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Review: Boombah Phaser & Craze

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Around for years as a softball uniform and turf shoe company, Boombah enters the training/running arena with a new line of shoes. Did they hit a home run or swing and miss?

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For starters, I have a long personal history with Boombah. Yes, I play slowpitch softball, and for about ten years at a very high level. You can laugh but there is a skill and athleticism needed to perform at the level I did (although a line drive to the face ended that adventure). The team I played on was the first in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex to wear Boombah uniforms and shoes. My daughter now plays softball and wears Boombah.

In the world of softball, Boombah turf shoes are considered the top of the line in comfort and styles. I say turf for a reason – players are not allowed to wear metal spikes in slowpitch, so the molded MCS-style cleats were the choice for years. In Texas, where the wind blows hot and long, dirt infields become concrete by June, and cleats do not feel good through a 10- to 12-hour day of games. So we get turf shoes or trainers.

Now, Boombah has recognized the level of training and fitness needed to stay at high levels of competitiveness on the upper levels of softball. For this reason, I have on my feet the two shoes you see – the blue Phaser and the lime Craze. As you can see from the pics, the shoes are basically the same top to bottom – built on a platform of lightweight and segmented flexibility. Let’s run…

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So you’re saying you prefer the Craze over the Phaser?

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Yes.

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