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Hey everyone I am looking to get a new pair of golf shoes and I see that more and more brands are offering boa systems with their seemed like previously it was just footjoy employing the system, but now adidas, Nike and even Puma are all on board with some sort of boa-type system. I know they are supposed to supply a more secure hold throughout the round, but what other benefits are there? For people that made the switch, what made you try them out and stick with the system? And does anyone know what the acceptance is on tour? Any input is appreciated. And if there is another forum that already talks about it, drop me the link and I will check it out. Thanks!

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Believe there is a thread but anyways, have 3 prs by FJ & I truly like em. Dont think I'll tie another golf shoe. Wish Dexter made them for bowling.

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Believe there is a thread but anyways, have 3 prs by FJ & I truly like em. Dont think I'll tie another golf shoe. Wish Dexter made them for bowling.

Can you give a little more detail about why you like them so much? Ease of use? Hate tying shoes and looks better than Velcro? Foot feels more stable in the shoes? Just trying to get some more insight. I find that I usually only end up tying my shoes at the beginning of a round, so I am curious what other people see as the benefits to their game, if any.

 

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What I really like about the BOA system is that it applies a consistent pull across the entire foot when you tighten down. With laces, that doesn't always happen. I would have to pull laces loose all the way down, then tighten from the bottom to top to get the same security. The BOA system saves a few minutes and it's consistent every time you put the shoes on.

 

The only reason I don't use them exclusively is because I hate the look of the knob. On pure performance however, they are tough to beat.

 

 

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I have the FJ FeeStyle with BOA. They allow for easy on/off of the shoe. It's also easy to tighten mid round with a few clicks without needing to re-tie your shoes. I also like the look of the top of the shoe without laces.

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@scooducks I agree about the standard pressure across the foot, and I have tried the boa system in the FJs but I didn't love the placement of the knob, but I did find that the boa was very good at reducing heel slip and is very comfortable which I wasn't expecting. Also, the system is light weight and seems to work very well with the stability of the shoe, seems to almost make the show "wrap". The only complaint I've heard from a few people is they can be a bit to snug for the people with really wide feet and flat arches.

 

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I like the placement of the FJs vs the rest of the brands who either have it on the tongue or the side. Reason being, you can't feel the knob. My son bought a pair of Adidas Tour 360 Boost BOA and I tried it on but the tongue felt too restrictive. BOA also makes getting the shoe in and out really easy. I doubt I'll ever buy a shoe without BOA anymore.

 

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I have 3 pair of the BOA and my wife has 2. We both love how easy it is to get these on and off. A big plus is if the feel loose at all just reach down and tighten the knob. No re-tying a shoe during a round for me. We have only tried the FJ style and might try the adidas once they get in stock at the club.

 

 

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I'd buy BOA on every show I have if I could. Wish they weren't so expensive. So much easier to customize your fit.

 

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Just got a pair of Puma Spikeless Sports with BOA - my first pair. Pros: easy, comfy and snug; each click gives just a tick more tightness so you can get the fit just right and as someone mentioned earlier, it's a snap to tighten up again during the round. Cons: So far, hardly any - if you over tighten you basically have to start over again, which is no big deal - turn the knob once to the left and start tightening till you're happy. BOA does free you from the nightmare that is tying and re-tying your shoes, but as most of us learned by age 5, that isn't the hardest thing in the world to do.  

 

I'm anxious to try BOA in a more stable shoe than the Spikeless Sport - maybe in a Tour Boost 360 - and see how it adds to the comfort and stability. My guess is it will.

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I have tried some BOAs and I liked them just couldn't justify the difference in price. I do however like my shoes to stay really tight during the round and with my lace ups I have to retie several times.

 

 

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Like Barbs I have the Puma Sport Disc

 

Loves the ease of getting on and off. Like the ability to tune in the tightness.

 

But i find i do have to tighten mine two or three times a round and two or three times during the day off course.

 

That's the only negative I've had.

 

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Only have BOA in my snowboarding boots.  I see how it could be beneficial in golf shoes by keeping the constant tightness throughout the foot.  Next time I'm in need of some new shoes I might try them out.

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I've got 3 pairs of FJ Hyperflex with BOA.  I don't ever want to go back to laces.  Like others have mentioned it's very easy to dial in the exact tightness that you desire without have to work the laces from bottom to top and get it just right.

 

I also dislike tying shoes.  In all of my street shoes I'll either tie the laces once loose enough so I can slip them on and off, or by loafer types of shoes without laces.  I've also tried snap laces which work well enough, but it's hard to get an even snugness in those similar to laces.  

 

As to the cost adder it really varies by brand.  Just doing a quick search and looks like some PUMA shoes are no cost adder, adidas varies and most FJ are a $20 adder.  To me it's well worth it for $20 to get BOA.

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The boa is ugly on the shoe, may as well use Velcro closures since you don't want the inconvenience of actually tying your shoes

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I wasn't able to wear the boa shoes. I have a high arch and narrow foot and I couldn't get it to tighten evenly across the foot. If it was right around the top then squeezed the arch. If it was good on the arch the top was loose.

 

Hope this helps!

 

 

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