The handmade carbon composite monocoque construction of the Vaypor XC brings Tour de France winning technology to the mountain and cyclo-cross bike. It delivers Bont's anatomical and biomechanical features, industry leading strength to weight ratio, low stack height and proprietary resin allowing for a fully customizable fit. The Vaypor XC simply is the ideal cross country and cyclo-cross shoe.
The real magic of the Vaypor XC is in the ultra-rigid, heat moldable, bathtub-style carbon sole. Bont uses an Epoxy Thermoset resin that allows the simple, custom fit process to be done at home. Just heat an oven to 140-160º Fahrenheit and leave the shoes in for 15-20 minutes. Let the shoes cool a touch and then strap them on and wait for them to cool. This process can be repeated as many times as required. Unlike other shoes with very stiff soles, the Bont system virtually eliminates hotspots thanks to the combination of the very rigid sole fit perfectly to the bottom of your feet with no pressure points. If you have ever struggled with hot spots, give the Vaypor a try.
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.