Everybody wants their boots and shoes to be comfortable and secure when they’re on their feet all day. But for first responders, these things are vital to their job performance. The Blauer BOA® closure system will keep your day on the right foot from start to finish. Feedback from public safety officers made no secret about the problems with traditional laces, zippers and hook-and-loop closures for securing your boots. These systems often lead to footwear that comes loose easily when running or has painful pressure points that slow you down. BOA footwear lacing simplifies the process while making your boots stronger and more comfortable than ever.
We have replaced older lacing methods with 49-strand braided stainless steel cable that is inspired by the technology snowboarders use for their boots. This cabling is controlled by nylon guides and a mechanical dial that you use to adjust the tightness. Crank the cables loose whenever you need to quickly get your boots on or off, and when they’re on your feet, you can micro-adjust for a snug fit with even tension that doesn’t squeeze or flop around. And since the dial holds fast once you’ve set the fit, you’ll never have to retighten your footwear during the day – unless you’ve manually loosened it for some quick relief during a break.
All Blauer duty boots, tactical boots and station shoes use the BOA lacing system because we believe that secure public safety footwear should be standard. The strong stainless steel cable won’t rust or stretch and is guaranteed for the life of the boot. This type of practical innovation is why Blauer has set the standard for first responder apparel and accessories since 1936. If you’re tired of broken or loose laces, sloppy footwear or uneven pressure on your upper foot, make sure your next protective boots come from Blauer. BOA is just one of many outstanding features we add to our footwear.