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Protector Ultra Signal Red


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A Cut Above the Rest Now you can get better cut protection without sacrificing comfort. While safety and protection should be a top priority, having a boot that you can wear comfortably day in and day out should hold just as much importance. Because discomfort can lead to distraction, and you can’t afford distraction in your line of work. The Protector Ultra Signal Red offers all of the above and more. Lightweight with Superior Cut Protection Just like it’s sister boot, the Protector Ultra Lime Green, the Protector Ultra Signal Red offers the higher level protection of European Class 2; meaning the boots are tested to a chainsaw speed of 24 m/second. These boots offer exceptional stability on any kind of uneven terrain while feeling surprisingly lightweight. The steel toe also provides the highest level of ASTM toe protection. The brightly colored signal red suede upper works in conjunction with the reflective material at the heel and ankle for increased visibility near the chainsaw both day and night. Soft Cuff to Prevent Sawdust and Woodchips from Getting Inside With an eye toward comfort and safety with an attention to detail, the Protector Ultra Signal Red features a soft close fitting sleeve at the top of the boot that prevents flying wood chips and debris from getting inside and causing irritation to you and to your feet. No cleaning out wood slivers from your boots at the end of a long day. Two-Zone Lacing with Roller Ball Eyelets for a Personalized Fit The suede upper offers double stitched construction with minimal seaming to yield a longer wearing, more durable boot and less risk of seam failure out in the field. HAIX® knows you need to be able to depend on your footwear to perform, especially when far from home. The two zone lacing of the upper allows you to individually adjust the upper and lower lace areas for a customized fit while the roller ball style eyelets make the adjustment quick and easy.  Your boot can be adjusted to fit to your own personal preferences. HAIX® Climate System Works with Breathable GORE-TEX® Inner Liner The thicker European suede leather is not only breathable but ensures your boots last for years to come. Combined with the GORE-TEX® waterproof liner, your feet are guaranteed to stay dry and comfortable in any kind of weather. The built in Climate System circulates fresh air in and moist air out of the boot through the vent holes at the side and tongue. This helps the boot maintain a comfortable temperature no matter how heavy the work. Using a good wool blend sock, like the HAIX® multifunctional sock, works best with the HAIX® Climate System as the sock helps to wick away moisture, keeping your feet drier. The direr the feet, the less likelihood of blister and discomfort. An added benefit of the adjustable lacing system is that it allows you more flexibility in your sock choice. You can choose thicker socks for cold weather or thinner socks for the warmer months and adjust the lacing accordingly.  Ankle Stability and Vibram Soles for Extra Grip and Slip Resistance The HAIX® Protector Ultra Signal Red features built in ankle protection and support, keeping your delicate ankle area safe and secure with less opportunity for ankle injuries. The sturdy Vibram® hiking sole delivers extra grip and slip resistance when you need it and long lasting durability on even the longest hike. HAIX® Secura Liner® – never a loose liner GORE-TEX® waterproof inner liner HAIX® Climate System for temperature balance HAIX® Two-Zone Lacing System European Class 2 cut protection Steel toe cap Non-metallic puncture protection Vibram® sole for extra grip and slip resistance Rubber toe and heel protection for prolonged service life Waterproof/breathable leather Learn more about HAIX® footwear technology.

Protector Ultra Signal Red

Unisex model


Working with chainsaws is a specialized skill requiring concentration and a commitment to safety. Add another layer of protection with the Protector Ultra Signal Red.



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Maximum protection for chainsaw users whether on the job or in the yard

You want to control your risk and protect your safety. Protector Ultra Signal Red provides that extra layer of peace of mind.

Ultimate safety certified to ASTM for toe protection offering European Class 2 for cut protection

Safety is a top priority when working with chainsaws. The Protector Ultra Signal Red protects your feet from the dangers of the job at hand. Our durable European bullhide leather, combined with a layer of cut-resistant material, offers durability and added reaction time if you come in contact with the chainsaw blade. The Class 2 rating shields against chainsaw speeds up to 24/meters/second.

Protect your toes with our steel toe cap

The integrity of your feet, and especially your toes, is important. The Protector Ultra Signal Red's built-in steel toe offers maximum space in the toe box and protects your toes to the highest safety requirements.

EH Resistance

The Protector Ultra Signal Red is independently certified to protect against contact with downed powerlines and other electrical hazards to 18kv.

Enjoy peace of mind with a Vibram sole that offers both durability and exceptional slip resistance

The Protector Ultra Signal Red Vibram anti-slip sole gives you a better foothold on wet leaves and diverse terrain. The unique tread design keeps your foot in place when you need it most, and the sole profile will even fit crampons and foot ascenders. Built to HAIX's exacting standards, you never need to worry about sole failure out on a job.

Extended comfort to endure the longest hours in any kind of weather

Your job is physically demanding, with long hours spent on your feet, make your feet feel like they just had a walk in the park.

Comfort fit with HAIX® cushioned insole

HAIX insoles keep your feet and your shoes fresher and more comfortable on the job. Our insoles absorb perspiration to keep your feet dry even in the most rigorous conditions. Added cushioning provides extra comfort. The microfiber design is lightweight, breathable, and machine washable. Replace occasionally to keep your shoes fresh and comfortable.

Torsion proof for more stability

The Protector Ultra Signal Red offers a sturdy and stable midsole that prevents your feet from flexing side to side, giving you more stability with less chance of ankle injuries. You also won't feel every sharp rock or stone through the sole of the boot, providing you more comfort on those particularly long hikes.

Optimal support and comfort thanks to 2 zone lacing

The Protector Ultra Signal Red adapts perfectly to your foot. Independently adjust the upper and lower part of your boot to your liking, ensuring a comfortable fit tailored just to you. Fix it tighter across the foot and looser on the leg or vice versa. A soft, close-fitting cuff in the boot helps keep pesky wood chips and debris out of your boot. The roller ball lacing elements also minimize wear and tear on your laces.

Breathable comfort with HAIX® Climate System

The Protector Ultra Signal Red ensures your feet stay dry and comfortable by utilizing special foams that absorb moisture from your feet between the inner lining and the leather. With each step, moist air expels, and fresh air enters through the vent holes at the top of the boot. This Climate System functions like an air conditioning system for your feet.

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Hard facts inside and out

HAIX Protector Ultra Signal Red

Item no. 603111

Climate system
Washable & Exchangeable Insole
Steel Toe
2 zone lacing
European Class 2 cut protection
Waterproof inner liner
Non-metallic puncture protection
Rubber toe and heel protection
EH rated to 18kv
Roller ball lacing
Built in leg cuff
Vibram sole for extra grip and slip resistance
Superior footholds
Upper material:
Nubuck leather
Boot height in inches:
8 inches
VIBRAM® 050 Sole
Inner liner:
ASTM F 2413, CAN/CSA-Z195
Safety toe:
2 zone lacing
Product type:
Factory firsts
Primary use:
Electrical hazard

Your questions. Our honest answers.

Protector Ultra Signal Red runs about a half size larger than your normal shoe size, so order 1/2 size down. The width runs true to size and comes in either a medium or wide width.
The Protector Ultra Signal Red features hydrophobic suede leather which allows the boots breathe while keeping the leather water resistant, and a waterproof inner liner of GORE-TEX which will keep your feet dry and comfortable.
The Protector Ultra Signal Red features a layer of Para-aramid cut resistant material in the front half of the boot, running vertically, to protect the top of the foot and front of the leg from contact with the chainsaw blade. Cut protection is configured to allow more reaction time if the boot comes in contact with a running chainsaw blade.
The only difference between the Protector Ultra Lime Green and Protector Ultra Signal Red is the color. We choose to use more visible colors on our Cut Protective boots to offer more visibility in the environment. The Protector Ultra boots are 8" in height while the Protector Prime is 9". The Protector Prime has a little less seaming than the Protector Ultra and the lacing on the Prime extends further towards the toe with no seaming at the base. This allows you to tighten the lacing a bit more on the lower section of the boot Protector Prime to make it a bit narrower. The Ultras both have easy rollers in the lower lacing for smoother lacing adjustment, a close fitting cuff to keep debris out of the boots, and additional reflective elements.
Yes you can buy replacement parts for the Protector Ultra Signal Red such as insoles and laces. You can find these items on our website on the accessories page. Protector Ultra Signal Red is not able to be retreaded, but can be refurbished to extend the life of your boots. If you are looking to refurbish your Protector Ultra Signal Red, check out the HAIX Extended Wear program here.
The Protector Ultra Signal Red has a steel toe cap which exceeds ASTM testing requirements. It also has a rubber edge that enhances the comfort of the transition zone between the toe cap and the boot.

Really happy. Really impressed.

I've run them for the past 2 and a half seasons and I've found them to be great. They're nice & grippy. One thing I really do like is their lacing system. You can customize they way they fit!

Kurt Stenberg


Great boots

I have protector red ultras that are great work boots! I have now worn them for two years and they haven't let me down! I have a brand new pair now and they are great boots! Haix takes care of their customers! Good people!

Tony F.


Foot Protection

I bought these boots to protect my feet while chainsawing. Fortunately I have not had the opportunity to test them. Lately I have been running bigger saws with skip tooth chains on slopes and I thought it was time to take my PPE to the next level. The boots definitely run about a half size large, but I just wore 2 socks which was more comfortable anyway. Great ankle protection. Comfortable enough to wear all day working. A little pricey, but what are your feet worth.

Robert S.


Rootin Tootin Boot Scootin

So disclaimer I misread the sizing chart and ordered a size larger then my shoes, then shipped them back and ordered a smaller set as per guidelines (free shipping on returns would be nice just saying).

When I had a set that were the correct size, they are a very comfortable boot, good sole and a reenforced toe is a plus, I find the tread overly aggressive but wearing them will help with that. All in all with the first few weeks, they are great, will update everyone on my boot Scootin next may



Absolutely the Best Boots ever for the industry!

These are the best forestry boots I have ever had! I am on my second pair with the first still as good as new! The second pair came up on sale so I went for them! Very comfortable. Have worn them in 90 degrees and below Zero. Boots are our foundation and these are the best I have ever had!

David B.


Great Boots!

As an arborist for almost 30 years I have always worn generic "Work Boots" and thought I would give these a try.
What a great pair of boots for climbing with & without spurs! I will say that I will only give them an 8 for working on the ground as the sole is quite rigid (that is what makes them great for spurs).
I will definitely buy them again.

Iain P.


Nice boots

Ordered online and the fitting suggestions worked perfectly. Boots are comfortable on my wide feet. Have to admit I was a bit surprised by the weight at first but quickly adjusted to them. Make me a lot more comfortable cutting up tree service wood working near my feet all day

Bob N.


Rugged boots

If you like to put your boots on in the morning and not think about them again until you peal them off that night, these are the boots for you. Summer, winter, rain, snow, hot, cold, somehow they are always comfortable. I got three years out of my last pair, which is twice as long as any other boot I’ve had in 29 years in the woods, and my feet were happier than they have ever been. I’m sticking with Haix.

Ben J.


The best

I have used plenty of other arborist specific boots and was never a fan of how heavy and stiff the ankle was so i started using a different boot for everyday production tree work and climbing. They were more of a hiker style boot (not naming the brand) and they worked fine but protection was minimal which was a concern. Long story short a log of wood tagged me on the ankle and broke it… I regretted not having these boots, so i ordered a set right away. When walking in othe boots i was having issues with my ankle ligaments thru the recovery process getting swollen do to lack of support walking on uneven ground doing inspections so i started whereing my haix protector ultras i ordered for production and i have had a much faster recovery since because of the added support.

I highly suggest giving these a chance. Im on my second set!

carter k.


Ultra protector

These boots are by far the best boots I have ever put on my feet I have 10 years in the arborist trade and can honestly say that hands down they are the most comfortable, water proof, supportive boot I have ever worn.



Best boots ever

I bought a pair of these in November of '21 and have worn them since. I work in oil and gas, not forestry, but the quality and durability are unbeatable. I've worn them for 60+ hours a week every week. They have been exposed to (and drenched in) oil, diesel, salt water, and various chemicals. They still look good and are just now starting to edge towards worn out. I can wear out most brands of boots in 3-6 months, so the fact that these are still going 16 months later means that I am saving money on boots.

As a side note, I also use these for riding. I have an ancient Enduro with a kick start that is cantankerous at best and murderous at worst. The construction of these boots keep the kick start from breaking my ankle when it kicks back, but are flexible enough for shifting and maneuvering.



Sawyers use.....

I was deployed in Florida after Hurricane Ian and on day 3 my right boot started to fall apart, Cement glue and gorilla tape kept me going and 3 days later the other boot started to go and fixed it the same way. I saw the boots my team lead had and asked him about them. He gave me a review that sent me to the website and purchased a pair. I just finished another week in Florida and this time with my new work boots! They are fantastic! Comfortable, protective, waterproof and laces I never have to adjust during the day. I am extremely pleased with these boots! And, should I say comfortable also. I am a size 9.5 M and always have been. Thats what I ordered and they fit perfectly. I am a happy sawyer with one less thing to concern myself when I work>

Bernie M.


Best work boot

This was my second purchase and I love these boots will be getting more in the future

Michael B.


Durable and comfortable

I have worn these boots for 2 wildfire seasons and they have met that challenge no problem. They are extremely durable, especially considering how little I take care of them. I have never gotten blisters which is testament to how comfortable and we'll fitting they are. They can be a pain to dry out if you do get them wet, but if you have access to a boot dryer it's no issue. Overall, if you need to invest in a solid chainsaw boot I would recommend these to anyone.



Mountaineering boot for construcriin

I have worked forestry for over 10 years and now in rock scaling for 2 years.
When i switched over to climbing rock faces but in a construction setting i was hoping scarpa or something similar would have hard toe. I could not understand why all hard toe boots were heavy, chunky and cheap (money and build). I love to save money but i choose quality, customer service and longevity over saving a couple bucks anyday.
Luckily two other guys on my crew tried Haix and i heard about the spot on customer service and quality of the boot. (It also allowed me to try on a broken in shoe and find a good fit, which is the hardest part of buying online).
I am between a 10-11 usually and went for 9.5.
The fit is is spacious without my foot flopping around. I dont even have to synch them down super tight (although the locking lace pieces are genius).
So far waterproof and stupid easy to clean. Every week when they are dry i give them a brush and the dirt is gone. Have not had to do a soapy water bath yet.
My only downside right now is that the toes are a bit narrow to the rest of the foot. I wear barefoot style shoes normally so it has been a bit of a break in to get used to, not the shoes but my feet. I dont know if the wide version would alleviate this or not. I have worn them 10 hour days x 6 days a week x 2 weeks so im hoping it will settle in.
Even with that i am loving these shoes and would still purchase knowing all this.



Pretty Boots

I have wanted cut proof boots for along time after a couple of heart attacks I am on blood thinners so getting cut with a chainsaw isn't an option for me. I am very PPE conscious when cutting, chaps, hardhat with mesh face shield, safety glasses and now boots. They look great and feel great. Comfortable to wear. I have cut with them 3 times all in rain and a little mud and my feet have stayed warm and dry. They fit so well that I can't see myself not cutting without them. Very well made and comfortable boots.

John G.



Wow I finally got to use them and was amazed thought I would be uncomfortable for a day or two but after the first few minutes I forgot I was wearing new boots. Still not comfortable yet and worry not as tough as described

Robert D.


Love these boots

The boots take a while to break in a hurt my feet but once they got broke in they are the most comfortable boots I’ve bought I work for a line clearance tree trimming company and we’re in every terrain you can think of and my feet stay dry in the swamps and warm in the snow. And for climbing trees with spurs it’s night and day over any traditional logger boots




There was an outburst of these on Instagram and I just had to find me a pair. Love them! Great boots.

Son N.



Awesome so far on the Ranch falling ,riding ,equipment operating.

Pierre C.


Out standing boot

Im so happy I bought a pair of these boots, we are outstanding pair of boots haven’t had a problem with them at all super supportive can’t even roll my ankle if I tried and they are comfortable to wear as well I cant think of a better pair of boots Buy.



Great Boot

The boot is great. Love how it has the two lace system. Allows me to keep the bottom tight and adjust the calf as needed. Very comfortable once you break them in. And you can't beat the safety.



High quality real world protective gear.

These boots are incredibly comfortable. I used to have all kinds of foot problems, and after wearing these boots they where almost all eliminated. I have fallen, despite being tied off, landed on my feet and doctors said they figured what saved my feet and body, In Part, was due to such high quality foot wear. During that same fall my boot was cut repeatedly, by a spinning arborist saw. Zero damage to me, and just heavy scratches on outside. Direct blade contact, didn't get past 2nd layer. All the best! Thanks Haix!

Andrew A.



Awesome boot but you would sell alot more if there was more color options... brown!



Fantastic product

I bought the Ultra Protector for my husband for Christmas and gave them to him early because he is starting a tree service business. He enjoys climbing trees, but has bad ankles and these boots help with bracing up his ankles. The boots are amazing and a great purchase! We will be repeat customers.

Lori P.


Life saver

Last winter I snapped a bone in my foot and required surgery. A staple was set into my medial cuneiform bone which is a massive joint bone located on the inside of the foot, exactly where my tree spike sits. It's been almost a year and the injury still effects me everyday but buying there's boots have been a sort of saving grace as now I can finally spike the tree normally again. I think if I had the boots all along I may have been able to avoid the injury altogether. The boots are with every penny. Will buy again.

Eric V W.


Well made but run large

Can't give a fair review because haven't worn these boots in the field. I ordered my normal boot size, which also happened to be the size the website sizing chart recommended. Unfortunately boots are at LEAST a full size, maybe a size and a half too big. I hate returning things but they are unwearable. If they were cheaper boots I might have stuck with it and cut my losses. Will have to wait for the refund and then order a smaller size. Also the wide is not really wide. These aren't going to be be the dream tree boot for people with wide feet. The toe box is still narrow and quite tapered. The width of the tread on the sole is also surprisingly narrow (Not that that effects comfort). Boots appear very well made, as one would hope for a 400 dollar boot. I just wish more retailers sold haix to avoid the sizing issue.



These boots are amazing

I am a code compliance inspector and and I manage a vegetation management program for a municipality. I coordinate the program with inspections and manage a brush removal contractor. I injured my ankle and the height of the boot/ankle/lower leg protection design attracted me. They performed amazingly well. I hike trough chest high brush where I cannot see the ground surface. I have stepped in ruts and on rocks the would have defiantly injured my formerly injured ankle, and I can feel the boot absorbing the impacts. The boot is the right amount of stiffness and flexibility. The form of the boot and tread allows my feet to grip on steep hillsides with loose dirt and rock. I’ve had instances where only an inch of tread grips a steep slope and I am able to not slide downhill while maintaining grip. These are worth every penny spent.

Daniel W.



I've now been wearing these boots for 2 months solid. I use my stuff HARD. Everything I own works for me it gets the can. I've owned and worn Chippewa, Carolina, highliners and my "go to" REDWING for about 15 years. I climb daily, I do ground work daily. I can without question say these boots are the best money I've ever spent on my feet. I have been breaking toe nails off with other boots, it's stopped with these HAIX boots. I was worried because the first few weeks I was soaking sold through and changing them twice a day. Customer relations not only suggested using wool blend but sent me a pair free of charge. If you're on the fence about buying these boots due to price, trust me on this one, pull the trigger.

Jonathan A.


Great boots for a Horse Logger

just 10 out a 10, ill save you all the vulgar explanative which describe how amazing these boots are. Every single person who has asked asks the same question. Comfortable? Too Warm? Flexable? Too Heavy?
I surprise every one of them with my answers. Yes, No, Yes, No
I harvest timber with a pair of horses so moving quick is really important, a lot of the time when the wood gets big you wanna be ready to get up and go with the ponies. Haix boots have delivered, I have 10 work days in them and love them. worth every penny. Any CS is great, free return, free shipping, complimentary discount codes to make sure the I wasn't loosing money from the return. CAN NOT SAY ENOUGH.

Hope they are as durable as they are comfortable. time will tell.

John S.


Protector Ultra Signal Red

Just finished off another day of falling with my new Haix ultra protectors, and my feet feel fabulous. As most people have noticed, the boots were quite stiff when they first showed up. I wore them around town casually for a day and they already were feeling softer. The boots shipped quite quickly (All the way up to Northern Alberta, Canada) and you could tell the quality of the boot right out of the box. Another nice touch was the follow up phone call from Haix to see if the boots made it and what my initial thoughts were. If you read others people comments, there are some small minor things like being a bit on the warm side, but totally manageable. The stiffness, but again, softened up right away. The two zone lacing is a great touch, it took me a bit to get use to 'unlocking' the bottom zone when removing the boots, but the ball bearing lace rollers work great. The sole of the boot holds quite well on wet aspen (which is great as I quite dislike corks).As I was selecting the review rating, I was trying to be really picky but then if I compare the issues to ever going back to my old Stihl rubber boots, these Haix are hands down 100% my choice. Assuming these boots will hold up as well as they look like they will, I am very happy with these boots. It took me three years to pull the trigger and purchase these, and boy I wish I would have sooner. Working in water, feet stayed dry. Working on logs, feet didn't slip. Much lighter then regular steel toes, which is a nice change for me. I was a bit worried about the sizing, but I find they fit much like a Red Wing. I have two pairs of Red Wings both size 9 and these haix size nine are right on the mark. I usually wear a 9.5 running shoe (Vans) but I told by Haix to go down a half size. All in all, these boots are amazing. If you spend lots of time on your feet in uneven terrain, you wont go wrong here.

Keegan J.


Just a great boot

Most comfortable pair of boots I have ever bought. Even though not in the Forrester industry these make your feet feel good even on concrete. Will definitely buy again and recommender others.

Theron D J.



I am a wildland firefighter in Alberta and I have been looking for a solid pair of work boots that are also chainsaw certified. Crew members recommended these boots so I went out on a limb to try it (which was scary cause of the cost), but when I got them they felt amazing! My feet don’t get too hot, the break in time wasn’t very long, and they feel like you’re just wearing a beefy hiking boot! Would definitely recommend these boots to anybody working in the forest!

The only thing was that they were a tiny bit big to begin with, but once they were broken in, the laces were able to be tightened more.



Ultra logger boots

Very happy with comfort and over feel of the boot. Great buy highly recommend!



Perfect forestry boot

I’m a tree planter and every time I buy steel two work boots I know I’m going to have to buy new ones after a 2.5 month season. These after receiving them I can tell I won’t need to buy new boots for at least 4-5 seasons. Great quality, very comfortable, they’re fairly light, I have an ankle injury and it makes me feel so secure. Happy with my purchase!

Shannie L.


Protector ultra

Very comfortable after a short break-in time. Glad to have the extra protection.

Jamie G.


Awesome boots

Most comfortable boots I’ve worked in ever. Love these boots well worth the price if they last as long as they say. Perfect for any arborist

Brett P.


Great forestry boot

I'm a climber arborist and this boot is amazing but don't climb in these as the eyelets will break. My eyelet broke the second day I had them but I called Haix and not only did they offer to fix my boots they sent me a second pair of boots! I love these boots and they are the most comfortable boots and they don't leave my feet sore and sweaty after a long day of work. Just remember if you're a tree climber get these for ground work only! I have the arbpro evo 2 for the climb then I slip into the haix for the groundwork. Worth it, haix has my business for sure.

Gabriel T.


HAIX Protector Ultra Signal Red chain saw boots

Boots are very well made ,very light comfortable
A big shout out to Carrie she was more then helpful I ordered a size 11 wide but with carrie's help went with 11.5 fit is great .will be ordering again

Thanks again

Tim l.


HAIX Protector Ultra Signal Red Logger Boots

Great boots! Super comfortable!

chris s.

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