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HAIX Airpower R8

Lower profile zipper station/EMS boot

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Product information "HAIX Airpower R8"
Primary use EMS
Product type Factory firsts, Clearance
Gender Male
Certification NFPA 1999-2013, ASTM F 2413-2011, CAN/CSA-Z195-2014
Waterproof Yes
Upper material Smooth leather
Inner liner CROSSTECH®
Fastener Zipper, Lace up
Safety toe Steel toe
Leg height in inches 4 inches
Color Black

Airpower® R8

The HAIX Airpower R8s are just the leather EMS station boots you need; they provide all-day comfort with extra protection for the hazards that you might encounter while on duty. Because when you’re a firefighter or a paramedic, you never know what the day will bring. It’s better to be prepared with the right footwear that has all the features you need in a leather EMS station boot.

Steel Toe with Arch Support

The HAIX Airpower R8 has a built in anatomically correct steel toe which protects your toes and prevents it from feeling cramped. Because nothing is worse than standing or running all day with your toes cramped in very little space. To complement the steel toe is the arch support, a system that supports your foot in its natural, ideal position and prevents foot pain. Invest in your foot health today and you never have to worry about foot problems in the future.

European Leather and Lacing System

The beautiful craftsmanship of the HAIX Airpower R8 is apparent when you see these leather EMS station boots in person. It’s made out of European leather which ensures that you work in style while enjoying long lasting durability. The laced in zipper system of this pair allows easy access for when you need to be on the go. And for a more personal fit, you can simply adjust the lace so the boot fits snugly around your feet.

Waterproof Heat Resistant Footwear and CROSSTECH® Inner Liner

The HAIX Airpower R8 features a specially developed rubber sole which is resistant to slippage, heat, oil, and fuel. For added protection is the CROSSTECH® inner liner which makes the water resistant footwear breathable, and resistant against bacteria, chemicals, and bloodborne pathogens. Now that’s a boot that you can rely on!

Climate System and Secura Liner®

The HAIX Airpower R8 is built with a climate system with regulates the temperature inside the boot. The air circulation that goes through the vent holes at the top of the waterproof shoes keeps the shoes warm during cold temperatures and cool during warm temperatures.

The upper leather beneath the sole is firmly secured with lining called Secura Liner® which ensures that the shoes will never wrinkle or pull out as it ages. This makes the boots one of the most comfortable pair you will ever wear while on duty. You never have to worry about your feet getting wet or your shoes getting worn.

Sun Reflect and NFPA certified

These NFPA-certified station boots are protected by Sun Reflect leather which keeps your feet protected from the harsh rays of the sun. This is made possible by the special made leather which reflects sunlight directly, thus protecting the feet from heat. This means you can work around all day in your boots without ever worrying that your feet will get overheated.

Moisture Absorbent, Quick Drying Insole and Self Cleaning Sole

One of the worries of every firefighter or paramedic who has to be on duty everyday is cleaning dirty station shoes from the previous day of work. With the HAIX Airpower R8, you never have to worry about that. Its moisture absorbent and self-cleaning sole and insole keeps your feet dry at all times which means there is very little to no smell that can be detected even after a long day at work. It’s also quick drying so if there is a need to wash it the day before, you can be rest assured that you’ll have something to wear for the next day.

  • 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 with exterior rubber toe cap
  • Steel puncture protective sole
  • Heat resistant rubber sole

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9 Apr 2018

Top Shelf

I've been looking for a boot that covers all bases and my R8's fill the bill. I work industrial maintenance where conditions change minute to minute. Yesterday my left foot was submersed in caustic cleaner. The ability to unzip and remove my boot so I could neutralize the chemical saved me from being severely burnt. If I'd been wearing any other lace up boot I would have not been as fortunate. My boot is smoked and I'm happy to buy another pair. Thanks to the R8 I never missed a beat.

26 May 2017

Haix R8

I've used many station boots and structual boots, but I keep coming back to Haix, I used to have a paid of the full size boot (the R1?) and absolutely loved them and they held up, I plan on adding these shortly to my closet. Looking forward to boots for both pants and short weather!

Admin 31 May 2017

Hi Jason,

Thank you for your feedback on the Airpower R8.  We hope these boots will serve you well when wearing both pants and shorts out on the job.   We appreciate your loyalty to the HAIX brand!

7 May 2017


Best looking,feeling, fitting boot. Love my HAIX airpower R8

Admin 8 May 2017

Hi Joe,

We appreciate you taking the time to review the Airpower R8.  We are happy to hear that you think it is the best looking, feeling and fitting boot you own. Thanks for your service.  We hope you'll continue to be a loyal HAIX customer in the future.

17 Dec 2016

Little big

Nice boot. Fits a little big compared to my airpower r1 so I had to send them back. Even though they said it's the same platform. The company doesn't remimburse shipping either!

Admin 19 Dec 2016

We appreciate your feedback on the Airpower R8Sorry to hear that you received misinformation about the sizing but glad you are happy now that you have received your new pair.  We do offer free returns on the boots but unfortunately, we do not reimburse for original shipping charges.  Thanks again for sharing your experience with us.

30 Jun 2016

Love the look and feel of the boot, but zipper loosens up when kneeling down and walking.

Zippers loosen up too easy.

Admin 1 Jul 2016

Hi Dwayne, Thanks for the feedback.  Please contact customer service at service-hna@haix.com or 866-344-4249 as they would be happy to see if they can help with your issue.

22 May 2016


Had the R8 for 2 years now break in period wasn't too long. Impressed with the durability of the boot they have out lasted any other boot I've worn at the station. Most boots I've worn fail on tread wear and inner heel, wearing through from constant removal and slipping on but the R8's are holding up well. Only complaints are they are a heavy boot and the laces holding the zipper in place break(expected after so many hours of wear) overall I will not be buying second pair of the R8's I'm willing to try the R7's but HAIX doesn't ship to Canada(another issue!!!!) so I have to wait until a trip to the US.....anyways hope this helps.
15 years

Admin 24 May 2016

Hello Michael,

Thanks for sharing your feedback with us, we appreciate it.  Customer service would be happy to discuss your issue with the laces breaking.  Just give them a call toll free at 1-866-344-4249 or email them at service-hna@haix.com.

Also, we are currently working on a solution for shipping to Canada from an online shop :-)

20 May 2016

I am on my 2nd pair. They are very comfortable and very durable other than the string to pull the zipper. The first pair had the leather tab to pull and velcro to help keep the zipper up. The 2nd pair did not have the leather tabs and were replaced with a

Replace the sting with original leather tab and Velcro on the zipper.

Admin 24 May 2016

Hello Scott,

Thank you for contacting HAIX and sharing your feedback.  We actually changed the design of the pull tab from leather to cord, based on customer feedback.  With the leather pull tab being attached with velcro, it could sometimes cause the zipper to partially unzip when flexing at the ankle during a squat.  The new cord based pull tab solves this issue.

16 Mar 2016

Zipper issues

I love this boot BUT the zipper unzip while crouching down to pick something up or to talk to a patient. I have had to put them on shelf !

Admin 16 Mar 2016

Hello Kevin,  Please contact customer service at 866-344-4249 as they would be happy to help resolve this issue.

5 Nov 2015

Zipper Issues

Thought that this model shoe would be more comfortable based on appearance. I will admit they are easy to get on when a call comes in. The zippers, however do not stay up causing the shoe to flop on and off.

Admin 10 Nov 2015

Hi Stuart, we are sorry to hear that you are having issues with your zippers.  Please call our Customer Service at 866-344-4249 to see if they can resolve this for you.

9 Aug 2015

leather tearing

I am my 3rd or 4th pair of these boots in less than two years now!!!!!.
My first pair torn after about 3 months near the base of the laces, called and sent photos to Haix, and they were very nice to explain to me that they had issues with one of their leather dealers and sent out a new pair right away. I get my second pair of the Airpower R8 and after about 4 months THE SAME TEARS IN THE BOOTS AT THE SAME LOCATIONS!!!!!!!! Once again very nice rep to tell me that they knew they had a problem with a leather dealer and sent out another pair. Now one would think that there is know way that this would happen again to me, but you would be WRONG!!! the same tears in the same locations. I call, send photos again. I get a response from a rep saying that my boots were out of warranty and that she could sell me a pair for a discounted rate with free shipping. Whoop Dee DO!!!! Let me spend more money, so that I can keep getting boots that tear. PLEASE TAKE MORE OF MY MONEY!!!!!

Admin 12 Aug 2015

Walter, we are very sorry to hear about your issue.  Customer Service is working diligently to resolve this to your satisfaction and will contact you shortly.  If you have any further questions, please contact Customer Service directly at 1-866-344-4249.

31 Jul 2015

Great Boot, Zipper/Seam Issues

I have had several pair of Haix Boots and love all of them. This boot is my favorite, but it does have a couple drawbacks. The zippers will not stay up. I also have issues with both boots tearing at the seams on the outside of the boot where the seam curves from the tongue of the boot to the toe, leaving my feet exposed to water and anything EMS fluid related. Overall, I thoroughly enjoy this boot.

10 Jun 2015

Most Comfortable Boot I Ever Wore

I purchased these boots on recommendation of a few of my colleagues and I am very pleased. They are by far the most comfortable EMS boot I have ever worn. These are the only footwear that I own that give my feet the support they need, with the arch support and motion control. I love how the boots don't feel hot in the sun or hot weather and even with the steel toe and shank, they are not heavy. All told, I am very satisfied.

21 Mar 2015

zippers fail extremely easy and heavy

i have had 2 pairs of these R8's in less than a year. the zippers break very easy and no where to get replacements. my boots have been out of service more than they have been in service

Admin 25 Mar 2015

We're very sorry to hear about your issue with the zipper.  Please contact Customer service as they would be happy to work with you to resolve this.  You can reach them via email at service-hna@haix.com or toll free at 866-344-4249

Also, we have zippers for the R8 available here: http://www.haixusa.com/accessories/zipper-tongues/376/zipper-airpower-r8

14 Mar 2015

Amazing boots

Amazing boots. I have had these boots for two months and have thoroughly enjoyed them after breaking them in. I replaced a pair of pull-on's with these and I have not looked back. Yes, they are pricey but you get what you are paying for. Like others, My only complaint with these is that the zipper does not stay up all of the time and I have to pull the zipper up throughout the day. The zipper gets 2.5 out of 5 stars but the boots get the 4.5 out of 5 stars because they do an excellent job and are comfortable to wear for more than 24 hours at a time.

Admin 16 Mar 2015

Thanks for the feedback Erik, we appreciate it.  Please contact customer service to see if there is anything we can do to resolve the issue with your zippers.  866-344-4249 or service-hna@haix.com

18 Oct 2014

zipper and pant issue

I've worn these boots about a year in a busy EMS system. I would never buy another pair. The zipper won't stay up and my big pet peave is my pant leg pulls up over the boot and I am "constantly" having to fix my pant legs. Every time I get in/out of the unit, every time I sit in a chair, every time I bend over. And no my pants are not too short. I would not buy them again just for this. I keep my boots and uniform clean and like to look professional so this becomes a real pain in the ass.

20 Jun 2014


An amazing boot. I use this boot for urban EMS 50+ hours a week and also for my side job (construction safety) 16 hours a week. It's stood up well and kept me comfortable all along the way, even after 2 years. Highly recommended. I'm going to pick up another pair very soon.

18 Dec 2013

Would not buy another pair of these boots

This is the second pair of haix boots I have owned. The first pair being the R1. With that being said my R1 are awesome boots. They lasted me almost threes years of a part time firefighter working 3 24 hr shifts every 6 days. I replaced the R1 with these boots. I hate these boots. The boot will not stay tight. The sipper will not stay up. And I have a problem to where I walk on the outside of my foot. The R1s lasted the almost 3 years. These boots are just over three months old and need replaced already. Save your self some money buy the R1 and keeps them for years! Not a few months and have to buy more

Admin 20 Dec 2013

Hello Gregory.  I am sorry to hear that you are not happy with your purchase.  Please contact our customer service at 866-344-4249 to see what we can do to help resolve your issues.

28 Nov 2013

Comfortable but zippers faulty

I own three pairs of Haix boot went from the eight inch boots to these same comfort level but the zippers will not stay up at all. Haix needs to xome up with a better design of this zipper.

Admin 30 Nov 2013

Hi Jonathan,

I'm sorry to hear about your issue with the R8 zippers.  Please give our customer service a call during business hours, I'm sure they would be happy to help.

10 Nov 2013


Love this boot. It took a week or so to break in but after they are broken in so very comfortable. I would love to get a pair in brown but unfortunitly they dont come in bown. Overall im very pleased with this boot.

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