Black Eagle Athletic 2.0 VT High Side Zip Desert
Black Eagle Athletic 2.0 VT High Side Zip Desert
Protect your community. Don't miss a step with Black Eagle Athletic 2.0 VT Desert Side Zip.
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Keep your footing with our anti-slip sole
In the Black Eagle Athletic 2.0 VT Desert High Side Zip, no matter what the situation, you can rest assured you will stay on your feet. The distinctive tread design combined with the special rubber compound that goes into the Black Eagle sole will maintain its traction on a wide variety of surfaces and in many types of weather, even when it's wet and cold. The high density midsole won't have you feeling every rock and stone either.
Supportive cushioning with HAIX® absorption
The Black Eagle Athletic 2.0 VT Desert High Side Zip will keep you feeling comfortable when you are on the move all day. The built in cushioning in the sole acts as your shock absorption, effectively cushioning each step, while the energy return in the sole gives you extra spring in your step and helps reduce foot and leg fatigue.
Protect your ankle area with the HAIX® Ankle Protector System
Your job can be physically demanding. You can find yourself having to run and jump with potential obstacles along the way. The HAIX Ankle protector in the Black Eagle Athletic 2.0 VT Desert High Side Zip keeps those delicate bones in your ankle protected. As an added benefit, the ankle protector can act as a "brake" when having to crawl on angled surfaces.
Ready to go with the HAIX® side zipper
Enjoy the quick convenience of the side zipper on the Black Eagle Athletic 2.0 VT Desert High Side Zip. Get a more personalized fit by adjusting the lacing, fix it and then forget it. Enjoy that fit all day, every day. Slip on, zip up, and go.
So lightweight, you hardly feel it
Black Eagle Athletic 2.0 VT Desert High Side Zip could be the lightest 8" boots you will ever own. Their lighter weight may make you forget you are even wearing boots. It reduces foot and leg fatigue when you are on the move all day.
All day comfort and athletic feel
The running shoe technology built into the Black Eagle Athletic 2.0 VT Desert High Side Zip is lightweight and flexible. Cushioned insoles give you the extra comfort your feet crave. Enjoy an athletic shoe feel with the function of a duty boot.
Optimal support thanks to 2-zone lacing
The Black Eagle Athletic 2.0 VT Desert High Side Zip adapts perfectly to your foot. Independently adjust the upper and lower part of your boot just the way you like it for a comfort fit tailored just to you. You like it tight across the foot, but looser on the leg? You can do that. Like it tighter across the ankle for more ankle support? You can do that too.
Quick drying and breathable thanks to our leather/textile upper
Your Black Eagle Athletic 2.0 VT Desert High Side Zip features a leather and microfiber textile upper that is highly breathable. It allows your foot to breathe and stay at it's most comfortable because foot moisture is able to be wicked out of the boot. Helps to keep your feet cool and dry despite perspiration.
Best boot ever had
To start off I will say I don't really ever leave reviews.... that being said I have to say these boots are the best I've ever had. I wear this style of boot (tactical) every day for about 12+ hours a day. Even when off work they are my go to shoe. I have tried all boots before these.... Bates s&w tactical research Merrill ect. List goes on. With the Haix boots there is very little to no break in period and the sole/arch area of these boots are second to none especially for the ones with flat feet. For any one that suffers from some sort of foot/ankle issues these are your boots! I am in the process of ordering my fourth pair. I am very hard on boots and wear them constantly. Boots in past will just start to come apart. I've never had any of my Haix boots come apart...I just start wearing down the tread. I still have all my old Haix boots.. and use them as back ups, truck boots or camping/training boots. I'm very happy with these and will stay true to this band.Read more
These are my “go to” boots. They’re comfortable, durable, practical and don’t look ridiculous. The side zip feature is incredible for those days you need to take a tactical safety nap. Just unzip these babies and boom….off they go. When you’re ready to chase bad guys or defend freedom, put them back in gangsta mode and you’re pretty much superhuman. They’re not made in communist China by slaves. They stand up to the harshest of activities but yet gently support your feet and prevent them from the elements. The only gripe I have is they don’t offer a “wide” size and they tend to run a little narrow. Other than that, they’re flawless.Read more
True to Size and Comfy
I received my pair after purchasing them online. I was happy to find that the boots fit according to my size. Boots seem to be quite comfortable and not too hot (my feet sweat easily). THey are also very lightweight. These boots would be a 10/10 but I gave them an 8 for the following reasons:
- The lace tuck-flap is kind of annoying and the velcro doesn't stick all that well. I just tuck the laces to the side
- At the base of the zipper on the inside of each boot there is a bit of an excess of material causing the boot to bulge out a bit. Minor cosmetic issue for me.
Hopefully they break in nicely and give me a couple years of use (I'm in the military so we'll see).
inexpensive, high quality
great quality boot. I have very thin ankles, and this does not taper as much as other shoes, but the comfort and support are excellent.Read more
Most comfortable hiking/walking boots
These are by far the most comfortable hiking/walking boots I have owned. This is my second pair. The side zip hugely functional for a quick slip on. Great grippy sole, the pocket to hide the laces, the Achilles’ tendon support, the arch support all make for an amazing product. I use them for hiking, day use if I will be walking any significant amount, and have also worn them for tree planting in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Overall, great boot.Read more
Comfortable, no break-in to speak of, sizing for women difficult
Upon trying them on I noticed they are narrow and a seam runs over the joint of my pinkie toe and it presses there but this loosens up as I wear. The insole fits very well to my foot though.
Zip is great to get into and out of - no lace adjustment after you've finished tweaking them.
Sizing for women looking to buy, I ordered 1 1/2 down and it's perfect with thicker socks
Pure perfectionRead more
The best boots made!
I just bought my second pair of these after wearing my first pair daily for about 2 1/2 years. The originals are still materially in great condition, just scuffed and such from daily use. I love the Black Eagle Athletic for daily and warmer use and I wear the regular full leather versions for colder weather. All are awesome!Read more
This is my second pair of haix boots. My first pair was at least 6 years old they were the black ones. Finely had to get a new pair because the soles were coming off the other's and it was just time. Took a little longer to break these in than I remember the other ones taking but I still love and will definitely be getting another pair asap. Thank you for a great boot!Read more
Comfortable and sturdy
These boots were recommended to me after I broke my ankle and needed a boot with good ankle support. I was not disappointed. They are extremely comfortable, have good support, and ample toe room. Initially they were stiff but the lacing allowed to me to customize the fit for each foot. I love the side zip for ease of putting them on although it requires a good tug. The tred looks like it will be suitable for winter hikes.Read more
My wife bought me my first pair of HAIX apprimately 8 years ago and I haven’t worn anything different since. I believe this is my 8th pair of HAIX boots and they are best law enforcement boots by far and I have been in the law enforcement for close to 30 years and worn many brands/types-just wish HAIX was around for police back then. Nothing comes close to HAIX…Thanks so muchRead more
Other than the little flap that holds the laces up and out of the way, and the velcro that holds the flaps down, amazing fit and finish on these boots and very comfortable.Read more
I bought them for my fiance he just loves them they are comfortable he took the right out of the box and put them right on!! Will be getting another pair as soon as possibleRead more
Best boot I've had yet
So I now own 2 pairs of these boots, one pair is a daily wear boot and the other pair are for getting dirty. I will admit that it takes a solid 2 weeks for them to break in but once they do they really are a comfortable boot. I would like to see a little more cushioning inside cause after 16 hours on my feet they do get a little stiff. If you are on the fence about these boot just buy them, you won't be sorry!Read more
All day comfort
I have been buying these boots for a few years now. They are second to none. Some days I am in them for over 20 hours. They fit great. Comfort like a slipper, easy on and off for TSA and durableRead more
Great boot, fit like a glove. Very comfortable to wear and a good looking boot.Read more
These are a very high quality boot. Bought these to replace my Hot-weather SWAT boots. Although these are significantly heavier than a SWAT, the quality, durability and comfort do not even compare. The ankle support is great, the rubber toe cap is very durable, the side zip is heavy duty and convenient, and the tongue lace pouch is just straight genius. Well made boot, can't wait to test them in the elements more.Read more
Top shelf quality
Couldn't ask for a nicer boot! Quality, comfort, durability and great looks. Get complements often, that's always nice!Read more
2 Minnesota Winters And Still Look New
I bought these and thought they would be like all the rest. Boy, was I wrong. These boots have survived 2 MN winters and still look new. They are stiff, comfortable and mold to your feet for an almost snap-in feel. Just a note about these boots when they're new - they are very stiff. Mine came with a recommendation to wear them casually for a few days to break them in. After the break-in period they were a perfect fit.
Keep my feet warm in the winter and pretty comfortable in the summer. Rain or shine, they do their job and do it well.
Just bought another style of boot from HAIX, for some variety. This is where I'm shopping from now on.
Great fit, true to size. Great ankle support. Seems like they came already broke in. Trying to decide which shoes to purchase next.Read more
Absolutely love them from the minute I put them on so well built
Felt great from the time I put them on , if youre thinking about these boots buy them they are greatRead more
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Initially the boots were very comfortable and breathable. After wearing these boots for 80 hours on the job the squeaking began. These boots squeak so loud when I walk. I definitely will not be wearing these boots on missions requiring any stealth whatsoever. You can hear these boots coming from a mile away!Read more
I got the original Black eagle athletic 11's a few years ago and I fell deeply in love. After I wore those every single day, without exception, I eventually had to find a new pair, I immediately went to rebuy them but found they are discontinued to my dismay. After my experience with those boots there was simply nowhere else, no other boot company I would turn to, so I took a chance on these new editions. After a few days of breaking them in, they are just as good as the previous editions. These boots are the ultimate combination of sturdy and flexible, rugged and athletic. I can hike rough trail in these boots, or I can sprint full speed in these. There is simply nothing better. If you need lightweight boots that do not sacrifice toughness do not get anything else. These boots are it, stop what you are doing and order a pair.Read more
I own a pair of Haix duty boots with the side zip. They are very comfortable, light weight, easy to get on and off, and look great. I decided to buy a pair of these as well for casual use, hiking, range, off-duty, etc. I am also very happy with these. They are also very comfortable, easy to get on and off, and they look great.Read more
This is the second pair of these boots I have. The ankle support is perfect for every day use, foot pursuits and SWAT. The tread is thick and wicked aggressive. Love these boots!Read more
Haix Black Eagle Athletic 20VT High Sidezip Desert
I climb roofs everyday and this boot really holds up to the abuse they get with excellent ankle support and grip.Read more
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I had the V1s when the first came out and when they where finally available I was elated to find that they had done some streamlining. I absolutely love these boots but it took an exceptionally long time for them to break in. My boots took nearly two months of everyday use before they stopped giving me foot pain. I may have just gotten a off set but now that they are broken in they are exactly what I expect from Haix.Read more
Quick question ... how did you get a mold of my foot and orthotics and make a boot that fits absolutely perfect ..... just curious ,,, I am not mad at all ... so much so that I will be buying another pair or 2 of these boots. You nailed it on these boots. lightweight and comfortable. I have had 3 previous pairs of Haix boots, all have incredible and i would highly recommend all of them. These boots are top of the food chain for me. Perfect boots all around. I have had a career in the military. I have worn many many brands of boots through my career. These are very nigh end at a very reasonable price.Read more
Great boots, took a few days to loosen and break in but they are super comfortable. I wear them all day in my job in the military and have no real complaints. Planning on buying a pair in black as well.Read more