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Re: Road Shoes? Sydney shopping

Postby humanbeing » Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:38 am

Package delivered from Wiggle. :D
I'll report back after i try them on.
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Re: Road Shoes? Sydney shopping

Postby humanbeing » Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:21 pm

Alright, out of the box they fit pretty well :shock:
A bit of pressure on the bunyin on my right foot but we'll see how the heat molding deals with that.
Length and width are good, very stiff.
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Xplora wrote:Just a word on the Bont Sizing Calc, GKA advised me that the calc doesn't work for 50% of people, if you have a shorter big toe than the 2nd toe then it's not going to be accurate. Bit mindblowing really.

If they could do a custom shoe for an extra hundred, I'd go custom. I was just outside the 41 Wide, guessing that a bit of heat molding would fix it up :lol:


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I'm having that exact issue!!!! My 2nd toe is larger than my big toe, heck my 3rd toe is just a tad longer talking a mm longer than my big toe. I've emailed bont and now going to copy that info in as well. Already contacted GKA sports asking about Bont Commuter 1 wide in a 46 1 size up on my vaypors which I'm thinking about offloading due to toes being cramped


The sizing wizard directed me to measure to my longest toe.
We'll see how I go,
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Re: Road Shoes? Sydney shopping

Postby humanbeing » Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:19 pm

Pretty happy with the shoes. Unusual sensation, them being so rigid.
They feel a bit weird walking but on the bike it feels good. Pedal to the metal :D
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Re: Road Shoes? Sydney shopping

Postby Baalzamon » Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:56 am

So after my lil drama of my last shoes being too small, I've ordered from evanscycles Bont Vaypor in size 46 standard. Looked at the old chart and I'm under 111 width so standard for me.
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Re: Road Shoes? Sydney shopping

Postby humanbeing » Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:29 am

Baalzamon wrote:So after my lil drama of my last shoes being too small, I've ordered from evanscycles Bont Vaypor in size 46 standard. Looked at the old chart and I'm under 111 width so standard for me.


Seems like there's a bunch of Bont online size chart/calculaters? :?
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Re: Road Shoes? Sydney shopping

Postby skull » Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:46 am

Only use the current size wizard on the bont website for new or current style boots.

They changed their sizing a few years back so the older size in back dated stock will be different



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Re: Road Shoes? Sydney shopping

Postby Baalzamon » Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:29 pm

skull wrote:Only use the current size wizard on the bont website for new or current style boots.

They changed their sizing a few years back so the older size in back dated stock will be different



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Old style shoe fit compared to current one says the same for width. I think I had 112mm before and measure now is 108, checked it last night as it was down to 106 & 107 so shows you want shoes doing to your feet.
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Re: Road Shoes? Sydney shopping

Postby Baalzamon » Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:56 pm

What I thought was a good deal at evans got beaten by an Aussie local! GKAsports have 35% off their whole webshop including standard bont shoes $320 down to $208 thankyou. Got myself Vaypor XC as well
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Re: Road Shoes? Sydney shopping

Postby Xplora » Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:53 pm

Baalzamon wrote:What I thought was a good deal at evans got beaten by an Aussie local! GKAsports have 35% off their whole webshop including standard bont shoes $320 down to $208 thankyou. Got myself Vaypor XC as well

Link? Tried to find something but got nothing useful?!
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Re: Road Shoes? Sydney shopping

Postby Baalzamon » Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:58 pm

Xplora wrote:
Baalzamon wrote:What I thought was a good deal at evans got beaten by an Aussie local! GKAsports have 35% off their whole webshop including standard bont shoes $320 down to $208 thankyou. Got myself Vaypor XC as well

Link? Tried to find something but got nothing useful?!

Road Shoes
Mountain bike shoes Only one there, the Bont Vaypor XC
Custom Shoes

I think once you click on of those links you will get the menu on the left and be able to drive yourself
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Re: Road Shoes? Sydney shopping

Postby Xplora » Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:01 pm

Didn't see any discounts at all? Where is this 35% off?
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Re: Road Shoes? Sydney shopping

Postby herzog » Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:04 pm

Xplora wrote:Didn't see any discounts at all? Where is this 35% off?


Discount not showing here either. Do you have to enter a code or something?
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Re: Road Shoes? Sydney shopping

Postby MarkG » Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:04 pm

Xpolora - if you enter 'xmas' in the code section when you actually check out, it calculates the discount.

Still not as cheap as Merlin for the Vaypors..
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Re: Road Shoes? Sydney shopping

Postby Baalzamon » Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:22 pm

MarkG wrote:Xpolora - if you enter 'xmas' in the code section when you actually check out, it calculates the discount.

Still not as cheap as Merlin for the Vaypors..


You got a code or something as the Vaypors are showing as $265 at Merlin

(AT) gkasports as Mark has said you need to enter 'xmas' in the code section in checkout. It then displays the total on the next page before you confirm.
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Re: Road Shoes? Sydney shopping

Postby MarkG » Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:28 pm

I got an email on Sunday offering double discount for Vaypors, so I got them for about $56 off.
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Re: Road Shoes? Sydney shopping

Postby Baalzamon » Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:12 pm

Got email today from auspost saying my parcel from gkasports has been lodged
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Re: Road Shoes? Sydney shopping

Postby MarkG » Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:13 pm

Yeh I got that too
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Re: Road Shoes? Sydney shopping

Postby Baalzamon » Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:16 pm

And I got my shoes from Evanscycles WOOHOO. They rock, sent via DHL.
Got my right shoe in cooking now
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Re: Road Shoes? Sydney shopping

Postby twizzle » Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:51 pm

My cheap Shimano 46W turned up... if I tape up some of the toes on my right foot (with advice from the dancer daughter - you should see what pointe shoes do to feet!) they are a comfortable fit. First ride tomorrow.


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Re: Road Shoes? Sydney shopping

Postby humanbeing » Fri Dec 21, 2012 4:12 pm

All's well with the Bont A1 shoes.
Three goes with the heat moulding has ironed out the issues with the right foot which is larger than my left with a prominent bunion (probably caused by wearing shoes that are too tight).
All good now.
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Re: Road Shoes? Sydney shopping

Postby Baalzamon » Fri Dec 21, 2012 4:20 pm

Ah glad someone has got there Bont right.
Mine are going to undergo heat molding either until I'm happy or not. I've got new Bont Vaypor XC which I will return and get a refund for if I'm not happy with the Bont Vaypor's
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Re: Road Shoes? Sydney shopping

Postby Xplora » Fri Dec 21, 2012 5:12 pm

Just a little shout out for Specialized, I tried on a Comp road shoe today and it felt good. Put the arch support into it, felt AWESOME. I'm definitely picking up a pair of these in the New Year. Never felt a shoe so comfortable. I actually said to Mal (Kangazilla.com.au) that I wanted something less comfortable because comfort tends to mean lack of stiffness hehehe. Seriously impressed.
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Re: Road Shoes? Sydney shopping

Postby MarkG » Fri Dec 21, 2012 5:18 pm

If a shoe fits right, stiffness shouldn't affect the comfort.
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Re: Road Shoes? Sydney shopping

Postby skull » Fri Dec 21, 2012 5:34 pm

Baalzamon wrote:Ah glad someone has got there Bont right.


Both mine are bang on.

A1s were close to perfect out of the box

similar story with the vapours.

only needed to heat mould the once (which is all that is required in a perfect world)
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Re: Road Shoes? Sydney shopping

Postby MarkG » Fri Dec 21, 2012 5:53 pm

I'm redoing mine as we speak
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