|Primary use||Wildland firefighting, EMS|
|Product type||Factory firsts|
|Certification||NFPA 1977, NFPA 1999, ASTM F 2413, CAN/CSA-Z195|
|Technologies||(SL) Secura Liner, Protective Sole, Composite Toe Cap, Protective Over Cap made of Rubber or TPU, (AS) Arch Support, Climate, Lacing, Sun Reflect, CROSSTECH®, Classified UL, Classified UL Canada, Electric Hazard Resistance|
|Upper material||Smooth leather|
|Sole||AIRPOWER® XR Sole|
|Fastener||Zipper, Lace up|
|Safety toe||Composite toe|
|Leg height in inches||9 inches|
Dual Purpose Boot with NFPA certification
Developed with the wildland firefighter in mind, these boots can take you to the fire line and back with the comfort you need when logging long hours in the station. A dual purpose boot that is NFPA certified for wildland firefighting and EMS, you have the convenience of two boots in one.
Anatomically constructed and built with a lightweight composite toe, HAIX® Airpower XR1 boots give your feet plenty of room to move around while protecting them from toe impact and compression because there is nothing worse than a protective toe that pinches or restricts your movement.
Built in Arch Support
The HAIX® Airpower XR1's built in arch support provides much needed support to the arch, which takes the brunt of the pressure when standing. Proper support of the arch helps to prevent foot pain when on your feet all day and possible foot problems later on.
The newly developed cushioned insole offers the ultimate in comfort, especially when combined with the built in arch support. And with the laced in zipper system, any firefighter can adjust the lacing for a more personal fit while enjoying the benefits of a quick in and out boot. Because on the job, seconds matter.
Waterproof and Sun Reflect technology
The HAIX® Airpower XR1 is both waterproof and breathable with the added benefit of chemical and bloodborne pathogen protection. Working in tandem with the HAIX® climate system, your feet will stay dry, comfortable, and protected –even in times of extreme exposure to water.
The Airpower XR1 offers all of the HAIX® quality you have come to expect for long lasting comfort and durability. The all leather upper material uses Sun Reflect technology which reduces the solar heating effect and keeps feet cool by reflecting the sun’s rays.
Because the soles, heels, and uppers are also heat resistant, it is less likely to lead to boot separation which is a very common case in firefighting situations. Heat resistance keeps the whole boot functional without melting or delaminating.
Slip Resistant Soles and Quick Drying Insoles
The soles of the HAIX® Airpower XR1 are extremely slip resistant which offers an effective grip when exposed to water and oil. So even when you’re on a rescue and you’re running on tile, hardwood, or linoleum flooring, your shoe will be able to grab hold. The insoles are anatomically formed to deliver a perfect fit and are made to provide excellent moisture absorption and as well as quick drying qualities. When your insoles get completely dirty after long days on duty, all you need to do is throw then in the wash, air dry, and they’ll be ready the next day’s work.
Secura Liner® and CROSSTECH® Protected
Secura Liner® guarantees that your boots will never pull out or wrinkle over time. The CROSSTECH® material in the inner liner also ensures that the gear is comfortable and safe against blood and body fluids.
- Engineered in Germany
- Dual Certified for Wildland Firefighting and EMS
- Secura Liner® – will never wrinkle up or pull out over time
- CROSSTECH® inner liner, waterproof, breathable, bacteria, chemical, and bloodborne pathogen resistant
- HAIX® Sun Reflect leather keeps feet cooler in direct sunlight
- HAIX® Arch Support System supports your foot in its natural, ideal position
- HAIX® Climate System for temperature balance
- HAIX® Lacing System offers the entry and exit of a zipper boot with the personal fit of a lace up boot
- Carbon protective toe cap and exterior rubber toe cap
- Puncture protection sole
- Heat resistant rubber sole
- ASTM certified for electrical hazard resistance (EH rated)
After Adjusting, Dreamy!
I emailed HAIX customer service to ask about sizing due to the many (many, many) reviews stating some issues with the boots running large. I took their advice and ordered half a size down (an 8 where I normally wear an 8.5 in boots and athletic shoes). At first, I thought they might be too big. However, I took the soles out to check the little zone illustrated the at the toe, and it seems like they fit with enough room for the January socks or swelling of Hour #22. To make them nice and snug, I yarded down on the laces in the ankle area. The result is perfect-feeling shoes! As a bonus, the heels don’t budge, which is rare for me as I usually have to use special lacing for athletic shoes to prevent heels slipping. The boots have also taken some knocks and puddles, all while keeping my feet safe, warm, and dry. I recommend these boots at half a size down, and a good 30+ minutes tinkering with the lacing before deciding on your verdict!
Great Boots! Buying the exact same pair again!
I have had these boots for the past four years. I give the comfort level a 5/5 right out of the box, all the way until four years later. As for durability, I give them a 4.5/5. I am a firefighter/paramedic and these boots go everywhere. They have been great for wildland firefighting, EMS calls and general station use. The boots are sturdy and look great. The only reason and I did not give them a 5/5 for durability is a minor flaw. About three years into using them, one shoe lace broke and soon after, the other one did. This is not surprising since I have been wearing them for so long and have been generally rough on them. Occasionally the leather lining gets caught it the zipper, making it difficult to unzip. Overall, I am so happy with my boots! I am forever a customer.
Good Boot, Bad sizing
I took the time to read the comments and took some of the sizing issues into consideration. I wear a 9 1/2-10 in woman's in almost all of my boots. This is my first time ordering a women's boot, so I ordered a 9 just to be safe. They are indeed too big. I have never ever worn a size in 8's. I have large feet, Haix your boot sizes are off. You need to reach out and do a little more fact gathering. Listen to the advice of the comments and order at least a size smaller.
We appreciate your feedback on the Airpower XR1 Womens. We apologize that the sizing was off but we do offer free returns within 30 days as long as the boots have not been worn other than to try on. Our customer service dept. and our live chat is also available to answer any questions you have about our boots, including sizing. Keep in mind, everyone's feet are different so a boot that may be too big for you fits just right for other customers. Thanks for your comments, I will certainly pass this along for consideration. We hope this won't deter you from considering HAIX again in the future.
Best money can buy
I was a bit apprehensive about buying these boots. Large investment and was not sure if I would like them. I took a leap of faith and I am so glad I did. I’ve gone through many work boots and these by far are the most comfortable and functional I have ever owned. I bought a half size smaller and they fit perfect. Really happy with them and highly recommend for the fence sitters. I figure for the longevity the cost is right on point.
Thank you for your feedback on the Airpower XR1 Womens. We are so happy that you gave HAIX and chance and that you are pleased with the boots, finding them to be the most comfortable and functional that you've every owned. We appreciate your recommendation and hope you will be a loyal HAIX customer in the future.
I bought these boots on the recommendation from a FF/EMT who swears by them (and has had the same pair they bought years ago and they are still going strong). I have only worn them for a couple of shifts, but so far I am really impressed! These boots are solid, comfortable, and easy to put on/take off. I did end up ordering 1/2 size down from my normal shoe size, and they fit great! They were comfortable out of the box, but have only gotten more comfortable with each wear. I look forward to seeing how they hold up over the long run.
We appreciate you taking the time to offer your feedback on the Airpower XR1 Womens. We are happy to hear that these boots are solid, comfortable and the zipper/lacing system allows for easy donning and doffing of the boots. Thank you for giving HAIX a try. We hope they continue to serve you well and that you will remain a loyal customer in the future!
Third pair and wouldn't buy any other!
This is my third pair of Haix and by far the most comfortable and perfect for what I do. I am a disaster canine handler and need comfort and support, and this boot delivers!
We appreciate your feedback on the Airpower XR1 Womens boot. We are happy to hear that this boot offers the comfort and support you need on the job. We hope they continue to serve you well in the future. Thanks for being such a loyal HAIX customer!
Good fit and great for outdoor activity
Got these boots two years ago give or take, I work as a full time EMT and volunteer firefighter in a rural area. These boots have seen just about everything and I couldn't be more happy with the product.
The fit was perfect after breaking them in, little uncomfortable before then but that's not unusual. I have been able to wear them for endless hours without pain, bruising, swelling, etc since the breaking in. Between the Composite Toe and 9" height these have been feet saviors, protecting against smashed toes and ankle twists by walking through debris in the woods, fields, and feet of snow.
The waterproof technology has also been outstanding and I have never, not once, had an issue with water or other fluids getting inside the boot. They have also been fairly easy to clean after emergency calls.
One of the few possible issues I can see with these boots are that they are starting to become discolored from wear and tear, BUT I have also NEVER polished or taken any extra care of these boots and they are two years old. The zip tie that holds the zipper piece in place has popped off a few times but again wear and tear is expected and it's simple enough to toss a new zip tie on.
Overall since they've been broken in I have been in love with these and would recommend it to anyone that is looking for a comfortable and reliable pair of boots or expecting a decent amount of outdoor work.
PS: These have also been through a motorcycle collision with me and are still in good condition for what that's worth. Probably saved my ankle.
Thank you so much for your glowing review on the Airpower XR1 Womens. We are happy to hear that you are pleased with the product and found the boots to be comfortable after the break-in period. We are also glad that your feet have been well protected against the elements whether on or off duty. We appreciate your service. Stay safe out there!
Great boots, just watch out for sizing -- order at least one size DOWN
As the title suggests, these boots are extremely good quality, very comfortable and can take a beating while maintaining structural integrity. Overall excellent product, I've been recommending these to everyone at work. However, the sizing put me through a bit of a hectic loop. I typically wear a size 7 (in all shoes, regardless of type i.e. heels, running shoes, flats etc) and assumed these boots would fit the same. Unfortunately the day I received my size 7 XR1's (yes, I ordered the women's XR1's), I was shocked at how large they were... my toes weren't even close to the toe caps and my heels kept slipping up the back. I've now ordered 4 different pairs, and found that a size 5.5 (in WOMEN'S) was what fit the best. I'm now out around $700, waiting for the returns to be processed from the three pairs of boots I had to ship back (sizes 7, 6.5, 6). This review will hopefully run as a public service announcement; if you order from Haix, make sure you order AT LEAST one size down. Perhaps even order two sets (1 size down, 1.5 sizes down) just to be on the safe side, and just return the pair that don't fit. I had a hell of a time sleuthing through forums to realize that no, my feet did not shrink 1.5 inches overnight, these boots just run big. Even if you order the women's version.
Feedback for Haix, PLEASE start to include Haix boot-sizing images (pdf maybe?) that people can print out at home and measure their feet against so they don't have to go through nearly $1,000 worth of boots to ensure they're ordering the correct size. You guys sell such fantastic boots that there should be tools in place for people to get the most out of what they've ordered the first time around!! Would save your customers lots of time and money.
We're sorry for the issue you experienced with sizing in our Airpower boots. Based on customer feedback, we don't generally find that these boots run as big as you've experienced. However, each customer has their own personal preference on how their shoes fit. We recommend that our customers call our customer service department to troubleshoot fit issues and get sizing recommendations.
Concerning the boot-sizing image... I wish it were that simple. We would love to post an image or pdf to be downloaded and printed by a customer, but we run the risk of their computer/printer scaling the print job and throwing the sizing off. There is also the issue of where someone stands on the paper (heel placement), are they looking straight down at the scale, on thick carpet where the paper crumples... All of these things will throw off the measurement. We are looking for a solution to this, but don't have anything as of yet.
Again, we are sorry if this has caused you issues. Thank you for your patience.
Bruising my leg
This is the second pair of these boots. The first pair was excellent and I wore them out. I'm having a hard time with this second pair. I cannot get the lower portion of the boot tight enough so my foot doesn't slip, resulting in blisters. I cannot get the top portion of the boot loose enough to stop bruising my calf. I hope they break in soon or I will have to buy a different boot - and after spending $300.00 - that's a tough price to pay.
We want you to have the best fit possible with our boots. Please contact our customer service at 866-344-4249 and they will be happy to troubleshoot these issues with you over the phone.
size too large
Every shoe in my closet is a Women's size 8. This boot was too big and had to be returned.
Thank you for everything you do.
I love your company. I own a few pairs of your boots and I must say they are awesome. They are very comfortable to wear and they are very durable too.They always keep my feet dry and protected. They are the best boots on the market and they are now my personal favorite to wear. Thank you for everything you do. I appreciate it.