the toe spike screws on the first ride.
I’d say the heat molding technology needs some tweaks. I have moderately wide feet, and liked the ‘looks’ of the wider toe box, so I bought a pair during the Christmas sale, but didn’t get a real chance to try them after the initial heat molding process... They were initially (unmolded) uncomfortable and the feel didn’t really change even after two attempts but decided to give them a go on a ride. Hot spots and numbness was the result but unfortunately they were also a bit dinged up, so no return option available (as is typical). Ordered a size up (and paid full price, because I really wanna like these shoes), but basically same result all the way around...I’ma glutton for punishment I guess. If your looking for a shoe to transfer power and increase wattage, I could tell a difference from my Giro Codes which are a lot more comfortable just because of the way the Codes have flexible ‘sidewalls’. The Bonts seem to be made so that no energy is lost in the flexing of the (side) foot it seems, however the sizing and ‘heat molding’ selling points are way off. Maybe if I had limitless money and time, I’d go up a few sizes but after two tries and $400 or so bucks I’m pretty over the whole situation. I’ll stick to the Giro’s.
Even after heat molding, These are literally the least comfortable shoes I have tried. The sole is a tub, so your feet are essentially encased in plastic without padding
I should have returned them as soon as I took them out of the box. Any possibility that they would stretch, after following the directions, only STRETCHES the imagination. I repeated the 20 minute oven process several times. I finally resorted to using a shoe stretcher after heating in the oven. Repeated that process several times. Helped some. But they are still extremely uncomfortable. Looking at the sole should have been enough for me to realize that there was no way that they would stretch sufficiently. Also, as other customer reviews have stated, the insoles are of very poor quality and too thin.
Researched the best shoes for wide feet. Concluded I should try this shoe. It is wonderful. Much more comfortable.
From the box these shoes feel comfortable and I have had lots of problems with my foot and pain (Morton’s Neuroma). I will mould the shoes and expect them to feel even better then but impressed so far. I also have Vaypor + and think I prefer these (I know the cleats are diff). The customer service was very very good as well. Only suggestion really is have a delivery company you can communicate with easier like if you need to deliver to a different address or leave with a neighbour
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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.