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Question is for boa users, how are they performing after a season or two, and would you purchase again ?

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I won't go back to laces, that's how good my Pumas are.

In the bag:
Driver: :titelist-small: TSR2 Project X HZRDUS Black 5.5
Fairway: :callaway-small: Apex UW 19° & 21° Project X HZRDUS Smoke RDX Black 5.5

Irons: :mizuno-small: JPX 923 HMP 5-PW UST Mamiya Recoil 95 F4
Wedges: :mizuno-small: T-22 Denim Copper 48°, 52° & 56° UST Mamiya Recoil 95 F4
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I'm on year 3 with mine and they are holding up better than any laced golf shoe I've owned. Like Matt, I will never go back to laces! 

Driver: :cobra-small: Speed Zone 9* HZRDUS Smoke Yellow Shaft

3 Wood: :cobra-small: King Speedzone 13.5* HZRDUS Smoke Black Shaft

2 & 3 Hybrids: :cobra-small: Speedzone Recoil 480 ESX Shaft

Irons: :cobra-small: Speedzone 5-GW Recoil 460 ESX Shafts

Wedges::callaway-logo-1: PM Grind 54* & 58*

Putter: :odyssey-small: Dual Force Rossi II

Ball: Whatever I find in the woods

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I have only tried the Skechers Twist Fit system, which has failed on both pair of shoes I had.  I am assuming Twist Fit is their take on BOA, so maybe the official BOA is a more durable system?

Driver: :cobra-small: LTDx
Fairway: :taylormade-small: Sim2 Max 3HL
Fairway: :ping-small: G425 Max 9 Wood
Hybrid: :mizuno-small: 2020 CLK 5 Hybrid

Irons: :srixon-small: ZX4 6-AW
Wedges: :cleveland-small: CBX Zipcore 50° 54° & 58°
Putter:   
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I haven't had any golf shoes with BOA (haven't found the right fit, but I'll buy when I find the right pair, 7.5 2E), but all of my cycling shoes are BOA, and I won't ever go back to laces there. FWIW, BOA dials are guaranteed for life. I've had several replaced under warranty without any hesitation from BOA. Replacement is pretty easy.

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I have a two pair of Puma Ignites. One with and one without the BOA system.  Both are spiked and are over two years old and performing well. I would get another pair with the BOA system when the time comes. I also have two pair of Adidas. Code Chaos and Boost both are spikeless. So it will be awhile before I need another pair of shoes. Big fan of the Puma shoes for fit and durability.

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:cobra-small: 3 wood, Aerojet Max UST Helium Nanocore R Flex

:cobra-small: 5 wood, Aerojet Max UST Helium Nanocore R Flex 

:cobra-small: 7 Wood, Aerojet Max UST Helium Nanocore R Flex 

:cobra-small: 5 Hybrid King Tec MMT R Flex

:cobra-small: Irons, Tour UST Recoil 95 R Flex (6 - Gap)

:cobra-small: Wedges, Snakebite KBS Hi- Rev2.0 54* & 60*

:cobra-small: Agera 35"

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6 hours ago, RTH1 said:

Question is for boa users, how are they performing after a season or two, and would you purchase again ?

@Tony Covey MGS @GolfSpy_Connor want to chime in!? 

I know both of you have a wealth of experience with this topic.

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Wood:    :cobra-small: F7 3 wood 14.5* w/ Motore F1 Shaft

Irons:   :titleist-small: T Series - T200 5 Iron
                                          T150 6-9 Iron
                                          T100 PW/GW

Wedge:  Toura Golf - A Spec 53,37,61 degree 

Putter:  Screenshot 2023-06-02 13.10.30.png Mezz Max!

Balls:     Vice Pro Plus Drip (Blue/Orange)

 

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6 hours ago, RTH1 said:

Question is for boa users, how are they performing after a season or two, and would you purchase again ?

Yes I would, my Adidas 360 Boost, are about 4 years old now and they still are my go to shoes, I wear them most rounds, I have not have any issues with the BOAs at all.

And that is becaue I leave the shoes in a sealed box inside the trunk of my car even after playing on a wet course, I eventually get it out, wash and let it dry a couple days before my next round.

I do need to replace the spikes this off season, as this ones are getting very wormed out.

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Have had BOA in FootJoy & Puma shoes. Oldest pair are 3+ years and the boa is still going strong. Love it and find it hard to go back to laces

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:cobra-small: King F9 Speedzone FW 5 / TPT 16 MK/MT/SW
:taylormade-small: M3 3/19° Rescue / Aldila Rouge Tour Silver Hyb
:ping-small: iCrossover 4 / HZRDUS Smoke RDX 6.0
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:mizuno-small:  T20 56° & 60°/ N.S. ProModus3 Tour 125 Wedge
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Those with the BOA system, do you find there are any areas where the lines are tighter on your foot that others?

The old laceless shoes from way back in the day (like, 1990's) had all sorts of tighter spots and looser spots on my foot which is why I'm very leery of the new versions out. So I'm curious to know if this is still an issue or not.

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Driver: :taylormade-small: Stealth+ Rocket 3W, 13.5* turned down to 12.75*, Stiff :projectx: HZRDUS Smoke Red RDX, 75g
Fairway: :Sub70: 949x 3w, 15*, Stiff :projectx: HZRDUS Smoke Red RDX, 70g
Fairway: :Sub70: 949x 5w, 18*, Stiff :projectx: HZRDUS Smoke Blue RDX, 60g
Hybrid: :Sub70: 939x 4H (21*), Stiff :projectx: HZRDUS Smoke Black, 90g
Irons: :Takomo: 101's, 5-PW, :truetemper: DG120 S300
Wedges: :Sub70: 286 @ 50*, JBFG @ 54* & 60*, :truetemper: DG120 S300
Putter: :Sub70: 002 Mid-Mallet @ 35", Super Stroke Pistol GT 2.0, Desert Camo
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6 hours ago, RTH1 said:

Question is for boa users, how are they performing after a season or two, and would you purchase again ?

Prob not I didn't love or hate them  .. they were just okay .. I feel they dont always stay tight .. if there is a deal and the shoe I want has them maybe I get them .. could go either way 

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:cobra-small: King Speedzone Black Yellow Fairway 3 wood Tensei AV Blue 65 

:cobra-small: F9 SpeedBack Black Grey Fairway 5 Wood   :Fuji: ATMOS Tour Spec Blue 7 shaft

:titelist-small: T300 4i-GW - Tensei AV Blue AM2 Regular Flex  or :mizuno-small: JPX 900 Hot Metal 5 - GW Project X Lz 4.5 Regular Flex Graphite 

:ping-small:   Glide 2.0 SS Wedges 54 & 58 

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I am currently wearing the 2023 Hyperflex BOA and LOVE them. I had a pair of the lace up hypers before and to this point much prefer the fit of the BOA style. My foot feels more stable and secure, and I can get my shoe tight enough without and pressure from laces on the top of my foot. Basically feels like my shoes are giving my foot a nice, snug hug lol. I can’t speak on multiple seasons as I have been using them for about a month. But to this point of weekly use I’ve noticed no loosening while playing. I would recommend 10/10. 

 

Driver: :titleist-small: TSi3 9* Fujikura Ventus TR Blue 6X

Fairways: :cobra-small: Aerojet Max 3W & 7W MCA Kai'Li White 60 Stiff

Hybrid: :cobra-small: King TEC 3H MCA MMT 85g Stiff

Irons: :cobra-small: Aerojet 6-GW KBS $-taper Lite Stiff

Wedges: :cobra-small: Snakebite Black 52/56/60 Hi-Rev 2.0 Black Stiff

Putter: :scotty-cameron-1: Super Select Newport 2.0

Ball: :maxfli: Tour X :titleist-small: ProV1x

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8 hours ago, RTH1 said:

Question is for boa users, how are they performing after a season or two, and would you purchase again ?

BOA all day everyday. 

:callaway-small:Driver: Paradym Triple Diamond

:taylormade-small:3 Wood: Stealth Plus

:taylormade-small:Hybrid: Stealth Plus 

:srixon-small:Irons: Srixon ZX7

:taylormade-small:Wedges: MG2 50* MG3 54* and SM9 58* M Grind

:EVNROLL:Putter: Evnroll EV5

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I love BOA! Much easier to put on and go and adjust during the round! My BOA paired last 5+ years and enjoyed every minute. This last round I went back to laces and wish I had not done so. I'll be back to BOA most likely next shoe round!

Driver: TaylorMade M6, stiff, 9°, 45.75"

3W: Lazrus 3 Wood, regular, 15°, 43.5"

3H: Lazrus 3 Hybrid, regular, 18°, 40.75"

5i-PW,AW: TaylorMade M6, steel (PW-43.5°, AW-49° [both 36.00"-D1/C9])

52°W: Lazrus, 52°, 8°, 35.25", D4, Milled face, Forged head, steel

56°W: Lazrus, 56°, 12°, 35.25", D4, Milled face, Forged head, steel

60°W: Lazrus, 60°, 10°, 35.25", D4, Milled face, Forged head, steel

Putter: TaylorMade Spider X Hydroblast, 35", Flow Neck #9 (21° toe hang), KBS Chrome C-Taper Stepless Stability, Superstroke Gtr 1.0 grip

Ball: TaylorMade TP5x, Titleist Pro V1x, experimenting with Snell & Vice

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I guess I'm old school, I prefer laces.  However I don't wear my shoes super snug and I generally don't like the look of BOA, so that is probably why.  

 

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2 minutes ago, GolfSpy BOS said:

I guess I'm old school, I prefer laces.  However I don't wear my shoes super snug and I generally don't like the look of BOA, so that is probably why.  

 

I'm with you BOS.  laces for me.  

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I have worked in sporting goods for over 10 years now. Boa is used on alot of different gear now. I generally prefer boa to standard laces now because it’s more precise of a tightening method. That being said I feel like some products work better than others with it. I will also like to point out that boa is very good at warranties and it is very easy to repair most broken parts. 

Embracing the grind. 

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I have had 2 pairs of shoes with the Boas, one Adidas and one Puma.  Both of the shoes failed when the eyelets through which the Boa cables run tore out.  Granted, I have the stupidest feet ever, so it's already hard to get properly fitting shoes of any kind, much less golf shoes.  I have smaller than teenage girl heels, wider than normal forefoot, and oh, my left is a 13.75+ and my right is about a 13.25.  13s in pretty much everything are too short and tight in the toe box area, and 14s are like wearing hiking boots that are put on over tennis shoes.  Thus, I am stuck wearing the ONE brand of golf shoes that so far can fit me AT ALL...Sqairz in a size 13M.  I can't say it's the shoes, but since switching back to them full time in March, my handicap has dropped like a rock and I haven't had a round over 83 in months.

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I have BOAs in my new ECCOs and I love them, I wasn't a fan of the looks at first but they grew on me. From a comfort and convenience standpoint the just ROCK. I have laces in my ECCO Biom cleats and they get really ratty pretty quick whereas these obviously are super clean. I was leery about them cause I have friends that had them in their snowboard boots and had them break and then they were boned cause they had to send them out to be replaced (vs buying a new lace at the lodge shop and just being right back in business). But obviously golf is nowhere near as punishing on the BOA system as snowboarding. I can't comment on longevity since I have only had them a couple of months, but so far I am loving them and will probably never go back.  

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Driver: ping-Ti.png.6cd5b395c0cff9084e0a161b65c03b28.png G430 LST 9* (fujikra.png.8382fa5c997744d5f1292f9e8f7a8183.png Speeder NX 50s)

3 & 7 Woods: ping-Ti.png.6cd5b395c0cff9084e0a161b65c03b28.png G430 Max (fujikra.png.8382fa5c997744d5f1292f9e8f7a8183.png Speeder NX 60s/70s)

3 & 4 Hybrids: ping-Ti.png.6cd5b395c0cff9084e0a161b65c03b28.png G430 (KBS Tour Prototype Hybrid 75r) 

5 - PW Irons: mizuno-png-file-mizuno-logo-svg-1280-Ti.png.126a6588b3a078798a2ef7665da37175.png Pro 243 (KBS $ Taper 120s)

Wedges: cleveland-Ti.png.75bbccb15db6b4f1af15544ff6d82299.png RTX-6 50*/54* (mid) CBX&RTX Full-Face2 58*

Putter: lablogo_small_stacked.png.6384fc480e5c02d0a2a3ce2194f2fc8a.png DF 2.1 TPT shaft

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22 minutes ago, GolfSpy BOS said:

I guess I'm old school, I prefer laces.  However I don't wear my shoes super snug and I generally don't like the look of BOA, so that is probably why.  

 

This was my original discrepancy with the BOA style shoes initially. I thought the midfoot strap system looked just GIANTLY bulky. I was very pleasantly surprised when they came in the mail that they in fact didn't look that way in person. Definitely a different look, though, that's for sure!

 

Driver: :titleist-small: TSi3 9* Fujikura Ventus TR Blue 6X

Fairways: :cobra-small: Aerojet Max 3W & 7W MCA Kai'Li White 60 Stiff

Hybrid: :cobra-small: King TEC 3H MCA MMT 85g Stiff

Irons: :cobra-small: Aerojet 6-GW KBS $-taper Lite Stiff

Wedges: :cobra-small: Snakebite Black 52/56/60 Hi-Rev 2.0 Black Stiff

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I am a BOA user and still have laced shoes. I prefer and will use my BOA's over laced any day. My laced shoes are full leather and for special use only which is rare to say the least. All for comfort and ease of use. My BOA hold up to range time and multiple rounds of golf typically on the weekends. 

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I have both.

BOA on top is great.  BOA on the side can be tough to get to, but if you are limber (unlike me) or don't mind twisting into a pretzel (like me) to get to the dial on the outside of your foot, BOA works great.

I don't presume to review shoelaces.  I think that ship sailed long ago - probably with the Vikings raiding the Anglo-Saxons, or before.

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I used to buy BOAs but the cable stays kept failing and I got tired of sending the shoes back to FootJoy over and over again. Granted, they replaced them with new ones through my Club, but, it became an irritation.  

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