Bont Blitz Road Cycling Shoes
Industry leading anatomical shaping and power transfer system, combined with 100% thermo moldable carbon chassis to create a high performance road cycling shoe with unparalleled comfort at unbeatable value.
Sub 235 grams (1/2 pair size 42) with 3.6 mm stack height.
- Constructed with high grade gloss Microfiber to provide the Bont Blitz with a strong outer layer to withstand the rigours of everyday cycling whilst mesh inserts assist with breathability.
100% Carbon Chassis
- 100% 3K carbon construction of the chassis has been specifically designed to ensure maximum performance at low weight. Bont Cycling's proprietary thermo moldable resin ensures the fit customization of the Blitz.
- BOA dial and a forefoot velcro strap ensures micro adjustability of the fit.
- The Bont Blitz is highly ventilated via integrated top mesh panels and ventilation holes throughout the side microfiber panels.
- A last is a replica of a foot that the cycling shoe is built around. Last makers do not make cycling shoe lasts, they only make shoe lasts so perfecting a cycling shoe last requires a great deal of expertise in functional biomechanics and ongoing research. At Bont, we have been perfecting our performance footwear lasts since 1975 and the process is ongoing. We believe we place more importance and thus place more effort into our last than any other cycling shoe brand and it is the reason that Bont cycling shoes continue to be a leader in providing the most functional and correct anatomical support to cyclists than any other brand on the market. Our motto in terms of cycling shoe fit is simple, "We make shoes for cycling, not walking."
- Bont cycling shoe is the most heat moldable shoes available. Bont's proprietary resin has been developed and perfected over 36 years to be an extremely stiff resin that becomes pliable at relatively low temperatures. Unlike other shoes which are moldable only in select locations, all Bont cycling shoes are able to be molded over the entire chasis providing cyclist not only with the most anatomically designed cycling shoe on the market today, but also with the ability to fine tune the fit of the entire shoe to give a customised fit.
Medial Longitudinal Arch Support
- Structural medial longitudinal arch support is provided in all models to stop over pronation of feet.
- Over pronation is one of the main contributors to incorrect tracking of knees during a cyclists pedaling phase due to internal rotation of tibia and femur. This can result in knee injuries.
- In addition, the rotation of tibia/femur can cause the pelvis to tilt resulting in lower back strain.
Anatomical Forefoot Shape
- 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 in its endeavour to relax through the metatarsal joints allowing the pedalling force to be spread across the greatest possible surface area.
Anatomical Heel Cup
- The anatomical heel cup shaping of Bont cycling shoes provides increased stability during the pull through stage of pedaling stroke and up stroke. This stabilization is achieved without any mechanical operation or over tightening of straps/laces allowing for increased comfort and blood circulation.
Lateral Forefoot Support
- 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.
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The fit is perfect and the stiffness is like no other. I own Mavic and DMT shoes before, but the level of comfort for this pair or shoe is unbelievable.
These sure are some stiff puppers. Wide toe box for those of us who weren't born with ballet feet. Came from a low-end shimano wide shoe, night and day different. My next pair of cycling shoes will probably be Bont.
Great shoe, well priced, definitely look up the heat mould process and shoe fit guide to ensure a great fit on the shoe. It took me two goes to get it right with heat mould and now I am very happy.
I cannot praise these shoes enough. They are light, stiff, comfortable, and they look fantastic. I have not tried to heat mold them yet, but aside from the arches not agreeing with my flat feet, they fit like a dream.
Great shoes for crit racing and shorter outages - sizes run small.
Little bit tight out the box at first but after warming them up and following fitting procedures the shoes fit like a glove. These Bont's feel like they hug your feet, very stiff and stable.
I`m usually at 47 in most brands of shoe and these are pretty similiar in sizing, they are 30.5 in length and 115 width (carbon chassis is ) so plenty of room for your foot to spread, boa is easy to tighten and carbon heel cup holds nicely, easy to heat up in the oven , very comfortable straight away
Love these shoes. No sizing issues for me and I haven't put them in the oven. Not sure if I need to. This was my first order with Merlin. Awesome service and quick delivery. I'll order from Merlin again. Thanks for the great service.
The shoe is very comfortable, plenty of place for the toes. Light and good ventilation
Excellent value shoe. Very good quality, stiff and responsive. Sizing is small, I had to go up a size. Was 44 in a Bontrager shoe, needed a 45 for correct length. Width was fine though.
I wore these shoes on the track at the National Cycling Centre and they proved their worth from the very first rotation. The comfort and stable support these shoes provide is unparalled to anything I have felt from any of my previous pairs of cycling shoes. From my initial rides, they are as comfortable on a long ride through the peaks as the are supporting you on a daring flying 200m lap on the track. I would highly recommend this product at full price, let alone the discounted price that Merlin are offering!
Also, the delivery from Merlin Cycles was spot on!
I have funny little feet shallow and wide at the front and high and narrow at the back so I thought that the general shape and adjustability of these shoes would work for me. After several adjustments I was able to widen and make room for the lumps and bumps of my feet so that the shoes now fit really well with thin socks. Power transfer is really good and the shoe is comfortable although I have changed the insoles to provide a little extra cushioning . Take care with ordering the correct size based on Bonts sizing chart!!. I had to send my original purchase back to Merlin who dealt with the exchange quickly and without fuss.
USE SIZING CHART FROM OFFICIAL BONT WEBSITE.
Read the measurement guide there. It works.
Great value for money, best among all others mid-level shoes.
Measured in Bont site, size wizard is a little small. I'll buy one size up.
Great pair of shoes with an excellent price from Merlin, very comfortable to ride in and easier to clip in and out, easier to keep clean, keep you cool on those long rides.
Great shoe, but I would definitely get a size larger as they come up small. Fantastic service from Merlin
Bont are my new "go to" race shoes the soles feel super stiff and allow full transfer of power to the pedals. They are very light weight and fit great.
The Blitz shoes are superb value for money. The carbon sole is more than just a sole, extending up around the heel and the sides of the foot to create a very stiff body to the shoe. One boa dial at the top of each shoe works well to keep the foot in place, and doesn't cause any hot spots. A great feature at the price point, which I haven't tried yet, is the heat molding of the sole/shoe chassis. The shoe is already very comfortable on my slightly flat arched feet, and is a step above all of the shoes I have owned previously with its built in carbon chassis arch support. If you are looking for a shoe that can help solve a problem regarding your foot shape, or a well-researched and technically advanced shoe, I would strongly reccomend you consider this shoe over similarly priced shoes from Shimano, Fi'Zik, and Giro.
Fantastic service from Merlin. Shoes arrived fast and well packaged. Sizing with Bonts seems to be the major issue, use the Bont size chart on their website, measure feet, put in your foot length and it calculates your size. As I fell at the top of the size bracket (adding 1 cm moved me up a size) and hearing they come up small I ordered a 1/2 size bigger and they are perfect. Usually I take a Euro 42 and ordered a Euro 43. The shoes themselves are well made super stiff and for me very comfortable. The heat moulding has worked for me but do remember wearing them on the bike is very different to wearing them off the bike, so make sure you try them on a short ride before heading out for a big one. All in all very very happy with these, would highly recommend and buy again.
Good shoes, nice and bright(Pink) . The only draw back is the Boa only operates one way you have to click it out and pull the shoe apart to slacken it. But other wise, yes a good shoe.
A stunning shoe, with very stiff soles, good BOA closure system. Slightly let down by the toe strap which as far as I can tell doesn't really make any adjustment. The heat molding process is easy, I am having another go to iron out a few tight spots.
Straight out the box, a better fit than anything I've tried before. I have weird shaped feet, and "regular" shoes hurt during cycling. These have a much wider toe area than Shimano/Specialized/Bontrager shoes which really suits my foot shape.
I've used carbon soled shoes before, but these are the stiffest I've experienced. The Boa closure is good, but wasn't a deal breaker for me. They're also very light.
I haven't tried heat moulding them, but I'm sure that will only make them better.
Finally, I used the Bont size guide on their website. This is pretty good but I still went up a size compared to what they recommended to fit my funny feet. If you're feet are more "regular" I reckon it would be spot on.
This is a really great shoe. The heat molding works great and makes them very comfortable. These shoes are also very light and breathable.
Very good value. Stiff, comfortable if you get the size right (probably about half a size up from most other brands), and the BOA works better than the ratchets on my other BONTS. Also very very white.
Dr Haffejee South aFrica
Very good price. Went a size higher, still small. You should go 2 sizes up. Oven treatment helped for the side stiffnesss. My toe still under pressure. Will know more once I have cycled a few 3o km rides
These are brilliant shoes and a bargain at the current price. They are very stiff, even compared to my carbon Shimano shoes and the padding is quite minimalist but somehow they are really comfortable. I ordered my usual Nike shoe size and they fit perfectly, no need to size up for me - Bont's website has two size guides, one for blitz and vaypor and another for riots so make sure you are looking at the correct one! Merlin's service was excellent as usual!
Great shoes for the price. Merlin is becoming my favourite place to shop. Used sizing chart on Bont web site - size was correct with a bit of room for a thicker sock in the winter. Note: for the first 50 miles they felt far too stiff and unforgiving. But then the magic happens, would order these again - the power transfer is awesome.
Really nice shoes, lightweight and comfortable. My feet are wide type and I just picked the same size with my sport shoes it is fine .
I used Shimano 43, Bont Riot 44. I choose 44, it just fits with Speedplay cleat. I tried 10 minutes in an oven at 100 degrees Celsius. Its become the perfect fit.
Nice shoes - light weight and good Boa fastening system. However, very small for the sizing so need to order at least one size larger than normal. Also a bit wide around toe area so that area puckers when pulling the tongue up.
Great shoes. Lightweight and high rigidity. Thermoforming also great.
Good product. Very stiff sole. Fit is a bit different from older Bont. The toe box seems to be smaller and narrower than the Vaypor. The upper is softer though.
Fantastically stiff sole. Power transfer is better than my old carbon soled Mavics. The upper is soft and comfortable and the Boa dial fastener is easy and effective. I have heat moulded them twice and added a thicker insole. They are now really comfortable. I like these shoes a lot. Merlin service was first class, orders arrived next day.
I had to order 4 different sizes before I was happy with the fit. I ended up with the 46.5 despite the Bont size recommendation of a 46. I have put them in the oven twice and, with the addition of some extra insoles, achieved a good fit. I clocked my fastest time in to work this morning. Was it the shoes? I don't know but they felt good, they look good and I have no intention of going back to my old shoes. The Boa dial system is easy and very effective and the build quality is impressive. The service from Merlin is second to none.
Great shoes for wider feet.
After proper measurement, the shoes were still very small, order a size up
If the width of the foot is wide it is recommended that you choose a larger size.
Heat forming was performed 3 times, I matched the shape of the foot tightly.
The power was transmitted directly and cadence was up.
Shimano 42, Sidi 43, Mavic 42.5. Got 43 and fit perfect.
Really high quality shoes. I love the lock system. I bougt for brother. He's wear 36 EU on casual and sport shoes. I read reviews and decided to buy 38 EU. I was not wrong. 38 fits well. Thanks merlin
The shoes are light and super stiff (a hard combination to achieve). I've just heat molded them for a great fit. Carbon soles are noticeably more responsive (esp when climbing) then my previous composite soled shoes.
Good value product but pay attention, sizes are different from other Bont products. In my specific case a 40 of Bont vaypor + has nothing to do with a 40 of Bont Blitz
Great shoes, very comfortable and stiff, with the boa closure system giving a secure fit, would definitely recommend.
The best shoe I've ever had, very comfortable and very rigid
Best cycling shoes I've ever used, performance gains are incredible with this BONT.
Blitz are more more comfortable than my previous Vapor Plus shoes. They still have the super stiff feel, and are lighter too. Very happy with these shoes. First class service from Merlin as always,
The sole is very very stiff and the whole shoes fit your feet tightly. There's no power loss.
Just buy this product, and you can get faster.
Good fit. Bit hard tho, hopefully it will get "softer" after few wear.
Very comfortable, very stiff shoes. Use the bont size chart. Highly recommended
Stiff sole and comfortable. I used to wear wide width running shoes. I tried Sidi, NW and Mavic shoes, not really fit at all.
I bought Blitz in size 44, which stated 275mm in the size chart, match my 43.5 running shoes. Once I got the shoes, I fitted the cleats and went for a 40km test ride. Overall feel is good, the shoe is comfortable for a long time, not pushing any of my toes. The ankles also fit well, every time I pull my legs and the ankle still holding tight, this also thanks to the BOA system.
I did not heat mould it now, and the arches is a bit ....should be hard to my feet. ) just simply replace the insole I used to use then everything is prefect! The only bad point I found is........the toe pad is not replaceable. You have to buy a bumper to prevent it getting damaged.
What a great pair of cycling shoes! For me they fit great right out of the box so no need to heat them in the oven (my wife laughed at me and thought I was joking when I told her about heat molding!). These shoe are stiff, are very supportive and are true to size. Also, the price was great, thanks Merlin Cycles! My only gripe about the shoe is that is comes with very short screws that don't work with look cleats. I contacted Bont and the support rep informed me that I would need to find screws myself at the local hardware store. Luckily I had some existing look cleat screws that were just right for the shoe.
Mr PRIETO NAVARRO
Great shoes, totally fit to the feet, thermo moldable, beautiful, comfortable, and performance.
I used Diadora shoes (EU43size). In this purchase, I tried to buy 42.5. It suit my foot!!! If you're interested, it's better to know your best size with size chart from bont website.
This shoe is very stiff, but by molding by can be made to fit the foot, it can be used comfortably. Further with BOA system, you can perfectly secure the foot.
Item arrived quickly. Thank you very much. The size of the shoes is also a perfect, color is also beautiful. I've already wearing. Adjusted by heating in an oven, it became the perfect shoes to me. This shoe is the best.
These are a fantastic shoe, I followed the Bont sizing guide and they were spot on, when they arrived I tried them on without molding and they were a pretty good fit, after molding the difference was unbelievable, the fastener it excellent, good solid sole. I have read some people complaining about them been too stiff but I find this a great feature, you can really feel the power difference during riding, there is no movement when climbing. Overall I am really happy with these shoe, plus they look great.
I like these shoes. I have been wearing Sidis. I'm a size 42 on Sidis and same size on the Blitz. I like the wider toebox design. These are comfortable. For the price you cannot find a better shoe that has a carbon chassis and boa dial. I'm using these with the Shimano SPD SL cleats and I'm still able to walk on them. No stiffness issue. I highly recommend these. Also, Merlin's shipping was very fast. I received them in a week. I'm in California USA.
An excellent shoe. I normally take a size 43 but because I need a wider fitting, ordered a 44. Fits perfectly out of the box and have not had reason to heat mould yet.
On the bike, the extra stiffness given by the carbon sole is noticeable compared to my old Shimano R088's. I thought ventilation may have been an issue but so far my feet have been kept very cool. All this and they look fantastic as well.
Very light weight shoe. With size guide I got right size. Tested first without heat molding and slight abrasion on inner side of feet. I did heat molding and after that perfect fit. Great shoe.
AWESOME !!!!!!! Bont Blitz are the best shoe to date and I ordered a second pair. More comfortable than my Sidi Wire and the chassis molds to my foot providing a perfect fit. Could vent a bit better in the sole but I fixed that issue.... Great value and will try the Vapor next. Service was excellent too.
The sole is very stiff, can feel the power transfer definitely. Double Wiring system fits perfect.
Very well made. Took a bit of getting used to and a couple of remouldings but that has more to do with my feet than the shoes. very stiff and light.
Nice shoes, good value for money. Fits well like the Riot and Vaypour. Light.
Super stiff and responsive. You really put the power down. I would buy a half size larger as they are a bit cramped, but I haven't heat molded them yet either. Excellent value and super light and stiff. Did I mention they were stiff?
This is my 3rd Bont after Vaypor and Zero, fantastic pair of cycling shoes, really comfy! But make sure you visit the sizing chart on the Bont website first as they do come up smaller than Sidi, Fizik and Gaerne.
Had these recommended by 2 friends. They are very comfortable and easy to tweak for fit. The sole is really stiff and makes a difference to the power transfer on the pedal. A great buy