BR1 Black/Red

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About the BR1 Black/Red

Designed to meet the demands of the sport's most driven athletes, the all-new BR1 represents a revised approach to performance, comfort and safety. Harnessing feedback from elite, club and masters-level rowers, the BR1 is the sport's only specifically-built footwear to offer a true anatomical fit without compromise. It's everything you've come to love about Bont Rowing shoes, only better.

Featuring a lighter, stiffer and lower stack two-piece carbon fibre chassis, BR1 takes our renowned PBR1 and delivers better energy transfer, greater durability and reduced bend point force for a more natural and powerful interaction between foot and stretcher. Our uncompromising approach to performance pushes beyond power transfer with a lower forefoot cradle, increased bend point elasticity, wider heel cup counter and achilles gateway for a more versatile fit across the entire size range. Usability is further enhanced with targeted Super Stretch fabric placed around the first and fifth metatarsal for our most supportive and stable anatomical fit yet.

The all-new BR1 harnesses the effective and reliable BOA Fit System with single or optional dual-release safety mechanism for faster removal of shoes when getting in and out of the water and is FISA approved for competition. The all-new laser cut hydrophobic microfiber upper and anti-stretch backing improves foot hold and stability while the proprietary Tech Mesh liner takes comfort and ventilation to another level for a more comfortable row in all conditions.

Combine with our Drive QRS Heel Set for an even better connection at the catch.


  • Material: Two-piece carbon fiber Split Sole, anti-stretch liner, Microfiber and Tech Mesh upper and reinforced bend zone with Super Stretch Flex Zone.
  • Stack Height: 2.5mm (PBR1 3.6mm) for a close and stable connection between foot and stretcher.
  • Air Vents: Lazer cut Microfiber and Tech Mesh for improved breathability and rapid drying properties.
  • Innersole: Replaceable EVA thermo-moldable.
  • Sole Guards: Reinforced high density memory foam to provide improved protection against damage to carbon sole.
  • Padding: Non porous memory foam designed to repel water.
  • Mounting: Standard four-hole bolt pattern with lateral adjustment provides greatly adjustability.
  • Closure: BOA® IP1 Fit System, FISA approved with dual safety release for fast removal plus durable Dyneema heel tie attachment point on heel of shoe.
  • Weight: 550g pair (size 43 including safety strap)

2 Reviews

  • 5
    new rowing experince

    Posted by Brian on 29th Aug 2023

    With over 30 years of rowing never thought a shoe like this woudl exist. Uber comfortable, with no pressure points. To start you have to check that you are actually wearing shoes; it's perfect for my single as they give a better foot balance experience- it will hard to row in anything else.

  • 5
    BR1 Black / Red

    Posted by Bryan Hanlon on 22nd Dec 2022

    I haven’t had a chance to try them yet, but if they perform in the boat and on the water as well as Kathleen and her teem at Bont Rowing, then I’m on to a winner. Great service