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First look: New Balance introduces laceless spikes

New Balance has teamed up with Boa Technology to release the Vazee Sigma, the first spike in competition to feature Boa Closure.

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A collaboration between New Balance and Boa Technology, U.S. sprinter Trayvon Bromell showcased NB’s newest innovation recently, laceless spikes.

The New Balance Vazee Sigma is the first spike with Boa Closure technology, a system which provides custom comfort with smooth, even closure and no pressure points, according to the website.

Boa Closure is an alternative for traditional laces where a combination of steel lace, nylon guides and a mechanical reel work together to provide a snug but comfortable fit.

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Bromell debuted the New Balance Vazee Sigmas at the Texas A&M Team Invitational in College Station on Saturday winning the 60m in 6.59 seconds. The race was also his New Balance debut after signing with the footwear and apparel giant in October.

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The 20-year-old won a bronze medal in the 100m at the 2015 IAAF World Championships finishing in a tie with Canadian sprint star and Canadian Running‘s Trackie of the Year Andre De Grasse.

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Puma, which recently signed De Grasse and already sponsors the world’s greatest sprinter Usain Bolt, has featured laceless spikes on multiple occasions in the past but never with Boa Closure technology.