I pulled the trigger on a set of Bont A-1's in size 42.5 Wide (507g with insoles and no cleats). Interestingly, the right shoe (243g) weighs ~20g less than the left (264g).
As I wrote earlier this week, I tried on A-1's in size 42 and 42.5. Both were darn tight, but the pre-owned and pre-molded 42.5 felt pretty good. Since I've got fat err wide feet, I went with a wide and am glad that I did. Out of the box, I was relieved with the feel. They're very noticeably wider.
After heat molding these Bont A-1's, they seem to fit like a glove. It was a noticeable improvement from a pretty good fit to a really good fit. Two-thumbs up, but I haven't ridden them yet. Stay tuned!
I almost forgot to remove the Bont insoles before heating them, which I read earlier in this thread will disintegrate them. That was a close call.
Next up is the Pearl Izumi 1:1 foot bed insoles. The Bont insoles look and feel better than the ridiculous OEM Sidi units, but are still suspect. http://velonews.competitor.com/2010/09/ ... 10_pearl27
P.S. Giant thanks to mdeth1313 for the retailmenot link to the online discount code at "Department of Goods." It seems that I got in at the last moment because the online coupon is no longer being accepted.
I've saved a none to trivial 87g or nearly .2lbs off my Sidi 6.6 size 43 (non-Lite model) assuming 70g for Speedplay Zero Ti cleats.
The toe boxes on the Sidi 6.6 and Bont A-1 can't look any more different. The Sidi is pointed and the Bont is squared off. Removing the insoles, my foot is a decent match for the Bont insole whereas the my feet hang over the edge of the Sidi insole and my toes come way short of the end. That said, my last two shoes have been Sidi and they generally treated me well. From a width perspective, the non-mega Sidi is definitely narrower feeling and looking than the wide Bont.