BOA style Auto Lacing for boots & shoes has become the standard for a lot of sports performance footwear. In cycling, it has progressed from being on just the high-end expensive models to becoming mainstream. Why? 1. It provides even pressure across your whole foot so no uneven pressure. 2. You can micro-align the pressure with far less effort than traditional laces. 3. They are just simpler to put on & take off. 4. You never have to get new shoelaces again. When you add that improvement to a great pair of hiking, working, tactical all-around boots that were tough, to begin with...well, you really get a great boot!