New Vaypor shoe editions coming from Bont

World Champion Edition plus new Premium range

Australian cycling footwear company Bont are set to release additional versions of their latest Vaypor road model.

The new Vaypor WCE (World Champion Edition) honors Thor Hushovd's world championship win last October in Geelong, Australia with rainbow stripes on the forward strap and sides plus a Norwegian flag on the heel. It's otherwise identical to the standard Vaypor and will cost US$389.

Also new for 2011 is a Vaypor Premium range, featuring laminated silver fiberglass fibers integrated into the microfiber uppers. Bont will offer the Premium models in black microfiber with silver straps or white microfiber with silver straps for US$389, or full silver fiberglass uppers for US$425.

Subbing in the glass fiber construction will save a bit of weight, though Bont's Steven Nemeth admits the difference will be "very small" and the changes amount mostly to an aesthetic upgrade. According to Nemeth, the overall fit and feel of the Premium models will be very similar to the standard Vaypor.

The top-end vaypor premium variant will use silver glass fibers throughout the upper for a unique look:
The top-end vaypor premium variant will use silver glass fibers throughout the upper for a unique look:

James Huang

Technical Editor, US
James started as a roadie in 1990 with his high school team but switched to dirt in 1994 and has enjoyed both ever since. Anything that comes through his hands is bound to be taken apart, and those hands still sometimes smell like fork oil even though he retired from shop life in 2007. He prefers manual over automatic, fizzy over still, and the right way over the easy way.
  • Discipline: Mountain, road, cyclocross
  • Preferred Terrain: Up in the Colorado high-country where the singletrack is still single, the dirt is still brown, and the aspens are in full bloom. Also, those perfect stretches of pavement where the road snakes across the mountainside like an artist's paintbrush.
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