The Vaypor Carbon is a spectacular looking boot, with its sleek, modern and unique design. Featuring Bont's signature light weight construction, it weighs half of what some other top of the line boots weigh and is fully heat moldable with high quality carbon fiber. The Vaypor has a number of systems in place to hold you firmly in the boot. Firstly, there are the laces. Then there is a bottom velcro strap and finally a top lace cover with another velcro strap.
As the name suggests, Durolite is an extremely durable and light weight material. It will withstand minor crashes without scratching. The Vaypor has two Durolite options, Black or Super Yellow. A Durolite liner is also available as an upgrade. The Vaypor is also available in four genuine Australian leather options. If you are after the lightest possible boot, select the Durolite outer skin and liner.
The Vaypor is stitched by an expert sewer who has no other role apart from stitching. Unlike boots that use cosmetic stitching, the stitching on Bont boots actually serves a purpose and stitches the outer skin to the boot itself. This results in less stretch and a longer lasting boot.
Cycling scientists have proven that cooler feet can boost performance. So the new Vaypor has more ventilation than any boot that we have ever made. The tongue is ventilated to let hot air out of the top of the boot. At the front, the protective bumper has air holes to let air in so the faster you skate, the more air that rushes in and cools your feet. There are also ventilation holes on top of your toes that let cool air in and hot air out.
Between the outer skin and the liner we add a material that is proprietary to Bont to stop the boot from stretching over time. This material has similar strength characteristics to Kevlar. This material is stitched to the outer skin and bonded to the liner so it can never move or be removed, it becomes part of the boots structure. This layer is the reason that Bont boots do not stretch out as much as other brands of boots over time.
A last is a plastic replica of a foot that the boot is built around. Last makers do not make skate lasts, they only make shoe lasts so perfecting a speed skating last is not an easy prospect. At Bont, we have been perfecting our lasts since 1975 and the process is ongoing. We feel that we put more effort into our last than any other skating brand and it is the reason that Bont boots fit more skaters than any other brand on the market.
The Vaypor is designed for high class athletes so the padding used is a thin, dense padding that is quite unforgiving. The padding is harder than our previous generations of Vaypor and it is also lighter. Like all Bont padding, we use a closed cell memory foam that will not retain water. If you are after a more comfortable ride, please select one of our softer padding options.
The Vaypor's tongue has a number of features. It is heat moldable so it can be heated in the oven and molded to your foot but it will also mold to your foot with the temperature from your own body heat. It has ventilation to let hot air out of the boot. The tongue has a handy velcro place holder that stops your tongue from moving. The tongue is made from foam that is thin and light yet still protects your foot from the laces.
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