The Bont A Three Is A Fully Heat Mouldable, Hand Made, Lightweight Fiberglass Racing Shoe Packed Full Of Technologies At An Incredible Price Point.
Manufactured using Bont’s monocoque manufacturing technique. Each layer of fibreglass is hand laid in different directions before being painted with resin and then bandaged extremely tight to remove excess resin. This provides you with a stiff sole capable of delivering incredible power transfer to the rear wheel. The lightweight outer skin is stitched and glued to the base, the result is a shoe that is one of the stiffest on the market with incredible performance and comfort at a very affordable price point.
Between the outer skin and the liner Bont add a material 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 assits in pedalling efficiency by maintaining a supportive structure over the top of the foot in the upward part of the pedal stroke.
Conventional cycling shoes offer a “dress shoe” type shaping. Although highly aesthetic this will cause the toes along with the metatarsals to be overly constricted, compressing the nerves between the metatarsals which often results in the common "hot foot" sensation.
Bont cycling shoes anatomical shaping allows the foot to function in its most efficient and anatomically correct position. The foot is supported in its endeavour to relax through the metatarsal joints allowing the pedalling force to be spread across the greatest possible surface area.
Bont cycling shoes are the most heat mouldable shoes available on the market. 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 cyclists 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. Please view the Video tab above for a guide on how to heat mould your Bont shoes at home.
NB: Image for illustration purposes only
Picture shows white and blue option actual shoes will arrive silver and white.
Cleat Micro Grid
Low Profile, Micro Adjustable Buckle
Replaceable Sole Guards And Buckles
Closed Cell Memory Foam Padding
TPU Toe Protector
Medial Longitudinal Arch Support
Anatomical Forefoot Shape
Anatomical Heel Cup
Lateral Forefoot Support
Monocoque Fiberglass Chassis With Matt Microfiber
40 Air Vents On Frontal Area Of Shoe And Air Gills In Arch Area
Mr. Inze Bont first started making custom shoes in the backyard of his Sydney house in 1974 after struggling to find a boot that would fit his wide feet. Mr. Bont pioneered the field of custom footwear and has remained the #1 custom boot/shoe builder in the world since 1974. Each week, Bont makes up to 200 pairs of custom boots and shoes.
In the mid 1990’s Inze tried to use socks with resin impregnated in them as he had seen being used in the hospitals to take a cast of people’s broken bones. He used the sock to quickly and easily make impression molds of peoples feet. They were so easy to use, he could post them out and people could make their own molds and post them back to our factory. This is still the most popular method used today.
Bont is extremely successful as custom shoe building because we have a unique way of building the shoes, the most knowledge in the industry for plaster foot shaping, and a fast turn around time. Feet have a lot of flesh on them that need to be sanded off, but if any of the bony areas are sanded, it will cause a great amount of pain and blisters for the rider. This mold preparation is crucial for a tight fit because when you have such a hard material like carbon fiber only 3mm away from your feet, they need to fit perfectly.
To find your size, place a tape measure on a flat surface up against a wall. Stand on the tape
measure with your heal against the wall. Look down and take the measurement from your longest toe.
Then use the MM scale on the size chart to find your size.
The mm sizes on the size chart are the exact length of the last that we use to build the shoes.
If you find that your mm size is exactly the same as a value on the size chart, you may want
to select one size bigger to give your toes some room. Eg. You measure your foot and it is 268mm is
size which is a size 42.5. Unless you like your shoes very tight, you may wish to wear a size 43.
Here are some examples of mm sizes for cycling shoes and the shoe size that we would recommend:
238mm + 4mm you should order size 6
257mm + 4mm you should order size 8
265mm + 4mm you should order size 9
285mm + 4mm you should order size 11
Cleat Micro Grid
The cleat micro grid has been included to provide riders with the ability to fine tune their cleat placement.
Low profile, micro adjustable buckles have been fitted. Buckles and ladders are fully replaceable, with 3
lengths of ladders available to ensure proper fit.
Replaceable Sole Guards & Buckles
Replaceable sole guards & buckles have been designed for maximum grip and are replaceable.