|Product type||Factory firsts|
|Certification||NFPA 1999-2013, ASTM F 2413-2011, CAN/CSA-Z195-2014|
|Technologies||(SL) Secura Liner, Protective Sole, Composite Toe Cap, Protective Over Cap made of Rubber or TPU, (AS) Arch Support, Climate, Lacing, Sun Reflect, CROSSTECH®, Classified UL, Classified UL Canada, Electric Hazard Resistance|
|Upper material||Smooth leather|
|Sole||AIRPOWER® XR Sole|
|Fastener||Zipper, Lace up|
|Safety toe||Composite toe|
|Leg height in inches||8 inches|
Station and EMS boot with NFPA certification
Designed for the EMT, Paramedic and First Responder, you need a boot that lets you act on a moment’s notice while at the same time giving your feet the comfort they crave when faced with long days on shift duty. The quick in and out feature of the laced in front zipper allows you the advantage of a custom fit boot that can also put on in a hurry. Just adjust the lacing for a fit personalized to you. Slip on, zip, and go.
Built with an ultra-light composite toe, HAIX Airpower® XR2 boots offer the ultimate in toe protection and comfort with its roomy toe box. It offers chemical and bloodborne pathogen protection, and electrical hazard protection. NFPA certified for emergency medical operations for the EMS responder, the Airpower® XR2 is also ASTM certified for electrical hazards. What more could you ask for in rescue boots you can also wear in the station?
Waterproof and Chemical Protection with CROSSTECH®
The HAIX Airpower® XR2 features a CROSSTECH® inner liner which allows your boot to be not only breathable, but durably waterproof. CROSSTECH® also offers the added benefits of chemical and bloodborne pathogen protection. Not only that, the breathable inner liner works together with the HAIX® climate system to keep your footwear dry and comfortable in hot or cold weather or on wet or dry days. No worries when having to work out in the rain or at a messy accident scene, your footwear will keep you protected and comfortable on all fronts.
Built in Arch Support
The HAIX Airpower® XR2 has much needed arch support built in to every boot. Proper arch support realigns the foot and ankle to their neutral position, helping, in many cases, to restore natural foot function. As a result, it will help alleviate problems in other parts of the body, like your knees and ankles. The cushioned insole offers all day wear comfort, especially when combined with the built in arch support.
Slip and Heat Resistant Soles and Quick Drying Insoles
The heat resistant soles of the HAIX Airpower® XR2 are extremely slip resistant as well as resistant to oil and fuel. Accident scenes, especially ones that involve vehicle fires, are not an issue as you don’t have to worry about your soles melting on hot asphalt or worry about exposing your soles to fuel and oil leaks. HAIX® soles keep you sure footed so you can focus on doing your job.
The insole’s moisture wicking properties guarantee to combat the issue of sweaty feet, especially after a long day on the job. Not only do they help to absorb foot sweat, the antibacterial properties help to fight foot odor and reduce the presence of fungus and bacteria. With comfort cushioning, the separate heel cup aids in keeping your foot in the correct position for foot health. HAIX® insoles and machine washable and quickly air dry so you can get a quick refresh and be back on the job in no time.
Sun Reflect Technology and Secura Liner®
European craftsmanship is unmistakable when you look at this boot. European leather guarantees your boots will stand the test of time. The added Sun Reflect technology in the leather of these safety boots prevents you boots from heating up on you when you are out in the sun. Your feet will feel the difference since cooler leather on the outside translates to cooler feet on the inside.
HAIX®’s patented Secura Liner® feature protects you from the irritation of liner pull out. Your inner liner stays securely in place since it is sealed along with the leather beneath the sole, and is not a “sock” that is glued in under the insole like you see in other boots. No other boot manufacturer offers this unique feature. Nothing worse than having your liner come out of the boot along with your foot. HAIX Airpower® XR2 is your first choice for a Station/EMS safety boot.
- German engineered
- NFPA certified for EMS
- CROSSTECH® inner liner, waterproof, breathable, chemical and bloodborne pathogen resistant
- Secura liner® will never wrinkle up or pull out over time
- Arch Support System support your foot in its natural, ideal position
- Sun Reflect leather keeps feet cooler in direct sunlight
- HAIX® Climate System for temperature balance
- HAIX® Lacing System offers the quick on and off of a zipper boot with the personal fit of a lace up boot
- Lightweight composite toe cap and puncture protective sole
- Heat resistant rubber sole
- ASTM certified for electrical hazard resistance (EH rated)
Not so great
I heard rants and raves about these boots so tried them out and all I have to say is I'll never own again. The zipper on the front makes it difficult to unzip and zip back up because of all the access leather by them, I can't get the laces right enough to feel good on my foot, the boots squeak like crazy and it's annoying, 13.5 which normally wear feels like 14.5 or 15, the safety toe bends so much feels like it's about to cut my toes off. On the other hand very durable and are holding up to where I have been with them so far
Thanks for your review of the Airpower XR2. We are glad that you find these boots to be durable and that they have held up well while on duty. We are sorry to hear that you've had some issues with squeaking and with the zippers. We stand behind our products and these issues are likely to be covered under the one year warranty. Please contact our Customer Service Dept. for further assistance with this matter. We appreciate your service and hope you will consider HAIX again in the future.
Only 1 gripe
As others have said these are great boots, comfy, warm, they have the safety toe but if you’re in the fire service they’re not the fastest boots to get off, at least for me. Being a rookie trying to make that 60 second time to get into your bunker gear when starting with these boots on takes practice. For me I have to straighten out my foot one at a time because the bend from my leg to my foot i can’t get the zipper all the way down very fast and then taking off the boots, again probably because I’m new, isn’t the fastest. Everything else about these boots is awesome, so if you don’t have to worry about gear times then these boots rock, they’re plenty comfy straight out of the box, I love the design where you tie the laces to your liking and then zip up the front makes it super easy putting on the boots, they’re sturdy and durable no complaints really
Thank you for your feedback on the Airpower XR2. We are happy that you like the design and comfort of this boot and you have found them to be sturdy and durable. We apologize that you have trouble donning/doffing the boots. Hopefully with more time and practice and as the boots break in more, you'll be able to get them off and on quicker. We appreciate you sharing your comments and concerns. Stay safe out there!
Solid boot so far, but it’s only been a few weeks. These are head and shoulders more comfortable than my old Hugo Boss boots. No complaints about the zipper, which I’ve seen in other reviews. I’ve worn these things for 12 hours with minimal discomfort. I’m almost looking forward to holding the wall for hours :)
Thank you for your review of the Airpower XR2. We are happy to hear that the boots are comfortable and you've had no issues with the zippers. We hope these boots continue to serve you well in the future. Stay safe out there!
Ok Just a few issues
I have had these boots for about 4 months, I wear them every day Mon-Fri for 12 hours a day. The first problem was the zippers, which is Obviously an issue, this was fixed by a pair of scissors cutting the extra leather from behind the zippers. The second issue is the insole, it has minimal padding or support and has bumps in weird places for my feet, Problem solved with a good pair of insoles, 3rd issue is my big toes rub on the inner part of the toe cup I adjust my foot and it seems to be better. I bought these because many of my co-workers had them and love them. I will keep them and swap off with my Danner Acadia's which are the most comfortable boots I have had in my 34 years in EMS. These have more certifications and bells and whistles, but still not #1 yet.
We appreciate you taking the time to review the Airpower XR2. We apologize that you have had some issues with the boots. Cutting the excess leather behind the zippers is actually a solution that we suggest to other customers with the same issue, so we are glad that you were able to make that work for you as well. As for the insoles, we are sorry that they were not comfortable but it's good to know that you were able to fix the problem with another pair of insoles that were more to your liking. As far as the rubbing issue, this may be because the sizing is wrong or they just needed some added break-in time. Our boots often require a little longer to break in due to the full-grain bullhide leather used throughout. I will certainly pass your concerns up the chain of command for consideration. We hope this will not deter you from considering HAIX in the future. Thank you for service.
Great Boot but the zippers are not so great
The boots are probably the most comfortable and stable boots that I've worn in my Fire/EMS career. Clean up great and are definitely slip resistant. The only problem that I've been able to find so far is the zippers bound up a couple times but then after a month of wear the left zipper broke. There is definitely room for improvement on the zippers. Aside from that, no doubt I will continue to wear these in the future and plan to expand with other offerings from the company.
Thank you for taking the time to review the Airpower XR2. We are happy to hear that the boots are comfortable, stable and slip resistant on the job. We apologize that you had some issues with the zipper but after reaching out to you via email, I am confident that we found a reasonable solution. We appreciate your business and hope you will continue to be a loyal HAIX customer in the future.
Completely unusable boots.
Usually I would start a review by listing all of the benefits of the boots. Though; they have a single fatal flaw that renders these boots completely unusable. THE EXCESS LEATHER BINDS UP THE ZIPPER AND RENDERS YOU UNABLE TO REMOVE THE BOOT. Normally I would discount this as a defect but after having read the reviews more in depth, this is an extremely common problem with these boots. The boots themselves look nice and feel fairly comfortable on the feet. Before you buy these boots, I strongly recommend that you consider how much time you are willing to waste donning and doffing these boots. If you need a pair of boots that take you less than 15 minutes to peel off then these are not the boots for you. The quality of leather and stitching on these boots are good; the materials used are excellent overall. In addition to the zipper problems rendering these boots completely useless, the lace holes on the zipper tab are unevenly placed. But, my favourite part about these boots is that the zipper tab is secured to the boot by highly visible 3¢ zip ties. Overall, I am very disappointed with these boots, especially for the price. If you are spending $280 on a pair of boots, you shouldn't have to take a 50/50 chance that you cannot get the boots off you feet because the zipper binds up. I have owned many pairs of 5.11, Blauer and Danner boots and will honestly say that these boots are by far the most frustrating and disappointing boots that I've ever owned. So please HAIX fix this massive zipper problem and stop sending your highly paying customers subpar boots.
Thank you for taking the time to review the Airpower XR2. We apologize that you have had some issues with the zippers which makes the boots hard to get off and on in a hurry. But now that we've reached out to you through our Customer Service Dept., we are confident that we have found a solution to your problem and we hope these boots will serve you well in the future. We appreciate your service and for contacting us so that we could resolve this matter and get you back in our boots!
2nd pair I've owned. Had the last ones for 10+ years. Love the comfort and fit. My department buys our boots but not this brand and style. Coughed up the money out of pocket because I love them so much. Would give a 10 but, super unhappy with the zippers. Both continually got stuck in the leather underneath. Sometimes you have to get you boots OFF fast too. Actually had to cut excess leather out of the zipper assembly after fighting my boots to get them off and change into turnout gear.
Thank you for your review of the Airpower XR2. We are glad that they are comfortable and fit you well. We are also happy that you chose our boots over our competitor, even paying money out of pocket. We appreciate your loyalty! As for your concern with the zippers, we are sorry to hear that they have gotten stuck underneath the leather and that you had to cut off the excess to be able to use them. We hope this solution helps and that the boots serve you well in the future.
Like them so much I had them resoled
Most comfortable boots I've ever worn. I've had my XR-1s for 9 years and they fit as well today as the day I bought them. No problem wearing them on 24hr shifts. I'd consider buying a new pair but resoling has kept them like new.
We really appreciate your feedback on the Airpower XR2. We are happy to hear that our boots have served you well over the years and hope they continue to do so in the future. We are also glad to hear that you have taken advantage of the extended wear program to get the most life out of your boots. Thank you for your service and your loyalty to the HAIX brand!
The boots are good. They fit a little snug and are difficult to get properly adjusted. The customer service was not helpful concerning resolving issues.
Thank you for your review of the Airpower XR2. We are happy to hear that you like the boots. I apologize that Customer Service was not more helpful in giving you more information about fit and adjusting the laces. I have sent you some information that I hope you will find useful. Once you get the proper fit, we hope that these boots will serve you well. We appreciate your service!
Thank you for your review of the Airpower XR2. I am sorry to hear that you have had problems with your laces but after reaching out to you, I think we found a satisfactory solution. We hope this will not deter you from being a loyal HAIX customer in the future. We appreciate your support.
My EMT son loves these boots. I only gave it an 9 instead of a 10 because they came with a damaged tongue/zipper. Apparently they got a bad shipment in and ours was in that batch. Haix quickly sent us a new tongue, which we put in, with some difficulty. Their customer service is excellent and we've had no problems with the zipper since. My son says they're very comfortable.
We appreciate you taking the time to review the Airpower XR2. We sincerely apologize about the damaged zipper tongues but I am glad that we were able to get a new one to you and that you haven't had any issues since. We are also happy to hear that your son loves the boots and thinks they're very comfortable. We do pride ourselves on customer service and I am pleased that we were able to help. We hope you and your son will consider HAIX again for your next boot purchase.
So I just want to say a quick thank you Haix! These boots are absolutely AMAZING!! They fit perfectly right out of the box with no problems what so ever. I was very impressed with how they looked, fit, and operated! The cost is up there I will admit but so worth the money! I would buy these boots over and over again! I would also recommend these pair to anyone who can afford them! Thanks again HAIX for your awesome quality products!
We really appreciate your positive feedback on the Airpower XR2. We are so happy to hear that these boots fit perfectly right out of the box and that you have found them to be of high quality. Thank you so much for your recommendation and your future loyalty to the HAIX brand.
Amazing boot and customer support!
I wore this boots at work the day they arrived, very comfortable and my feet did not hurt at all that night or the next day! I had dumb luck with the zipper catching on the leather of the right boot, customer service took care of it in no time. The customer service representative was very nice and now I have a replacement zipper being shipped to me, wonderful service in a timely manner!! I will definitely be recommending these boots to my coworkers. Great job Haix!!!!
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on the Airpower XR2. We are happy to hear that the boots have been comfortable on the job. We apologize about your issue with the zippers but very glad that our Customer Service Dept. was able to get that taken care of for you. We pride ourselves in providing the best service possible and it sounds like we delivered in this case. We really appreciate your service and your recommendation of our products!
great boots, some flaws
Have had these boots for about a month now. I work Fire/EMS and they have been very comfortable and are made very well. love how easy they are to shine. only complaint is that the top zippers seem to get caught on the fabric under the zipper when un zipping very often which means you have to either zip them back up then down again or pull the fabric piece out of the zipper which is annoying when trying to quickly take them off to switch into bunker gear.
overall i am very happy with them and will DEFINITELY be buying more pairs of HAIX in the future
Thank you for taking time to review the Airpower XR2's. We are happy to hear that you find them comfortable and well made. I apologize about the zipper issue but I am confident that we found a solution that was up to your satisfaction. We appreciate your service and your loyalty to the HAIX brand.
Very comfortable boots just cant zip em because the leather on the underside of the zipper jams zipper and wont zip down or up
We appreciate your review of the Airpower XR2. We are happy to hear that they are comfortable on the job. We apologize that you have had issues with the zippers. Hopefully a set or replacements will help alleviate the problem. We hope these boots will serve you well in the future.
Just returned mine
This is the second pair I bought. Just not the right for for my feet. To loose, too bulky. Too expensive to keep trying....
Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback on the Airpower XR2. We are sorry to hear that you had trouble finding the correct size and that you had to return them for a second time. We hope you will consider giving HAIX another try in the future and if you have any issues with sizing, don't hesitate to call our customer service dept. or chat with us online.
You get what you pay for!
Do yourself a favor and fork over the extra money for these, if you're on the fence bite the bullet, you won't be disappointed. I have literally been wearing these since day 1, all day every day. No break-in period, lightweight, incredibly comfortable, craftsmanship is on point. absolutely zero complaints. Spend the time and get the laces just right and never worry about them again. I understand all the hype over these boots now and will be a customer for life!
We appreciate you sharing your feedback on the Airpower XR2. We are glad that you have found them to be lightweight, comfortable and well-made. Thank you for being such a loyal customer. Thank you for your service. Stay safe out there.
I can wear these all day! Great design, and the comfort is unmatched!
We appreciate you taking the time to give us feedback on the Airpower XR2. We are happy to hear that you like the design of these boots and have found them to be comfortable out on the job. Thanks for your service. Stay safe out there!
Like most have mentioned. These boots are comfy right outta the box. Slip on easily when you're on your way to a call and paired with good soles, you won't have any issues staying in them for the day. Only issue is that mine still squeak from the leather or whatever it is.
Thank you for taking the time to review the Airpower XR2. We are happy to hear that you have found them to be comfortable and easy to slide on when going out for a call. You may want to use some silicone-based polish to stop the squeaking. Hope that helps! Thanks again!
So good I bought 2 pair!
The first pair of boots I bought were the XR1s. Using them for grass/brush fires I found out how comfortable they were, so I got a pair of XR2s for station wear. Great boots. You will not be disappointed.
First of all, thank you so much for your loyalty to our brand. We are very happy to hear that you liked the Airpower XR1 so much that you purchased the Airpower XR2's as well. We appreciate your feedback and hope both pairs of boots will continue to serve you well on the job.
Well engineered and comfortable
I bought these boots from HaixUSA.com without ever trying a pair on which is something that is outside of my comfort zone. I've read numerous reviews and spoke to some people who have worn them. The only negative review that I ever heard was from a coworker who had problems with fallen arches and flat feet and that was resolved with an aftermarket insole. Now for my personal review and opinion; I've worn these boots for 12 hour shifts and have nothing but great things to say about the comfort, quality and overall design and appearance. They fit perfectly right out of the box. They seemed somewhat stiff the first couple of days but were by no means uncomfortable. After 3 or 4 shifts, they feel perfect. The composite toe provides protection without adding weight. I don't like the steel toe boots because of the added weight and the fact that they stay really cold in the winter and require thicker socks to keep your feet warm. These boots are also true to size. I normally wear a size 9.5 medium and ordered these boots in the same size and they fit perfectly. They take a polish and shine very well and I have not had any problems with them being weatherproof as I have used them in rain and snow and have always had warm, dry feet which is something that I can't say about other brands that I've worn (5.11 and Bates). They are not the cheapest boots around, however, you should consider how much time you spend on your feet and the level of comfort and protection some of the others provide. I signed up for the email newsletters and got a 15% discount code along with free FedEx Ground shipping. I had the boots on my feet less than a week after ordering them. The soles are quiet and do not squeak and provide solid traction on snow, ice and wet, slippery floors. I've had many complements on them and the only "negative" things I've heard from coworkers is the price. My response to them is that you just can't beat German engineering. Thank you for making a quality product!
We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with the Airpower XR2. It is one of our top of the line boots and also one of our top sellers. We are happy to hear that you have found these boots to be comfortable even after working 12 hours shifts. We pride ourselves on making quality footwear and it is good to know that they are serving you well. Thank you for recommending these boots to your coworkers and standing behind our products!
Great Boot, but
I love these boots so much that I bought a second pair to rotate them daily. They came out of the box comfortable. Flat out fantastic boots. Only one problem. The zipper on the right boot on both pair, bind up in the leather backing every time I unzip them. I have no idea why. It took me ten minutes one day to get the boot off. Again I have absolutely no idea why.
Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback on the Airpower XR2. It is one of our most popular boots and we are happy to hear that you find them to be comfortable for work so much so that you bought a second pair! I am sending you two replacement zippers, so hopefully that will fix the problem. We appreciate your loyalty.
Comfort right out of the box
I purchased these boots without ever trying them on, a behavior I don't like. I am a size 13 medium and wanted a zipper boot. I was able to get many years out of a Red Wing boot which I had to install the zipper myself. I was never able to get a secure tight fit.
Anyhow, I needed a boot that already had the zipper in it. I wear my Airpower XR2's ten to 12 hours at a time. My feet do not sweat. The duty boots were comfortable from day one! I did not have to make any adjustments. I am not sure I would be able to figure out to tighten the boots if needed though. Haix includes a helpful packet that explains the boot tightening procedure along with other helpful information regarding the boot and it's maintenance.
Overall, I have only had the boot a short time. I am very pleased so far.
We are so happy to hear that you are pleased with your purchase of the Airpower XR2 and that you found them to be comfortable right out of the box. We appreciate you sharing your experience with us and hope the boots will continue to serve you well in the future.
This is the second pair of boots I've bought. My first pair was in 2008 and still have another 2 years or more, and haven't been rebuilt. I wore them 20 or more days a month as a Firefighter/ Paramedic on a 24/48 shift. They show wear but I can shine them and they'll look brand new. This is one of the best pairs of boots I've ever owned. My girlfriend and daughter both have a pair for work. I love these and will probably never buy any other boots for working in EMS. Maybe this pair can get me to retirement. LOL I'm going to find out. GREAT BOOTS. Thank you Haix.
Thank you so much for the positive feedback on the Airpower XR2. We are happy to hear that our boots have served you well over the past two years. We certainly hope this new pair will take you into retirement. It's also good to know that you have made it a family affair by getting your girlfriend and daughter in a pair of HAIX. We appreciate your loyalty and hope you will continue to be a customer in the future.
Good boot so far
Was impressed with how comfortable these boots were on day 1. So far so good.
Thanks for giving us your feedback on the Airpower XR2. It is good that you found them to be so comfortable right out of the box. We hope they continue to serve you well in the future.
The most comfortable and economic boot on the market.
Will not wear any other boot.
It's great to hear that your Airpower XR2's are working out well for you. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. Thank you for everything you do and for being such a loyal customer!