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Surviving Winter - 5 Tips for Cops

Winter is upon us, and regardless of what region of the country you live, the temperatures are getting colder. This creates new challenges for first responders who have to work out in the elements, especially police officers. Here are some cold weather tips and preparedness advice to keep you safe both off and on-duty.

What Composite Toe Work Boots Can Do for You

As a worker in the field, anticipated and unanticipated dangerous situations can arise that will the safety of your feet and toes. Composite toe work boots contain nonmetallic toe caps, making them particularly lightweight and comfortable to wear. The composite toe boots we offer at HAIX® are designed specifically to protect your toes from getting pierced or crushed by sharp or heavy objects.

The Verdict is In: Weartesters Sound Off!

Last Fall, HAIX® held a giveaway in which 1,000 police officers were selected to weartest the company's Black Eagle® Side Zip boots. Selected officers received a free pair of one of two models of their choice, the Black Eagle® Tactical 2.0 GTX High Side Zip with GORE-TEX® or the Black Eagle® Athletic 2.0 T High Side Zip without GORE-TEX®. Those chosen were given the complimentary boots in order to experience the quality of HAIX® footwear, including ultimate comfort and long-lasting durability. All HAIX® asked of each of the participants was to put the boots through their paces and then provide feedback after four weeks as to how the boots performed. Here’s a recap of the results of the HAIX® 1000 Pair Weartest Giveaway from Police Magazine.

How to Choose the Right Fire Fighter Boots

The most important investment a firefighter must make are in the boots he or she wears on the job. Firefighters cannot afford to be distracted by unnecessary discomfort and pain as they try to save the lives and property of others. Firefighting boots can be classified as Structural, USAR, Wildland, HAZMAT, or any combination of these mentioned. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) establishes standards for safety in fire fighter boots. At HAIX®, we meet the standard with the selection of fire fighter boots we offer.