A little over 5 years ago, former Fire Chief and president/owner of HAIX—Ewald Haimerl—took on a project that had “hold my beer” written all over it. The result? A boot that must be worn to be believed.
When someone says they are a firefighter, most of us can conjure up an image of the turnout coats, helmets, and firehoses. However, there is a vast difference in training and gear when responding to a burning house in a cul-de-sac and a fifth-floor walkup apartment in a densely populated city. HAIX® knows that many jobs within the fire industry have unique demands that require specialized features. The job is always tough, so we created this simple feature review of our most tried and trusted boots. Safe, comfortable, and thoughtfully designed—these are the HAIX® hallmarks.
As with every HAIX boot, the development of a firefighter boot requires real teamwork: a collaboration between artisan shoemakers, design experts and quality specialists in an intensive exchange across departments. And the boot can only meet HAIX's high standards when these collaborators work meticulously with the production, sales, and marketing teams as well.
The heat and intensity of fire create an incredibly harsh environment. If your job is to help fight fires, or you inspect recently burned buildings, you need to have ample protection on your feet to reduce the risk of burns, or other damage. Our eather fire boots are available in various styles to accommodate even the most difficult of environments.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is the gold standard for protective gear worn by firefighters in extreme conditions. NFPA certification is strict. A manufacturer’s products, such as leather firefighter boots, need to be rigorously tested under specific conditions before they receive NFPA certification.