The boa® performance fit lab.
Alongside our brand partners and BOA® Athletes, we push the limits of innovation to design new products using the BOA® Fit System to revolutionize traditional upper shoe construction and improve athlete performance.
ENDURANCE & HEALTH.
Staying strong to sustain physical capabilities for extended periods is crucial for any athlete. The BOA® PerformFit™ Wrap reduces wasted energy by improving connectivity to the shoe and efficiency.
HOW WE TESTED
Using a force-instrumented treadmill and a metabolic cart to quantify endurance and efficiency and using pressure insoles, inertial measurement units, and heart rate monitors to measure performance on the mountain.
AGILITY & SPEED.
The BOA® PerformFit™ Wrap enables faster, more effective directional changes through a seamless connection between equipment and athlete, requiring less strain on the body while enhancing performance.
HOW WE TESTED
Using optical motion capture and force plates, we use inverse dynamics to calculate how force travels through the athlete’s body as they cut, pivot, jump, and perform.
POWER & PRECISION.
The BOA® PerformFit™ Wrap delivers superior power without compromising precision.
HOW WE TESTED
Using force insoles, inertial measurement units, and a dual radar system, we can calculate how athletes produce and transfer their maximum power, whether indoors in our Performance Fit Lab or outdoors on trails, courses, and mountain slopes.
Traditional U-throat design with inconsistent areas of pressure incapable of accommodating changes in foot morphology during activity.
Modernized U-throat design with micro-adjustable, uniform fit that modulates pressure where needed during movement.
Micro-adjustable BOA® PerformFit™ Wrap configurations improve an athlete’s speed, agility, and endurance, delivering superior heel lock and enhanced connection to the midsole.
Senior Director of Partner Product Innovation & Development
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.
Ph.D. MANAGER | PERFORMANCE FIT LAB
When she's not participating in sports, Kate studies them. She recently received her Ph.D in Movement Science at Virginia Commonwealth University. 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.
Ph.D. Senior Researcher
Eric earned his Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University while studying foot biomechanics. He then trained in footwear biomechanics and worked with companies from around the world. As Eric pushes the fit of his shoes through climbing and trail running, he wants to better understand how BOA improves fit in-the-lab and in-the-wild.
Materials and Biomechanics engineer
With degrees in Materials Science and Biomechanics, Adam loves to use science to improve athletic equipment. Adam spends most of his time either playing sports or analyzing sports data and combines his passions for engineering and sports to scientifically improve fit in the Performance Fit Lab.
With a background in exercise science and biomechanics, Bethany feels in her element contributing to the innovation that the Performance Fit Lab brings. One of her biggest passions is working with athletes and studying their movements to better understand what it means to have a better fit.
Milena earned her degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Biomechanics from Illinois State University. She is intrigued by using technology to understand human movement and how BOA impacts performance. She spends her time outside of the lab enjoying the outdoors and staying active through sports including golf and soccer.