This project is a good example of complex mechanism design, design simplification, DFM, and safety critical design practices. Boa Technology’s flagship reel-based closure system uses a wire or lace and a ratcheting reel to close all types of boots and footwear. The noise of the ratcheting element and failures caused by environmental stress in the traditional system were unacceptable for military service. Boa Technology sought to create a silent, reliable version of the device that preserved its traditional form factor and brand. OutsideInnovation provided a solution that accomplished both and was ready for mass production.