Best boots I’ve worn
After a decade in law enforcement I’ve gone through many types of boots, always looking for the better brand. I am currently a Ranger and will be on foot patrol every shift for about 5-7 mi per day over all sorts of insane terrain from river beds to steep crumbly paths. These boots had absolutely no break in time and are hands down the most comfortable boots I have ever worn for as much foot patrol as what I do. They’re lightweight and do not have the normal pinch points I find it most boots. I’m not getting blisters from these boots and they feel perfectly wrapped around my foot, ankle, and lower calf. Even though it’s a little detail I really do enjoy the little lace pocket that keeps the laces out of the way. I will definitely be buying these boots again!
Have been using the Airpower for some time. A great boot but not a boot that is easily broken in. Purchased these and on day 1 they felt as good as any military boot I have every worn. Break in is immediate! Would recommend as a great summer boot. Looking to get the Gore-Tex model for winter.
So far, so good
I have only worn these for about two weeks. I can say the days I have worn them they are comfortable to the point I feel like I am wearing athletic shoes. One drawback is the piece that covers the laces at the top is a little aggravating at times, as I feel there is not quite enough Velcro to hold it firmly in place. I am anxious to see how well these last.
Had some concern that they were factory seconds, but they look fine to me. Light weight and fit well. One of the few side-zip boots that I can get my feet in and out of without loosening the laces. Have worn them for a few shifts now and love them.
Love these boots
Great fit. Light weight, comfortable, breathable on a hot day. Get the wide fit if you have flat feet like me.
I'm really impressed with the weight of the boots. Extremely light and well built. So far really happy with the money I put on it.
Worth the money!
Extremely comfortable but definitely buy wide! True to size! Factory seconds are recommended.
Always buy wide....
Boots are lightweight and would be comfortable if I had gone with the WIDE instead of regular. Since boots are not the wide, I have sprained my foot.
If you are looking to buy these, make sure you go wide if you are a male with regular width feet.
Are you serious with these boots already!?!?!?
this is my 4th pair of these boots. I have 2 active pairs, and 2 retired pairs. They are worn every day, and do not live an easy life. Each pair lasts about 2 years of extremely hard wear. I work construction in these boots, and they handle everything from miles of off and on road hiking, hunting, camping, riding motorcycles and atvs, and general day to day wear.
When i bought my first pair i was walking a 4 mile security route every day in heavy gear. I have a plate and 9 screws in one of my ankles, so a good pair of boots was important. These boots were WAY more comfortable than the 5.11 boots i traded for them, and they last about twice as long.
My only complaint is the lace pocket on the tongue, good idea, poorly executed.
Worth the investment
From the customer service, online purchase simplicity and overall comfort for an 8 hour day these boots were worth the investment!
I alternated between my 511 and UA boots but the second pair deteriorated quicker so I have replaced them with Haix.
Lightweight boot have had one pair most comfortable pair I have owned they were the brown colored wore them for training and daily wear. I decided to order black so I could wear them with my duty uniform. Wore them two days and cannot or should I say will not wear them anymore due to them causing me to have a bruised Achilles tendon as a result. I will stick with other styles.
Are you serious with these boots already!?!?!?
I purchased a pair of these boots (standard, not factory seconds) in feb 2017. In a few months the sole had started to separate from the upper. I informed HAIX customer service and sent pics, which they immediately followed with an "OMGWTFBBQ!! SEND THEM BACK!" so i did and they got me a new pair just in time for hurricane irma to make a direct hit on my home town. I wear these boots every day every where i go and they have been stalwart and up to every task i have thrown them in. They are WAY more comfortable than the comparable 5.11 boots and have lasted me twice as long. Yesterday (19 july 2019) i noticed a small tear in the upper. After further inspection some of the rubber is separating from the upper aswell) the boots have lasted me nearly 2 years of hard everyday use.
Seriously, these boots tho.