Comfortable and well made
These boots are very well made and very very comfortable. I was recently at a fixed post for over 12 hours and they held up great.
Been looking at these boots for a couple of years. Finally bought a pair and couldn’t be happier. Will be buying another pair when I wear mine out.
Great construction quality but the fit is wanting
I have been wearing the Airpower p7 mid for several years, up to retirement. I have come out of retirement to lead another department and bought a new pair to serve as my daily duty shoe. The build of these boots are as fast as quality is spot on, a good sturdy well made boot. The issue is fit. I ordered a 14 wide which bigger than my last pair in both length and width. They are a perfect fit in every way except one. The instep / arch area of the boots is very tight. The heel cup is comfortable, the length is good and the width gives just the right amount of toe space. But, the mid section of the shoe is like a vise. The boots were ordered on line and arrived as expected, but I didn't have enough time to go and find a different boot so I had to wear them for my swearing in as chief, so I will not be able to return these. Knew these boots run narrow so I ordered accordingly. I'm not sure what has changed in the sizing or production of the P7 mid, but I will have to find a different product to wear.
The Worst of the Worst
These boots are like putting your feet in a vise and standing on concrete. 2 weeks after sending them back, I still have large blisters trying to heal on both feet. One boot felt like it had a component stabbing into my ankle. Never again.
I have owned (duty boots) the P7 mid for nearly four years now and they are just starting to need re-soling, only because the outer edge of the heels are wearing. I have had Danners, 5.11, Magnum and all other sorts but there is NOTHING that gave instant, perfect comfort right out of the box. Don't hesitate a minute in buying a pair. I have plantar fasciitis very bad and these boot provide the best comfort of all my footwear.
the best pair of duty boots ive owned. Had them for years and wore the soles out and am currently getting them resoled. Liked Haix so much I just bought their Black Eagle tactical 20 low- also Gore-Tex. The perfect compliment to the p7 for summer use. The sizing was spot on to the p7. Haix brings quality to the table. You are nuts to spend more the 50 bucks on any other brand of boot. My one pair has out lasted 3 pairs of other boots my coworkers have used in the same time period. And I am really rough on boots. Just buy em, you wont regret it.
most comfortable boot I have ever worn
I am on my feet for very long hours, I almost quit my job, after injuring my feet when they swelled up and partly cut off my circulation with my A**** boots.
These boots were well worth the price, for a non steel toed full leather boot.
My jobs Dress code mandates boots, option 2 was to get a waiver for sneakers.
I have worn high end boots from Danner, to Lucchese Ostrich, these have set a pretty high bar to match for comfort.
- they rival my high end running shoes for comfort over the course of a day
- they are nice looking, but finished with a soft finish, so don't expect a high polished leather.
-they looked so "perfect", I was almost certain they were vinyl uppers.
-to make the boot "soft" and comfortable, they use a very soft full grain leather, consequently they scuff easier than other boots.
-on hot days, they are slightly lacking on venting out moisture, still trying different sock combos thou.
-the laces could of been of a higher more durable quality.
-they are made in Croatia, for a German company.
Bottom line, Pretty impressed, and I will try other Haix products.
Thank you for a great product
Very well built boots
The first thing you notice is that these boots are very well built. Everything from the stitching to the glue on the sole to the finish is all flawless. These things are definitely built to last. However, this is not the boot I was hoping for. I was really looking for a tactical tennis-boot type, but I just liked the look of these so I thought I would give them a try. These boots are closer to a tactical hiking boot than the softer boot I had in mind (not the fault of the boot obviously). However, they are not nearly as clunky of a boot as a typical hiking boot. I just think that they are built well enough for it if you wanted to use them for hiking. I would say that they are a mid weight between a typical hiking boot, and the more "tennis boot" type, and this is a good thing. Even though I don't consider them light, I don't think of it when they are on. The sole and insole are firm, and consequently take a bit of time to break in. My guess is that it will take 2-5 days of wear to fully break them in. They have a lot more arch support than I am used to, so I am having to get used to that. The area at the ball of the foot is wide, but from the mid-foot back they are thin. I don't normally get a wide shoe, but I know that I am right on the line of having a wide foot so I am not surprised that the medium is a bit tight. I ordered the typical size that I usually wear, and they are a bit big (long). I think a half size smaller would be too small, but I kind of wish the could be 1/4 of a size smaller. In conclusion, great boot, extremely well constructed. Very good looking (already receiving complements). Well thought out (the lace eyes, velcro on the boot tongue, nice tread, etc.) The leather is very smooth. If you wanted to shine them, they would probably take it very well. I would not hesitate to buy Haix boots again, I just wish there was a place near by that I could try all their models. They are expensive, but clearly they go through a great deal of effort to make a high quality product for the money you spend. I would say that they are worth every penny.
I had a pair of HAIX Boots # 206212W that i bought from Dallas Public Safety Supply 4/29/2009. I wore these every work day until February of this year 2014. They were the best work boot that i have owned in my 25 years of Law Enforcement. In March of this year i purchased a pair of these from Galls on line. I recieved them 3/31/2014. They on the other hand are the worst pair of boots i have ever worn. After half of the shift my feet are already tired & hurting. I dont know what has changed in your footwear but what ever it was you should not have changed !!!!