|Upper material||Smooth leather|
|Product type||Factory seconds|
|Safety toe||Steel toe|
|Leg height in inches||8 inches|
|Certification||NFPA 1999-2013, ASTM F 2413-2011, CAN/CSA-Z195-2014|
Double Duty Boots for Paramedics and Firefighters
A majority of your time as a firefighter or paramedic will be spent wearing station boots. So it only makes sense to invest in the right kind of boot that can be worn in both the firehouse and on emergency calls. With the right boot, any undertaking becomes easier. With the HAIX® Airpower® R2, your feet are not only kept comfortable but also protected from the many potential hazards encountered on the job.
Polishable Leather and Reflective Back Heel and Zipper
Many people ask, how does the Airpower R2 differ from the Airpower R1? They look like the same shoes! Essentially they are the same boot, with a few small differences. The Airpower R2 offers a smooth leather polishable toe since some departments make that a requirement in their station boots. When a polishable toe is needed, HAIX® Airpower R2 is just the boot for you. We also added a few areas of reflective material on the back heel and along the zipper, for better visibility while on emergency calls at night.
Protective Toe and Built in Arch Support
Because an extra roomy steel toe is built into the HAIX® Airpower R2, your toes gets plenty of room to move around while still being protected from impact blows and compression. All without pinching or cramping your foot.
The built in arch support helps you maintain comfort throughout the day even after you've been standing for long periods of time. The right support not only prevents foot pain but also potential foot problems in the future.
And with the laced in zipper system, you can achieve a more personal fit by adjusting the lacing how you like but still take it off quickly and easily after a long hard day.
CROSSTECH® Protected with Arch Support System and Steel Puncture Plate
European leather craftsmanship is evident in these EMS boots which ensures longer lasting durability.
The specially developed rubber sole with its slip resistant, heat resistant, oil and fuel resistant and antistatic features ensures that you are able to move freely on the job without any worries. Since HAIX® soles are also non-marking, you leave no hard to remove scuff marks on your clean floors. With a steel puncture plate embedded into the shoe, you get the best puncture resistance there is. The even better part? You won't even know that it's there.
The HAIX® Airpower R2 is waterproof and breathable and has added protection against chemicals and bloodborne pathogens with its CROSSTECH® inner liner. And because it works together with the HAIX® Climate System, your feet are guaranteed to stay comfortable and dry no matter what temperature is. The HAIX® climate system allows the air in your boots to circulate, since the movement of your feet when walking, literally pumps warm and moist air out of the inside of your shoes. It's an amazing feature that protects you from the little nuisances that keep you from performing your job.
Secura Liner® and HAIX® Sun Reflect Leather Protected
The HAIX® Secura Liner® feature guarantees that your inner liner will never pull out or wrinkle up over time. There is nothing worse than walking around all day feeling an uncomfortable ridge where the liner has bunched up. HAIX® Sun Reflect leather also makes sure that your feet are kept cooler even when under direct sunlight.
HAIX® Lacing System NFPA Certified for EMS
The patented lacing system of the HAIX® lets you adjust the tightness of your boot depending on what is comfortable for you and it won’t loosen after only a few minutes of pressure. This ensures that you never have to worry about retying your boot while in the middle of saving lives on the job.
At the end of the day, you can easily take off the boot in a few seconds through the front zipper and pull tab. Because after a long and hard day at work, the last thing you'll want to deal with are shoe laces.
The HAIX Airpower R2 is also NFPA certified for EMS which means it was specially designed to withstand and protect you from what you may encounter during emergency medical situations.
- Engineered in Germany
- NFPA Certified for EMS
- Secura Liner® – will never wrinkle up or pull out over time
- CROSSTECH® inner liner, waterproof, breathable, bacteria, chemical, and bloodborne pathogen resistant
- HAIX® Sun Reflect leather keeps feet cooler in direct sunlight
- HAIX® Arch Support System supports your foot in its natural, ideal position
- HAIX® Climate System for temperature balance
- HAIX® Lacing System offers the entry and exit of a zipper boot with the personal fit of a lace up boot
- Steel protective toe cap
- Steel puncture protective sole
- Heat resistant rubber sole
IMPORTANT NOTE: Factory Seconds are boots which may have minor blemishes or imperfections. Factory Seconds boots are sold "as is" with no manufacturer warranty and are not eligible for warranty repair or replacement under any circumstances.
This is the second pair I purchased. It was tight and took about a week to fully adjust as I also have a larger than normal insole. They were initially had a leather click / squeak that went away after some time of wearing them. My first pair was size 13 wore them a long time. Then the local FD purchased ones and did have a fit test boot that brought the size to 12 which is my normal. I would purchase them again. Quick on and snug fit without foot problems.
We appreciate you taking the time to review the Airpower R2, FS. Because of the full grain leather used throughout, these boot can take a little longer to break in. But we are happy to hear that after the initial break-in period, you have found these boots to be comfortable and that the new size has worked for you. Thanks for your service!
Ken is an idiot
Ken, you wrote a negative review of a boot that YOU knowingly ordered in the incorrect size? Haix boots are stellar and a negative review based on a mistake you made is not a valid review. I have two pairs of Factory Seconds boots from Haix and I have yet to find any defects. Try your actual size next time. Cry baby.
Wasn't the right fit
I ordered these boots 1/2 size larger than I usually wear because they were the only size available. Unfortunately they were not the right fit and caused chaffing on my heels after a few minutes of initially wearing them. Haix was very easy to work with making a return and getting a quick refund. I would do businesses with them again but only when they have my boot in the proper size.