Durolite Outer Skin:
Strength to weight ratios have always played an important part in Bont cycling shoe design as all materials considered and developed for products within the Bont range must comply to strict standards. Durolite has been developed and chosen for the Vaypor+ upper and liner for its extremely durable nature and light weight.
The Vaypor+ has been upgraded to a matt carbon unidirectional finish to improve the aesthetics of the sole and further reduce the weight of the shoe.
Dual Dial retention system has been introduced into the Vaypor+ design with dual directional bottom dial and quick release top dial for easy entry and exit. The nylon coated Kevlar wiring has been positioned to maximise the dispersion of retention load across the top of the foot.
Ventilation of the Vaypor+ is maximized by including ventilation holes across the tongue, top of the forefoot, through the front bumper and arch area of the shoe. The ventilation system of the Vaypor+ has been designed to create an even airflow around the foot for cooling.
Between the outer skin and the liner a material is added that is proprietary to Bont to stop the cycling shoe from stretching over time. This material has similar strength characteristics to Kevlar. The material is stitched to the outer skin and bonded to the liner so it can never move or be removed - it becomes part of the cycling shoes structure. This layer assists in pedalling efficiency by maintaining a supportive structure over the top of the foot in the upward part of the pedal stroke.
Bont carbon fibre is sourced exclusively from the world's #1 carbon manufacturer, Toray of Japan. The base of the Vaypor+ is made by hand utilizing unidirectional carbon fibre which is embedded with epoxy thermos-setting resin. The fibres are hand laid in the matrix according to the strain they will have to bear. The Vaypor+ utilizes unidirectional carbon fibre allowing Bont to create a performance cycling shoe with very specific strength characteristics based on stress points in cycling. As unidirectional carbon absorbs less resin then cross weave fibres, it also assists in the weight reduction of the cycling shoes.
The Vaypor+ utilises closed cell memory foam that will not retain water assisting in maintaining a lighter shoe during wet conditions as well as ensuring sweat which can begin to break down the durability of the shoe is not absorbed.
TPU Toe Protector:
The toe protector not only protects the front area of the shoe from wheel rub and impact, but also houses ventilation holes for improving airflow through the shoe.
Bont cycling shoe is the most heat mouldable shoes available. Bont's proprietary resin has been developed and perfected over 36 years to be an extremely stiff resin that becomes pliable at relatively low temperatures. Unlike other shoes which are mouldable only in select locations, all Bont cycling shoes are able to be moulded over the entire chassis providing cyclist not only with the most anatomically designed cycling shoe on the market today, but also with the ability to fine tune the fit of the entire shoe to give a customised fit.
• Stack Height: 3.6 mm
• Air Vents: Frontal area air vents and air gills in arch area
• Innersole: EVA thermo-mouldable
• Sole Guards: Replaceable
• Padding: Memory Foam
• Cleat Mounting: MM grid plus grip / 3-Hole Look Configuration
• Fit Customization: Fully Heat Mouldable Chassis utilizing Epoxy Thermoset Resin
• Closing Options: Dual Dial Retention System with Kevlar wiring
When choosing the right size BONT Shoe, the general rule is to buy one size larger than your normal fit