Mizuno Nexlite 006 Boa

 

 

Style – Performance

 

Price - $150

 

Waterproof – 2 year waterproof warranty

 

Width options – Regular

 

Traction - Spikeless

 

What they say:

 

Built to withstand winter conditions - yet light enough for summer. The Mizuno Nexlite 006 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

 

*X10 Carbon Rubber Sole - Uses an extremely durable compound in high-impact areas, increasing the life of the shoe. Traction consists of differently shaped and strategically placed lugs/nubs/ridges

 

*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:

 

Pros – n/a

 

Cons – n/a

 

What we say:

 

The Mizuno Nexlite 006 Boa is very similar to the previous model, the NEXLITE 005 Boa. The uppers, aside from some aesthetic differences, share the same technology. However, the Nexlite 006 Boa managed to shave off a further 10 grams, making it one of the lightest performance golf shoes out there. The big difference between these two models comes in the outsole. While the NEXLITE 005 Boa has removable spikes, the Nexlite 006 Boa does not. The spikeless traction on the Nexlite 006 Boa isn't quite as grippy as the previous spiked version, yet still provides some of the best spikeless traction you're likely to find. It is, however, more comfortable for walking and more durable. As with the previous Nexlite models, we're a bit disappointed in terms of overall support during the swing. This is our only minor complaint in a golf shoe that we really like and recommend to mid-handicap golfers in need of an all-weather, comfortable, lightweight golf shoe that is great for walking.

 

Our Score: 65/70

 

Style           Comfort      Breathability  Waterproof     Traction         Support         Value           Total

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