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Airpower XR2, Factory Second


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HAIX Factory Seconds EMS boots 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 these EMS tactical boots, zip up, 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. These Factory Seconds EMS tactical boots offer 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 comfortable safety boots prevents your 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) Learn more about HAIX® footwear technology. HAIX® offers an Extended Wear Program, click here for more details.

Airpower XR2, Factory Second

Men's model


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Maximum safety for first responders

The first boots on the scene.


HAIX’s Airpower XR2 is a certified EMS boot ready for service. It is waterproof and puncture-resistant—offering all-around protection on the job.

Lightweight construction

The Airpower XR2 is equipped with a lighter-weight composite toe cap—helping to reduce foot and leg fatigue while still meeting the highest level of safety requirements.

Waterproof technology

The Airpower XR2 lining features waterproof CROSSTECH® technology, offering protection against potentially hazardous chemicals, bodily fluids and bloodborne pathogens.

Safety sole

The Airpower XR2 integrated slip resistant sole is EH rated—and won't melt on hot pavement or degrade through contact with oils, fuels and chemicals.

In your comfort zone

Long hours, no sweat.

Absorbent insoles

Lightweight, breathable and cushioned micro fiber insoles absorb perspiration to keep feet dry. Machine wash, and occasionally replace, to maintain comfort.

Secure fit

HAIX unique lacing system provides a personalized, secure fit. The convenient front zipper allows wearers to adjust laces once to their preferred fit and feel, then slip on, zip up and go.

Arch support

Built-in arch support evenly distributes bodyweight—relieving leg and foot fatigue, stress and pain. Less leg stress means less stress on you.

Breathable comfort

HAIX Climate System utilizes special foams between lining and leather for moisture absorption. Vent holes at the top of the boot release moist air and circulate fresh air with every step.

Your shoe from every angle

Hard facts inside and out

HAIX Airpower XR2, Factory Second

Item no. 605118

Chemical/bloodborne pathogen protection
Certified for EMS
Climate system
Built In arch support
Puncture Protective Sole
Composite toe
TPU Exterior Toe Cap
Heat resistant sole
Washable & Exchangeable Insole
Upper material:
Smooth leather
Boot height in inches:
8 inches
Inner liner:
ASTM F 2413, CAN/CSA-Z195, NFPA 1999
Safety toe:
Composite toe
Lace up, Zipper
Product type:
Factory seconds
Primary use:
Composite ladder shank
Puncture protection:

Your questions. Our honest answers.

With the CROSSTECH inner liner, the Airpower XR2 does offer protection from liquids, chemicals, and bloodborne pathogens. The boots are tested and certified according to NFPA 1999 standards for biopenetration.
Yes, you can buy replacement parts for the Airpower XR2 such as insoles, laces, and zippers. You can find these items on our website on the accessories page. If you are looking to retread or refurbish your Airpower XR2 boots, check out the HAIX Extended Wear program page.
Yes, your boot fit can be adjusted on the Airpower XR2 by tightening or loosening the laces on either side of the zipper mechanisim. For a slightly more individualized fit, boots can be adjusted with an alternate insole. A blue insole for a narrower fit (thickest), a yellow insole for a wider fit (thinnest). Extra insoles can be purchased on the accessories page.
Yes, the front lacing zipper system of the Airpower XR2 allows the individual user to adjust the fit to their own personal needs, offering more ankle support as needed, or possibly offering a looser fit in the lower leg for larger calves. Boots should be adjusted to your preference when they are received, then just zip in or out from then on. A second adjustment to the lacing may be needed after the boots have gone through their initial break in period.
The Airpower® XR2 and Airpower® R2 are certified to NFPA 1999 for emergency medical operations while the Airpower® XR1 is certified to both NFPA 1999 and NFPA 1977 for Wildland Firefighting.The Airpower® XR2 and Airpower R2 are both 8" in height while the Airpower® XR1 is 9" in height. Both the Airpower® XR1 and XR2 are composite toe with non-metallic puncture plates while the Airpower® R2 has a steel toe and steel puncture plate. The Airpower® R2 differs from the other 2 models in that it has a leather toe that is polishable. Since the Airpower® XR2 and XR1 are so similar, the Airpower® XR1 has a red NFPA 1977 label on the left boot.
The Airpower XR2 runs similar in size to your athletic shoe size, but because of the built in arch support, they do run on the narrow side. The Airpower XR2 comes in medium, wide, and extra wide widths. It is recommended that you order one width larger than your usual width. For example, most people who normally wear a medium, would wear a wide in this boot.

Best Investment I’ve Made In EMS

I bought a $60 pair of boots for EMT school and then another $60 pair about a year and a half later. They were nice and comfortable all that and I just couldn’t see the logic in spending any more than that for something that’s gonna get beat up anyway. But these a worth every penny! My favorite is the convenience. You can’t literally jump into any other pair of boots like you can these. Then of course the comfort is second to none. I’m beyond happy with my purchase. Haix has definitely gained a lifelong customer and I’ve been vouching for these boots to all the crews at my station.

Shawn Gonzales


Excellent Boots and Comfy After Break In Period!

Starting 2 years ago I started using Haix. Always wanted the XR2 or XR1. A lot of coworkers at my FD and Ambulance Service use these and say great things.
1.) Very stiff and uncomfortable at first then after my initial usual break in period they fit really great and are comfy. Only wish sole insert were more foamy/cushioned.
2.) I like the ratings for safety! UL, NFPA, Etc....
3.) Besides super expensive shipping took forever ordered them on Friday with regular shipping and got them 6 days later. Just like galls, the fire store, etc they took forever to be delivered which for amount of money you pay and a long delivery time is dissatisfying.
3.) High quality boots and durable my last safety composite eagles mid lasted 3 years.
Overall really great product and comfy AFTER BREAK IN PERIOD, so be patient. Fit is expected but boot are narrow so wide is best if you have any wide, think your foots wide, need to be in and out e.g (donning fire ensamble).



Haix makes the best boots out there!

I have been a long time customer of Haix. I have tried quite a few different styles but the ones I love most are the XR2. They fit well, are very supportive and are extremely rugged. Without boring anyone on all the specifics that this boot has to offer, I will say that as a fulltime Firefighter/EMT working 24 hour shifts, I have put these boots through the ringer....mud, water, brush fires, you name it, and they always come back for more. On top of it all, at the end of my shift, they are still comfortable. I have gout in my feet and ankles, which over the years has caused an increase of arthritis. These boots give me the support to help me on those days that normal boots would be extremely painful. Other people, doctors included all think I'm crazy, but even with their weight and rigidity, they have given me the support I needed. I have also purchased quite a few "seconds" too, and to be honest, I cannot find the issues causing these to be seconds. This just shows the level of care and quality control Haix has. Since the seconds aren't always available in my size, when they do come available, I always grab an extra pair and put them in the closet. Thanks Haix, keep up the great work!!!

William L.


The Premier Boot For The Fire Service

I have trusted Haix XR2 boots for many years now. The lightweight, extremely comfortable feel helps me get through the long days on my feet at the station. The boot offers great stability on any terrain and is very durable. I will continue to buy this footwear for the rest of my career! Thanks Haix!

Matthew M.



These boots have been by far the best boots i have ever purchased. They are so comfortable and are true to fix to your sneaker size. My right foot was a llitle too snug and haix send me a new pair of insoles and did the trick. Customer service is by far the best i have ever experienced. You definitely can shop confidently here!



Excellent boots, one complaint

I purchased these boots after years of consideration. I was previously only purchasing Red Wings. I love the XR2 boot and am very happy with my purchase. You can’t beat the way this boot forms to your foot. The only complaint I have is the zippers on mine get caught on the extra leather. I alleviated this by trimming some of the leather. This may have been why mine were noted to be factory seconds. This is the only reason why so did not give a 10. I may review in a few months to dicusss the durability as I have only had my boots for about a week. I definitely recommend the XR2 to anyone in EMS.

John M.


Pleasantly Pleased

I want to give these a 10/10 out of the gate. I am still breaking these boots in. I am finding that the zipper keeps getting caught on the flaps inside the shoe making it difficult to unzip. I have no issue zipping up, but when taking them off or unzipping I find is difficult. I assume these will wear in as the shoes relax but it's very frustrating right now. On'y been wearing them daily for about a week, and they get more comfortable each day.

Adam J B.


Great boots poor zippers and insoles

Great station boots but I have only had them a little over a week the zippers already broke very poor very poor quality not like the ones I used to get for muni flight boots , I worked I festival where I was on my feet all day they started hurting my feet about half way through some better insoles maybe gel would be great , on the up side my feet do stay cool and dry , if they could fix the zipper and insole issue Very comfortable .



Excellent with a catch.

I ordered these because I recently got hired to do full time EMS work on top of volunteering, and wanted more protection and durability than what my Bates could offer me. My Bates were 13's so I ordered the same size, when they arrived I discovered that they were a size too small. However, it was exactly what I wanted and the quality was excellent. Returned them to order a size up, no big deal. The return process was very smooth!



Great Boots

Purchased these boots after several coworkers recommended them. I was still a bit leery because my feet tend to sweat in the waterproof boots I have worn in the past. After wearing my Airpower XR2 boots for several months now, I can say that these are the most comfortable boots I have ever owned. They are waterproof and breathable. My feet stay dry and don't get hot or sweat. I will definitely be buying another pair.

Timothy J.


Awesome boots

These boots have been nothing but fantastic. I ordered the factory seconds, and have held up well over the last couple months. I wore the the R1's for 2 years, and they were heavy, and uncomfortable on my feet, and I couldn't add arch supports as they made the boot too tight. I was skeptical to order another pair but heard about XR2's and figured why not. XR2's are the complete opposite. I can wear them all day, my feet are not in pain, or exhausted, and I feel like I have much better arch support then before.

Barry W.

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