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REDEFINING THE FUTURE OF FIT.

dialed In. precision fit.

Our 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 athlete.

 
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.

Dan Feeney
DAN FEENEY
Ph.D. director of biomechanics research & performance fit lab

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
Ph.D. MANAGER | 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.

Eric Honert
Eric Honert
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.

Adam Luftglass
Adam Luftglass
M.S. 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.

Bethany Kilpatrick
Bethany Kilpatrick
M.S. Researcher

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 Singletary
Milena Singletary
M.S. Researcher

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.

GET THE GEAR.

 

saucony

SAUCONY 
SWITCHBACK 2

The Saucony Switchback 2 is constructed with a Mono-Panel configuration that connects the foot to the midsole of the shoe- improving agility and speed.
 

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Vans Verse Men's BOA Snowboard Boot with Focus
VANS
VERSE

The Vans Verse features a Focus™ configuration, a dual-dial system that provides a customized fit in two distinct zones for maximum heel hold, allowing riders to charge harder and perform at their peak.

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Adidas ZG21 Boa Golf Shoe
ADIDAS
ZG21 BOA

The adidas Golf ZG 21 BOA is designed with a BOA-powered Overlapping Panel configuration to deliver more explosive action and unparalleled accuracy.

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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