Mizuno NEXLITE 005 Boa

 

 

Style – Performance

 

Price - $130

 

Waterproof – 2 year waterproof warranty

 

Width options – Regular

 

Traction - Spiked

 

What they say:

 

Built to withstand winter conditions - yet light enough for summer. The Mizuno NEXLITE 005 Boa is an all year round golf shoe that comes into its own in wet conditions.

 

Technology:

 

*Kuraray, protein-tex upper - Feels like natural leather. High comfort, soft touch, and very lightweight

 

*WAVE platform -Midsole technology that offers award winning cushioning and stability. It absorbs and disperses the impact at foot strike

 

*IG4 traction system - 6 strategically placed Fast Twist spikes with a convenient, quick tightening and release system

 

*BOA closure system - Allows for microadjustments for a more customized fit. Creates more even pressure across upper. Dial located to the side of the upper part of the tongue

 

What customers say:

 

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What we say:

 

We were very pleasantly surprised by the Mizuno NEXLITE 005 Boa. Naturally, we were expecting it to be almost the same as the NEXLITE 004 Boa. While in some ways they are very similar, there are enough improvements to allow for different identities. For starters, it's a bit more waterproof. This awesome waterproofing hasn't sacrificed any comfort or breathability, which makes the NEXLITE 005 Boa great for year-round play. The new traction system is also big plus. The spikes are easy to put on and remove, but thank goodness don't seem to come loose during play. In a nutshell, the NEXLITE 005 Boa is Mizuno's high-end, top performance golf shoe geared more towards mid level to advanced golfers who want a reliable, comfortable, durable and super lightweight golf shoe that they can wear in any type of weather. This is hands down one of the lightest golf shoes that offers amazing waterproofing.

 

Our Score: 65/70

 

Style           Comfort      Breathability  Waterproof     Traction         Support         Value           Total

  10                  10                     8                    10                 10                    8                   9                 65