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.
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)
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Foot Length Range (mm)
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For sizes that fall outside of our size chart, please get in touchHERE.
Be advised all measurements shown in the size chart above are listed in millimetres and refer to all current models purchased after 2015.
NEW SIZING METHOD
To find your Bont Rowing shoe size, download and print our all-new sizing page in US Letter or A4 and follow the instructions exactly as listed. Mark with a straight edge your longest toe and widest part of your foot. Double check the length and width with a ruler to confirm your measurements. Be advised, this is a newly developed sizing page so please send any feedback to our team by clicking the red 'speech bubble' in the corner of the page.
ORIGINAL SIZE METHOD
To find your size, place a piece of paper on a flat surface and place it directly up against a wall.
Stand on the paper and ensure you have a 1mm gap between your heel and the wall.
Plant your foot firmly on the ground and slowly roll your weight forward onto your forefoot until it reaches an angle of approximately 45-degrees. This position mimics the angle at the catch in a boat. Look down and take the measurement from the wall edge of the paper to your longest toe. Record the length.
Use a ruler to measure the length for each foot. Take these measurements and input them into the sizing wizard or reference the Foot Length Range sizing on the size chart.
The Last Length measurements shown on the chart are the exact length of the last that we use to build the shoes. This correlates to the precise internal measurement of the shoe.
Keep in mind the length of a foot will extend slightly when at the catch. It is for this reason the foot measurement must be taken at its longest point with foot at 45-degree angle.