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Old 01-13-13, 07:12 AM
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Bont vaypor road shoes

does any one use or ever try this shoes ... seam to be a great shoes but want feeback before i buy a set !!!

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https://www.bont.com/cycling/products/Road/vaypor/
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if anyone responds, I'd really like to know how wide the toe area is, compared to Specialized or Sidi.
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I have a pair of vaypor premiums due to arrive on Tuesday
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I have a pair of vaypor premiums due to arrive on Tuesday
from where do you order it ...
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If anyone is interested to try some Bonts at a no-brainer (IMO) price, Excel Sports has the A3 on sale for $84.

https://www.excelsports.com/main.asp?...ajor=5&minor=1
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wider than the standard sidis. i don't know compared to the megas. low stack height super stiff and light. i've had them for 3 weeks and loving them over my sidis that i've had for 3 years.

i wear a 8.5-9 in regular shoes and went with the 42.5 (8.5) still slightly too big for me my toes are pretty short =( i use the black superfeet insert.
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Old 01-13-13, 12:47 PM
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Originally Posted by stdu007 View Post
from where do you order it ...
Here
I used their sizing wizard, and I have fairly normal feet, except for the fact that they are strangely beautiful.
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Or they found someobdy giving them away or they are stuck with a lot of them. Good deal for sure.

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If anyone is interested to try some Bonts at a no-brainer (IMO) price, Excel Sports has the A3 on sale for $84.

https://www.excelsports.com/main.asp?...ajor=5&minor=1
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Old 01-13-13, 01:07 PM
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Originally Posted by ultraman6970 View Post
Or they found someobdy giving them away or they are stuck with a lot of them. Good deal for sure.
Those are just an old model by a few years now.



I have been using the Vaypors for a while now and they are incredible. The sizing is different than the old Bont shoes so be careful reading old posts because sizing was different and they fixed it to match up with other manufacturers. I used their online sizing tool and measured carefully. The resulting fit was perfect for the new Vaypors.
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Originally Posted by pdedes View Post
Here
I used their sizing wizard, and I have fairly normal feet, except for the fact that they are strangely beautiful.
...

i'm trying to picture them in my mind.
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Originally Posted by NWS Alpine View Post
Those are just an old model by a few years now.
How can you tell? They look like the same A3 offered on the Bont site currently (though there is also an A3 model with a micro buckle closure). Maybe I didn't look closely enough.

If they are an old model, how do they differ from the current A3?
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I use bont for both tris ("Sub-9") and road cycling ("A-Three") I am very impressed with quality. The sole is EXTREMELY stiff, and heat moldable to your own foot. Low stack high too...I mean realllly low.

The down side is that the shoe gets hot due to leather, or faux leather, construction. In FL, this is not ideal, but I can live with it. If you live anywhere else than FL, you'll be fine.

Be sure to use THEIR sizing chart so you don't have to many any returns.

I'd reccomend these shoes hands down.

And Bradley Wiggins uses Bont shoes, if it's any matter.
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Old 01-13-13, 09:20 PM
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i have the 2012 A3 and was severely disappointed with the customer service and quality.

literally took about 2-3 months to order the shoes from Bont (due to lengthy delays in their response).

barely any of the shoe seemed to mold (tried over 12 times, with a variety of tools: drumsticks, screwdriver's handle, etc.).

when i went to remove the cleats (speedplay), the T-nuts (or whatever theyre called) had about 2 that were stripped.

additionally, when i was ordering the shoes, i asked if i shoe go up a size because i was on the brink of the next size. customer service advised me to stick with the shoe guide because i would have plenty of space even with socks (about 4-5mm wiggle room).

i wanted to love these shoes. i really did. they would not return any emails after i bought the shoes. i hear that alexander bont responds well in certain speed skating forums...

anyway, good luck if you order them.
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I use A3s and love them! Super stiff and very comfortable to me. I've heard people either love them or hate them comfortwise....
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Originally Posted by Inertianinja View Post
if anyone responds, I'd really like to know how wide the toe area is, compared to Specialized or Sidi.
I'd estimate the width as D+, a lot wider than Sidi, comparable to or a bit wider than the pro-fit Specialized last. (You do know that Specialized uses several lasts, eh?)

My favorite feature is the width of the toa box in front of the widest point of the shoe. The big toe has room to move. The midfoot and heel are wider than Specialized, but with the heat molding that isn't a problem. These shoes hold my foot better than anything I've ever used, and without pain if I'm using the right insoles.

The insoles are pretty useless. Use footbeds by Specialized, Bontrager, Giro, Soles, or whatever.
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Is the heel retention better than specialized?
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Got the shoes, fit well out of the box. I will bake them on the weekend. I too love the generous toe box. As in all things, time will tell.
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they were very narrow and not much volume in the toe box compared to my S-works shoes. Ended up selling them. Nice shoes otherwise, just didnt like the fit personally
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oh and the molding process was a bit of a *****. never could get them to work right...
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Originally Posted by ultraman6970 View Post
Is the heel retention better than specialized?
Much better. It's fully moldable so retention is however well you mold them. Really easy to do. I can ride them without being buckled and my foot doesn't move at all.
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Gonna have to get a pair of this things at some point. The best heel retention I have found is specialized but now their shoes look cheap and are expensive as hell... only if bonts look tiny better hehe

Hmmm... bont and keywin... hmmm...

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Originally Posted by ultraman6970 View Post
Gonna have to get a pair of this things at some point. The best heel retention I have found is specialized but now their shoes look cheap and are expensive as hell... only if bonts look tiny better hehe

Hmmm... bont and keywin... hmmm...
Bont's aren't cheap either but I find them better than specialized overall if you can get a good fit. The thing specialized has is that you can walk into a store and buy a pair today. Bont released photos of their new Vaypor but no idea when it will be for sale. I like the current design as it looks better and I don't need any retention.

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Nice pictures.
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Originally Posted by NWS Alpine View Post
Bont's aren't cheap either but I find them better than specialized overall if you can get a good fit. The thing specialized has is that you can walk into a store and buy a pair today. Bont released photos of their new Vaypor but no idea when it will be for sale. I like the current design as it looks better and I don't need any retention.

woow to hot ... price any one !!!
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woow to hot ... price any one !!!
Check the online store, post #7
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