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This is How They Tested: Law Enforcement 1,000 Pair Weartest

In the test – HAIX® Black Eagle® Tactical 2.0 GTX High Side zip and HAIX® Black Eagle® Tactical 2.0 FL

This past fall, HAIX® North America conducted a weartest with law enforcement professionals throughout the United States and Canada. When the call went out for participants, nearly 8,000 respondents applied for the chance to test a pair of Black Eagle Tactical boots of their choice. 1,000 participants were chosen to wear test either the Black Eagle® Tactical GTX High Side Zip or the Black Eagle® Tactical 2.0 FL boots. 65% of weartesters chose the Side Zip boot while 35% chose the Tactical FL boot. Weartesters were to wear the law enforcement boots on the job, testing the boots in multiple scenarios, and then provide their feedback. The survey included questions which focused on items such as comfort, quality, weight, and slip resistance.

As evidenced by the survey responses, both Black Eagle® boots received high marks for overall comfort. An important consideration when law enforcement professionals, in particular, subject their feet to long hours on the job which can include standing, walking and even running. One tester commented that the boots “Feel like a pair of running shoes, until you look down and realize you’re wearing boots.”  Both lightweight boot models received the excellent marks regarding its lightweight design and some of the highest marks for their slip resistant properties. Another tester commented, “Been to car accidents while wearing these. I have stepped in oil, trans fluid, and water. No issues AT ALL…” To be able to hold your footing from wet outdoor surfaces to hard surfaces indoors can be of utmost importance in law enforcement. Weartesters also praised the durability and the quality construction of the boots. As one tester said “Best boots I have ever worn. 4 years active-duty military, 13 years State Police”.  One of the tested police tactical boots, the Black Eagle® Tactical 2.0 FL, features a CROSSTECH® inner liner to protect from blood, chemical and body fluids. When surveyed, the vast majority considered that to be an extremely important added benefit, which some considered to be one of its top features.

Investing in a pair of HAIX® will ensure that wearers not only have a high-quality boot that will outlast their other law enforcement boots, but will provide all day comfort too. HAIX® is so confident in the quality and durability of these two boots that HAIX® offers an option to extend the warranty for an additional year, extending the warranty to two full years. More information about the Black Eagle® 2-year limited warranty can be found online at https://www.haix.com/us/black-eagle-warranty/.

The HAIX® goal is no less than offering our loyal customers the best shoes on the market today! More than 1,700 committed employees contribute to the success of HAIX®. HAIX® production takes place in the most modern shoe production facilities located exclusively in Europe. All HAIX® boots are German Engineered and Made in Europe – Guaranteed.


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  • Wear test results for both GTX and Black eagles

    These have been the most comfiest boots I have ever worn. For duty I’ve had danners, rockys and Merrill’s. They have no break in period and can be worn comfortably right out of the box. I wear mine for station duty boots and during inspections. (15,000plus steps each time) My feet don’t hurt or swell like they did when wearing other boots. Just so your feet a favor and get a pair, you won’t regret it.