Bont have released a new shoe, the Bont Vaypor+. With enough colour options to keep David Millar happy, there should be a version of the new Kangaroo leather offering to match most club racers kits and keep the most fashion conscious commuter looking sharp. Lets take a closer look.The upper is Kangaroo leather, known for being supple whilst strong. The internal lining, furthers the luxury by replacing the usual synthetic lining with a cow hide leather to offer a “soft and luxurious finish”.
Certainly the aesthetics and feel of the shoe have had some close attention and ensuring that comfort is as important as performance is clearly an objective of Bont.
This is more than just a slipper with cleats though, Bont have ensured the technical features we now expect are present and well executed. The sole, is a “unidirectional monocoque chassis” (one piece carbon sole to you and I). The carbon is sourced from Toray of Japan who are claimed the be the worlds #1 carbon manufacturer, and laid in a matrix to ensure they are light yet cope well with the strains put on them. A nice touch is the comprehensive target like grid printed on it to allow accurate cleat fitment and adjustment, certainly better than a few vague lines found on other shoes out there.
Fastening is courtesy of Boa dials, allowing dual directional adjustment and quick release in line with all top end road shoes nowadays.
The toe protectors, a common sight on Bont shoes are present on the Bont Vaypor+ and whilst not to everyones taste, they do save the shoe from bumps and scuffs when off the bike.
Bont also claim medial longitudinal arch support, anatomical forefoot shape, and lateral forefoot support to prevent injuries and problems caused by cheaper or ill fitting shoes.
Bont Vaypor+ are available now in the following colours; white, black, blue, green, brown, and orange to suit standard, wide, narrow, and Asian fits.