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The Journal for Employee Protection
The Journal for Employee Protection
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Boa Technology provides footwear fit solutions across the workwear industry, improving the safety and security of workers day in and day out. The workwear market is a key area of growth for Boa® as more partners and products feature the strong and durable system built to stand up to the harshest conditions and provide lasting, all-day comfort.
As of 2017, there were more than two million pairs of safety footwear equipped with the BoaBoa® Fit System across Europe. Scandinavia leads the global market for Boa-equipped work boots with a market share at a high of 44%. Other European countries’ markets are on the rise and showing continual growth. The workwear industry for Boa EMEA makes up 62% of the company’s regional revenue.
For workers across construction, manufacturing, mining, oil and gas, transport, and more, the BoaBoa® Fit System lets users dial in a secure fit for enduring comfort that stays consistent and true. The BoaBoa® Fit System is made up of three integral parts: a micro-adjustable dial for a precision fit, lightweight and super strong laces, and low-friction lace guides to ensure a smooth closure. Whether removing gear at the door or acting quickly in a dangerous situation, BoaBoa® makes it easy to get shoes off (and back on) in a hurry and increases safety while working around machinery and hazards with secure lace containment that never comes untied.
From Boa’s proprietary textile, to aircraft-grade stainless steel permeated with abrasion-resistant nylon, BoaBoa® laces are extremely strong, built to withstand 10 times more tension, than they would require to close a shoe comfortably. While only 6.8 kg (66,7 Newton) of usable tension is needed to close mid-cut footwear, yet the BoaBoa® Fit System CS3 lace is tested to allow for over 70 kg (686 Newton) of tension before a lace would ever break. BoaBoa® CS1 laces are also designed to withstand lace fatigue over time and tested to last over eight million steps or approximately 6437 km.
Designed to reduce contamination by shedding ice, dirt, oil, and other elements, the BoaBoa® Fit System works hard so the user can stay focused and confident in any environment. The system is tested for impact and durability. When operating as one unit (Dial-Lace-and-Guides) the breaking force of the Boa® Fit System can withstand up to over 190 kg (1864 Newton) in its high power system (H3).
BoaBoa® offers varying systems to address a variety of tension demands, including different dial size and grips, to meet specific application and product needs. The BoaBoa® Fit System in workwear consists of three platforms: L6, M4, and H3+ with Boa’s Coiler technology.
L6 : Featuring maximum impact protection and resistance to accidental opening and dirt contamination, L6 offers a variety of designs to accommodate different applications to power lower cut footwear. The dial features an angled shape with grooved edges for good grip.
M4 : M4 exemplifies Boa’s focus on advancing the user experience in every environment. Versatile and durable, M4 integrates into almost any product and features an easy-to-install cartridge assembly that improves impact resistance and increases the ease of replacement. The dial uses a mixed material design that provides a more stable and controlled grip in wet environments.
H3+ : Featuring a 4:1 gear ratio and a robust grip, H3+ enables Boa’s highest lace tension, making it easier to achieve the desired fit in higher cut footwear. H3+ can be paired with Boa’s Coiler technology for increased speed of entry into the product by quickly taking up lace slack, an especially important function on firefighter boots.
The Boa Fit System also offers a metal-free solution that uses Boa’s L6 dial and extremely strong textile lace (TX4) and guides, ideal for work sites where metal detectors are used (airports, government buildings, or military bases), for footwear products that are focused on being lightweight, and for use by those with a metal sensitivity or allergy.
Over 45 premium workwear brands across Europe trust Boa to deliver durable technology, helping workers stay safe and secure in their footwear. Valued workwear partners include Jalas, Base Protection, GRISPORT, Maspica SPA (Sixton) and many more.
Every aspect of the Boa Fit System is engineered to exacting durability standards, designed with precision, and manufactured in a state-of-the-art facility. Built with ultra durable materials and extensively field-tested, Backed by the Boa Guarantee, The Boa System dials and laces are guaranteed for the lifetime of the product on which they are integrated. For any claims or questions please contact: phone: +43 6232 93080 200 / [email protected]
ATLAS – FLASH 3205 BOABoa Dial L6 + Lace CS1 –RRP € 114Weight n.d. –Availability 2018Safety Class S1
BASE – K-TREK B1005BBoa Dial L6 + Lace CS1 –RRP € 122,50Weight 545g –Availability 2018 Safety Class S1P
BATA – LEGENDBoa Dial L6 + Lace CS1 –RRP € 99Weight n.d. –Availability 2018Safety Class S1P
JALAS – ZENIT EVOBoa Dial L6 + Lace CS1 –RRP € 175Weight 550g –Availability 2018Safety Class S3
SIEVI – RACER ROLLERBoa Dial L6 + Lace CS1 –RRP € 174Weight n.d. –Availability since 2017Safety Class S3
SIXTON – CUBAN BOABoa Dial L6+ Lace CS1 –RRP € 87,52Weight 520g –Availability since 2017Safety Class S3
Boa Technology Inc., creators of the revolutionary, award-winning Boa System, delivers closure and adjustment solutions purpose-built for performance. Featured in products across the golf, athletic, outdoor, snow sports, cycling, utility, and medical categories, the patented Boa System consists of three integral parts: a micro-adjustable dial, super-strong lightweight laces, and low friction lace guides. Each unique configuration is engineered to optimize fit and provide precision, adaptability, and control, and The Boa System dials and laces are backed by The Boa Guarantee. In collaboration with its market-leading brand partners, Boa is driven to make the world’s best gear even better. Boa Technology Inc. is headquartered in Denver, Colorado with offices in Austria, Hong Kong, China, South Korea, and Japan. For more information, visit TheBoaSystem.com.
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