Bont used to be a brand name not well recognized until they aggressively entered the US market from Australia in 2009. And even then we didn’t pay much attention until local bike shops started picking up the line. I found them on display and my curiosity piqued after getting a pair in my hands.
At first glance they offer the sleek performance, look and feel that we are used to seeing in shoes at this higher price range. The quality of build appears good, but I can’t attest to that personally. Bont has a history in building shoes for competitive sports, but only recently expanded into the cycling market with noticeable success. They offer technical shoes with specially sourced grade of carbon fiber from Toray, Japan for a strong, light platform that cushion your feet with closed cell memory foam (which doesn’t absorb water.)
The tech specs sound like they stand up to the competition and their designs remind me of Northwave shoes with sweeping lines and Velcro straps. I can’t wait to try them out. Anyone have some long term riding on these and want to chime in?