I was pondering getting a pair of D2's, but I'd rather spend $500 less and get bonts if they'll work (odd shaped feet, narrow ankle with wide mid-foot, and pretty flat...)..
I own a pair of D2, 3 pairs of Shimano heat moldable and now the Bonts. I have odd shaped feet as well in that right below my pinky toes my feet stick out wider than most so stock shoes are too tight in that area causing a lot of pain (especially in warm weather). The D2 and Shimano both worked well in that area. D2 gave extra room there and the Shimano molded perfectly to the shape of my foot.
I had some problems with D2 in that they drilled the holes differently on each shoe so I could never get my left cleat lined up properly. After a few emails with them didn't seem to get anywhere, I decided to switch to Shimano which I used happily for 2 1/2 years until I went to the Bonts 3 weeks ago. I won't know for sure until it warms up if the Bonts have molded around my foot so as to not cause pain but they did mold much better than Shimano as the entire shoe is moldable while Shimano is mostly the outside of the shoe that is moldable. Today I remarked on my ride how solid the shoes felt throughout the entire pedal stroke, no movement of the foot.
I did have a slight problem with the cleat holes on the Bonts (same as D2). But Bont has replied within 2 days saying the shoe is faulty so I think it will be resolved much better that with D2. So far I would rate Shimano and Bont above D2, having used all three. But I can't yet say whether Bont or Shimano wins.
How does the Shimano sizing compare to Bont sizing for you? I measured my feet and emailed Bont with the numbers. They said that I would be a 44. I wear a 45 Shimano. There are some earlier posts in this thread that say the sizing is now on par with other manufacturers. Do you think the 44 will be too small?
what reply option would that be?
as far as sizing, I was using sidi 41.5 (2009, ergo 2) and the 42's in bont (a1) are a tad wider/roomier. the heat molding should take care of that.
rbrtwyn wrote:I wear a 43 in Shimano (R300, R310 and M300) and the new Bont sizing a 43 is perfect, even better than Shimano as I always felt the Shimano was a 1/2 size too big.
Odd, I wear a 46 in the Shimano and a 44 in the Bont. Per their sizing that is even what it told me and it was perfect length wise.
Shame I can't try them on before buying.
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/bont-to ... mbing-shoe
rbrtwyn wrote:spinwax wrote:Odd, I wear a 46 in the Shimano and a 44 in the Bont. Per their sizing that is even what it told me and it was perfect length wise.
New Bont sizing or old Bont sizing?
Well, I had Bonts in the last 3 months. Went off of the chart on their site.
I know there is a slight weight diff., and about 1.5mm stack diff. between the 1's and threes.
Do they feel much different? They claim the A-3's are moldable, so I'm not sure if the $200 price difference is worth it??
Bikey wrote:new from Bont - 160g is light! It even has shoelaces!
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/bont-to ... mbing-shoe" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
That is light. Also intrigues by them saying it isn't as some shoes which have a weight limit. Anyone know what shoes they are refering to?
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