Our guide, Rajendra, began to furrow his brow for the first time as we finally arrived at our destination. He expressed worry that the Thorong La Pass could be cut off if the thunderstorms we'd been pushing through turned into snow. We had planned to cross it on the ninth day of our Annapurna trek in Nepal. If the rain did in fact turn to snow, there would be no alternative but to turn around and go back the way we came.
Our four-part series on FDNY continues as we take an in-depth look at some of the unique divisions of the world’s most famous Fire Department. In series one, we focused on the legendary team from Rescue 1 in Manhattan, which responded to the 9/11 attacks. For series two, HAIX® got up close and personal with the team at Rescue 5 on Staten Island.
Safety, Family, Integrity, Quality and Positivity… these are the core values at the heart of North American Training Solutions (NATS). These values are why HAIX® is proud of its partnership with the world’s largest team of certified, expert instructors who provide superior tree industry related training and education. NATS specializes in practical training, educational seminars and certification for arborists and other high angle industries.
New York is known as the city that never sleeps, and no one knows this better than the more than 11,000 firefighters of the Fire Department of New York (FDNY). Seconds after an explosion, dark smoke rose from a narrow brick building on 2nd Avenue in Manhattan’s trendy East Village. Four houses were on fire and one building had already collapsed. It was later revealed that the explosion was caused by work on the water and gas mains. The first fire engine arrived on the scene, followed by ambulances and police cars.
There is a new sense of optimism in Detroit as the city starts to recover from hardships in recent years. Fire stations were being shut down and firefighters were forced to use poor gear, but now the city is investing money again. Rescue and emergency services is high on the list of government priorities and impressive progress is being made. Mike Nevin, the President of the Detroit Firefighter Association, believes HAIX® is the number one option to keep his colleagues safe on the job and he is excited they will be outfitted in HAIX® boots in the future.
Did you know that HAIX® has its own retail stores in Germany? In fact, there are now three shops throughout the country that are solely dedicated to selling HAIX® footwear, clothing and accessories. Last month, our newest and biggest store yet opened its doors to customers for the first time! The Grand Opening of HAIX® World went off with a flurry of excitement! More than 8,000 HAIX fans from around Germany and Europe came out to the new location to check out the large-scale festivities!
Hockey fans converged on Madison Square Garden in late March for the 46th Annual FDNY/NYPD Charity Hockey Game. Those lucky enough to get tickets saw the puck drop just before noon in front of a sold-out crowd of more than 18,000, as New York’s Bravest (FDNY) in the white jerseys, and New York’s Finest (NYPD) in blue, went head to head.
The wildfires in California have cost may people their homes and some even their lives over the past several years. One of those homes was the retirement community of former police officer and HAIX® consultant Jim Gerien and his wife. Their son, Scott, describes the situation of his parents after the dramatic evacuation...
Our new Instagram shoppable experience is now up and running! This service offers users the convenience of exploring products and purchasing items right from our Instagram gallery while socializing with other customers. These pictures show the boots in use, including challenges customers are tackling in their HAIX® footwear. All you have to do is click on a photo of a boot you like. Once you click on the product, you will be directed to an online shopping page where you can learn more about the features of our boots and even make a purchase.
Last year HAIX® processed about 394,000 square meters of leather. This is approximately the size of 56 soccer fields! Tied together, the shoelaces for our shoes would stretch between New York and San Francisco! HAIX® produces approximately 6,000 pairs of boots each day (about 1.2 million pair per year!) Click to learn more...
We are excited to announce the addition of the Black Eagle® Tactical 2.0 GTX High Side Zip, fully manufactured and designed by HAIX® in Europe. The Black Eagle® Tactical 2.0 GTX High Side Zip is built with trail running technology so they are perfect for running down a suspect or for just taking a walk in the park.
Did you know we have several how-to videos and product features on the HAIX® North America YouTube page? One of our most popular videos is how to lace, replace and adjust the HAIX® Fast Lacing Fit System on our EMS/Station zipper boots including the Airpower® XR1, Airpower® XR2, and the Airpower® R2. You can check out our easy step-by-step instructional video, as well as others, on the HAIX® North America YouTube page.
NATS Instructor, Conservationist and Thrill Seeker Johnny Korthuis (@johnnykorthuis) recently traveled to the Canadian Rockies as part of The Nature Conservancy. Johnny and his team climbed to the top of healthy white bark pine trees, caging their pine cones with screens to protect them from being eaten by passing wildlife. This allows the cones to reach maturity, when their seeds can be harvested and later replanted. The white bark pine is an endangered species, and the population has dropped significantly in recent years.
Progress is being made on the construction site for the new HAIX® WORLD in Mainburg, Germany! Apart from shopping in the store area, fans of the HAIX® brand will soon have the option to visit HAIX® WORLD and to watch how HAIX® boots are produced.
Congratulations to Ptl. Travis Goodson of the Albany (GA) Police Department for being named the POLICE Magazine’s HAIX® Hero of the Month for July! Goodson was nominated by his supervisor who says, “Ptl. Travis Goodson is very passionate about the City of Albany becoming one community." Goodson has organized and coordinated a number of community initiatives during his four years on the force.
As far back as I can remember, I have wanted to be K9 handler. After graduating high school, I was offered a job at the local fire department as a firefighter/EMT, which is how I first learned about HAIX.
HAIX® has selected three tactical law enforcement teams for its Police Magazine wear test. The selected teams are: Lancaster County, Pennsylvania SERT, San Francisco SWAT, and Seattle SWAT.
Several of our safety toe boots have high-voltage resistance in accordance with ASTM F 2413-2011 and CAN/CSA Z 195-2014 to protect your feet from shocks.
During an average day of walking, the total forces on your feet can total hundreds of tons, equivalent to an average of a fully loaded cement truck.
Specialized missions, like technical rescue, call for specialized gear. HAIX® is here to get you deployment ready with footwear you can count on to keep you safe, protected, and comfortable during the most extreme conditions.
The durably waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX® liner used in many of our boot models keeps feet dry and provides optimized climate comfort for all seasons.
Our EMS zipper boots including the Airpower® XR1, Airpower® XR2, Airpower® R2, and the Airpower® R8 are some of our most popular boots. Here are few things to keep in mind when lacing your boots...
Did you know that shoes have been around for as long as recorded history? While they likely began as wrappings, they became more fitted and more substantial as time went on.
The uniquely designed Vibram® rubber sole provides extra grip and slip resistance for long-lasting durability on even the toughest terrain.
HAIX® is looking for SWAT officers to wear test its line of tactical boots. Applicants must be active SWAT team officers from a police department.