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Airpower XR1

State of the art Wildland and Station/EMS boot

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Dual Purpose Boot with NFPA certification Developed with the wildland firefighter in mind,... more
Product information "Airpower XR1"
Waterproof Yes
Upper material Smooth leather
Product type Factory firsts
Certification NFPA 1977-2011, NFPA 1999-2013, ASTM F 2413-2011, CAN/CSA-Z195-2014
Fastener Zipper, Lace-up
Leg height in inches 9 inches
Inner liner CROSSTECH
Safety toe Composite toe
Color Black

Dual Purpose Boot with NFPA certification

Developed with the wildland firefighter in mind, these boots can take you to the fire line and back with the comfort you need when logging long hours in the station. A dual purpose boot that is NFPA certified for wildland firefighting and EMS, you have the convenience of two boots in one.
Anatomically constructed and built with a lightweight composite toe, HAIX® Airpower XR1 boots give your feet plenty of room to move around while protecting them from toe impact and compression because there is nothing worse than a protective toe that pinches or restricts your movement.

Built in Arch Support

The HAIX® Airpower XR1's built in arch support provides much needed support to the arch, which takes the brunt of the pressure when standing. Proper support of the arch helps to prevent foot pain when on your feet all day and possible foot problems later on. 
The newly developed cushioned insole offers the ultimate in comfort, especially when combined with the built in arch support. And with the laced in zipper system, any firefighter can adjust the lacing for a more personal fit while enjoying the benefits of a quick in and out boot. Because on the job, seconds matter. 

Waterproof and Sun Reflect technology

The HAIX® Airpower XR1 is both waterproof and breathable with the added benefit of chemical and bloodborne pathogen protection. Working in tandem with the HAIX® climate system, your feet will stay dry, comfortable, and protected –even in times of extreme exposure to water. 

The Airpower XR1 offers all of the HAIX® quality you have come to expect for long lasting comfort and durability. The all leather upper material uses Sun Reflect technology which reduces the solar heating effect and keeps feet cool by reflecting the sun’s rays. 

Heat Resistant

Because the soles, heels, and uppers are also heat resistant, it is less likely to lead to boot separation which is a very common case in firefighting situations. Heat resistance keeps the whole boot functional without melting or delaminating. 

Slip Resistant Soles and Quick Drying Insoles

The soles of the HAIX® Airpower XR1 are extremely slip resistant which offers an effective grip when exposed to water and oil. So even when you’re on a rescue and you’re running on tile, hardwood, or linoleum flooring, your shoe will be able to grab hold. The insoles are anatomically formed to deliver a perfect fit and are made to provide excellent moisture absorption and as well as quick drying qualities. When your insoles get completely dirty after long days on duty, all you need to do is throw then in the wash, air dry, and they’ll be ready the next day’s work.

Secura Liner® and CROSSTECH® Protected.

Secura Liner® guarantees that your boots will never pull out or wrinkle over time. The CROSSTECH® material in the inner liner also ensures that the gear is comfortable and safe against blood and body fluids.

  • Engineered in Germany
  • Dual Certified for Wildland Firefighting and 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
  • Carbon protective toe cap and exterior rubber toe cap
  • Puncture protection sole
  • Heat resistant rubber sole
  • ASTM certified for electrical hazard resistance (EH rated)

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Customer reviews for "Airpower XR1"
1 Mar 2017

Like so many other have said, "Great boots at first, but then..."

Bought these boots in June of 2014. Pretty comfortable right out of the box. I order the factory seconds after calling and speaking to a customer service rep who assured me that the only reason they would be a factory second is "some minor cosmetic blemish, but nothing more than that." When the boots arrived I noticed tiny voids on the outsold, as if there was air in the mould when they were injected. No big deal. However, within one month there was a split along one of the seams next to an eyelet. I called the customer service department who said I was out of luck as they were factory seconds, and not under warranty. I let it ride, as I wasn't in the position to buy another pair of $200 boots at the time. The laces broke in about 6 months. The toe caps started to separate in about 9 months, and by the 14 month mark, the soles were wearing all the way through to the midsole. I semt them into NuShoe to have them refurbished, and three weeks late they arrived... Untouched, with a letter saying they couldn't be refurbished, but with more explanation why, and a coupon for 15% off my next pair of Haix boots (that I have precisely zero intention of buying). Disappointing all around, Haix.

15 Feb 2017

The Best Choice!

9 Feb 2017

NOPE!!!! XR1

Well I thought they would be great to fit my needs. I am in a Fire Dept in the 7th largest city in the US and do both normal response duties and wildland. 2 years, the stitching coming apart on the uppers, Cracks in the soles and separation from the uppers, soles wear quickly, Zippers appear to be heavy duty but teeth tend to dislodge and break. these boots are in our department commissary at full price and I must say not a fan. Great idea with the multiple certs with zippers but Nope on quality. a 290$ boot should last way longer.

25 Jan 2017

initially great, long term... Ehh

Bought these about 2 years ago. Initially, great comfort and insole, break-in was a little rough (took a few days before I could bend my ankle), little warm in the heat but that was expected, in the cold they were comfortable but certainly not winter boots (I live in maine, temps go from 95 in the summer). After 1 year the stitching for the leather loops that the sipper tongue attaches to had pulled apart, the stitching that attatches upper and lower in the area of the ball of my foot where it bends with each step had blown out, i had several area of my heel that had chunks taken oit amd scratches all over the toe cap I sent them out for referb. Upon reciept I could tell nushoe (the haix resoling company) had not changes the heels or toe caps out, utilized even lower quality stitching than before in the areas restitched and left very obvious working mark on the sole from the retread, provided low quality felt insoles, and took 2 months to return the boots. Haix replaced the felt insoles with foam, found to be different than the origionals but I gave them a try. After several months of use, stitching is pulling again, the retreads are pulling from the soles, the leather lower is seperating from the sole, and the redesigmed insole I have found to be profoundly less comfortable tham the origional. In summary, boot was great at first, worksmanship failed too quickly for the cost, resole and refurb not worth the money or time due to extreme poor quality.

Admin 30 Jan 2017

At the time of purchase there was a one year warranty on the boots to cover manufacturer defects in materials and workmanship. 

If your problems occurred past the warranty date, then we do recommend having them repaired by NuShoe.  I don't know if this was part of the issue but according to NuShoe's policy, toe caps need to be specifically requested, they are not automatically fixed.  


But we agree that the repairs should have lasted longer than just a few months.  NuShoe does stand behind its work and keeps a record of all of their orders.   We recommend that you call them and let them know about the issues you had with the repairs and see if they can resolve this matter for you. 


We apologize that you were not happy with the quality of your boots but hope that does not deter you from considering our products in the future.


24 Jan 2017

What can I say?

What can I say about these, I bought these end of July 2016. They wet on a few grass fires but mostly get worn for ststion and EMS calls. It is now January 2017. 2 weeks ago both laces on my left boot broke within a few days of eachother. I dont have them tied tight at all. Yesterday i noticed that part of the seam on the side has come apart (stitches popped) alowing water,dirty,etc. to get in. I dont know if i just got a bad pair or what but other than than they have been great. comfortable, easy zipping. Ill buy one more set but ill leave em in my locker for just wildland use. only because 300$ for a set of boots that get wore out from walking around is hard to swallow.

Admin 30 Jan 2017

First, I would like to apologize that your boots did not live up to the standard that HAIX prides itself on.  But, since you have had them less than a year, they are likely still covered under warranty.  If you could please fill out the warranty form, we will do anything we can to help resolve this matter.  Thanks for your review and hopefully you'll continue to be a customer in the future.

20 Jan 2017

New XR=1

Have had them for over a month, little tough breaking in. But love the fit and construction. As long as they hold out as long as everyone claims in reviews and in my station will be happy.

Admin 20 Jan 2017

We appreciate you sharing your experience with the XR1.  This boot can take a little longer to break in, due to the thick, full grain leather used throughout.  But once they do, it will be your go-to boot from now on.  We hope they serve you well into the future.  Thanks for your service.




6 Jan 2017

Everyone wants the XR1

My guys have not had any problems with this boot. They all like the fact that they can accomplish different tasks without having to change footwear. Great product!

Admin 6 Jan 2017

Thanks for the feedback from your department on the Airpower XR1.  We're glad that your guys have been able to accomplish all their duties in these boots and we hope they continue to serve them well in the future.  We appreciate your support!

1 Dec 2016

YES!! Thank you

15 hour days, 7 days a week on a ship. Cleaning every type of pathogen, blood borne, etc. with chemicals. I want to do my job and have the peace of mind that I'm worth the investment. Thank you so much

Admin 1 Dec 2016

We appreciate your positive feedback about the Airpower XR1.  We are happy to hear that they have served you well while working on the ship.  Thanks for being such a loyal customer!

19 Aug 2016

Outstanding Product. Across the board.

Couldn't be happier. Well done Haix.

16 Aug 2016

very disappointed

I wrote a very positive review on 8 Apr 2016. It seems I spoke too soon. They lasted a good two years, but my boots are beginning to separate from the soles. Haix and Nusole tell me this is not repairable. I bought these expensive, highly recommended boots hoping that they would last me. I also bought these boots because they were supposedly recraftable. Neither is true. These boots last only slightly longer than cheap, Chinese-made junk. What a disappointment.

Admin 23 Aug 2016

We are sorry to hear about the issue with your boots.  Please feel free to contact our customer service department to see if we can get this issue resolved for you.

10 Jul 2016

My feet, knees and, back say thank you

Can't believe I waited this long to treat my feet right. I work a hard 92 hour work week on the floor. These boots do it all, wither I'm on the box unit, or running on the rig. They keep the aches and pains out of my knees, feet and back. Dont be scared after you first start wearing them as with any new boot, you have to break them in. Once you do that, you will see the benifit; others have voiced their concern over the zip tie on the foot. Me peronsally I dont care as long as its a good boot. Thus far after 2 months hard use, there going strong and I'm very glad I made the buy.

2 Jun 2016

Im tired of the same old boots, then after buying them i have to get insoles and still are not as i like. Saw this site so i thought id give it a try, keeping my fingers crossed that they are the perfect fit as you say

I will get back when i get them and have tried them. Ive been a Red Wing Guy, so the money is just a bit more, but if they do what you say then good by Red Wings and hello to my 2 new little friends.

13 Apr 2016

Full time Paramedic-Las Vegas, currently in North Idaho

I absolutely loved these boots!! Definitely the most comfy boots I have ever owned. After 6 years in the dry hell heat of Las Vegas the leather started to crack and peel and a zipper gave out after the first year. Not sure if I did something wrong or if the leather was to blame. I have since retired them and moved onto a more affordable boot only to be disappointed. I will be buying another pair of Haix as soon an I can scrounge up the cash.

10 Apr 2016

Best Station/EMS boots i've owned.

I have been in the fire service for 8 years and these boots are the best I have worn. I was hesitant to spend that much money but I am so very glad that I finally did. My department provides boots, but these are well worth the money out of my pocket. Thank you for an excellent product. Will be certain to make another Haix product and continue to recommend them.

Admin 11 Apr 2016

We appreciate the feedback!

8 Apr 2016

Best boot I've ever had

I bought these 2 years ago for daily wear. Rain, snow, mud, dry, hot, cold - doesn't matter. I was suffering from cheap boot disease (Plantar fasciitis) before, and two years later the pain in my heel is gone. This is a very comfortable, long-wearing boot. Tread is getting a little worn down after two years of daily, on your feet, wear. They were a little creaky until they broke in. The lacing system takes some getting used to, but they will stay laced. You have to learn to point your toe to unzip the boot. The boot comes with a manual - read it! Can't say enough nice things about this boot.

Admin 11 Apr 2016

Thanks for the great feedback!  We're happy to hear how well the boots are working for you..

31 Mar 2016

Comfortable boots. Beware of the thin rubber soles !!!

Love this boots. The only downside is the heel. They made the hard rubber so thin and don't last on a 4-10 hour job. The sole is a ripoff. Had them for 2 months and both heel are gone to soft rubber. I have to put a plastic heel protector save them. This boots will not last as compared to other brands.

Admin 1 Apr 2016

We're sorry to hear about your issue with the heel wearing down.  The XR1 sole typically wears very well and hearing a complaint about this is new to us.  Please contact customer service at 866-344-4249 as they would be happy to discuss this with you further.

26 Feb 2016

Love your boots, Long lasting

I love your boots. I had bought a pair of your Rescue boots back in 2009. I used them till the soles had holes in them. When I needed to replace them I look at may boots from several companies. I once again chose Haix. I purchased a pair of the Airpower XR1's in Aug 2013. I still wear them to this day. Im not on the truck much and I walk in them more than anything else. I did notice that on the left boot the stitching is starting to pop and come open. Not sure what has caused this since I havent been on a truck in 18months. but over all still a great boot.

27 Jan 2016

Great boots

Had these about a week now. Great fit, comfortable right out of the box. Short break in time. I'll have to wear them a bit longer and reevaluate them, but as of now I'm impressed.

23 Jan 2016

Great boot

I have had my Airpower XR1's for about a year and a half now.
In that year and a half they have run on about 2000 calls. Mostly medicals, traumas, and a few wildland fires.
I wear these off duty as well as on duty, which may be the cause of the wear and tear I have begun to experience.
These were hands down, the most comfortable boot to wear out of the box. The break-in time was short, and I have thoroughly enjoyed wearing them.
I have run across a couple issues. Firstly, the laces. Three of the Four laces have snapped. The first one snapped about 8 months after purchase. It was an easy fix, and I replaced the laces with Zip ties, a cheap and effective fix.
The second issue I encountered was a hole forming just above the sole on the side of one of the boots. Not sure if I struck it on a sharp piece of metal, but whatever the cause, my foot was not damaged. It did however compromise the waterproofing.
In conclusion, I would absolutely by another pair. Have not had any ankle injuries with these boots, nor have I had any severe loss of traction on snow or on Ice. I plan on sending them in for a resole and service upon arrival of my new purchase, and cannot wait to get them back.

11 Nov 2015

Good Boot, but disappointed

Boot were very comfortable when I first put them on. However the laces always kept loosening. Worst part was every time I would go to take the boots off, the zipper would get caught in the tongue and would not go down. Causing me to unlace everytime. Kinda counterproductive for zip ups.

Admin 18 Nov 2015

Hi Christopher.  We're sorry to hear about your zipper issue.  Please call customer service at 866-344-4249 as they would be happy to help resolve your issue.

10 Nov 2015

Best Boot I Have Had Yet!!!!

Ordered these in 2013 and have been very satisfied with these boots. Very comfortable and durable. Only issue I have had is the stitching but then again they have been to "Hell" and back. I do think that the stitching could be better but then again these have lasted longer than any other boot I have owned. Would recommend these to anyone in Fire and or EMS. Lets see how they are after I get them back from being redone.

31 Aug 2015

A great boot for wildland/EMS

Great boot!! I've had mine (Medium 9.5 inch) for more than a year. I'm pretty hard on them but they are very comfortable. I like the zipper, how easy my foot slips into the boot, how good my feet feel in them versus another brand I bought but have now given away, don't mind the tie downs, and yes, I've had to adjust my pant leg many times but so what. I've put the shorter version (Airpower R8) but 10 inch Wide on my Wish List and plan to keep the taller version with my wildland gear.

21 Aug 2015

Very satisfied! Just one upgrade...

15 Aug 2015

Best Boots I've Ever Owned

I was given these boots 7 years ago to "wear test," and while my fire department didn't end up purchasing them for the whole department, I'm still wearing them every third day. My department purchases us new boots every year, but I refuse to them, because these boots are just as comfortable today as they were the first time I put therm on. I have had zero issues with the stitching. Their is a bit of a brake in period, and adjustment of lacings, but the way I see it, that should be expected with any pair of high quality leather boots. At this point, they could probably stand to be resold. With that being said, I can still wear these all day, and I have zero foot, leg, or back pain. I cannot recommend these boots enough!

19 Jun 2015

A known issue

As I expressed to you over the phone, I would have expected
these boots to last longer than they have. I purchased these boot in February
2014 at firehouse world in San Diego not 2013, I took about a month for me to
receive my boots. I am an Engineer and do not put my boots through the paces as I did when I was a Fireman, yet the stitching on theses boots have failed. I
would expect a boot that is certified for wildland and station use would be
built tougher. I work for the largest full service all risk fire department in
the Western United States, we are a wildland department and I don't know that I
could trust these boots in that environment. I would expect a company to stand
behind their product when there is an obvious issue with the stitching as
mentioned by multiple customers in their reviews of your products. At this point
I cannot say that I would recommend your product or company. You are aware that there is an issue with you product and are choosing to ignore it.

Brennan
Doerr
Fire Apparatus Engineer/Paramedic

Admin 20 Jul 2015

Hi Brennan, We are very sorry to hear about the issue with your boots.  We strongly believe that Haix boots are among the highest quality boots in the industry, and with a top level Customer Service, we stand firmly behind our products.  We would never choose to ignore an issue with our boots or fail to address a concern of our valued customer.  I assure you, we take this very seriously.  In an effort to make this right, we are repairing your boots at no cost to you.  Again, we are very sorry about your issue and apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

18 Jun 2015

Great Boot

Boot is great, have had it for about 3 months now. I have put it through all kinds of abuse and it keeps going. Only complaint I have is that the toe bunper has peeled off a little bit on one side of the boot. Other than that they are great boots and I hope they will last a long time.

Admin 18 Jun 2015

Hi Adam,

Thanks for your feedback, it's important to us.  Please give customer service a call at 866-344-4249 in regards to the toe cap as they would be happy to help you.

15 May 2015

comfortable boot, would recommend

I've had these boots for a few weeks and I like them so far. I wore Chippewa and Redback boots before and Haix are definitely the best of both worlds. They are high (9'') I wish they were 7-8 inches but they give solid ankle support.
My only question is are these boots rated for Wildland Firefighting?

Admin 15 May 2015

We are glad to hear that you are happy with your new HAIX XR1 Boots!  And yes, they are rated for Wildland firefighting NFPA 1977.

3 May 2015

6 Years strong and comfortable

I've been wearing Haix for over 6 years now, i have the same boots and i have had every little to no problems with them, at 6 years they are starting to show more wear but still look good. i have never had an issue with zippers or laces as some have had. adjusting the laces took sometime but i did manage to figure it out. Boots are still every comfortable after 6 years of 6 days a week of 12 hr days. boots have been resoled once by Haix. Would definitely recommend.

2 May 2015

Good quality

I've only had these boots for a few hours but I can already tell they're going to last a long time. I finally got the laces adjusted to where I want and it changes the fit so much. These boots feel so durable and yet still comfortavle. I can't wait to put some real miles on these boots.

1 May 2015

Good boot but did not last

I am coming up on my one year since I bought these boots and I had been impressed until recently. Once broken in, the boots were great. They had great traction in all conditions and were very comfortable. They conform to you foot much better then other duty boots I have worn. I use them for station boots, EMS calls, and trail/wilderness rescue. If you spend a lot of time driving an ambulance for more then a few hours at once then I would caution you on these. They tended to make my feet fall asleep as they pinched around the ankles. I recently started having issues with the sewed seams. I now can see my sock through one of the boot seams and the other boot is having the same problem in the same area. For a 300+ dollar boot, I expect it to last longer then a year. Unfortunately, seeing how these boots lasted has made me question whether or not to get another pair of Haix.

Admin 7 May 2015

Hello Evan,

We are very sorry to hear about the problem with your boots.  Please call Customer Service toll free at 866-344-HAIX (4249) as they would be happy to work with you to resolve this issue.

30 Apr 2015

Would not recommend.

I received these boots on 4/30/2015. I read the evaluations mentioning the poor soles, the cable tie, and not fitting large legs. I ordered them anyway based on Haix's reply to his evaluation. When i received the boots, they were just as described. The sole is low quality, it will not fit my legs, no matter how you lace them, and they are held together with a zip tie!! $300 dollars and they can't even turn the zip tie where the tag part isn't sticking out? I don't want to be standing in the ER talking to my medical director, or explaining my treatment to one of the many renowned physicians that I work with while they are looking at my boots made with zip ties. The upper seem to be well made, and the insole is very comfortable, however. I would not recommend these boots to a colleague for every day wear. I hope they make an improved mode with an alternative to the zip tie, a zipper system capable of zipping around larger legs, and possibly switch to a stitch down vibram sole or something similar.

6 Mar 2015

Not The Best

I have a few issues with the Air power XR1 I purchased on 02/20/2015. 1. There are many cuts in the outside sole area that's very noticeable and looks like where air bubbles had formed in the molding process . apparently someone knew of the issue as customer service said "many in their stock have the same issue". Now I did not pay for factory seconds, I paid full price for mine and why I was sent these defective looking things I don't know. 2. If you have muscular calf's these will not work properly, and yes I read the long booklet on lacing. But once you get the lacing to fit your foot properly the zipper will not glide up with ease. 3. I noticed they have a zip tie holding together the bottom leather tongue to the boot, something I wouldn't have expected from a $300 pair of boots but yes once i looked back on this website at the picture and sure enough there was a zip tie.4. The tongue is very bulky and top heavy so its hard to get EMS pants over the boot. ( When time is very valuable in our field) you would have to put your pants inside the boot to get to the scene fast which is not an option in our dress code. 5. so that's my opinion on the Airpower XR1 and its company. and I gave it a 2 because it was almost easy to send them back to where they belong on a self in a warehouse. I would have given it a 3 but in the return paperwork it says to send back using FED EX but the mailing stamp in the paperwork is UPS. crazy i know right.

Admin 10 Mar 2015

We are sorry to hear that you are not happy with your purchase.  
1. We are currently looking into your issue with the sole and are discussing with Germany.  Thank you for bringing this to our attention.
2. Please be sure to adjust the lacing with the boot already zipped.  If you tighten the laces before zipping the boot, your lacing will end up being much too tight.
3. Yes, we use a zip tie to hold the bottom of the zipper to the boot.  We assure you, this is not a shortcut, but a simple and easily replaceable solution that works very well.
4. This is the first time we've heard this complaint of the boots with EMS pants.
5. We apologize about the confusion regarding the return label and paperwork.  Due to inclement weather, FedEx was not picking up that day so we chose to ship via UPS in order to get your boots to you as soon as possible.  We are amending our paperwork to reflect that either UPS or FedEx may be the vehicle by which to return your boots.  We appreciate you letting us know of this discrepancy.

Customer service has contacted you in an effort to resolve this issue.

2 Mar 2015

Comfortable but unnecessarily complex lacing.

I agree with most other evaluations, boots are quite comfortable right out of the box. Our whole department was just outfitted with them as wildland fire boots. Nobody, I mean absolutely nobody, has been able to figure out the lacing system to adjust them for personal fit. The boxes included instructions for adjusting the lacing on about 5 models of Haix boots but not for the model that was in the box. All the instructions directed you to a plastic fastening element that does not exist on this model. Don't ever loosen the laces or you will never be able to get them tight again. If I ever have a lace fail (refer to post number 1 above) I don't know how I will ever figure out how to relace it. I can't really imagine doing serious wildland work, miles from civilization with the potential for lace failures.

Admin 4 Mar 2015

Jim, we are very sorry to hear about your concern/issues with the Haix XR1 lacing system.  There should be a large booklet titled "User Instruction, Safety and Training Guide" included in your boot box which covers the lacing of the XR1.  However, it appears that there was also a smaller booklet included that discussed lacing on other boots.  I see how this might have been confusing.  Thank you for bringing this to our attention, and please contact customer service with any questions you might have.  We would be happy to address any concerns you or your department might have, send instruction sheets to you or have a Haix Sales Representative visit your department.  Please contact Customer Service at service-hna@haix.com or call toll free 866-344-4249  

28 Jan 2015

Ok boot .. Laces and zipper are another thing

Its been about 6 months now with these boots. Full time EMS system (15k calls per year) boot is comfortable a little on heavy side but I love the boot itself. Like the durability of the boot so far can't say that about laces and zipper.

First they take a bit to break in but once they are they feel great. I have noticed if you are just standing around for longer than 30min your feet begin to fatigue quickly. Have had to replace laces already (suggest buying general boot laces ones provided are not durable) HAIX HINT HINT.. Just had to place an order for a new zipper. They could improve quality of zippers. The way they are constructed each tooth is held in its position by being sewn in place. My zipper had the thread break on one tooth and now the zipper is useless. Snow/slush they have horrible traction I will definitely have to get a different boot for winter now. I would upload a pic if I could And back to the laces I had to replace. If you have one blow out while working good luck finishing rest of shift.

Over all nice boot but low quality accessories.

Admin 30 Jan 2015

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback, Erik.  I'm glad to hear that you like your boots but sorry you had an issue with the zipper.  Your boots should still be under the 1 year warranty, including the zipper.  Please give Customer Service a toll free call at 866-344-4249, or email them at service-hna@haix.com.  They would be happy to help you.

Thanks again for the feedback, and stay safe!

22 Nov 2014

The best boot for you foot

I had airpower X1 (still do) about six years ago... used it heavily in the rainy night, hot summer day, snowy morning and muddy afternoon. First 6 months or so I took care of it but later I hadn't had much interest to clean it as frequently as before (as it happens when things get old I guess lol) but oh man this boots are the beast. They are so comfortable and good looking that I had to get the new XR1 and my feet are never been happier.
CAUTION: This boots will make your feet spoil because of it's comfort. Your feet won't be able to enjoy anything else beside these. Trust me... ;)

Get'em & you won't be disappointed.

16 Oct 2014

Boots are like walking on air!!!!!

Ok so I am not sure where to begin with this review I am not the person who really leaves reviews. For the last 15yrs I've worn numerous of boots and station boots. I go through a lot of boots and then I find myself buying incerts for boots. My heels and feet are always hurting. These boots are the most expensive ones that I've bought. I am not going to sit here and say these are a miracle.
But this I will say. I wish they were about 6-8" high instead of 9". However they are comfortable...... The incerts mold to me and no one else they keep the support of my arches, great support around the ankle too. I've noticed that they are a little heavier then normal boots like bates or 5.11, but they seem to be durable. Here is the most important fact....... really no break in time it was minimal.
My feet are not hurting as much and I have a lot of mobility and flexibility. I've worn then in a puddle of water, I've worn them in a woodland / brush fire, and so far they lasted and I take a wet paper towel and wipe them clean, they still look new.
So if you are wonder how they are cut.... Here is my best advise go try them on directly.
NOW PLEASE READ THIS: Sizes: I wear a 11.5 reebok zig shoe, now my bates are 11.5 regular, my 5.11 are 11.5 regular, danners are 11.5 wide, under armor are 11.5 regular, Nike boots I wear 11.5, reebok rezig boot are 11.5, Bellevue combat boot are 11.5 regular THESE BOOTS I BOUGHT HAIX AIRPOWER XR1 I HAD TO GET 12.5 EXRTA -WIDE.
Over all I am impressed and think I made a decent investment. I usually spend 3-400.00 a year on boots anyway so let see how well they hold up. If you buy them I think you'll be impressed.
I hope this helps. Enjoy your new boots!
Stay safe.
Fir Na Tine!
Michael
Baltimore Fire Department.

22 Sep 2014

by far the best boots i have worn

These are the best boots I have ever purchased and instantly they are comfortable. I had no break in period they relieved most of my back pain that was caused by wearing danners. Work great as a station boot easy to pull on and off and I had no issue with them at a recent brush fire I wore them to. Easy to clean and they hold a nice shine. I won't by any other brand of boot after trying these.
FF McFarland
Sus FD

Admin 22 Sep 2014

Thanks for the great feedback.  We're very happy to hear that the boots are working so well for you!

15 Aug 2014

A different POV

In contrast to the rave reviews here, my experience has been different. I wore these boots on a 14 day fire assignment and had to bandage my feet every morning from day 2 on. The length and width of the boots were perfect. In fact, they felt great the first moment I put them on. I used a high quality sock (Fox River). And I loved the zip up/station boot feature. The composite toe is a great safety feature but where its edge meets the boot a bump protrudes into the boot and rubs the side of the big toe raw. This protrusion is less pronounced on the little toe side but will also cause blisters if you do a lot of sidesloping on any given day. The boats were also incredibly hot and the zippers became more and more difficult to work as the boots became dirty. Even after cleaning they became "sticky", especially toward the bottom of the zipper. I contacted Haix about these issues, thinking maybe the boots were from a bad lot, but unlike the responsive help I got with questions pre-purchase, I never heard back. Bottom line: great boot concept but poor execution. Consider another boot. I also bought a pair of Missoulas since I heard good things about them too. But after this experience I returned them unused.

14 Aug 2014

A different POV

In contrast to the rave reviews here, my experience has been different. I wore these boots on a 14 day fire assignment and had to bandage my feet every morning from day 2 on. The length and width of the boots were perfect. In fact, they felt great the first moment I put them on. I used a high quality sock (Fox River). And I loved the zip up/station boot feature. The composite toe is a great safety feature but where its edge meets the boot a bump protrudes into the boot and rubs the side of the big toe raw. This protrusion is less pronounced on the little toe side but will also cause blisters if you do a lot of sidesloping on any given day. The boats were also incredibly hot and the zippers became more and more difficult to work as the boots became dirty. Even after cleaning they became "sticky", especially toward the bottom of the zipper. I contacted Haix about these issues, thinking maybe the boots were from a bad lot, but unlike the responsive help I got with questions pre-purchase, I never heard back. Bottom line: great boot concept but poor execution. Consider another boot. I also bought a pair of Missoulas since I heard good things about them too. But after this experience I returned them unused.

29 Jul 2014

Best boots for your money

I have been in EMS for the last 15yrs and have used may kinds of boots. My first pair of Haix where the Resuce and wore them for almost 4 years till i got a hole in the sole. I couldnt find another pair of the the Rescue boot so i took a chance and ordered the Haix Airpower XR1. These are better than the rescue ones I had. These boots are the best. I have used these in the EMS field and also on my side job at a Nascar track as a fire boot. I couldnt be happier with these boots. I have had these for almost a year now and they sill look as if they where new. These boots are a home run for your feet.

22 Jul 2014

My feet are "happy happy happy"

I bought this boot about a month ago, and I am very pleased at it's comfort. So far the boot seems to be breaking in very well and molding itself to my foot, also the structure of this boot is amazing and are not that heavy, I was actually surprised at how light they are. I have previously worn Redwing, Danners Thorogoods, Cat, Carolinas, and Rockwells. These boots by far the best! Close all the tabs on your search engine and buy these boots!!!! You will love them.

24 Jun 2014

Fantastic Boot

These are the most comfortable station boot I have ever worn. As a career Firefighter I spend about 60 hours a week wearing these boots and never experience any discomfort. They are also a very rugged boot, i have worn this pair through more than a dozen large wildland fire incidents an they have held extremely well. After two years I can still throw a coat of boot polish on them and they look just like a brand new pair of boots.

Bottom line, I will absolutely buy another pair of these boots when they are ready to be retired.

10 Jun 2014

Two in One Boot Awesome!

This is such a great idea to intergrate a station boot and a wildland boot, someone definitely put some thought into it! Eliminates one more piece of gear and changing step when responding to a brush fire. Very well built and thoroughly comfortable boot, and fairly light weight. The true test will be on my first brush fire, but I'm impressed so far!

10 May 2014

Awesome boots.

I bought these boots about a week ago. When I put them on, they were instantly comfortable. I love the light weight but durable construction and the flexibility. I would recommend these boots to everyone. Thanks the for the awesome boots Haix!

19 Nov 2013

Simply Amazing

I'm not typically one that will put up a review on a product but these boots deserve to be recognized. I've been wearing the Haix Fire Hero bunkers for a year now, but had another brand for my EMS/Wildland station boots. A couple weeks ago, after increasing discomfort from my other boots, I decided to give these a try. I'm very glad I did! I have a difficult foot to fit (13.5 narrow) and from the moment I slid them on I knew these were light years beyond my previous boots in quality and comfort. The zippers work flawlessly, the lining feels comfortable and secure around my entire foot. Walking and standing for long periods of time in these is a pleasure! I couldn't be happier. Thank you Haix!

25 Oct 2013

Airpower XR1 review

Dear Haix North America, Inc.,
This past spring, I received a pair of the new Airpower XR1 Wildland/EMS boots, and agreed to give them a hardy trial run. Prior to my receiving the Airpower XR1, I wore the Airpower R1 boot, and I absolutely swore up and down that they were the BEST boots I had ever owned. I liked the boots so much that I would not only wear them while on the job, but also while off duty. They were simply the most comfortable footwear that I had ever worn; by that I don’t mean just the most comfortable boots, but truly the most comfortable of ANY footwear. With the Airpower XR1, the Airpower R1 now has competition!

After a very short “break-in” period, in comparison to most work boots, the Airpower XR1 literally molded itself to the shape of my feet. Not only did it mold to my feet, but it also did an outstanding job of supporting my arches, while maintaining a soft, cushioned padding for the rest of my sole. The mid-boot hugged snuggly to my ankles and low-leg, never to tight, never to loose, offering incredible support to those joints. I have wide feet and the sides of my feet never once rubbed uncomfortably against the sides of the boot. The higher ankle of the Airpower XR1, offered better support and added protection from outside elements.

Durability of these boots is second to none. I tend to wear boots out very quickly, leaving me with little ankle support, sore soles, and tattered footwear. Such is not the case with the Airpower XR1 boots. I have put hundreds and hundreds of miles on these boots, and yet they still look and feel just as great as when I first got them. Boots that will hold up to the constant wear and tear of the fire service is no small “feet”. And with the “Recruit to Retirement” boot restoration program, these boots will always be part of my daily PPE.

Thank you for making a product of such high quality. Comfort, durability and longevity are nearly impossible to find in a single boot, but Haix has done it again with the Airpower XR1.

Sincerely,
Casey T. Vorwaller
Park City Fire Service District

26 Sep 2013

These are by far the most comfortable boots I have ever worn.

Just wanted to let you know, I LOVE my HAIX boots that I got from you. As you know, with my job, I have to be in hard toed boots while at work. I have worn a lot of hard toed boots over the last 10 years. Of late, I have been wearing 5.11 boots and was doubtful that I could do any better. I also have never liked the front zip boots, because they would get hard to zip after the newness wore off. But I LOVE these. I have been wearing them in and out of the refinery and have been keeping them as my "good" boots. So I turned my "good" pair of 5.11 boots into my nasty work boots. At the end of the day, its heaven to slip my feet into my HAIX. I love the front zip and the way my feet slide in. I have had no problems with the study zippers at all. I also love how easy they are to get out of when I'm at my volunteer department. These are by far the most comfortable boots I have ever worn. Thank you so much for suggesting them.

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