The handmade 100% carbon monocoque construction of the Bont a-one road cycling shoe is made for pure performance. With its unidirectional carbon construction (with exception of final cosmetic layer), 3.6 mm stack height, industry leading strength to weight ratio and Bont's proprietary resin allowing customisation of fit, the a-one will ensure that your power is transferred straight to the drive train without waste.
The Bont Teams first and foremost priority in designing new products is functionality & performance. In order to achieve the greatest possible standards, Bont continues to manufacture its cycling shoes based on an inside out philosophy to form a monocoque. In short, functionality and performance has never been the result of the best looking shoe, but the best designed and made shoe. Aesthetics is still considered important, but never to the detriment of functionality and performance. In addition to an ongoing dedication to function & performance, Bont's success during the past 33+ years, has been our total commitment to innovation. Not satisfied to simply re-invent the same core product with a slightly altered look, Bont continues to develop products that set industry standards.
Bont's method of producing Bont shoes by hand inside out is a process that is far more skill intensive, time consuming and thus resulting in far greater costs than the current mainstream methods, but one that allows the Bont range of cycling shoes to lead the market in performance. The Bont production line has been engineered by founder Inze Bont to allow for our shoes to be hand made in the most time effective manner possible. This is a process which continues to be developed and refined. The manufacturing process of the shoes has been specifically designed with up to two inventions per station to increase productivity. Inadequate processes such as using generic vacuum boxes for curing the carbon have been replaced by methods such as pressure wrapping which provides four atmospheres of pressure rather than the traditional one atmosphere from vacuum forming. Bont's drive for design innovation is matched by its innovation in manufacturing processes, further setting it apart from other brands.
The Making Of The Shoe
Bont cycle shoes are made unlike any other racing shoe. Most shoes use a pre made base and a pre made upper and the two parts are glued together. The result is a shoe that feels like it was made in two parts. We makes our shoes from the inside out. Everything is laminated together by the epoxy resin so it forms a one piece shoe.
Bont shoes start with the last (plastic foot) which has been crafted by a combination of the latest technology and good `ol fashioned experience. On the one hand, we used data from 20,000 laser foot scans to develop a standard last, we then merged that with Mr. Inze Bont's 33 years of making custom speed skates. The result is possibly the finest cycle last ever created.
The footbed is the first part of the shoe added to the last. It is made in-house from a heat moldable EVA. The footbed is 65A hardness and only 3mm thick which makes it extremely light weight and heat moldable.
The liner is then added which has been chosen out of hundreds of liners. This liner is not only light weight and strong, but it fights odour and is not easily broken down by sweat.
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Mens's European Sizing
36 - 3.5 44 - 10
37 - 4.5 44.5 - 10.5
38 - 5 45 - 10.75
39 - 6 46 - 11
40 - 6.5 46.5 - 11
40.5 - 7 47 - 12
41 - 7.5 48 - 12.5
42 - 8 49 - 13
42.5 - 8.5 50 - 14
43 - 9