Filed under: Utility & Safety
The team at Boa Technology understands that in construction or any skilled industrial work environment, a sturdy pair of work boots that provides comfort, safety and closure is crucial. The award-winning, patented Boa Closure System, is engineered to withstand the most demanding conditions and weather, and is recognized by top global footwear manufacturers like Red Wing as the most durable and secure closure system on the market.
Backed by the Boa Dialed In For Life Guarantee, Boa Technology is constantly creating and testing footwear closure solutions that provide all-day comfort, speed, security and reliability for the world’s top manufacturers. Product testing and engineering plays a critical role in everything that Boa does to create and guarantee its technology. Testers in the utility and construction fields log tens of thousands of hard-working hours putting the Boa Closure System to the test.
“Each test boot averages 1,761 work hours and the Boa Closure System has out-lasted the boot each and every time,” says Boa Field Testing Coordinator Rob Peterson. “One hardy worker logged 2,900 hours and Boa was the last part of the boot still intact. These testers ranged from home builders, to welders, to ranchers, to cement masons, to landscapers.”
Durability isn’t the only distinct feature and benefit Boa offers. Created in 1998 by Gary Hammerslag, the Boa Closure System is as simple as it looks, consisting of a lace, a spool, guides and a reel. Unlike traditional shoelaces that can cause uneven pressure due to friction when tied, the Boa Closure System allows the lace to equalize pressure around the foot, creating a customized, glove-like-fit that never comes untied. With one quick turn of the Boa reel, the shoe or boot is tightened and firmly locked in place where it will stay. Easy-to-clean, Boa laces, guides and reels are designed to repel dirt and grime.
Red Wing Boots with the Boa System
Purpose-built Red Wing work boot styles featuring the Boa Closure System include:
Style # MSRP
Boa Closure System Features & Benefits
Glove Like Fit: Boa provides customized comfort with smooth, even closure and no pressure points.
Secure: Once locked into place, Boa reels and laces stay that way.
Fast: Quick on. Quick off. Boa saves time when seconds count.
Easy-To-Clean: Boa closures shed mud, dirt, and grime and can be easily washed.
Guaranteed For Life: Boa Technology guarantees the Boa Closure System reel and laces for the lifetime of the product.
Boa Closure System Lace and Reel Specs:
EX735 Lace: The proprietary EX735 lace consists of 49 strands of aircraft grade stainless steel wire. This lace has been specifically designed by Boa to significantly increase both abrasion resistance and fatigue durability in the toughest environments. Boa engineers have applied a unique method where the lace is not only coated with nylon, but also infused with nylon to increase both durability and tensile strength. “We have created a lace that far exceeds the durability of anything we’ve ever done,” says Boa Product Design Engineer Eric Irwin. “This lace was tested in the dirtiest and grittiest environments we could find and it outlasted the boots it was featured on every time.”
M2 Reel: This reel was designed for mid-cut or above the ankle applications, where interference with the knob may occur. M2 features an integrated shield which provides protection to the knob from the top and bottom. Both the standard M2 and M2 Coiler reels are available with the option of a shield.
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