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    anyone using bont a-1 speedplay shoes - i have a pair that i got on close out and have been waiting for new bike to come in and its time now - any advise on molding the shoes and how do the shoes compare to others - they are replacing bontrager rl shoes

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    I don't have the Speedplay version, but I do have the A-1 and they're going to be stiff, stiff and more stiff than any shoe you've had previously.

    Pay special attention to the temperature when molding. You will scorch and mess up the shoe if you decide to go crazy and overheat the shoe. On top of that it'll void the Bont warranty. I recently read something from Bont stating that they do have a means within their carbon soles of seeing if a shoe was "overcooked" or not.

    Follow the video and you'll be good to go on molding. They can be remolded an infinite amount of times if needed. You can also use a shoe stretcher if you have spots that are pressing into your foot or use the blunt handle of a screwdriver to press them out after heating and remold again after that.

    I have heard of people using vacuum bags to aide their molding but haven't seen it personally.

    The shoes themselves are great. They make my old shoes (Nike Poggio IV SL) feel like they had a flexy sole made of clay.

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    Here is Bont's video on molding their shoes. It'll be of great aide.

    Bont Support :: Heat Molding

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    thanks for the feedback - it will help me greatly

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