- Order number: 340021.M.4
|Built In Shock Absorption||Yes|
|Washable & Exchangeable Insole||Yes|
|Sun Reflect Leather||Yes|
|Anti Slip Sole||Yes|
|2 Zone Lacing||Yes|
|Primary use||Law enforcement|
|Product type||Factory firsts|
|Technologies||Absorption, Climate, Ankle Protector, 2-Zone Lacing, Anti Slip, Sun Reflect, GORE-TEX®|
|Upper material||Smooth leather|
|Fastener||Side Zipper, 2 zone lacing|
|Safety toe||No safety toe|
|Boot height in inches||8 inches|
For a highly active career like law enforcement, firefighting, or security, it is imperative to have a high quality, hard-wearing pair of tactical side zip boots. The HAIX® Black Eagle® Tactical 2.0 GTX High Side Zip offers that and more. If your footwear is not up for the task at hand, it reflects on your ability to do your job. These “triple threat” side zip tactical boots offer lightweight durability, comfort no matter the temperatures, and protection against the elements.
Slip-resistant and Cold Insulating Soles
Since a good pair of law enforcement duty boots can have a big effect on how you feel throughout the day, the HAIX® Black Eagle® Tactical 2.0 GTX High Side Zip has your back. From the lightweight yet durable construction of the sole to the breathability of the upper, no detail is overlooked. The HAIX® Black Eagle® sole uses a special rubber which keeps it flexible and extremely slip-resistant, a fact not to be overlooked when in active foot pursuit. The soles of these oil resistant boots are resilient against gasoline and promises not to mark up your floors. The soles are not only heat resistant, but also cold insulating. This helps to prevent the cold from cold surfaces from seeping up through the sole. The tread is also self-cleaning; releasing dried and caked on dirt and mud by using the stepping motion of your foot.
Built-In Stabilization and Convenient Side-Zipper
With the built-in stabilization zone of the foot-bed, your foot stays ideally positioned to keep weight distributed evenly throughout the foot. So important with regard to your foot health and to prevent foot and leg fatigue. The removable and washable insole also provides ample support and a cushiony feel for a comfortable fit day in and day out. The lace zip system provides ample ankle and foot support and prevents your feet from sliding around in the boot while conducting operations, and the handy side zip feature prevents fumbling with the laces if suddenly called to duty and needing to get your HAIX tactical boots on quickly.
Extremely Breathable Comfortable Leather/Textile Design
The HAIX® Black Eagle® Tactical 2.0 High Side Zip upper is a combination of European leathers and textile to make this boot feel lightweight and exceptionally breathable; your feet will stay comfortable indoors and out, in warm or cold temperatures. The GORE-TEX® inner liner ensures your feet stay dry and irritation free even on miserably rainy days.
Extended One-Year Warranty
The optional add-on Black Eagle extended limited warranty makes choosing Black Eagle law enforcement duty boots almost a no brainer. You never know what your next challenge will be and you want to be prepared to face whatever comes your way, you can count on these HAIX® side zipper boots to carry you through.
- Made in Europe
- Waterproof boots with breathable leather/textile design
- Sun Reflect leather keeps the leather, and the feet, cooler
- GORE-TEX® Extended inner liner for indoor and outdoor use
- Side zipper for easy on and off
- Pull on loop at the rear
- Oil resistant shoes with durable anti-slip sole
- Heat resistant and cold insulating sole
- Tread is non-marking, self-cleaning; naturally releasing dried and caked on mud and dirt as you walk
- Excellent grip on uneven terrain, even on wet or cold surfaces
- Midsole and heel offer optimal pressure distribution, stabilization, and shock absorption
- Cushioned, moisture wicking, insole is washable and replaceable
- Padded tongue for additional cushioned comfort
- Antistatic Athletic Boots
- Optional Black Eagle® extended warranty: Opt to extend the HAIX® one year limited warranty for one additional year by filling out this online form
So far so good
I have been wearing the same boots for almost 20 years. Based on recommendations of co-workers I decided to try something lighter and newer. The boots are very comfortable and appear to be good craftsmanship. No insulation so when it gets cold double thick socks are a must.
This my 2nd pair of the Haix Black Eagle tac Boots with side zipper. I bought them as a back up pair to the one's I wear. The fit is great and they take a real good shine!
Amazing boot and customer service
I received these boots and decided to put them to use right away. Over the years I have developed a problem in my foot that requires special insoles. With these boots I have not had to use the insoles, as they are super comfortable and supportive. Very lightweight boot. The customer service I have received during my transaction have been nothing short of amazing.
I purchase this brand from recommendation from co worker. Been wearing the same size boot for 20 years. The boot is great and comfortable but I believe I need half or full size bigger as the boot is tight..
These are the only pair of boots I've worn to work since the summer of 2018. I work in a busy city 911 EMS system and they've held up great. They're not too hot in the unbearable Carolina heat and humidity. My feet have been a little chilly in them during prolong periods outside in the winter if I wasn't wearing a sock liner and wool sock but they're not insulated so that's what I'd expect. Keep them polished and they stay relatively water tight. Overall, the boot, zipper, and laces are still in good shape, but I have had to replace the insoles after almost three years. My only criticism is that I'd like to see a larger or looped bootstrap to pull them on. I also have narrow feet and they fit pretty well.
Only wore them twice,but did as said. Kept feet warm and dry. I'm a mail carrier and feet are the most important in delivering mail. Only complaint is I got massive blisters on both heels. But since I just got them at the end of snow season,maybe they just need broke in. Toes are nice and wide so they are not cramped,and stay dry. Only complaint is the heel area. They got what guessing is xtra padding, but is kinda thick there and pushed on your heel causing blisters. But they may break in and stop causing them. That is the only reason for a 8/10 rating. Very very hard to find a boot for my Craft. These will be awesome if they break in.
Great All Around Boot
I've been roaming around in my pair for a month now, so it's time for an early review.
Over all I'm very happy. I'm a 9.5 (with a mid-wide toe box and a high arch) and wanted some space for thicker winter socks. The fit was good right out of the box.
I've been on one short hike and tons of chores renovating an old farm house this winter. I wanted good ankle support, waterproofing, and a quick zip (cause I'm old and lazy now lol). They've been warm down to -12c, and no problems with water or snow. On a side note, they also have pretty good grip on ice and compact snow. The zippers have worked really well, and that was my only real fear buying these.
The only thing I would want different, is some type of lace locking system to hold your heel in tighter. Like the Burton Snowboards Lace Lock System.
I'll definitely be purchasing another pair in the future.
Good boots but a few issues
Got the boots a few days ago wore them during my shift as a paramedic. The front of the boot is a little snug even though i ordered wide. Same size boot I've always wore size 11. Zipper continually gets stuck about an inch from the top and have to unlace boots to actually get them off. The rest of my foot is comfortable and warm with good airflow just a little to snug on the front of my foot.
Thanks for your feedback! Our customer service team has reached out to you regarding the zipper issue.
These are the most comfortable, lightweight boots I have ever had! Would definitely buy another pair!
Comfortable and light
I'm on my feet a lot and these boots are great.
LOOOOVEE THESE BOOTS
I can confidently say I’ve found my forever work boot. I’ve tried 5.11, Bates, and Propper and I’ve had issues with each of these brands. When I wore these for the first time, I didn’t experience any discomfort. They’re sleek, they polish well, and they’re SUPER comfortable. I’m really happy with this purchase.
Dry and warm geety
I ordered these boots because I needed waterproof boots for work. I’ve had my boots that were marketed at such but clearly were not. I bought these boots just in time for rain. And, not one drop penetrated my boots while keeping my feet warm.
Excellent brand and boots!
I found this company 2 years ago and will never buy any other brand. They are true to size, which is the best part. I was told years ago, law enforcement boots generally last 6 months with full time use. These boots have gotten me through to the end of year two. The quality and fit is what a company should strive for and this company has acquired both. Also, their service is awesome too.
Perfect fit! Very well made.
Best. Boots. Ever.
I ordered these during wear test September 2019, and I switched from 5.11. I’m never looking at a different boot again. These have been comfortable, durable, and waterproof since the first day I put them on. I wear them every day as a paramedic, and sometime I throw them on just to run to the store. I ordered another pair for someday when these soles get worn so I don’t have to wear an inferior boot.
Do not run true to size
9 stars as the boots did not run true to size out of the box. I am a true 9.5 size in everything from Nike, ASICS, snowboard boots, and even military boots. I had about an inch of space when I put these boots on. They are also narrow so I think I will return them and get a wide pair. The boots looked great in the box and were very sharp. I was disappointed as I couldn’t wear them same day. I am hoping customer service will offer free shipping to accommodate a return for a better fitting size.
Correctional Officer out of WA State
I believe our customer service team has reached out to you and answered all your questions regarding the return process. Please let us know if you need anything further and stay safe!
Very comfortable boots. Very light weight and easy to put on. Good ankle support and I really like the side zip. They do fit snuggly, but as I’ve been breaking them in, they are loosening up a bit.
Comfortable but hate the zipper
A friend recommended these boots. I too bought them on sale. I beginning to wonder if they are factory seconds. They are an extremely comfortable boot but the zipper gets stuck about an inch down from the top. It seems to get stuck in the fabric and now that piece of fabric is getting frayed. So before work or after work, it’s a battle. The boots literally have been worn for two weeks. I usually just untie / tie them which defeats the sidezip speed. Nice boots but disappointed in the zipper design. If I’d paid full price, I’d be really unhappy.
Thanks for your feedback on the Black Eagle Tactical 2.0 GTX High Side Zip boots. I believe you are working with our customer service team to get this resolved for you. We hope you're happy with the level of service and encourage you to reach back out should you need anything further.
Took advantage of the $100 special and don’t regret it. Very comfortable and light, fit true to size. I’ve been wearing them for a couple of weeks now, 10-12 hours a day. No complaints.
Best boot ever
I love these boots its like walking on a cloud, and now I know why the Bundeswehr wears them!
Best boot ever
These are the best boots that I have ever put on, and that says alot. Most comfortable boot its like walking on a cloud with great support for the ankles.
Great so far
i just received these boots about a week ago but so far they are great. You never know what you are going to get when you buy something on line but these are exactly what I was hoping for. I have a large narrow foot. and ordered the 16M they fit great. I also have old ankle injuries and these feel like they have plenty of support but do not aggravate any of the old soreness. They are light weight and sturdy feeling and I am eager to see how they do in the winter in my outdoor job.
I have been in the fire service for 20+ years and most boots i have had would last only about a year, and then I bought a pair of Haix. My first pair of Haix boots are still going strong after 3 years of wearing them on a 24/48 shift. I bought 2 new pairs when I found them on sale, one for work and one for personal use. As long as I am in the fire service I will continue to get and wear Haix boots. They fit great, are comfortable and definitely outlast any other boot I have ever worn.
Great quality cout fit better
Overall great quality. I usually wear a medium width boot, but this time I ordered wide for a little more room. Fit tighter than most mediums...
Extremely comfortable boot.
The boot honestly hugged my leg and gave a secure and awesome feel of comfort.
When I opened the box and saw the boots, I knew they weren't the WIDE boots that I was accustomed to. I put the boots on and walked around inside my house for about 30-45 minutes while wearing the boots. They squeezed my feet, even after I loosened the boot laces multiple times. Very painful experience. Returned them the next morning and got my money back minus shipping.
Thank you for providing feedback on your experience with the Black Eagle Tactical 2.0 GTX High Side Zip. We apologize that these boots didn't work out for you. These boots do run narrow and we are always more than happy to provide sizing help via Live Chat or by contacting our Customer Service Dept. This way we could have told you that these may not work if your feet are on the wider side or we could have tried to find a solution once you got the boots and realized they did not fit. We do have a few models that go up to XW and XXW that you may want to consider in the future. Again, we do appreciate your review and hope you will be a HAIX customer in the future. Stay safe out there!
I’ve only been using them for about a week. So far so good. They are very comfortable but they do run a little narrow. Like others, one zipper works better than the other. Depending on how they hold up, I’ll buy again!
As good as the other name brand that I have worn for decades. Lightweight and comfortable and have had a pair for about a year. Getting ready to buy another pair for my personal use because I have not worn out the first ones.
I’m a 10+ year LEO and have bought lots of different brands of boots for patrol. I work 12 hour shifts. I received my haix boots a couple weeks ago. By far the most comfortable boots I have ever worn. Wish I would have found haix boots years ago. I will definitely be a loyal customer from here on out.
Well constructed boots
This is a well constructed boot made with quality materials. This is my first pair of black eagle boots, but my third purchase overall. The boots are comfortable and provide the support and cushioning necessary for all day wear. They look good and feel considerably lighter than the GSG9 model. There are a couple things that you should know before buying, however. The boots run short and narrow. I purchased the 12.5 wide and normally wear a 12 wide. The 12.5 is just right in length, but a tad tight despite being wide. I normally wear Darn Tough boot socks that are cushioned, and I have found that I need to wear the thinner ones due to the width. The second minor complaint that I have is the zipper. I know that in the past there were numerous complaints about the zipper getting stuck, and that the design was tweaked as a result. With mine, it still gets caught while unzipping. The snag is about 1 1/2 inches down from the top. As I unzip, I have to slide my finger along the zipper to prevent the fabric being caught. After that initial point, the zipper functions smoothly. They also do fine when I zip them up. Hope this helps.
I've been wearing these boots for about 2 weeks. Every day they get better and more comfortable. They are light, durable and look great in uniform.
Completely satisfied with these boots. Mild break in but after that I've done plenty of 16hr shifts.
Finally found a comfortable boot that fits well! After buying multiple pairs of footwear I finally have a boot I can wear for my 16 hour days! Fast shipping too.
Amazing boot with bad zippers
These boots are insanely comfortable, durable, and perfect in both summer and winter with a good pair of wool socks. They are light, the soles last forever, and extremely waterproof. The biggest issue with the boots are the use of cheap zippers. The zippers will start with zipping issues, eventually graduate to not zipping a portion up, and finally the zipper will fall apart. I wanted to keep using these boots however, the zipper prevented me from doing so. If they put some great quality zippers on these boots they would easily be a 10/10
I've had these boots about 2 weeks now, very comfortable and great fit.
Finally found a comfortable boot that fits well! After buying multiple pairs of footwear I finally have a boot I can wear for my 16 hour days! Fast shipping too.
I purchased these boots about a year ago and have been wearing them 40+ hours a week working as an EMT. There was little to no break in period for me. These boots have out performed every other boot that I have tried. They are very easy to clean and easy to maintain. The boots have little wear on them and I have had no issues with them. One of the things I really like about this boot is that it kept its original shape and the feel of the boot has not changed too much over the year. 10/10 would recommend.
Lightweight, water resistant, and everything else!
At first, I was sceptical about this boot (been wearing them for a year now). Everything it said it was seemed to good to be true. When they arrived, they seemed to thin and weight half as much as my other boots. These fit like a glove and to me, they felt like I didn't even have to wear them in. The are very well built and will keep you dry when you walk through water. Comfortable enough to be on your feet all day (12+ hour shifts), springy enough to make you feel like you'd chase someone, and light enough to feel like you're not wearing boots. Just ordered my second pair!
Theses boots are outstanding! They are very comfortable and insanely light. The side zip is very durable. It takes a very good shine as well.
Not the best for the woods
I bought this 4 weeks ago, I would say if you are just a normal beat cop they would work great, but if you are a K9 handler I would look for something a little more stronger around the ankle area. The black dye doesn’t stay on the boot very long either
Hands down the best
I have tried multiple EMS and Law Enforcement style boots. These are the best. Feels more comfortable than a tennis shoe. I would not buy anything else. I wear a women’s 7 (bought a 6) and it fits perfectly!
Comfortable boot & light weight for the size.
The first thing I thought when I pulled them out of the box was "these things are too light to be a duty boot!" The second thing I thought was "crud, the reviews about them being too narrow are true" as I couldn't slide my foot in on the first few attempts (and I by no means have wide feet). This however turned out to be a non issue once I really spread the laces out on the next day. Oddly enough this was only an issue with the right boot. Left one slid in with no issue on first try. The other issue I had out of the box was that the zipper would stop/stall about an inch down when opening it on the right boot. Left boot worked perfectly. After breaking them in for about two weeks and trying a trouble shoot tactic with the zipper suggested by customer support; I had to send them back to have the zipper issue dealt with. Customer care fully replaced them with a new pair that came with no issues that I have found as yet after wearing for a good week and a half. The boots seem to require next to no break-in period (unlike some boots you have to wear at home for a few hours at a time to keep from hurting your feet before wearing for work), have a nice semi-adhesive feeling when walking on concrete and asphalt, the lining is just thick enough you can climate control your feet with the appropriate sock for the season and not freeze or roast your toes. Only two suggestions for improvement I have is the laces could be 2"-3" longer to either tie in a double bow in the front or a square knot in the back after wrapping once around the calf, and to offer the lace keeper that other Haix boots come with. Only reason I didn't give the boot a 10 rating is I've only worn them for a little under a month between the two pairs and with the mild winter I haven't been able to fully test them; but for wearing on my 90% foot patrol assignment, they were worth the price.
Most Durable Boots Ever Owned
I've now worn these boots for 1 year and they are still like new. I have weak ankles and have searched for a long lasting boot that won't lose support after a few months. After one year, the ankle support provided by these boots is still superb. At 6'7 and 240lbs, a police officer and firefighter, these boots have been through it all. I would highly recommend.
Great boots so far. Easy on and off. Perfect for quick EMS calls yet very comfortable from the start. I wore them for over 30hrs straight the first day. I will definitely be buying Haix boots in the future.
Perfect for EMS
Easy on off, and super durable. Love the gortex feature.
I'll be honest; when I first received the boots in the mail, I thought they felt a little cheap. But, I decided to give them a try. The first time I wore them, I was pleasantly surprised with how comfortable they were. They felt supportive, soft and secure on my feet. However there weren't many elements to test them in. This is where the best part comes in. The last couple days I was out in fields and soggy areas during some Search And Rescue training. These boots were spectacular! I was walking in water above the foot level and my feet were completely dry. The only time water got into the boots was when I stepped in some pretty deep spots and it came in over the top. Now I just hope they will dry out ok because I would hate to lose out on continuing to wear these.
Second pair of boots
Bought my first pair back in April of this year, perfect from day one, Just got my second pair for back up and working at home. We just had a few days with rain on top of 3 inches of snow, black ice every where, I am amazed how well these soles make you feel safe, my old boots would have put me on the floor as soon as stepping out of the car. The soles on my first pair still look like new, no apparent wear. Once again highly recommended, fast delivery and staff who stay in contact to make sure your happy. :-)
I should have read the other reviews "runs narrow"
First off I want to say the customer service is a top notch 5 stars!!
Ok now for the review of the boot itself. It does run narrow and feels tighter than any of my other boots. The zipper is very trying to get down as it gets stuck on the inner liner. They should look at the Bates gtx to see how the inner liner works as that system is nice. A big gripe is why don't they use some of the technologies from the sport version: lace keeper and tongue to store in, 2-zone lace system, or the ankle pad. Seems like you lose on some of that for the waterproofing. I like Haix sport boots but will refrain on buying another pair of their waterproof line until they make some improvements.
We appreciate you sharing your feedback on the Black Eagle Tactical 2.0 GTX High Side Zip. We are happy to hear that our Customer Service Dept. was able to take care of any issues you have. We apologize that the width didn't work out for you, those boots do run narrow, but we are always available via Live Chat or phone to answer any sizing questions you may have. After speaking with our Customer Service Dept. about your review, I believe they were able to come up with a solution to help you with your issues. We hope the level of service you received will encourage you to be loyal HAIX customer in the future. Stay safe out there!
Lightweight and comfortable, but a bit narrow
Great patrol boots. They are lightweight and comfortable. Just 2 things, they run a little narrow. I by no means have wide feet and these are still a little narrow, but I really can’t complain due to receiving these in a giveaway from Haix, which I am extremely grateful for. The second thing is the zipper. It gets stuck on the inner fabric when unzipping. Other than that I’m pretty impressed with them.
Thank you for providing feedback on the Black Eagle Tactical 2.0 GTX High Side Zip. First off, congratulations on being chosen as one of our weartest winners. We are happy that you like the lightweight and comfortable features of these patrol boots. We are sorry that you had some issues with the width and the zipper, but after speaking with our Customer Service Dept., we believe we found a solution to your issues. We hope these boots continue to serve you well and that you will remain a loyal HAIX customer in the future.
Great boot, zipper malfunctions
Overall, I love these boots. They are comfortable, light, and have great waterproof capabilities. The only thing I dislike is the zipper and the flap inside the zipper. When I unzip my boots, the zipper gets caught on the little piece of fabric on the inside. It would be okay if it was a once in a while thing but it is every day. I still love the boots but the zipper may need some more work.
Thank you for taking the time to review the Black Eagle Tactical 2.0 GTX High Side Zip. We are happy to hear that you like the comfort and waterproof capabilities of this lightweight boot. We do apologize that you have had some issues with the zipper getting stuck. I believe our Customer Service Dept. has been in touch with you and we were able to find a solution to the problem that will get you back out in these boots in no time. We hope they will serve you well in the future. Stay safe out there!
I have purchased several Haix footwear and these particular boots are among the best. They were extremely comfortable out of the box and are extremely well-made. The same can be said about my other Haix boots as well. They are all well worth the extra money due to their overall quality and durability. Highly recommended.
Love these shoes, got this for winter
I love these shoes. I got the same ones the summer version and it feels amazing and comfortable. I decided to get the same ones but waterproof. These feel as good, the only minus is it’s missing the lace cover. With haixlogo.
I will review when I get them.
Need to get them first, and use them for at least 6 months. Southern Arizona mountains and terrain is no joke.
Worth the $
By far the best boots I've worn. Six years in the military and seven in law enforcement, I've tried quite a few over the years. This brand tops all! I own 3 pairs that I use for work. September is the month to buy!
Walking on a cloud
I have four pairs of HAIX boots and each pair are very comfortable; I tried others and wore other brand's for years, but they can't compare to HAIX for total comfort. Occupation: Corrections , Fire/EMS , Security for a Private/Gated Community.
Good boot but too narrow
Good boot but too narrow
I ordered these boots in the same size as I would Bates or 511 boots and I have a hard time getting them on as the back lining on the side zipper is not wide enough to get my size 13 foot in without undoing the laces same for getting them off.which kinda defeats the purpose of side zipper boots. I should've order the wides as my foot feels squeezed all the time. Trying to break them in hoping that they will stretch some otherwise they will go in the closet in case primary boots get wet.
Hi Sgt. Maskunas,
Thank you for taking the time to review the Black Eagle Tactical 2.0 GTX High Side Zip. I apologize that you have had some issues with the fit of your boots. We are always available to give sizing help either via Live Chat or by calling/emailing our Customer Service Dept. Those boots do run narrow, so we do recommend our customers go up in width. Our boots do run quite differently than other brands, so it is not always optimal to choose the size you already wear if it is a different company. That being said, our Customer Service Dept. has been in touch with you and I believe we found a reasonable solution to the problem. We hope this won't deter you from choosing HAIX again in the future. Stay safe out there!
These are my boots!
I've been wearing my Black Eagle Tactical Boots for one week now, and I'm ready to order a back up pair!
Just plain awesome!
Fit perfectly, no break in period whatsoever, very lightweight, almost feel like wearing sneakers. Soles give great grip, and are all but silent. Couldn't be happier with them. Did I mention incredibly comfortable?
I'm a happy guy.... these are the best yet.
I'VE BEEN AT THIS FOR OVER THIRTY YEARS AND HAVE ALWAYS HAD ISSUES WITH MY FEET. I have a half dozen pair of duty boots that I wear in rotation but now the rotation stops because these Haix boots are the best of the best. Light with terrific support & comfortable. If I wasn't at the end of the rainbow I'd buy another pair just to have them in queue.
Just got them but seem tighter.
I see sizing isn’t consistent through Haix boots. I ordered 11.5W which is what I’ve been wearing since Haix first came to the US under Lion Apparel and these are tighter in the heals and forefoot than all of my fire and station boots. Also has less padding and cushion in the forefoot area. Time will tell about the durability, but if they last like the original Station boots from the mid 2000’s that I still am able to use then they are a good deal. Just hoping they stretch out some and I am going insole shopping now to help with the cushion and comfort issues.
Thank you for taking the time to review the Black Eagle Tactical 2.0 GTX High Side Zip. We are sorry to hear that you are having some issues with the comfort of these boots. They do run more narrow than our structural fire or station boots which may be why they feel tighter but they should loosen up some as they break in. As far as the cushion, I believe someone from our Customer Service Dept. has reached out to you and found a reasonable solution to that issue. We hope this works and that the boots will serve you well. We appreciate you being a loyal HAIX customer and hope this won't deter you from purchasing again in the future.
Very Different from the Original Eagle Tactical Boots
The original Eagle Tactical boots are the greatest boots I've ever worn. I was very excited that there's a 2.0 side-zip but the 2.0 is very different from the original. The 2.0s are very well made but the instant-break-in & running comfort of the original Eagle Tactical are no longer a thing.
Structurally, the boot is made for feet with more prominent arches and pushes up on the outer balls of my feet. You can absolutely tell the boots are of high quality, but unfortunately they cramp my feet after about a minute of wearing. Hopefully Haix will make a boot that are like the original Eagle Tactical boots.
Light, durable, and comfortable.
For years I would get off of shift and put running shoes on, always thinking how happy I was to have that support for my knees. It was like night and day.
I placed an order for the Black Eagle Tactical 2.0 GTX High Side Zip on a chance. I was never expecting what I would receive. The box came in the mail and when I picked it up, I thought that it must have been the wrong order because it was light as a feather. I put them on and adjusted the laces. When I began to walk, to my surprise I felt a spring in my step as if I was wearing a new pair of running shoes! Night and day compared to the heavy leather boots I have been accustomed to over the last 10 years.
The boots were a little tight around the side of my little toes for the first week or so but broke in very nicely after that.
Do yourself a favor and buy these boots if you spend more than 10 hours a day on your feet. Just remember that they run more narrow. I want to order 2 more pair of these just in case they are discontinued.
First time buyer
Found your site on line while looking for boots, I live in the far North of Canada so I needed something for both hot and very cold climates plus in a size 14.5 Wide.Working in the Sheriffs office, we have long days alternating between being in Court to being out doors in minus 40C or colder temps. Choices are very few and far between. After reading all the reviews on your site I opted for the Black Eagle Tactical 2.0 GTX High Side Zip, in a 15 Medium. The order was placed last week and they arrived today. First let me say that is quicker service than getting stuff from Lower Canada,and secondly the box was so light I thought they had only shipped one boot. Anyway the boots are on and feel great, the extra half size was a good choice. feel great and look good, I would have preferred a slightly long lace to wrap around the the leg but no problem. I think I will order some of your socks as I normally wear a very thick sock. I am looking forward to having a boot that last longer than a year like my old ones.
Very well built and hoping it will last just as long as my last pair of haix. very stiff for the first work week but then were very comfortable. the boots had more padding / insulation around the ankle and leg than i was used to but worked out nice since it is winter right now.
Great boot just running narrow.
Great boot, wish I could wear them every day. I ordered the wide like I have in the past in Haix boots but these seem to be running more narrow. No double E available.
Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on the Black Eagle Tactical 2.0 GTX High Side Zip. We are happy to hear that you like the boots. We do apologize that the wide width is not working out for you. These boots are built on an athletic shoe platform, which is different from our other boots which could be why they feel more narrow. Right now, this is the only boot in the Black Eagle line that comes in wides but we hoping to have wides in all the other models sometime next year. I will definitely pass along your concerns about the wide width to upper management for consideration. We hope this will not deter you from being a loyal HAIX customer in the future.
Good boot. Very lightweight. I ordered the wide size, which still is tight. The zipper on one boot works better than the other. Overall a good boot!