FootJoy BOA Lacing System

The Steel shoe lace was developed especially for the Boa System and tested with thousands of hours of in field use. It is made of 19 individual super high strength strands of aircraft grade stainless steel. These strands are braided together to form a long lasting, abrasion resistant, super strong lace. These strands are then wrapped in a specially formulated engineering polymer coating to provide a smooth durable and friction free surface.

 

 

FootJoy ReelFit Golf Shoes BOA Lacing System

 

The Boa Shoe Lacing System™comprises three primary components:

 

Steel Shoe Lace™
The Steel shoe lace was developed especially for the Boa System and tested with thousands of hours of in field use. It is made of 19 individual super high strength strands of aircraft grade stainless steel. These strands are braided together to form a long lasting, abrasion resistant, super strong lace. These strands are then wrapped in a specially formulated engineering polymer coating to provide a smooth durable and friction free surface.

 

 

 

The Boa Lace Reel
The Steel shoe lace ends are fixed to a spool within the miniature Boa Reel. When the knob is rotated, the lace is wound onto the spool as the shoe tightens.

 

 

 

Elongated Lace Guides
The elongated lace guides distribute closure force perfectly across the eyestays of the shoe creating a more even and controlled closure - with fewer lace crossings - than is possible with shoelaces. The guides are made of a durable and lubricious plastic which allows the lace to run through them with very little friction.

 

 

The performance advantages are significant:

No pressure points.  Because of the unique elongated lace guides and precise closure, pressure points are eliminated.  You can adjust tightness minutely and instantly to dial in the perfect fit every time. On-the-fly adjustments like this are impossible with shoelaces.

 

Closure is solid.  It can't loosen up. As the shoe itself stretches through the course of the day, a quick half turn of the knob tightens it back up again.


The convenience advantages are also significant:

It is vastly easier and faster to put your shoes on and take them off.   You can wear your shoes loose and comfortable for kicking around and then instantly tighten them up for super support during play.  No more loose shoelace ends in the way when your shoes are on or off.

 

The Boa Lacing System provides a dramatic improvement over shoelaces for almost any kind of performance footwear or other products that require controlled closure.


• Tightness can be fine tuned by dialing in perfect closure force.
• The Elongated Lace Guides™ provide perfectly distributed closure force across the eyestays.
• Low friction and the Elongated Lace Guides™ combine to  eliminate pressure points and provides a unique glove like fit.
• Closure is solid. It can't loosen up or come untied.
• No more loose shoelace ends. The special Boa laces wind up inside the reel.
• It is kind of fun. Shoes slip on and off effortlessly and can be worn very loose or very tight. A quick turn of the Boa dial adjusts tightness instantly.

 

Review:

I recently had the opportunity to test the new Footjoy Shoes with BOA Lacing system. Not able to give name of specific brand.

Pros of this New Design for shoes: What i like about these shoes was that they are quick and easy to get in and out of. Just push in the lock down and a couple of twist and ready to go. Another reason would have to be not having to ever buy shoe laces, and one thing that agervates me when wearing shoes with laces the tongue slips down and the laces go over the tongue. the shoe was very comfortable after i broke them in. I had very good traction with this shoe, like all footjoy's they have great cleats to get a firm stance with any lie you face on the course.

Cons: It took me nearly 2 weeks to brake those shoes in. another issue was the reel on the back of the shoe would come undone on hard swings. i have a moderate to fast swing, so when i went after a tee shot the back of my shoes would pop open causing the shoe to turn. Another thing was after 2 months of testing the shoes the reel on the back of the shoe got caught on my golf cart and broke the reel and i lost the shoe. So i could not tighten my right shoe anymore. Lastly, would be the price if i was going to buy them, they are retailed for $250.00 which is alot for mechanical failure of the shoe.

Overall i think this shoe shows great promise and a couple of tweeks to the reel, like installing a guard to protect the reel would be very benificial, but if you got the money give them a try you can never go wrong with FootJoy..

Grade: B-

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