Bont shoes

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Shinobi
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by Shinobi

Stefano, see if you can try them on in store. If not, I would say, measure your foot like Bont's website states, but check your 2nd and 3rd toes. If they don't look like the image on the size chart (meaning they are equal length/longer than your big toe), I would say go up one size to be safe -- that's one size above the recommended 4-5mm over your actual foot length. The top view image is the exact shape of the shoe, so you can estimate how much less room the 2nd and 3rd toes will have in comparison to the big toe.

Other than that, I think the size chart is pretty true. I wish more companies would list the actual foot size in mm vs some arbitrary number like 8 or 8.5. I just picked up a pair of Vaypors in the size Bont recommended, and they seem to be half a mm too short on my 2nd toe, but we'll see how it feels after a molding session or two. Also make sure to mention if you have flat feet, if you're buying from Bont's website.

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NWSAlpine
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by NWSAlpine

I used the online fit guide and measured a few times to be sure. Add a mm to length and width to see if it bumps you up to the next size or half size. If it does then get that bigger size.

I had 48 in Sidi which was a little too big and should have had a 47. The 46.5 wide vaypor is a perfect fit for me.

gummee
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by gummee

@Stefano: I'm in the same boat. Measured according to Bont's destructions and I'm a 41 in their sizing. I'm pretty much a 43 in Shimano or 43.5 in Sidi, so it worries me.

I have 2 pair of Bonts now, neither one is right (got both used and I don't even remember what size they were supposed to be!) one's too long and one's the right size length-wise, but the cleats can't go quite far enough back.

Grrr

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stax
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by stax

i also used the online measurement thing and it suggested size 47- the same as i wear in sidi. i recently received a pair of vaypor size 47 and they fit very well after one heat moulding. one foot was a little tight before doing so. the toe room in them is fantastic and the sole is incredibly stiff. great shoes so far.
the right shoe was 284g and the left 280g including stock insoles at 18g each.

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Velofreak
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by Velofreak

Those bont riot are announced at just 99 british pounds!!!! amazing. No more sidi's for me!!! :D :D :D

Stefano
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by Stefano

Alright, I guess that I'm gonna be buying two shoes then: my sidi size and my 'bont' suggested size. Return the one that doesn't fit. Bingo :)

Thanks for the input guys!

Stefano

113245
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by 113245

Honestly I would just go with the bont website measurement. If you're right on edge, get a bigger size if you like a little bit of a looser feeling. My foot is 261mm long and I got a size 41 (259mm) and it fits perfectly. That mm size they give is exactly how long of a foot can fit in there without being squished so its pretty straightforward.

Shinobi
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by Shinobi

Stefano wrote:Alright, I guess that I'm gonna be buying two shoes then: my sidi size and my 'bont' suggested size. Return the one that doesn't fit. Bingo :)Stefano


Just be careful because you will most likely need to heat mold them to make them fit. They can be extremely tight in all the wrong places when you wear them out of the box. I'm not sure if you will be able to return them after you heat mold them, so focus on the length of the shoe/size of toe box rather than the fit.

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AGW
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by AGW

The Riot's sole. Dapper.
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NWSAlpine
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by NWSAlpine

If Bont can get more dealers in the US and other countries the RIOT may be able to get a ton of people the benefits of the Bont shape. It's a heck of a shoe for the price. Then when they need new ones they may consider to top of the line vaypor or custom order as they know their size.

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AGW
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by AGW

Getting the best bang for my cycling buck is very important to me, so I very much appreciate companies like Bont trickling down the important features as they have here.

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LardLover
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by LardLover

@Stefano

I am also a 45 in Sidi's. I used Bont's online calculator and they suggested a 45. When I received them and tried them on they were much too tight (too short in the length). I've ended up in a 46 in Bont Vapors.


Bloody hell, just noticed those Bont Riot. Wished they were available when I ordered my Vapor's - I don't think I would have bothered with the Vapor's if they were.
Schnice :cool:

metanoize
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by metanoize

Bont doesn't seem interested in selling me some shoes. I've emailed them twice, I've not gotten a reply to whether they have any dealers in San Francisco. The dealer map on their website doesn't seem to work for the US at all!

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AGW
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by AGW

Odd, it works for me. Evidently there are several dealers in Tucson... who knew?

For SF: BESPOKE CYCLES
4100 24th St
San Francisco, CA
94114
US
http://www.bespokecyclessf.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

1(1415) 642-5652

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Liggero
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by Liggero

seems like bont is getting more and more famous, but stock is not enough for the demand. The new riot will make them expand even more. Hopefully soon stock issues will be solved.
Happy Trails !!!

by Weenie


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