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)
Bont Rowing prioritise FedEx for all global shipping however, local carrier services may be used where appropriate. Tracking is made available on all shipped goods and is generally received within 3-4 business days from time of order.
Delivery times vary depending on country and exact location however, Bont Rowing online orders normally take anywhere from 10-14 business days to be delivered once tracking is made available. Small parts orders shipped via local services may may take up to 12-17 business days to arrive. Please be advised we are experiencing delays in deliveries due to the limited number of flights available for courier services and the impact of COVID-19. This can also mean orders are sent via multiple transit locations in addition to sitting in certain ports for multiple days as it awaits the next available courier flight. Once shipped, orders cannot be expedited and enquiries cannot be made regarding updates to estimated arrival times.
Bont Rowing makes every effort to ensure your order is shipped and delivered to your address as quickly as possible by covering the cost of regular duties and import taxes. Please be advised however, certain circumstances beyond our control may arise where additional fees are applicable for your order to be delivered. If you have concerns about the possibility of paying an additional fee on delivery to your country or region, please get in touch with the team at Bont Rowing to discuss your ordering options.
Bont Rowing offer 30-day returns on any full price shoes or parts purchased from our online store at shop.bontrowing.com. Any product being returned or exchanged must be in original condition and show no signs of installation of parts or hardware. See our Returns Policy for details around return, exchange and refund.
Bont Rowing offer a 30-day returns policy on any full price shoes or parts purchased from our online store. Any product being returned or exchanged must be in original condition and show no signs of installation of parts or hardware. Follow the instructions below for a fast and hassle-free return or exchange.
Once received, refunds are generally processed within five working days.
All full-priced product(s) are illegible for return and refund – excluding shipping – within 30 days of being received. All returns must be in new condition and include all original packaging. Return shipping costs and insurance must be covered by the customer. Unfortunately Bont Rowing is unable to accept liability for any damaged, lost or delayed return products.
At Bont Rowing, we have done everything possible to ensure your size selection is the right one. We understand however, that even with our Size Wizard and Size Chart, it's not always possible to determine the best fit without trying them on. So, that's why we give you 30 days from receipt to exchange your shoes for a different size or color.
As per our returns policy, the customer is responsible for the cost of returning the goods to the nearest warehouse in addition to shipment of replacement product(s). Please be advised we recommend you take up insurance when returning any products as Bont Rowing cannot be held responsible for lost, damaged or delayed items.
In order to return an item, please download the returns PDF from your original order confirmation and follow the instructions for return. Please note, a return number is not required. If the returns PDF is unavailable, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information
- Your order number
- Reason for return
- Shipping address including full name of recipient, email and contact phone number
A representative from Bont Rowing will contact you within two working days with details on the nearest location for return products.
All products(s) purchases in store should returned to the retailer for exchange and/or refund.
Exchange of shoes from our Clearance section will incur a handling fee of $15.
Bont Rowing Size Chart
|Bont Rowing EU||36||37||38||39||40||40.5||41||42||42.5||43||44||44.5||45||46||46.5||47||48||49||50|
|Bont Rowing USA||4||4½||5||6||6½||7||7½||8||8½||9||9½||10||10½||11||11½||12||12½||13||14|
|Foot Length Range (mm)||216-220||221-225||226-230||231-235||236-240||241-245||246-250||251-255||256-260||261-265||266-270||271-275||276-280||281-285||286-290||291-295||296-300||301-305||306-310|
|Running Shoes Men (Nike)||-||-||-||-||6||7||7.5||8||8.5||9||9.5||10||10.5||11||11.5||12||12.5||13||13.5/14|
|Running Shoes Women (Nike)||-||4||5||6||7||7.5||8||8.5||9||9.5||10||10.5||11||11.5||12||12.5||13||13.5||14/15|
For sizes that fall outside of our size chart, please get in touch HERE.
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.