Redefining the Future of Fit | Boa's Performance Fit Lab
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REDEFINING THE FUTURE OF FIT.

MAKING THE BEST
GEAR EVEN BETTER.

Our new state-of-the-art Performance Fit Lab is pioneering new ways to advance human performance by conducting independent scientific studies that measure the biomechanical impact of fit. Together with our brand partners, we’re developing new product configurations using the Boa Fit System to revolutionize traditional shoe upper construction and improve athlete performance.

THE PERFORMANCE
FIT LAB.

Boa’s 2,700 square foot Performance Fit Lab is located in our global headquarters in Denver, CO. The lab is equipped with the latest and most innovative tools for measuring biomechanical data, including a 950 square foot motion capture space, a metabolic cart, four floor-mounted force plates, an indoor hiking path, instrumented bike and treadmill, dual radar technology, and more.

 

KEY MEASURES OF PERFORMANCE.

Performance Fit Lab Hiking Trail and Saucony shoe

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Agility & Speed.

The Boa Fit System enables faster, more powerful directional changes through a seamless connection between equipment and body.

 
HOW WE TEST

Using motion capture and force plates, we use a method called inverse dynamics to calculate how force travels up the kinetic chain through the athlete’s body as they move.

 

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POWER & PRECISION.

Power without compromising precision, the Boa Fit System delivers more explosive action and unparalleled accuracy.

 
HOW WE TEST

Using force insoles, inertial measurement units, and a dual radar system, we can calculate how an athlete produces and transfers their maximal power.

 

Testing Power and Precision with the adidas Tour360 XT Twin Boa
Testing Endurance and Health with the New Balance 1500T2 Boa

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ENDURANCE & HEALTH.

Go further, faster, and stronger. The Boa Fit System saves energy by improving circulation and efficiency.

 
HOW WE TEST

Using a force instrumented treadmill and a metabolic cart, we test running economy to determine endurance and efficiency in athletes while they’re moving.

 

INSIDE THE LAB.

Inside the walls of Boa, we work every day to make the best gear even better. The lab team uses intense, hands-on research and biomechanical testing to quantitatively define and measure the impact of the Boa Fit System on athlete performance.

Brett Vladika
BRETT VLADIKA
SR. DIRECTOR | PERFORMANCE FIT LAB

Brett has been with Boa since the early days, and with 12 years spent leading Product Development and Consumer Insights, his experience, knowledge, and innovative thinking is taking Boa into the future.

Dan Feeney
DAN FEENEY
BIOMECHANICS RESEARCH ENGINEER

With a Ph.D. in Neuromechanics from the University of Colorado Boulder and a background as a former professional triathlete and D1 runner, Dan spends the majority of his time on the trail – either training for his next race, or conducting and developing new in-field testing methods for the Performance Fit Lab.

Kate Harrison
KATE HARRISON
RESEARCHER | PERFORMANCE FIT LAB

When she's not participating in sports, Kate studies them. As a researcher with the Performance Fit Lab, Kate combines her love for running, formerly competing for West Virginia University and Team Canada, with her data-driven mindset. Kate is currently completing her Ph.D. studying the biomechanics of injury in runners.

PERFORMANCE FIT LAB PARTNERS.

From internationally renowned biomechanical analysts to the University of Denver, the Performance Fit Lab partners with leading experts in their field to push, test, and prove athlete performance.

 

REP Lab

University of Denver

GET THE GEAR.

New Balance Fresh Foam Hierro Boa
New Balance
Fresh Foam Hierro Boa

The New Balance Fresh Foam Hierro Boa features a dual dial configuration, activating a tri-panel canopy design with zonal adjustments for unrivaled stability and a more consistent connection to the midsole.
 

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Burton Photon Step On Boa Snowboard Boot
BURTON 
STEP ON PHOTON

The Burton Step On Photon features a Sequence configuration, using a single dial to give riders simultaneous closure at the top and bottom of an asymmetrical lace path for an even, instant fit.
 

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Adidas Tour360 XT Twin Boa Golf Shoe
ADIDAS
TOUR360 XT TWIN Boa

The Adidas Tour360 XT Twin Boa features Adidas’ first dual dial configuration with the customized micro-adjustability of the Boa Fit System activating two zones for the ultimate in power, stability, and performance.

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