The Vaypor S is Bont’s new flagship racing shoe and one that continues with the company’s distinctive fit while incorporating Boa’s new IP1 reels. In this review, CTech editor Matt Wikstrom investigates the philosophy behind Bont’s shoe design as he considers the performance of the Vaypor S.
Bont stiffens the midfoot of its shoes to provide longitudinal support, but the amount of direct arch support is purposefully neutral. “I’m a big believer that people should actually get proper inner soles,” says Nemeth, “and by that I mean they need to have a look at if they have a high arch or low arch and buy an inner sole to suit.”
Bont’s structural support in the midfoot area counts as an anchor for the inner sole. “When you put the inner sole in there, it actually allows the inner sole to push against that structural support. We give inner soles a platform to work against.”
Finally, the rear of the shoe is shaped to cup the heel, as mentioned above. This is where the carbon tub is at its deepest, extending to half the height of the shoe, and the upper actually hooks over the heel. Bont contends that the heel cup assists the foot in pulling through the bottom of the pedal stroke as well as during the upstroke.
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