Currently riding on a pair of BOA focus Celsius boots.
Not sure about the toe part mentioned above. Sounds like the wrong fitting boot, as the lower focus section tightens the same area as laces would. Anyway, I find the closure to be rock solid. The boots are comfortable. The system works for sure. The biggest thing is getting the boot that fits your needs and more importantly your foot. If it doesn't fit, I don't care what kind of closure you have, it'll suck.