Boa was born out of the frustration of traditional laces and their unreliability for remaining tight and tied. Soon it was adopted by major players like K2 and Vans and now is utilized on everything from skates and boots to safety and medical equipment. K2 inline skates equipped with Boa lace systems offer an easy, comfortable, and secure closure for inline skaters of all abilities and skill levels. You will find Boa K2 skates available for men, women and kids. Not only does having Boa on your skates help you get them on, but it also makes taking your skates off at the end of the day easier.