Based on Bont's race proven performance shoe, the A-One, the "Thor Signature Shoe" has been designed with the colors of the Norwegian flag, Thor's signature symbols the "Hammer & Lightning" of the God of Thunder and Thor's signature. Thor is a longtime Bont shoe user and this model celebrates his career that includes eight Tour de France stage wins, the overall Sprinters classification on two occasion, stage wins in Vuelta a Espana, Giro d'Italia, Spring Classics wins such as Gent-Wevelgam and Omloop Het Nieuwsblad plus the Norwegian Road Championships.
This road cycling shoe is light, stiff and can be heat molded for a custom fit. Best of all, no special equipment is required for the heat molding - just an over that can hold 70ºC or 160ºF for 20 minutes. The Thor signature model features unidirectional carbon construction (with exception of final cosmetic layer), 3.6 mm stack height and an incredible strength to weight ratio. Two Velcro traps and a buckle securely hold the foot. This shoe is three-hole compatible with a MM textured area to prevent cleat slippage.
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 so it can relax through the metatarsal joints allowing the pedaling force to be spread across the greatest possible surface area. Bont's lateral forefoot support ensures neutral positioning of the forefoot and alleviates common issues associated with over pronation and supination. These issues often result in incorrect tracking of knees causing injuries along with hip and lower back pain.