|Product type||Factory firsts|
|Certification||NFPA 1999, ASTM F 2413, CAN/CSA-Z195|
|Technologies||Protective Sole, Protective Over Cap made of Rubber or TPU, Absorption, Climate, Anti Slip, Sun Reflect, CROSSTECH®, Classified UL, Classified UL Canada, Electric Hazard Resistance|
|Sole||BLACK EAGLE® SAFETY 019 Sole|
|Fastener||Side Zipper, Lace up|
|Safety toe||Composite toe|
|Boot height in inches||5 inches|
State of the Art EMS Boot
At HAIX®, with any boot you choose, you know you are getting the best and with the Black Eagle® Safety 55 Mid Side Zip that is no different. As the newest entrant to our EMS station boot line, The Black Eagle® 55 Mid side zip safety boot takes comfort and safety protection to a whole new level. Constructed with a softer tumbled European leather, you are going to feel the difference right out of the box. Extremely lightweight, the cushioned comfort of the foot bed will ensure you sail through the daily grind of the EMS First Responder. These handy side zip safety boots can be put on or off in a matter of seconds. Lace these waterproof work boots at the front once for a custom fit, then forget it.
Metal-free, ASTM Certified Composite Toe and Puncture Protection
Even though these EMS station boots are lightweight and comfortable, they also offer some of the best protection around. The Black Eagle® 55 Mid side zip safety boot is metal free, and offers ASTM certified toe and puncture protection. The roomy carbon fiber toe cap features flexible transition edging to take the pressure off the toes when bending and stooping. The puncture resistant midsole is flexible, extremely lightweight, and completely metal free. And with the metal free features built in, these EMS station boots are certified electrical hazard boots too.
Slip Resistant Soles with Superior Grip
When you are dealing with an emergency, and are needing to move a patient quickly, slipping is just not an option. Smooth floors, wet weather, or even spilled biohazards can be an invitation for slips and falls. HAIX® soles offer superior grip capabilities in any situation. The lightweight and athletic sole construction offers improved heel to toe control in all weather conditions and is especially abrasion resistant. The non-marking rubber outsole is also resistant to heat, oil, and gasoline.
HAIX® Climate System and Waterproof, chemical protection with CROSSTECH®
To further enhance your wearing comfort, Black Eagle® Safety 55 Mid Side Zip safety boots have a built-in Climate System. The climate system works in conjunction with the HAIX® breathable leather and CROSSTECH® inner liner to keep feet from getting too wet, hot or cold. Your feet stay dry and at a comfortable temperature no matter how much stress your feet are under. The CROSSTECH® inner liner is not only waterproof but chemical and bloodborne pathogen resistant too. So your feet stay protected no matter what an emergency can throw at you. As with all HAIX® boots, these side zip work boots are German Engineered and European manufactured to give you the highest quality EMS boots on the market.
Black Eagle® Safety 55 Mid SZ features include:
- 1.8 - 2.0 mm thick of waterproof and breathable leather with CROSSTECH® inner liner
- Anatomically formed and ultralight composite protective toe cap
- Flexible, lightweight and metal free puncture resistant midsole
- Lightweight PU cushioned sole provides enhanced walking comfort and excellent thermal insulation
- Outer sole is non-marking and offers excellent resistance against heat, oil and fuel
- High level of slip and abrasion resistance in all weather conditions and different terrains
- HAIX® Vario Wide Fit System for a more individualized fit. Boot fit can be adjusted with an alternate insole; Blue – Narrower fit (thickest), Red – Moderate fit (average thickness), Yellow – Wider fit (thinnest)
- ASTM certified for electrical hazard resistance (EH Rated Work Boots)
Really Good Boots and comfortable!
I only buy Haix boots, after wearing out a pair of the R series boots, decided to try a side zip to see if I liked them. All and all they are greatly comfortable! I have plantar fasciitis and these boots work great, but so did my R1s. Easy to get off but no so easy to get on. Don't have a problem kicking them off to get in turnout gear but putting them on I have to use both the straps to get them on. Fit is right and true to size. My opinion if you are a firefighter and have to keep getting in and out of your station boots, go with the R or XR front zip boots. If you are running a lot of EMS calls and don't come out of them a lot, these boots are a little better and easier to clean under the laces than the front zip boots.
I'm impressed with the quality of the boots. The height is shorter than I'm used to, but I am getting used to them. The size 16 fit me perfectly. Excellent communication, excellent options and lots of paperwork included that explains all the features. I won't look anywhere else for boots now.
Too tight, never broken in
These boots look great, but I had to order one size smaller than my normal size. I wore them around the station for a couple of days to ensure they’d fit well, which I thought they would after breaking in. After two months they’re still to tight in the toe box (even with the extra side) and the soles get more uncomfortable each day. Wish I hadn’t gotten rid of the box! My feet have been hurting so badly after shift that I’ve literally stopped wearing them. Ended up being a waste of a lot of money and a hard learned lesson.
Thank you for taking the time to review the Black Eagle Safety 55 Mid Side Zip. We are happy that you like the look of the boots but we apologize that you had issues with the fit and tightness in the toe box. Those boots can run narrow on some people. I do believe, however, that you were able to speak with our Customer Service Dept. and they were able to find a solution to the issue. We hope these boots will now serve you well and you will consider HAIX again in the future. Stay safe out there!
These are the boots provided to us at our EMS company. I love them. My only complaint is there is a slight squeak. They do run about half a size big.
Thank you for providing feedback on the Black Eagle Safety 55 Mid Side Zip. I apologize that you had a slight squeaking issue with the boots, but after speaking with our Customer Service Dept., I believe they were able to find a solution to the problem to get your boots back out in the field. We hope they continue to serve you well. Stay safe out there!
Have worn these boots for about a few weeks now. They are considerably lighter than other boots I’ve worn. They seem clunky though. They are a comfortable boot but they have a very bad squeak to them. Not sure if they aren’t broken in quite yet or if it’s the boot itself. I’ve had the AirPower R2s in the past and those squeaked pretty bad. They fit differently than other Haix boots. By that I mean these run a little bigger than say the R2s and R1s I’ve previously had. Got these in a 13 which is what I wore in other Haix boots but a 13 in these my foot slides around. Maybe I got the boot a half size smaller and the squeak wasn’t there it would go from a decent boot to a great boot.
I have not broken in these boots hence my 8/10 rating. They feel a bit clunky but they have definitely done the job. Wearing these on an 8 or 10 hour shift I have not felt any discomfort and my feet do not feel sweaty. The upper part of the toe is very strong. A small oxygen tank was accidentally dropped on my foot but I never felt it.
I would recommend the purchase of this pair of boots as well as the brush kit and polish. These are an investment and should be taken care of. Once I break them in more I will edit my review but as of now I have no regrets with this purchase.
I've had them for almost 2 weeks and so far so good, the break in period was about 2 days and now they're awesome
Bought these to replace my worn out GSG-9 HAIXboots, got them, and, ended up wearing them 4 days in a row, 12 hours per day!!!!! No, problems, great fit, comfortable right out of the box!!!! Will buy more.......and recommend them highly to my friends and co-workers!!!!!!!!!
These boots are by the best that I have owned. They took about a week to break in and they feel amazing and I can wear them all day! I will definitely be doing future business with Haix!
No break-in period needed. Impressive details.
I bought these as my first pair of Haix last week. I hesitated to order boots online without trying them on, but recommendations from friends got me over it. It turns out the sizing instructions were spot-on. I wore the boots 10 hours a day for four days straight, in the office and in the field with no discomfort. I put them on, adjusted them, then forgot about them. Until a fire extinguisher dropped on my toes and I felt nothing. :) They can be adjusted perfectly, and the zipper is extremely convenient. Consider me a satisfied customer.
wmata safety boot
so far very comfortable and easy break in period and appropriate for my job duties
Thank you for your positive feedback on the Black Eagle Safety 55 Mid Side Zip. We are pleased that these boots have been comfortable on the job with minimal break in time. We hope you will continue to be a loyal HAIX customer in the future.
Comfortable Lightweight Side Zip Station Boot
I really like Haix boots for station wear. As a primary purchaser for my department, I am always looking for something new and better that I can provide for my firefighters. I have been waiting for a side zip boot option from Haix to fit those people who can't seem to get the front zip boots tight enough. As for the boots themselves, I have purchased and worn them every day for about a week. The first thing that comes to mind when trying to describe these boots is the constant squeaking. Every time you walk, the leather on the front where the laces are rubs and squeaks annoyingly. Outside, probably not a big deal but I have been wearing them in an office and it has become a running joke for people to mention my squeak when I am walking around. Otherwise, the boot is comfortable, considerably lighter than the other front zip models and it has nice clean look to it. If I were to give recommendations for improvement, it would be to solve the squeak and provide just a bit more room to occasionally fan out my toes.
We appreciate your review of the Black Eagle Safety 55 Side Zip. We are glad that the boots are comfortable and lightweight and that you like the look and feel of them. We apologize about the squeaking issue with the boots, but I have passed along your concerns to the sales manager in your area and he should be following up with you about a possible warranty claim. We hope this will not deter you from considering HAIX again in the future.
At first I was unsure about these boots. I had to order the extra wide boot because the cut around my big toe was tight and even with the extra wide it's still extremely close and after owning them for about six months the laces are starting to fray. The break in time wasn't long and there are times that I may wear these boots up to 16 hours a day. Now here is what impressed me. We spent three days executing a structural collapse exercise and these boots were put through everything. After three days plus the weeks prior associated with prep time the boots looks rough. I rinsed off the dust and dirt then added a coat of wax. There was no damage to the boots. The toe guard did its job where those who had other boots the toe of the boot had deep cuts. If they would widen out the toe area and have some better laces I would give them a 10.
Thank you for sharing your experience with the Black Eagle Safety 55 Mid Side Zip. We are glad that you decided to give HAIX a try and that there was minimal break-in time on the boots. We are also happy to hear that these boots served you so well during your training exercise and they didn't suffer any damage. We apologize that the laces have frayed after only 6 months, but I am certain that we came to a reasonable solution. I will also pass your concerns about the width of the toe box to upper management for consideration. We hope this won't deter you from purchasing HAIX products again in the future. Stay safe out there!
Love these boots, well worth the price! Have had my boots for several months they are comfortable and durable! Ive read where people have issues with the zipper, the zipper works just fine. I uave a bad ankle and these boots make my feet hurt less. after a 24 hour shift i dont limp around as bad with boots as I have with others! If and when these wear out I will be purchasing another pair!!
Thank you for taking the time to review the Black Eagle Safety 55 Mid Size Zip. We are happy that these boots are comfortable and durable out on the job. We are also glad that your feet hurt less in these boots even after a long shift. We appreciate you giving HAIX a try and hope these boots serve you well in the future. We hope you will remain a loyal HAIX customer in the future.
Not worth the price in my book
Very disappointed with my purchase the boots are OK but when I find out that I had to be for delivery on the $400 pair of boots I was a bit upset when you consider these these most companies ship for free over $25 purchase plus they tend to run bigger than the size, The right Toe cap seem a bit misplaced and it took long time for delivery from ups (the worst) so next time i will pass on haix!
Thank you for your review of the Black Eagle Safety 55 Mid Side Zip. We are sorry that you were disappointed with your purchase. Many of our boots do run about a half size larger than a normal shoe. If you ever have any questions about sizing, please feel free to reach out to our Customer Service Dept. or via the Live Chat feature in our webshop and they would be happy to help. Unfortunately, we don't offer free shipping to Canada because of the high price of duties. Orders shipped to Canada can require additional delivery time because of increased security measures at the border. If you decide to give HAIX another try (which we certainly hope you will) you can always have your boots shipped to a friend in the U.S. so you can get free or discounted shipping when it is being offered. Again, I apologize for the inconvenience and hope you will consider HAIX again in the future.
Bought these about 6 weeks ago. I like how light and flexible they are. I also love the side zip and toe cap. Unfortunately I had to spend even more money to go back to the R8 because the way they are designed it is bruising my left heel badly.
We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with the Black Eagle Safety 55 Mid Side Zip boot. We are happy to hear that you like how lightweight and flexible the boot is, along with the side zip and toe cap features. We apologize that this boot bruised your left heel. Maybe the boot is too small? I am not sure but we definitely didn't want it to be uncomfortable for you. If you have any questions or further concerns, please contact our Customer Service Dept. at 866-344-4249. Thank you for your business and your service.