thoughts on Adidas Forgefiber BOA?

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I'm usually a Nike guy but their range this year has really lost me. I grabbed a pair of the leather Adicross Bounce shoes for 50% off and like them fairly well. I'm really intrigued by the new Forgefiber BOA they just released. What do you guys think? Has anyone tried their BOA system or the "X-Traxion" outsole? I like the looks and with the Boost midsole they should be super comfortable. Only downside is that they're spendy.



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  • WarEagleGolfWarEagleGolf  398WRX Points: 88Members Posts: 398 Greens
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    $ - money.



    Bought two pairs, and a tour 360 xt sl. The grip is really good with the new pattern. Seems a bit more solid than the rubber "nub" soles.



    These are crazy comfy and waterproof (they claim I haven't tested this yet too new to foul them up).



    **EDIT: water repellent climastorm. Whatever that means. Definitely not water proof, but I don't play in too wet a climate**
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  • DrudershDrudersh  2974WRX Points: 248Handicap: +2ClubWRX Posts: 2,974 ClubWRX
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    For $200 your money would be better spent on some Ecco Biom Hybrid 3 BOA’s. They are Gore-Tex, grip is outstanding and the comfort is unmatched. The base price is up there but Shoes.com routinely runs sales where they are 30% off and you can pair that deal with eBates occasionally and get them for under $150 to your door.



    I will say these look good, but if waterproofing matters to you I haven’t really found anything that does as well as gore-tex.
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    Got a pair but its too wet/muddy/cold to trot them out yet. I love boost, my laziness loves boa, so I'm excited about the possibilities.
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    I got my pair yesterday. Not sure they’re better than the 2017 prime knits, and I definitely prefer the Knit 360s.
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    Drudersh wrote:


    For $200 your money would be better spent on some Ecco Biom Hybrid 3 BOA's. They are Gore-Tex, grip is outstanding and the comfort is unmatched. The base price is up there but Shoes.com routinely runs sales where they are 30% off and you can pair that deal with eBates occasionally and get them for under $150 to your door.



    I will say these look good, but if waterproofing matters to you I haven't really found anything that does as well as gore-tex.




    Good shout, but I'm more concerned with overall comfort walking to and from the course, after the round, etc than I am with waterproofing. I have a pair of Biom's with spikes that I wear when it's wet so I'm covered there. I wear spikeless for almost all my rounds, and wore Nike AM90s last year. I had a pair of Biom Hybrid 2's that I wore until the nubs were worn down, great shoes. I tried on the Biom 3's at PGASS and didn't find them comfortable walking on hard surfaces due to the new harder plastic outsole. I'm sure it's good for traction on the course though.
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    $ - money.



    Bought two pairs, and a tour 360 xt sl. The grip is really good with the new pattern. Seems a bit more solid than the rubber "nub" soles.



    These are crazy comfy and waterproof (they claim I haven't tested this yet too new to foul them up).



    **EDIT: water repellent climastorm. Whatever that means. Definitely not water proof, but I don't play in too wet a climate**




    I dig the looks of the tour 360 XT-SL also, really classic looking shoe. I've never had a pair of BOAs though and am interested to try it. As I mentioned above I'm not concerned with waterproofing as I don't often play in the rain either, and have a pair of spiked Bioms for that. Give me an update when you get some more rounds on your Forgefibers.



    Where do you play in Dallas? I was down there visiting a college buddy a couple weekends ago and got to play Trinity Forest, that place is amazing.
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  • AThompson_3AThompson_3  1452WRX Points: 124Members Posts: 1,452 Platinum Tees
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    They look comfy as ****. I just can’t stand BOA anywhere except the tongue. That’s the only place where it doesn’t look dumb IMO.
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    They look comfy as ****. I just can't stand BOA anywhere except the tongue. That's the only place where it doesn't look dumb IMO.




    Yeah you have a point there, although I feel like this one is relatively low profile.



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  • WarEagleGolfWarEagleGolf  398WRX Points: 88Members Posts: 398 Greens
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    BOA didn't bother too much, yet...wore the 360 XT SL today for a quick 9. Grippy, solid soles like wearing spikes but not.



    If the rain holds, I'll fire up the BOA forgrfibers tomorrow. Real test will be walking 18.
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    Put mine on for my SuperSpeed training tonight. I couldn’t feel the BOA disc at all which was a big concern for me.
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    I have a pair of Addias Boost (don't remember the exact model) with the BOA system on the tongue. The shoes themselves are very comfortable. My problem with them is with the lacing system. I have never been able to get them tight enough as there seems to be too much binding where the laces run through the top pulleys. So much so that it strips the coating off the wires and gets jammed up in the pulley. I don't think it is a fault of the BOA system but rather just a bad application. I looked at the ForgedFiber the other day while in Golf Galaxy and maybe having the knob on the side will help some but I would myself wouldn't spend the money on them and take a chance. I looked at the FJ application with the knob on the back and that seems to work much better. Boa has already sent me free of charge a new set of laces but I won't ask them to again as I believe the problem is with the shoe not the lacing system. Just giving you a heads up to my experience with Addidas BOA, YMMV.
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  • sheppy335sheppy335 TMAG Junkie  6459WRX Points: 186Handicap: 19Members Posts: 6,459 Titanium Tees
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    The Adidas boa is great and shoes are super comfy. Cant go wrong with these shoes.
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    BOA didn't bother too much, yet...wore the 360 XT SL today for a quick 9. Grippy, solid soles like wearing spikes but not.



    If the rain holds, I'll fire up the BOA forgrfibers tomorrow. Real test will be walking 18.




    I tried on the 360 XT SL BOA but they felt terrible at the tongue. The tongue is very stiff and high. Was digging into the front of my leg with the shoe not even that snug.
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    This! I walked around the store and returned to the laced ones.
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    Not for everyone, guessing why they still make shoe lace shoes
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    Anybody know the best way to clean these shoes? I played on a dry dusty course and they got real dusty in the creases where I walk (top of the shoe). I worry that if I wipe them down with a wet rag the dirt will smear.

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  • MinaretsMinarets Nashville, TN 4317WRX Points: 248Members Posts: 4,317 Titanium Tees
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    Throw them in the washing machine.

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    On -, @Minarets said:

    Throw them in the washing machine.

    Seriously?!?

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    Yes. I was all my golf shoes in the washing machine.

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    I did have the BOA in the previous 360's and found as above that they were quite hard to keep tight. I also found they were pretty hard on my heals causing a few blisters, but as they stretched they became really comfy, but then they wore in the heals causing me to have to do some repairs by sticking compedes into the heals! Went back to Nike for a few pairs of non spiked and have now ended up back with the XT-SL but in the laced version, again HARD on the heal, but again after a few rounds, super comfy. The Triaxon grip is prob the best spikeless i have tried so far (currently have Nike, Ecco, Puma varients), started wearing them back in March in the muddy, damp English weather... Its not pretty hard and dry and have noticed no difference in performance... I keep looking at the forgefibers as they appear to have more of a socklike upper construction... wont be long till i drop the hammer on them am sure.. Not hard to just turn the boa every few holes!

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    On -, @WarEagleGolf said:

    BOA didn't bother too much, yet...wore the 360 XT SL today for a quick 9. Grippy, solid soles like wearing spikes but not.

    If the rain holds, I'll fire up the BOA forgrfibers tomorrow. Real test will be walking 18.

    On -, @WarEagleGolf how did you like walking in the Forgefibers vs SL
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    I bought the Forgefiber BOA to replace Adipower Boost 2 shoes which were my go to until they stopped making them. I then moved to FJ Contour Fit BOA which they stopped making also. I've only wore the Forgefiber a few times but they're about the most comfortable golf shoe I've every worn. The location of the BOA disk doesn't bother me but I like that the BOA laces seem to fabric (?) rather than the FJ wire laces. It bothers me that they charge so much for a shoe that doesn't seem to be fully waterproof. The sole seems to give good traction. I'd like to get another pair in a different color but I think I'll wait until next year's model comes out and they are more affordable.

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    On -, @wagsgt said:

    On -, @WarEagleGolf said:

    BOA didn't bother too much, yet...wore the 360 XT SL today for a quick 9. Grippy, solid soles like wearing spikes but not.

    If the rain holds, I'll fire up the BOA forgrfibers tomorrow. Real test will be walking 18.

    On -, @WarEagleGolf how did you like walking in the Forgefibers vs SL

    Tell ya next week. Doing some golfing high class style with a caddy. Although I'm only walking in the forge fibers, only taking two pairs for weeklong trip, SLs didn't get shipped with the bag. I will say the SLs are taking a bit longer to break in. In no way uncomfortable, but still petty stiff. Comfy though. Forgefiber are amazing. Glad I scooped up a second pair, sorry I paid full price as the price will come down I'm sure.

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    On -, @jimmythanut said:

    On -, @Minarets said:

    Throw them in the washing machine.

    Seriously?!?

    ...NO! Never. You're better off using an air hose and then soft shoe cleaning brush (this combo should get most of the dust out without using liquid and soaking it in)

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    On -, @haakzilla said:

    On -, @jimmythanut said:

    On -, @Minarets said:

    Throw them in the washing machine.

    Seriously?!?

    ...NO! Never. You're better off using an air hose and then soft shoe cleaning brush (this combo should get most of the dust out without using liquid and soaking it in)

    I did some googling after your comment and am amazed at how many people put shoes in the washing machine to clean them. I would consider it if it didn't have the BOA system.

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    I’ve done it for years for my kids shoes, my golf shoes and my running shoes. Never had a problem. Ever.

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    On -, @jimmythanut said:

    On -, @haakzilla said:

    On -, @jimmythanut said:

    On -, @Minarets said:

    Throw them in the washing machine.

    Seriously?!?

    ...NO! Never. You're better off using an air hose and then soft shoe cleaning brush (this combo should get most of the dust out without using liquid and soaking it in)

    I did some googling after your comment and am amazed at how many people put shoes in the washing machine to clean them. I would consider it if it didn't have the BOA system.

    ...the washing machine methods put unnecessary wear and tear on your shows not to mention the breaking down of the materials (some of this could depend on the type of machine you have and whether or not your are using hot/cold water), but if you are dead set on using water than wash them gently by hand in the sick.

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    Throw them in the washing machine.

    Seriously?!?

    ...NO! Never. You're better off using an air hose and then soft shoe cleaning brush (this combo should get most of the dust out without using liquid and soaking it in)

    I did some googling after your comment and am amazed at how many people put shoes in the washing machine to clean them. I would consider it if it didn't have the BOA system.

    ...the washing machine methods put unnecessary wear and tear on your shows not to mention the breaking down of the materials (some of this could depend on the type of machine you have and whether or not your are using hot/cold water), but if you are dead set on using water than wash them gently by hand in the sick.

    Depends on the shoe.

    For instance, Ultraboosts are perfectly fine. Just separate laces, toss them into the bag and go. Just be sure to use cold water. Cold water is best when employing this method.

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    Yeah I have put sports shoes in the washing machine my whole life, never had a problem. Always use a short cycle and either cold or warm water, never hot. How much harsher is it than using warm soapy water and brush to clean them?

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    Walked first 18 in these. Really comfy. Feet never hurt, was Dewey (word?) In the morning. No issues there. Walked in sand most of the day (all the paths and walkways Sandy), and cruised in.

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