Does anyone know or have experience with the boa feature on rollerblades or snowboard shoes? It is a knob that you twist and it tightens or loosens the whole shoe instead of just laces or drawstrings. I would try it, though $199.00 is more than slightly out of my price range, though it is nice. If anyone knows of a similar system or cheaper place for new rollerblades than Scheels, it would be great. I like these, the price is just quite the sticker shock. I was considering it due to the size my feet would need being to long for lenth, but too tight for width. Long story short, my feet are as wide as a 9 but measure about a 7 1/2--8 for length, creating problems with fit.