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About the PBR1

Built for performance and comfort, the PBR1 is Bont Rowing's ultimate rowing shoe. Delivering pure anatomical support with the best in injury prevention design, the PBR1 sets a new standard in professional-level rowing shoes. Featuring a world-first Carbon Split Sole, luxurious tongueless mid-foot wrap and FISA-approved BOA IP1 Performance Fit System, the PBR1 is for those who demand the best without compromise. Constructed from the ground up using the lightest, highest quality and best-performing materials available, the heart of the PBR1 is backed by 20,000 laser foot scans and more than 40 years in the field.


  • World-first Carbon Split Sole design.
  • 3K carbon fiber heel counter and forefoot foot cradle for ultimate force transfer and steering response.
  • Perforated Durolite upper with water repelling treatment and forefoot drainage vent.
  • Pure anatomical design built around the shape of the human foot.
  • Lightest high-performance shoe available.
  • Best force transfer and connection measured.
  • Mid-arch foot support.
  • Upper Air Vents for breathability in all-weather conditions.
  • Innersole - EVA thermo-moldable.
  • Sole Guards - High density memory foam.
  • Padding - Closed-cell and non-porous memory foam.
  • Sole Mounting - Standard 4-hole offset foot stretcher pattern with carbon reinforced plate.
  • Closure System - Single-dial BOA IP1 Performance Fit System with replaceable lace.
  • Built by rowers for rowers.
  • Weight - 270 grams (approximate weight based on size 44 shoe).

2 Reviews

  • 5
    Absolutely Amazing

    Posted by Ian on 30th Mar 2021

    Have had these shoes on my Hudson single since I got the boat, and they are amazing. The adjustability and fit of the shoes is extremely specific and they are an extremely solid shoe when racing with them. I have a pair of PBR2s as well for erging with the Batlogic footplate and it allows for so much stability and maintaining feel when I'm on land. Absolutely love these shoes and they've held up great this far with only a few million meters under their belt!

  • 5
    My new BONT rowing shoes

    Posted by Michael Tebrich on 26th Jan 2021

    It's always exciting to get new technical equipment, whatever the sport. I ordered a pair of BONT PBR1 shoes which arrived last week. Having been in the ski and cycling industry for years, I was familiar with the BOA system and thought it made sense to have it as a part of my rowing shoes. The shoes are awesome. Besides the BOA, I also like the unique carbon fiber split sole which immediately is noticeable and a difference maker. The other details offered give exceptional support throughout the shoe along with an overall great fit. In my case, I already use the BaT quick release system and the combo was compatible with no issues. By the way, don't forget to purchase the Adjustable Heel Clips. Inexpensive, simple to install and very clean looking. Very happy with my purchase!!