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Customer reviews for Bont Vaypor XC MTB Shoe

Bont Vaypor XC MTB Shoe

The Bont cycling shoes are the most heat moldable shoe on the market today. To mold your shoes, remove any cleats, laces or cleat mounting screws and innersole before molding. Failure to remove the innersole can result in it becoming deformed by the heat. Pre heat the oven to 70C/160F. Place the shoe in the oven for 20 minutes. Higher temperatures will void your warranty and may damage your boot. Caution: Do not place your feet in the hot shoes or you may burn your feet. Let them cool a little and test the shoe temperature with your hand before placing your feet in the shoes. Tighten the straps and allow to cool. If you have any lumps or bunions on your feet or if there are any areas causing discomfort, while the shoe is hot you can use the round end of a screwdriver to press out any part of the boot. You can heat mold the shoes as many times as you like.
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2 out of 3(67%)reviewers recommend this product.
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Customer reviews for Bont Vaypor XC MTB Shoe
Review 1 for Bont Vaypor XC MTB Shoe
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
elfe

Very strange shoes

Posted28 May 2014
No, I do not recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Lightweight
Cons: Unattractive, Uncomfortable, terrible terrible fit
These feel like wearing stiff hard cardboard that's been squashed around your feet.
I'm a 44 in sidi (ergo 2, dragon 2 srs) and got these in a 44.5 based on Bont's size calculator. I probably should have been in a 44 (for length), but the height of the upper at the toe box would have crushed my toe in anything shorter. But strangely, the front strap achieves nothing and the I struggled to get the second strap to close far enough
to get a nice fit across the top.
Also, the sole has an extremely high instep that seems far too thick to be pushed down via heat moulding. If you have low arches forget these. And the footbed is a joke, you need to throw another $100 at a custom mouldable footbed if you want to have any hope of wearing them.
The idea of a custom mouldable shoe is great, but the execution is terrible. While I wish sidi's were just slightly wider at the forefoot, the overall fit and feel of the upper on those shoes is so far ahead of these it's ridiculous. Solution to a problem that doesn't exist (well, maybe for some with super weird protrusions, but I don't reckon these can be moudled enough to account for them properly).
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Review 2 for Bont Vaypor XC MTB Shoe
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5 / 5
5 / 5
stagger36
Country:United Kingdom
Age:45-54
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Gateshead

great wide fitting shoe

Posted05 October 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Comfortable, Lightweight, Looks great
Bont shoe great, comfortable and stiff, have road version as well, fantastic shoe's, I wear 11 in these, 12 standard fits great.
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Review 3 for Bont Vaypor XC MTB Shoe
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Kram1000
Country:New Zealand
Age:45-54
Style:Mountain Biking
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Lightweight comfortable stiff Mountain bike shoe

Posted12 July 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, Comfortable, Lightweight, Looks great, carbon sole
Cons: stiff for walking
Initially I was attracted to this shoe due to its super light weight.
Now having heat moulded the shoe it is the most comfortable shoe I have owned. The fit is perfect and feels solid on my foot when I ride. The carbon sole feels very rigid which I guess means there is no wasted energy. The down side to the rigid sole is that the shoe is not ideal for running or walking but the amount of time I am off my bike is very minimal. Great shoes , like them, a lot!
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