jspaceman wrote:Update: Velodrome Shop in the UK seems to carry the Bonts for wide feet. I'm thinking of ordering a pair. Anyone familiar with Velodrome Shop? Good? Bad?
I'm considering either the Bont Vaypors or the Sidi Genius 6.6 Megas.
I remeasured my feet tonight, with my cycling socks on and after a 5km run too so maybe they were a little swollen. I got 289mm for the length and 117 for the width. Bont's size wizard says I need a 46.5 Wide.
I currently have an old pair of Shimano SH-R151 road shoes, size 46; and a pair of Sidi Dominator 5 mountain bike shoes in a 46 Mega size. Both fit really well. I'm wondering if the Bonts are similar to the Sidis in that they are narrow.
In my comparison between Bont, Giro, Specialized and Northwave the Bont seem to run true to length but are larger in the toe/metatarsal area. I wear a 42.5 in all of these except for the Northwave in which the 42.5 is actually too long. With both the Spec and the Giro my wider foot *right foot* felt like I was always riding on the edge of it and I would get numb toes no matter what I did. So far with the Bont that doesn't seem to the be the case which I'm attributing largely to the wider toe area.
to summarize, Bont seem to be roughly the same length per given size as other major manufacturer's *Giro, Spec* but wider in the toe, with the actual sole/last being wider as opposed to just more material on top.