How Strong is the Boa Closure System? And other FAQs Answered.


L4 Knob 2 Silver Pad PrintAre all Boa Closure Systems the same?

Yes and no.

The Boa Closure System consists of aircraft-grade stainless steel laces and a low-profile, powerful dial that work together to provide a premium alternative to traditional laces.

The Boa Closure Systems fall into three main categories, called “power levels”:

1. Boa High-Power Closure System is found on snowboard boots and other large, high-cut footwear that requires the unequaled strength and gear ratio advantage Boa delivers. See How It Works

2. Boa Mid-Power Closure System is ideal for mid-cut footwear such as utility boots, hiking boots, safety shoes, inline skates and ski boot liners. See How It Works

3. Boa Low-Power Closure System was specifically designed for low-cut footwear. This is where Boa brings superior performance, convenience and comfort to cycling shoes, golf shoes, running shoes and casual footwear. See How It Works

How Strong is the Boa dial?

From the beginning, our design goal has been that the dial should outlast the boots in any conditions, a promise backed by Boa’s “Dialed In for Life” Guarantee. The Boa Closure System has tens of thousands of hours of testing on it in all types of terrain and environments, from mountain trails to terrain parks to construction sites.

Is any lubrication necessary to keep my Boa’s running smoothly?

No, our extensive product testing has determined that a simple rinse with fresh water is sufficient to clean debris out of the dial. Never put an oil based lubricant (such as WD-40) in your Boa as it will degrade the integrity of the components.

My footwear collects a lot of grit and grime. Will Boa stand up to abrasive debris? How durable is it?

Don’t let the size of the Boa lace fool you. That relatively thin lace is gram-for-gram stronger than tank armor. It is constructed of aircraft-grade stainless steel. For demanding environments, it may be jacketed in nylon. As a bonus, athletes (and other Boa fans) appreciate that they can simply hose off all the mud and grime after their endeavor.

Upgrade to Boa Field Tester and Rewards Program


Learn more about Boa Technology’s B Company Field Tester Program in this short video.

Think you’re tough on your gear? Do your outdoor pursuits lead you down unmarked paths, through waist-deep powder, straight into muddy puddles and occasionally up the proverbial creek without a paddle? If this sounds like you, then you know only the best product has survived throughout your adventures, with the rest tattered by the wayside. And this makes you the right person to join Boa B Company.

Boa B Company troops love active challenges and help make a tough product even tougher for the next generation. Click here to apply for the chance to join Boa B Company, a new field testing program that puts you in the driver’s seat to try new, unreleased products and help us develop and evolve the same world-class performance technology we’ve been delivering since 2001.

How it Works:

1. Experience the Fit. Try on a Boa-powered product for work, play or leisure and experience the benefits of the Boa Closure System (you can view a selection of Boa-powered footwear and equipment at

2. Upgrade Your Gear. Purchase a Boa-powered pair of cycling shoes, golf shoes, outdoor shoes, utility, hunting and fish boots or medical products.

3. Tell us what you think. Apply to become a Boa field tester here and tell us what you think.

4.  Get Rewarded for participating. B Company members receive access to special offers and promotions, receive membership discounts, access to new and unreleased products, and may apply for ‘Epic to Me” Adventure Grants.

Enter to Win in the 12 Days of Boa Today
Friday December 14th 2012, 2:24 pm
Filed under: Company News,Cycling,Golf,Hiking,Hunting,Running,Skiing,Snowboarding,Utility & Safety


Every year at this time, we at Boa Technology like get into the holiday spirit by giving away some great gear from our partner brands. This year we’re giving away amazing prizes from Footjoy, Gaerne, Korkers, P3 Pillows, Red Wing Shoes, Ride Snowboards, Smith, Specialized, Vans, Viking and Zoot.

Visit the Boa Closure System Facebook page to enter today. Simply enter your name and zip code and hit “Submit” to become eligible to win one of 12 daily prizes to be awarded between December 12 and 23.

Good luck!

Boa Technology Forms Partnership with Glenbrook Consumer Partners


Strategic alliance funds Boa’s next growth phase

PRESS RELEASE: Boa Technology Inc., the Colorado-based creator of the revolutionary Boa® Closure System featured in performance footwear, action sports, outdoor and medical products worldwide, has received funding from Glenbrook Consumer Partners, a San Francisco-based investment firm that finances innovative, high-growth consumer brands. The agreement, finalized May 18, includes a strategic majority investment to accelerate Boa’s brand growth.

“Boa exemplifies all of the elements we seek in a partner,” says Peter Breck, a managing director at Glenbrook Consumer Partners. “It has a highly differentiated product offering, attractive and scalable business model, a large market opportunity and, most importantly, an extremely talented, passionate and high-integrity team.”

Boa Technology began in 1998 as the brainchild of entrepreneur Gary Hammerslag. After recognizing the limitations of traditional shoelaces and other closure systems, he crafted a dial-based prototype that became the Boa Closure System. Now the gold standard of closure, it appears in numerous footwear categories including cycling, golf, outdoor, snowboarding, utility as well as helmets and medical bracing. Boa partners with over 100 premium brands, among them: K2 Snowboarding, Vans, Footjoy, Specialized, Red Wing, Bata Industrials, TrekSta, Smith, Exos Medical and DeRoyal Medical.

“As demand for our system grows, so does our need to expand our resources and capabilities,” says Mark Soderberg, Boa’s CEO. “The Glenbrook team’s long history and proven track record of supporting great management teams to build world-class consumer brands, coupled with their financial commitment, puts Boa in a stronger position to act on opportunities that will help us achieve our goal of placing a Boa-powered product in every life.”

“We look forward to working with Boa’s management to build the Boa brand, introduce more users to the Boa Closure System and help deepen its relationships with both brand partners and end users,” says Glenbrook principal Trevor Ashley.

In conjunction with this transaction, long-time Boa President Mark Soderberg assumes the additional role of CEO. Founder Gary Hammerslag will remain company chairman and lead Boa’s new European office opening later this year.

Middle-market investment banking firm Integris Partners and the law firm Patton Boggs, LLP advised Boa Technology.  Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP provided legal counsel to Glenbrook.

John Elway Rocks Boa Golf Shoes at Wells Fargo Championship
Friday May 06th 2011, 8:35 am
Filed under: Golf

Not only does the greatest NFL QB of all time (some may attempt to debate) wear number 7 on his jersey…John Elway also wears Boa golf shoes!

Grip it and rip it Elway!

Grip it and rip it Elway!

The Denver Broncos “Comback Kid” sported the FootJoy ICON with Boa Wednesday at the Wells Fargo Championship Pro-Am.

The Boa Closure System allows you to minutely adjust shoe closure for a perfect precision fit. The Boa reel never loosens during play and the lace never stretches or unties. The Boa Closure System pulls your foot down and into the back of the shoe, which not only provides a custom-like fit, but incredible comfort and stability throughout play.

John Elway's golf secret? The Boa Closure System.

John Elway's golf secret? The Boa Closure System.

The Boa Lacing System Reviewed on FootJoy’s ICON by
Thursday July 22nd 2010, 8:31 am
Filed under: Golf


Recognized as the #1 shoe in golf, FootJoy has been a long-time industry leader in terms of performance and comfort. With the recent departure of the tremendously popular FootJoy Classic and the introduction of their new flagship model, the FootJoy ICON undoubtedly has some pretty big shoes to fill.

Heritage inspired, the FootJoy ICON combines contemporary styling, classic top-notch full grain leather and calfskin detailing, and an advanced lacing system. For those of you not familiar with Boa, the Boa Lacing System is designed to address deficiencies found with laces, buckles, ratchets, and Velcro by providing a reel and steel lace cable network that allows you to dial in a precise and consistent non-slip fit. Read the rest of the story by clicking HERE.

Scott Verplank Battles in Epic Sudden Death Playoff to take 2nd at Travelers Championship in Boa
Monday June 28th 2010, 11:37 pm
Filed under: Golf
Scott Verplank (FootJoy Reelfit Boa Golf Shoes) lines up his putt on the 18th green during the final round of the Travelers Championship held at TPC River Highlands on June 27, 2010 in Cromwell, Connecticut.

Scott Verplank (FootJoy Reelfit Boa Golf Shoes) lines up his putt on the 18th green during the final round of the Travelers Championship held at TPC River Highlands on June 27, 2010 in Cromwell, Connecticut.

The Boa Lacing System Receives a Huge Thumbs up From Golf Vacations Magazine: FootJoy ICON Boa
Friday May 28th 2010, 12:53 pm
Filed under: Golf

Playing golf this Memorial Day weekend? Terry Ross of Golf Vacations Magazine praises the Boa Lacing System featured on the FootJoy ICON.

“With the Boa Lacing System consisting of a web of cables that tighten around the foot for consistent closure by turning a knob on the back of the shoe, the glove-like fit is one that you won’t find in traditional tie-up lace shoes. Much like the kind of mechanism you see on ski boots, another advantage of the Boa Lacing System is the quick on and off capability of this shoe, along with the ability to turn the dial to tighten shoes during a round.” – Terry Ross, Golf Vacations Magazine

Read the rest of the article HERE


FootJoy Athlete Scott Verplank Going for Green at the Masters in Boa
Friday April 09th 2010, 8:17 am
Filed under: Golf

We can feel it! Scott Verplank wearing the FootJoy ReelFit Boa is going to make a run for the leaderboard today at the US Masters Golf Tournament! Follow the Masters live at

FootJoy Athlete Scott Verplank watches his shot at the 2010 Masters

FootJoy Athlete Scott Verplank watches his shot at the 2010 Masters

Golf Pros Agree, FootJoy and the Boa Lacing System Have the Right Fit for You
Tuesday December 22nd 2009, 2:41 pm
Filed under: Golf

FootJoy, the # 1 shoe in golf, and Boa® Technology, creators of the award-winning patented Boa® Lacing System, are raising the bar once again on golf performance with the introduction of the new FJ ICON shoe. The FJ ICON with Boa guarantees all-day secure closure and a performance fit, no matter how many holes you’re playing.

Inspired by FootJoy’s heritage, the FJ ICON combines both full grain and exquisite calfskin leathers, supported by a performance-infused outsole and the Boa Lacing System. FJ ICON Boa

“The Boa Lacing System provides a number of great enhancements to FootJoy golf shoes,” says Doug Robinson, FootJoy VP Product Design & Development Worldwide. “Offering a custom fit and superior stability, the Boa Lacing System allows for micro adjustment of fit while eliminating pressure points normally caused by laces. The sensation on the foot is unlike any other golf shoe and golfers will immediately feel this difference. The enhanced fit combined with the fact that the Boa Lacing System will not loosen during play creates a stable in-shoe environment that is consistent throughout the round. If you haven’t tried a FootJoy shoe with the Boa Lacing System, you are missing out.”