Airpower P7 High
Airpower P7 High
The top choice tactical boot by law enforcement for everyday use
Toughest Boots I've Owned
I work as a Sworn Park Ranger and these boots are run through the ringer, from timber work in the snow during winter to beach patrols in the summer to fire season in the spring and fall. I have owned many major brands and average about a year of use before failure on my duty boots. I am on year 3 with these and they still polish up well for class A. They take a bit to break in but I will definitely be buying another pair when my old ones give out.Read more
Wonderful bootsRead more
Purchased many Boots over the years. These Boots right out of the box I could tell was something different. I put them on and with ease my foot slipped right in an amazing fit true to size, most comfortable Boot I have had. Highly recommend.
live the new Air Power boots
After purchasing the Black Eagle Tactical 2.0 FL High, I wanted another pair of all leather boots and I really love the Airpower P7 High! Well made, durable and I can tell they will be super comfortable afetr break in. I wasndt 100% on the lace lock at first but have come to love it after having a pretty severe lower leg injury years ago. I also love the wider width availability. Looking forward to putting a lot of miles on these in the future.Read more
One solid pair of boots !!!
Purchased the airpower P7 winter in late October ... loved them so much i wanted the standard airpower P7 for warmer weather. As expected they are top quality. They are narrow so order wide and at least a half size to full size up for extra comfort. Breaking in takes a few weeks and they are then even more comfy. I told all my colleagues and many of them purchased the P7 off of my recommendation. Dont waste your time with other brands the extra you pay for your Haix airpower P7s will reward you with comfort and durability for many years.Read more
I love these boots. Great for patrol/K9. They lace quickly and the dual zone has saved several ankle injuries!! I also like the GSG9’s and used to like the Eagles but dislike the flap and the dual zone doesn’t lock. I really like the locking dual zone!!Read more
I work as a chef in a high volume hotel, on my feet 10-12 hrs a day. LOVE these boots. Great ankle support, narrow heel support and wide toe base. Perfect for being on my feet all day in a hot, faced paced environment. Not as good of a floor grip as the standard tall Haix boot and don’t like the locking grommets, I leave unlocked. Will buy again.Read more
Just ordered my second pair. First pair are still in excellent shape after five years of abuse on office carpets; on blacktop roads; gravel road patrols and bushwacking thru timber. they are still waterproof, still shine up (even the toe gouges) and the soles are 90% intact. Hard wearing and comfortable boots. No sweat and dry fast after a dousing. I have narrow feet so the slightly wide toe is very comfortable. The velcro is starting to peel the material off the inside of the collar. That's the only minor issue I have. Love the boots.Read more
I ordered these boots through GovX after hearing good reviews about other Haix boots. I can’t believe how narrow they run despite having ordered wides. I figured they may stretch and break in after a couple of weeks but that has not been the case. Unfortunately with how much I spent on them, I can’t afford another repair. Looks like my feet will have to hurt for a while. If you plan on ordering these do yourself a favor and order wider than you think you need!Read more
This is my second pair of AirPower P7 boots. They have changed the design a bit and I’m not a fan. I much preferred the old design with the hooks for the laces as it made getting in and out of the boot easier. Also, the Velcro on the tongue of the boots is just an annoyance and serves no real purpose. But other than the minor (and inexplicable and unnecessary) design change, these are still very comfortable and long lasting boots. The first pair I had were in service for almost five years. For those reviewers complaining that the boots are uncomfortable; they are not uncomfortable, they are small. These boots run small. Buy a half size larger boot than you normally wear and a size wider.Read more
Best boots I’ve ever owned
I’ve tried a lot of different boots over the years. These are by far the most comfortable and highest quality I’ve owned. I will never buy anything else.Read more
AirPower P7 high
The boot is very well built but it is definitely narrow, I wear an extra wide but ordered the extra extra wide and it is still a little narrow but after a little break in it should be good. I’ve only got 4 days on them but the shifts are about 14 hours. There are still some pressure points in them. I will give them a few more weeks then write another review. So far I like them.Read more
Still getting used to it
I'm still breaking them in after two weeks. Still can't wear them for a full 12 shift without getting a hot spot on my foot or a numb toe, even though I ordered a size wider than usual. However, each day it gets better. Using wooden form inserts at night to help stretch them out. I really like the two part lacing system so that you can adjust the tightness around the foot versus the ankle. The outer surface seems to be holding up well with a nice matte finish.Read more
This boot is great. Just wear two pairs of socks the first couple of days. I will be buying another pairRead more
Haix Airpower P7
I cant believe this new crappy lacing system. You guy's had something near perfect. I just spent 15 min trying these new boots on and another 15 min taking them off. this was my fourth pair and last pair I will ever buy, unless you revert back to the old great lacing system. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. I'll bet the NY police go to another brand.Read more
Pros: Evidently high quality construction, very waterproof/breathable, great traction, all day comfort
Cons: Closed lacing system limits adjustability and on/off ease, too much room in the heel for me
Overall I am very happy with this boot and I am hard to please. There is the break in and a learning curve period to get these boots dialed in. I have been on 10 hour sloppy foot patrols in these boots and ended the day dry. The construction quality is reassuring. The biggest drawback, as other reviews note, is the closed loop lacing eyelets rather than hooks. I have a wide fore foot and narrow heel. I am usually able to throw in some lace locks to get the fit just right but the closed lacing system on these boots really limits fine tuning the fit.
R-1, R-2, P-7 = 10+
I have R-1, R-2, P-7 high and some old Haix fire boots. Each have a different use. I sometimes get ribbed about spending so much on boots, but I think they are worth it. I can work all day long without sitting down as long as I take care of my feet. I tried to find some Army compliant Haix awhile back because of the comfort level. I ended up with a different band and can’t wait to take those off at the end of drill. I plan to try the P-7 mid for summer use. I would love to be able to go to a uniform shop and try on Haix boots, but I have not yet found a location.Read more
I have been wearing my original P7 for quite awhile. Have been refreshed by Nushoe twice. Boot is almost the most durable that I have ever owned and that includes my Danners. With the exception of when I got it back from NuShoe. Outsile wore out twice as fast, and boot now has a squeak. Not a break in issue just quality control. Out of warranty so guessing stuck with it. I agree with the other reviews about the metal hooks being removed bad idea. I can however attest that they did catch on motorcycle seat and scuff it. I attribute that to my problem not a design issue. Overall longevity is good. Break in is a beast.Read more
For the last 7 years I have worn a pair of Airpower P7's while on duty as a Police Officer and without hesitation would tell anyone that asked that they were the best boots I have ever worn and strongly encourage them to buy a pair for themselves. That has now completely changed... Two days ago I received a brand new pair of P7's to replace my old ones that had finally given up. Much to my disappointment I found that the "improved" boots did away with the lace hooks, tongue keeper, and old style of interior construction in favor of closed and "locking" eyelets, a velcro tongue keeper, and a different style of interior construction. These so-called "improvements" not only seriously detract from a once perfect product, they actually make the boots less user friendly, uncomfortable, and actually cause the boot to self destruct in the case of the velcro wearing away the interior lining of the boot shaft. Needless to say, I have returned the boots and chosen to go with another brand. Also, I will no longer be recommending these boots to others as I now feel that they are an inferior product, especially given the price.
Wide size not so wide
I am a EEE width. I ordered the extra wide. They were very tight. Not even a EE in my opinion. So I ordered a XXWIde. Still tight. I am sending the first pair back but am stuck with shipping costs. I am sending the other pair to a cobbler in the hopes they can be stretched (can't return as I wore them outside). They appear to be very good quality but are not true to size. And on returns YOU pay the shipping, so be warned.Read more
I ordered a pair of p7 boots almost a year ago.They arrived faster than I expected,which was good since at that time it was really terrible weather outside.I love these boots and are the best made pair I have owned since I was in the military back in 1992.If anyone has any hesitation about the price of the foot ware sold here,they should put that worry aside like I did.The boots Haix makes are worth every cent and I plan on buying another pair probably pretty soon.Thank you very much for quality boots!Read more
This is my 3rd pair that I have bought over the years. I don't like the fact that they have moved away from the hooks for the laces. I also don't like that they no longer use Gortex. And now they are gluing the insole in the boot. So I can no longer remove it to put in a custom insole, its too tall with the factory insole in.
Its still one of the best fitting boots ive ever worn. But really hate to see these new "improvements".
Duty boot perfection
I've been a police officer for 30 years and have sworn by another manufacturer for all of those years. Today I wore Haix for the first time. Never have I worn a more comfortable duty boot. The boot is absolutely everything it is advertised to beRead more
bring back the p3!
I have two p7s and three P3s. P7s are great boots but a little hot for north Texas summers. P3s were well suited for my work environment and disappointed when they were discontinued. I could actually feel the cold a/c air from the floor vents going through my P3s. BRING THEM BACK! please!Read more
Great duty boots
Boots broke in very nicely and feel great. They seem to be very breathable and hold up good in inclement weather.Read more
Tough break in but worth it
I've had my Airpower P7's for nearly a year now and I'm very happy overall. I'm a corrections officer so 12 hour shifts on my feet nearly all the time are common. I will say I was less than happy with the 4- 5 shifts of sore feet during the break in but since I got through that they've been better than any other boot I bought in 11 years and I've worn them all, Danners, Bates, Rockys, Thoroughgoods, even Matterhorns. Other than the break in the only small issue I have is the little Velcro tab on the tongue started to wear through the fabric on the inside of the boot, so I cut it off and all was well. Will be buying my next pair soon.Read more
I'm a cop in NYC and have to say these are great boots. They're my second pair over 9 years!!! Amaizing to have a boot that lasts yrs and provides awesome ankle support. So many people on my job have had problems with twisting their ankles and I really think these boots have saved mine a few times. Just amazed at how long they last and how good of a shine you can put on them. Not a fan of the newer styles but these are amazing and on my 3rd year with them! My other Haix were much lighter and wish you still sold them! Well worth investment that will save you money in the long run and save you from injuries.Read more
I am a correctional officer and i was excited to get these boots due to the fact i stand concrete for miniumal 8 hours a day i got them put them on and went to work. All i can say is im glad i brought my old pair and left them in my truck i could only stand to wear them for about 4 hours. I figured all boots have a break in time period so i gave them another shot. here i am on the second day of these boots and i can honestly say these are the most uncormfortable boot i have ever put on my feet i am not happy and wll be contacting customer service tomorrowRead more
I bought these from the "factory seconds" lot. I am a wildlife officer, so I need a boot with good ankle support and durable leather.I couldn't find anything to indicate they may be a factory second. I ordered a size bigger and wider than I normally wear, after reading the advice of other reviews. I'm glad I did, because the boots fit perfectly. It took a while to break them in and they're not quite as comfortable as my Danner duty boots. The leather, however, is much more durable and easier to clean than my old Bates, Rockys or Danners. My feet do not sweat in these as they do other duty boots I have owned, such as Danner and Rocky. The only thing I worry about is when I am in wet rocky terrain, they don't seem to grip on rocky surfaces as well as other boots with a softer sole, but I'm sure they will last longer because of it. Some soft soled boots grip well, but just don't hold up. Another plus I found with these boots; they don't squeak! In really cold weather, I found myself wearing the little adhesive toe warmers, as these boots are not warm without insulation, even with good wool socks. Spending long cold nights in the woods would be a lot better with some thinsulate insulation!Read more
These are the most uncomfortable boots that my department has ever issued. I'm baffled at all the positive responses.Read more
FTP best boots available for the money
Tough as all *** **** hellRead more
I purchased my first pair of the Airpower P7 Highs in March 2013. The boots are comfortable and rugged as all hell. A great patrol boot. This past November I purchased my second pair. I just took them out of the box three weeks ago, because I didn't want to get the winter salt on them right yet. The comfort and durability is still there, but I'm not pleased with the new updates, such as the Velcro closer and the enclosed eyelets. I like the hook eyelets better, on the upper portion of the boot and the hook eyelet on the tongue. If it were for the new updates (Not new improvements) I would have given this boot a 10.
I just sent my first pair to NuShoe to be recondition, a company Haix recommends on their web site. I'm hoping they come out good.
#1 boot money can buy
I know $230 is a lot of money to pay for a pair of boots, but trust me this is money very well spent. When I started my career in law-enforcement my agency provided a boot almost identical to these for the initial clothing issue. I wore my boots for every shift for over 2 1/2 years at which time I thought I would try a different style. That was a mistake. I've been through at least five different pairs of boots from supposedly quality manufacturers (danner, rocky, etc.) and none even came close to the quality of my pair of Haix. Seven years later after I was initially issued my boots, I decided to replace the laces, insoles, and clean them up and start wearing them for duty again. They held up so well over the years they almost look like brand-new boots save for a few gouges in the toe! Ask anyone how long the typical paraboots is good for. You're lucky if you can get a year out of most. Save yourself the trouble and only cry once.Read more
Extremely well made high quality boots. I am a Correctional Officer and the boots took me about two weeks to break in completely. I have worn Danner boots for over twenty five years. The Airpower P7 high boots run a little narrow in the heel and a half size smaller then Danner Boots.Read more
The boots did finally break in after two weeks or so. I did receive the "Blue Comfort Insoles" from Haix at no charge! The boots did have a squeak/popping coming from the left boot and a little from the right boot. I thought this was possibly from breaking the boots in. It never went away. Recently mailed back the boots under the warranty(postage was paid by Haix). They were found to be defective and I should have my new boots tomorrow. Must say that customer service with this company is excellent. Everyone I spoke to has been great and very helpful!!
I'll have to break in the new boots now. Hopefully there was just an issue with the other pair, as far as my left foot goes. Also, the boots seem to work well in both near freezing conditions and very warm conditions here in Florida.
So, to wrap it up... Quality seems to be great. Materials seem to be top notch. Foot support in the heal/arch is terrific. Outsole seems to have good grip in wet/oil surfaces. If you happen to get a pair with a defect, no worries, their customer service is great. Comfort is good, but with any boot after 4-6 hours of constant standing I guess comfort can become an issue.
I would recommend this boot for police work. I do wonder if the higher priced models offer any increased cushioning in the insole?
I purchased these boots and they arrived within the specified time. Great looking boot, appears extremely well made. Materials are great. Tried on an 8.5 reg in store in different model and these fit same. The boots do only come with the standard Haix grey felt insole, which offers no cushioning. I purchased some off the shelf insoles hoping for some relief. Still not much luck. Spoke to Haix and they are shipping out their Blue Comfort Insoles. Will try these out and hope for the best. The outsoles are great and on the motorcycle I have had no slippage when feet are down. I was hoping a week into it the boots would be broken in and feel a little better. Still waiting to see. All the research I did led me to believe how great and comfortable these were. Maybe they just need more break in time. In general walking around and normal activities these boots are great. Feels like there is a little spring in my step. Have only really used them in colder weather so can't comment on the Sun Reflect technology yet, but will update in the spring. The lacing system is also great. It allows for extremely easy on/off with this boot. I also do a lot of standing in one place for extended periods of time and this is where they seem to lack in the comfort department. Time will tell I guess. I gave them an overall of 8 because I do believe these are very high quality boots. Just think my left foot isn't so compatible with them. I will update later.Read more