The ultimate row!
Built around the same world-beating BR1 chassis, the all-new BR2 delivers a new level of performance, comfort and safety previously reserved for the sports top-tier athletes – until now. Combining Bont Rowing's renowned and proven anatomically-correct design and construction methods, the BR2 stands above the competition with a specifically-built and unrivalled offering for your most efficient and comfortable row yet.
Featuring a lighter, stiffer and lower stack two-piece carbon fibre chassis, the BR2 takes our previous PBR2 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 to date.
The all-new BR2 utilises a tried and tested two-strap Velcro enclosure with FISA and competition-approved safety strap for emergency removal of shoes. 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.
- World first Carbon Fiber split-sole design
- Lightest high performance shoe on the market
- Best force transfer and connection measured
- Mid-arch foot support
- Anatomic heel cup and counter
- Carbon fiber forefoot and heel cradle for ultimate force transfer and steering response
- Hydrophobic memory foam insole
- Dual lock down straps
- Biomechanics shaped to box
- A rowing shoe built by rowers for rowers
World First Split-sole Design
Combines the advances of Bont Cycling’s proven carbon soles with the innovative Sweet-Spot flex zone.
The carbon heel and forefoot cradles provide optimal power transfer, reduced foot slop, and—with the Sweet-Spot— allow easy, yet controlled flexion for a stable and comfortable catch.
Anatomic Heel Counter
Blisters, rubbing and achilles pressure are all issues we have seen in rowing. We have built the shape of the heel counter and it’s cut out specifically for the motion the heel and achilles go through during the stroke. No more blisters, hot sports or discomfort km after km.
Dual Lock-Down Safety Straps
Distributes the fastening load to a wide area to provide a solid connection without hotspots. Straps use 3M Velcro—the gold standard—and are optimized to require less effort, length, and drag to release, while fitting all foot types, including high arches.
Mid Arch Support
The supportive carbon sole structure improves foot positioning and control, an impact that is felt right up the lower limb to aid knee, hip and spinal tracking through the stroke.
Carbon Fiber Forefoot Cradle
Effective force transfer, more responsive steering, improved feel and far greater comfort.
The shape and build of the carbon fiber forefoot cradle aids the actual shape of the foot when rowing and allows a better fit across all foot types, while providing lateral support for steering and control.
Developed with the rower’s foot in mind—anatomically shaped, and supported where it counts. The Project B shoes look like no other because no other shoe is designed around your feet *. With a wider toe box and a wrap around upper that works with the sole to support you.
Carbon Fiber Heel Cup
Heel connection and load are vital for the ultimate stroke, engaging your hamstring and gluteal muscles helps with force and control through the legs, pelvis and lower back. Project B brings you a carbon heel cup that supports your every stroke and moves with you.
Sweet-Spot Flex Zone
Bends with the foot, reduces foot roll through the stroke and guides movement for a more controlled, efficient row and an effortless catch.
Primary point of contact provides elite connection for the efficient transmission of force.
Memory Foam Insole
Moulds to your foot shape for a customized fit. Quick-dry lining manages moisture for comfort and hygiene.
Tongueless Midfoot Wrap
Reduces weight, repels water, and enables quick entry and exit. Minimalist materials provide a refined fit and flexibility, allowing natural movement. Vented Durolite material improves airflow and drainage
|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 (PBR2 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|
|Cleat Mounting||Standard four-hole bolt pattern with lateral adjustment provides greatly adjustability|
|Closing Options||Two-strap Velcro, FISA approved with durable Dyneema heel tie attachment point on heel of shoe|
|Weight||580g pair (size 43 including safety strap)|
|Color Options||Black/Red, Black/Neon Yellow, Black/Neon Green, Black/Aqua Blue|
Sizing & fit
US / Euro Sizes
US Sizes Men (NIKE)
US Sizes Women (NIKE)
|4 / 36||216 - 220||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.5 / 37||221 - 225||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||4|
|5 / 38||226 - 230||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||5|
|6 / 39||231 - 235||-||-||6||234||-||-||6||240||-||6|
|6.5 / 40||236 - 240||6||237||-||-||-||-||-||-||6||7|
|7 / 40.5||241 - 245||7||245||7||242||-||-||-||-||7||7.5|
|7.5 / 41||246 - 250||-||-||8||250||-||-||7||250||7.5||8|
|8 / 42||251 - 255||8||254||9||255||-||-||-||-||8||8.5|
|8.5 / 42.5||256 - 260||-||-||-||-||7||260||8||260||8.5||9|
|9 / 43||261 - 265||9||262||-||-||-||-||-||-||9||9.5|
|9.5 / 44||266 - 270||-||-||10||268||8||268||9||270||9.5||10|
|10 / 44.5||271 - 275||10||271||11||272||-||-||-||-||10||10.5|
|10.5 / 45||276 - 280||11||279||-||-||9||276||10||280||10.5||11|
|11 / 46||281 - 285||-||-||12||285||10||284||-||-||11||11.5|
|11.5 / 46.5||286 - 290||12||288||-||-||-||-||11||290||11.5||12|
|12 / 47||291 - 295||-||-||13||291||11||292||-||-||12||12.5|
|12.5 / 48||296 - 300||13||296||14||300||12||300||12||300||12.5||13|
|13 / 49||301 - 305||14||305||-||-||-||-||-||-||13||13.5|
|14 / 50||306 - 310||15||313||15 / 16||307 / 313||13 / 14||308 / 315||13||310||13.5 / 14||14 / 15|