Whilst wandering the halls of Eurobike, we came across a tonne of different flat-pedal shoes. Although 5.10 has largely dominated the flat-pedal shoe scene in recent years, this year’s Eurobike highlighted a whole bunch of new entrants into the market, with a large percentage of those brands targeting the emerging ebike market and the new riders being attracted to the sport as a result. But in amongst the mountains of flat-pedal shoes, we did come across some snazzy SPD shoes for those riders who like to be locked into their pedals.
Hailing from Sydney in Australia, Bont Cycling specialises in producing high-end clipless shoes for mountain biking and road racing. The company originally came about as a custom manufacturer of ice skating boots, but has also been producing custom cycling shoes for just as long. They still offer a custom cycling shoe service, where you can send in the exact measurements of your feet, and they’ll build a new pair of shoes around them. But the bulk of Bont’s volume is in their stock range of shoes, and at Eurobike, they had a few new options on show.