|Primary use||Law enforcement|
|Product type||Factory firsts|
|Technologies||Absorption, Ankle Protector, 2-Zone Lacing, Anti Slip|
|Sole||BLACK EAGLE® 018 Sole|
|Fastener||Side Zipper, 2 zone lacing|
|Safety toe||No safety toe|
|Leg height in inches||8.3 inches|
Lightweight Running Shoe Technology and Cutting-edge Performance
The Black Eagle® line is designed with your needs in mind. Combining running shoe technology with innovative functional features, Black Eagle® Athletic 2.0 T High Side Zip offer one of the lightest and most breathable side zip tactical boots out there. Made to be worn indoors or out, this boot is built for comfort and incorporates many unique features you didn't even know you needed.
Perfect for Swiftwater Rescue Operations
As a member of a swiftwater rescue team, you need a boot that fits your needs and stands up to the extreme demands you place on it. Because not only are you working to get others to safety, you have to keep yourself safe as well. Black Eagle® Athletic 2.0 T High Side Zip is lightweight and responsive while offering the durability and quality HAIX® is known for. For better overall protection and support during swiftwater operations, step away from tradition and experience the difference of the HAIX® with the Black Eagle® Athletic 2.0 T High Side Zip.
Durable, Shock Absorbent Heel with Built-in Support
Designed for speed and constructed for durability, Black Eagle® Athletic 2.0 T High Side Zip has what it takes while you put them through their paces. The cushioning in the heel area will give you just the right amount of shock absorption while the strong spring-back material in the forefoot allows for the most efficient use of energy. And with built in pronation and supination support, your foot stays ideally positioned to keep weight distributed evenly throughout which is so important with regard to your foot health.
Metal-free with Slip-resistant Soles
The long-lasting and durable sole of the Black Eagle® line incorporates a special rubber and tread design that provides excellent multi-directional anti-slip grip on many surfaces, even in wet or cold weather. What does multi-directional anti-slip mean for you? It means you can start, stop, and turn on a dime without worrying about losing your footing. The soles are resistant to oil and gasoline, are antistatic, and promises not to mark up your floors. This boot is airport friendly since Black Eagle® Athletic 2.0 T High Side Zip is entirely metal free too.
Highly breathable with HAIX® Climate System and Cushioned, Moisture-wicking Insoles
Black Eagle® Athletic 2.0 T High Side Zip features a super light microfiber design which is extremely breathable when paired with the built in HAIX® Climate System, your feet will stay comfortable indoors and out, even in hotter temperatures. The removable antibacterial insole also provides ample support and a cushiony feel for a comfort fit day in and day out.
2-Zone Lacing System with Side Zip for a Custom Fit
The patented 2-Zone Lacing Syatem allows independent adjustment between the upper and lower part of the boot, so you can get a fit tailored just for you. The addition of the built-in side zip allows you to fix it and forget it. Once adjusted, you have quick in and out convenience every time. We also added side pads which protects your sensitive ankle area from shocks and blows.
Extended Limited Warranty
The optional add-on Black Eagle® extended limited warranty makes choosing this line an almost a no brainer. After trying the Black Eagles, HAIX® may just be the last brand you'll ever buy.
- Also available as low
- HX Design element made of tear resistant PU material covers the midfoot and transfers traction forces of the lacing elements
- HAIX® Climate System for temperature balance
- Cushiony, moisture-wicking, anti-bacterial insole with "AIRFLOW" channels
- Anti-slip grip on a variety of terrains even in wet and cold conditions
- Heel clip that stabilizes the rear of the foot
- 2-Zone Lacing - Ankle lace lock allows independent lace adjustment between the upper and lower boot.
- Ankle side pads for additional ankle protection from shocks and blows
- Toe bumper for additional abrasion protection
- Durable anti-slip sole resistant to oil and gasoline, non-marking
- Side-zip convenience
- Optional Black Eagle extended warranty: Opt to extend the HAIX® One Year Limited Warranty for one additional year by filling out this online form
Great pair of boots
Overall great! Shipping was fast. Boots were stiff for a couple shift but are extremely comfortable and durable. Definitely recommend to anyone.
This is my second pair and I am very happy with them. The quality is there and the only real reason I bought a new pair was I have an allowance to do so and that guy with the years of schooling says you should replace your footwear. I am not a fan of the front zipper and this is a great alternative. LEO/EMS/FS works great
These boots are very light weight and very comfortable. I like that they are quick to put on simply by zipping them up the side. As a police officer I work my regular shift and overtime and my feet don’t get tired. I am very hard on my shoes and these shoes have proven to be very durable. I also like that they are not bulky like my previous work boots. I will definitely get another pair when it’s time.
Initially when I put on the boot and adjusted the lower and upper lacing areas the left boot was pretty tight across front of my foot (balls of my foot) after about an hour or so it loosened up or stretched and felt great. I then had some rubbing on both of my pinky toes, I fixed that by wearing thicker socks the next day and have not had a problem since. We have been getting lots of snow where I am the past few days and the grip on these boots have been great. For me personally the only thing I would want to see improved is the little strap for the side zipper. I personally think that it should be about a 1/4” longer. It currently does its intended purpose but I think it could be better if it was longer than it would hold better.
I was slightly worried at first because they felt so stiff but after an hour into my shift they broke right in! They’re the most comfortable boots I’ve ever worn. They have the stability and support like my 5.11s but lightweight and flexible like my under armours.
I have been wearing the Haix brand boots/shoes for the past five years and have been on cloud nine ever since. This pair are the forth set of Haix for me and I love them. I am retired from the fire service now and work for the VA in Dallas, TX and this boot is perfect for me during warmer weather. I have a medical condition with my ankles (reason for FD retirement) and my ortho surgeon has put it into writing that I need to wear Haix boots and shoes from now on. They have greatly improved my condition so much that I don't need my cane any more.
Everything I encounter at the VA on a daily bases is handled with ease by these boots. The side zip is a blessing for those of us who like lace ups but don't like to lace up everyday. I can cover all eighty-seven acres, most of it concrete, and my feet feel just fine all day. Although they'er not waterproof, they do shed water quiet well. Just don't stand in a puddle! I do like the fact that they are a lot cooler riding my Harley to and from work when it's hot outside. This is Texas, cold today, hot tamale. I can honestly say I can walk through mud, water, oil, then back on concrete and not slip an inch. As I said before, I LOVE THESE BOOTS!!! Thank you Haix for all that you have done for me then and now. I WILL be a customer for the rest of my life... D.Ranck
I've worn boots on the job for a long time, and have tried lots of different brands. These are my favorite so far. They run true to military boot sizes. The side zipper is convenient. The big thing though is the all day comfort. The soles are almost like orthopedic inserts in their support, but without discomfort. Dual zone lacing is effective. Ankle support is rock solid without feeling tight or heavy. I've had some mishaps and have hardware in both feet. I normally hate life after a few hours of patrol. When I switched to these I was immediately able to work all day with little fatigue. These boots are excellent.
I bought these as a back up pair of boots to my Haix XR2. Though these are not reinforced to and not "EMS" boots I think the Black Eagle Athletic 2.0 are more comfortable than the XR2 boots. The Black Eagle athletic 2.0 are true to size, and if you have wide feet these will be snug to tight fitting. Honestly my XR2 boots are now my back up boots.
Not bad overall.
Overall these boots are not bad. Really comfortable so that is a plus. It would be nice if they made a Gortex version but I waterproofed them myself and it hasn't been an issue. They run big. I normally wear a size 9 in boots and had to get an 8.5 that was annoying, but it is what it is and Haix was good with the return process. My biggest issue is the side zip. It keeps failing. I have been on light duty so I haven't been walking as much as normal and it still fails. Multiple times throughout the day the boot will unzip even with securing the zipper with the Velcro tab. I sent an email to the company but I have yet to hear back from them.
As a side not (that has no reflection in my scoring or review) it is nice that there is the extra Velcro flap to secure the boot laces but instead of an extra flap I think it would be better if the lace pocket was built directly into the tongue of the boot instead of adding the extra flap to it at the top. The Velcro will eventually fail like Velcro normally does. Just my two cents.
Thank you for taking the time to review the Black Eagle Athletic 2.0 T High Side Zip. We are happy to hear that you like the comfort of the boot. I apologize that the sizing wasn't accurate the first time around but our boots do run different than many other brands. You can always reach out to our Customer Service Dept. by phone, email or via Live Chat if you need sizing help. I also see that you were having problems with the side zipper, again we are sorry for the inconvenience but after reaching out to you, I believe we found a reasonable solution and we hope that fixes the issue. We certainly hope these boots will now serve you well and you will continue to be a loyal HAIX customer in the future!
Great Work Boot
I love these work boots. When you are walking for 12 hour shifts on concrete floors they are great. No slip is an added feature. Fit nice and love the breathable foot bed. My feet are not too hot or cool.
Received these boots last week and so far they have held up, they're the most comfortable boot I've worn and being on my feet for 12 hours or more at a time they are great
When the box arrived I thought they forgot to put the boots in the box. They are that light. But very durable. I've worn them on shift and in training DTs. No issues. Very happy with these boots.
Great Boot, Sizing Sucks
Absolutely a great boot with one draw back. Haix idea of a “wide” size is very different than most companies. This boot has held up well after I stretched the insoles to properly fit my feet. For those, like me, that only purchase footwear in wide widths, I would consider an alternate brand.
Great product. Fast shipping. Very reliable
Good boot, Poor insole
To start, I really love my older Black Eagle boots. I like the fit and quality of the this new Black Eagle Athletic 2.0, but I find the insole to be far inferior to the insole of the previous models. Its really takes the boot down quite a bit in the comfort level. Other than the insole, the boot seems to be constructed well.
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on the Black Eagle Athletic 2.0 T High Side Zip. We are happy to hear that you like the fit and quality of your boot. We apologize that the comfort level of the insoles was not up to your expectations, but after reaching out to you, I believe we found a solution that will fix the problem so the boots can continue to serve you well! Stay safe out there!
Fantastic boot...will try the wide next time
I ordered these boots for patrol after having worn the low cut athletic while on the mountain bike. I am pleased to say that the high cut are just as comfortable, light weight and breathable! They took about a week to properly break in and shape to my foot. They do run a little narrow so if you have wide feet, definitely get the wider width! I recommend these to anyone who is looking for quality boots.
Boots are very light, but too narrow...
Thanks for providing feedback on the Black Eagle Athletic 2.0 T High Side Zip. We are glad that you like this lightweight boot. As far as them being too narrow, we will be coming out with widths for our entire Black Eagle line sometime next year. So make sure to keep checking back for those. We appreciate your service and hope you will continue to be a loyal HAIX customer in the future.
Good boots and good company
Just received these boots and they appear to be well made and very comfortable. As a previous reviewer commented, they are rather narrow in fit and appearance. Quick delivery and follow-up by this company. I was impressed as this is lacking in many companies these days.
Best boots ive ever owned
These have been very comfortable boot, and have a great default insole. Only reason I do not give them a 10 is because these boots are not available in the wide and thus are a bit tight on my pinky toe. But overall it isnt something painful or anything. Also I got the regular instead of the water proof by mistakes.
I cannot believe how comfortable these boots are. I am wearing them for 12hr shifts and I am on my feet for 90% of the time at work. They are light and haven't needed breaking in at all. The fit is excellent too. I will certainly be buying more.
A GREAT Workboot!
Great cross trainer fit. Very light fitting. I own these and a heavier insulated Haix boot for colder weather. Huge fan! A very nice boot!
Give them time
I started with the Athletic 1.0 and wanted to reorder but they are discontinued. So I purchased the 2.0. I was a little disheartened initially in the break in process but now I’m pleased. Just give them time people.
Great tac boot
Would give it a ten but just wish it had a composite toe and goretex. Even though it would drive the cost up I would pay for these features. Also wish it was more waterproof.
Overall great boot, but need those features for my work. Should of looked more into the features. May consider an exchange as these boots are unwearable for my intended purpose.
We appreciate your feedback on the Black Eagle Athletic 2.0 T High Side Zip. We are happy to hear that you think this is a great boot but we are sorry to hear it will not fit your needs. We currently do have a GORE-TEX version that is all black leather, waterproof, the Black Eagle Tactical 2.0 GTX Hight, but it does not have a side-zip. We are working on having a side zip version in our product line in the near future. We hope once this is available, you will consider HAIX again. Stay safe out there!
I have had Haix hazmat boots back in the day and I love them! Now that I am in law enforcement, i decided to see how they were for the law enforcement side. They are by far one of the most comfiest and breathable boots i have ever worn. They had a very quick break in period and now I just bought the tennis shoe style ones for when i do bike patrol. Definitely still a great product and will continue to buy from them in the future!!
Excellent excellent boot. I don’t see myself ever changing to another boot. Very comfortable,easy to put them in and take off and super lite.
I had tried the Protector Ultra Primes but somthing about the fit of the shoe just wouldn't work for my foot. I opted for a lighter / thinner walled shoe in these Athletic 2.0 Zips in the same size and have had no issues and they are very comfortable. Considering a second pair if they can hold up durability wise.
Blown Away by Fit and Comfort!
As a retired United States Marine, former Police Officer and now a Gunsmith-I have been professionally wearing tactical style boots for over 28 years. I have NEVER worn a boot as comfortable as these! I am on my feet all day and my feet feel fantastic. I wear them at work, in casual clothes and in firearm and range competition. Tough exterior-looks fantastic today as when I purchased them!
Not overly impressed
First off... I didn't put 10/excellent because there is always room for improvement. For me though, I am blown away with your product!!! I've been wearing boots for most of my life and coming across your product makes me want to cry for joy! They feel great and they look great... I've been on them for 2 weeks or so and breaking them in makes it feel even better!
Another thing, Your customer service is excellent!!! While purchasing these bad boys I was being helped on the chat and who ever that person was did a great job with assisting me. I need to buy who ever that was a drink!
Thank you guys for everything! You guys are definitely my go to for footwear! Thank you!!!
Thank you for your feedback on the Black Eagle Athletic 2.0 T High Side Zip. We are so happy to hear that this boot has exceeded your expectations from the style to comfort level. Our boots can take up to two weeks to break-in, due to the full-grain leather used throughout but we are glad that they are even better each time you wear them. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service and we are so pleased that we were able to help you with your purchase through the live chat. We appreciate your loyalty to the HAIX brand!
Great athletic boot
Very comfortable. I like how its breathable and the side zip.
We appreciate your feedback on the Black Eagle Athletic 2.0 T High Side Zip. We are happy to hear that these boots are comfortable and that you like style of this boot. We hope they continue to serve you well. Stay safe out there!
Black Eagle Athletic 2.0 T High Side Zip
The best breathable jungle boot type I've ever owned. I work in a large facility indoors that requires kinetic physicality in emergency situations and running to emergencies and they haven't let me down! As well with the zip they are extremely fast to get on and off. Highly recommend!
Thank you for taking the time to review the Black Eagle Athletic 2.0 T High Side Zip. We are happy to hear that these are the most breathable boots you've ever worn and that they have served you well on the job. We are also glad that you like the quick on/off feature of these boots. We appreciate your recommendation. Stay safe out there!
Awesome customer service to go along with great products. Bought these boots for work and they are very comfortable and lightweight. I will definitely be a future customer.
We appreciate your feedback on the Black Eagle Athletic 2.0 Side Zip. We are happy to hear that you like how comfortable and lightweight the boots are on the job. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service, and we are glad that you feel the same. We appreciate your loyalty to the HAIX brand!
Best boots for urban terrain!
I have bought a lot of tactical brand of boots for the last 13 years, and these Eagle Athletic boots go beyond expectations. I am a Police officer for the city of Chicago, and these boots are perfect for the streets, I get into foot chases, climb fences and walk through hard surfaces. I own the previous pair which have held up for two years and are in good shape. I purchased the 2.0, and the new upgrade is even better. 2.0 version is more slim and not so chunky and more of a true athletic design to a gym shoe/boot. I hate wearing low top boots for duty, so these side zippers make it so much easier to take on and off. Boots are very comfortable after the break in stage, very light and very durable. Overall it is a excellent rugged boot that doesn't look too much like a boot. Hope the Desert Eagle boots al so get a upgrade.
We appreciate your feedback on the Black Eagle Athletic 2.0 T High Side Zip. We are happy to hear that they are serving you well while out on duty. We are pleased that you like the updated design and features of this boot including the extra comfort and durability. Thank you for your comments about the Black Eagle Athletic 11 Desert High. I will pass your suggestion up the chain for consideration. Stay safe out there!
I love these boots. I walk on concrete for 12 hour shifts. They breathe and my feet do not get over heated and they are very comfortable. I have been wearing them for a couple of weeks now and was very impressed that they were so comfortable the first time wearing them.
We appreciate your comments about the Black Eagle Athletic 2.0 T High Side Zip. We are happy to hear that you like the breathability and comfort of these boots. Thank you for choosing HAIX, we hope you'll continue to be a loyal customer in the future.
Very comfortable boot
I've been wearing these boots for work for about 3 months now and they are by far the most comfortable boots I've ever owned. They are very breathable and I love the side-zip. I wish they made a version with a leather toe cap. Or, even an all leather boot with a side-zip.
We appreciate your feedback on the Black Eagle Athletic 2.0 T High Side Zip. We are happy to hear that these are the most comfortable boots you've ever owned and that you like the breathability of these boots. As for the toe cap and all-leather version, I will pass your comments up the chain of command for consideration. Thank you for choosing HAIX. We hope you'll be a loyal customer in the future.
Why no waterproof
Why no waterproof, if it can extend GORE TEX inner, this will be perfect
Thank you for your feedback on the Black Eagle Athletic 2.0 T High Side Zip. We understand your concern over the lack of a waterproof liner in these boots but our cost is far too high to add GORETEX to this specific boot and have them shipped to the U.S. If you like the waterproof feature, please check out our Black Eagle Tactical 2.0 boots as an alternative. We hope you will continue to be a HAIX customer in the future.
Great Boot..But Could use a wide variant
I originally wanted the previous version of this. But is became unavailable due to the replacement with the 2.0. Previous reviews stated that the 11 High Side was a wide width and not to worry about not being able to get a wide version. I received these last week and have worn them for a few shifts. They are everything that they claim to be. They are just too narrow for me. Granted i always and sized as a wide for shoes, boots and sneakers. I have taken out the insole which gave me more room, but the boot was not comfortable to wear without the insert.
They fit to size..They are not wide be design.
The would be a 10, if they would come in a wide.
We appreciate you taking the time to give us feedback on the new Black Eagle Athletic 2.0 T High. We are happy to hear that the boots are serving you well on the job and came as advertised. As for the width, after reaching out to you I am confident that we have found a reasonable solution to the problem. Hopefully this will help with the width and extend the life of the boots. Thank you for your service. Stay safe out there!