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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 shoe

 

 

I would totally rock velcro shoes, I used to have a pair in college.  (sneakers, not golf shoes)

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Another big advantage of BOA, never having to worry about broken laces. Had it happen once mid round when retying my shoes, not fun. I carry spare laces, but it was annoying and time consuming to change out mid round.

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Just bought the FJ Pro SL BOA model.  Tried every BOA shoe in stock at the store I was at.  The FJ model stuck out b/c of the location of the BOA mechanism.  The shoe seemed to pull more evenly when the mechanism is placed in the heel.  Didn't like the feel of other models mounted on tongue.  They are very comfortable and secure.

 

However...

1.  I had a tendency to over-tighten my first few rounds.  Relaxed the tension at the turn and felt great.  Still secure

2.  The heel on the Pro SL has a pointed shape that come to the base of my large ankle bone.  Gave myself a hearty blister on the range with shorty socks.  4 rounds in, slightly longer socks...problem solved.

 

Overall, I'm really happy with the Pro SL BOA model.  Waterproofing is excellent.  Great grip, secure feeling.  

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Really appreciate all of the input from everyone. I have seen a couple of good deals on some of the adidas boa models, so I will have to give those a test, as well as some of the footjoy boas and see what I think.

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When can we expect boa in skates? You think breaking a lace mid-round is rough, try doing it on the bench...

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I have very high arches and pretty wide feet. Haven't found BOA that could actually get my foot comfortable all the way around. Though I have yet to test out this year's line up. Anyone have similar feet that work well in BOA?

 

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I have very high arches and pretty wide feet. Haven't found BOA that could actually get my foot comfortable all the way around. Though I have yet to test out this year's line up. Anyone have similar feet that work well in BOA?

 

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I recently purchased a pair of FJ Hyperflex with the boa system and would have to say they are the most comfortable golf shoes I've ever worn. Went through the previous Aussie summer and found them cool and light. I think I'll probably buy them again when this pair wears out.

 

 

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So I ran into golf galaxy the other day and they had the adidas powerband BOA Boosts marked down for under $100, so I took it as a sign that it was time to get a pair. I have only played 2 rounds in them so far, but I am happy with the purchase. The shoes are comfortable, and I do like the convenience of the BOA system - just slide my foot in the shoes, twist the dial and go. I wouldn't say that my foot feels more secure than when I had standard laced shoes or that I will only buy BOA shoes going forward because they have revolutionized my game. But as others have said if the price is right or you are trying to decide between a BOA pair and a standard shoe that cost the same amount of coin, I would go with the pair that has the extra technology.

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I really want to get into the BOA world. About to pull the trigger soon on a pair

 

 

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As someone with extra wide feet, BOA was a godsend for me. It really allowed me to dial in the proper fit for my weird feet. It's honestly the only thing keeping me from switching my FJ Countours to the Sketcher brand, as I love their shoes in everything else.

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Being in the bike (pedal bike, not motorcycle) industry for almost 15years Im a little skeptical of BOA. I cant tell you how many riding buddies have broken the wires on cycling shoes. Personally, Ive broken 6 wires on 4 different shoes. 

 

Consider a pedal motion compared to a golf swing motion and a pedal motion is almost stagnant. There is little to no torque on the wires and they still broke. Im scared when applying that much force and twisting to them during a golf swing. 

 

I guess time will tell. 

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I've got 2 pairs of Adidas BOA Boost shoes and love them.  If you're lazy, like me, and want a ridiculously easy way to get your shoes on and off then these are the way to go.  When the round is over with you just pop the little BOA knob, slip them off and I'm in my flip flops in a matter of seconds.

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I am currently playing the FJ Flex BOA. It's definitely super easy to use, but a couple things to mention. The twist is in the back and not on top (like adidas) and if you do drills with something behind you or like to clean club with your foot the twist can come unlocked pretty easily. Also you need to do an additional twist after hitting a couple of shots to really get a secure fit. But overall they're way easier than laces and apply equal pressure. I'd just like to see the twist on top and the lock-in function to be a little tougher!

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I've looked at BOA shoes but never could make myself spend the extra cash

 

 

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