I have some issues with tendonitis in my toes. Other cycling shoes compress my toes causing worsening discomfort. I purchased a wide width and the tendonitis has resolved. I ride 8-12 hours a week. Very happy with my purchase. The quality and durability are clear to see.
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 was able tp pick these up on sale during the holidays. I did a heat holding at home, but not sure if I really needed to. The soles are very still and do not flex at all. I have ridden with these about a half a dozen times so far and they've been great. I love the BOA fit system. Most of my rides with these have been in colder weather and I've had zero issues with cold feet. Time will tell when the temps rise.
These began to fall apart only a couple rides in, particular the outer rubber and plastic bits. I imagine I will be able to keep them serviceable for a while but I was very disappointed in how quickly they got beat up. Obviously I don't spend much time walking in them so I surprised to find the soles get torn up right away. Disappointing since they are one of the few options in the market for wide feet.
I went through the measurement process and ordered 39 normal width, following the process, as advised. result when I got the shoes: the length felt a tad short, maybe 5mm left in front of toe. the width felt also a bit narrow. sending them back, already ordered the next size in wide. reviews are useless with statements such as "shoes are a great fit", and no size info the shoes look just like in the pictures, they should be very good.
The traditional "European" philosophy on cycling shoe design is problematic for real-world foot size. I have always had trouble with "Morton's Neuroma" or hot-spots from my cycling shoes. I finally realized the shoe width was crowding my feet together and putting pressure on my nerves, causing foot pain. These shoes (I bought the road version as well) resolved this issue. I have not heat-treated these yet and they are adequately comfortable. These are great shoes. I love the unique color, as well.
Best fitting wide cycling shoes that I have ever owned.
I’ve ridden this shoe for more than a year. It is comfortable and easy to slide into. Like all my Bonts (I also own a road Bont shoe), I did not need to heat mold it as it was already very comfortable and fit my foot well. Sizing seems accurate!
I wanted very much to like these shoes. Using Bont's Shoe Size Guide, I ordered the size (45) and width (standard) it stated after tracing my foot and using their chart. Upon arrival, I tried on the shoes and they seemed a bit snug in width, but I figured the heat molding process would correct this. It did not. There is also a raised section of sole on the outside (metatarsal guard?) that would pinch the outside of my foot upon load. Since I already heat molded them and installed cleats, exchanging them was not an option. I figured I needed the wide width to accommodate my feet, so I ordered the 45 wides. While these felt like a better width fit for me, that metatarsal guard on the outside of the sole did the same pinching under load making these shoes unbearably painful to wear while riding. I'm now stuck with two pairs of these shoes that I cannot wear and will likely be unable to sell after writing this review. Bont should revaluate their Shoe Size Guide to prevent future sizing errors, and reassess the metatarsal guard on these shoes as they hurt more than they help. I ended up buying a pair of Lake MX241 Wides which are easily the most comfortable shoe I've worn in my 30+ years of cycling.
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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.