Black Eagle Tactical 2.0 GTX Mid
Black Eagle Tactical 2.0 GTX Mid
Innovation meets comfort in a German-engineered 6-inch tactical boot
I’ve worn many different boots over the years and these are one of the best I’ve worn. Very similar to Danner boots. The only negative to these boots is the Velcro for the laces. The laces tuck into the tongue and then the tongue has Velcro on it which then Velcro’s down to the laces. This never stays velcroed together however the laces do stay tucked into the tongue. Velcro typically makes some noise as well. Overall a great boot and great purchase experience. I’d buy againRead more
After going through many pairs of inferior boots I decided to make the jump to HAIX and these have proven to be a much superior boot. They took a few days to break it but they are an excellent boot. Looking forward to wearing them for many years. They provide superior support and the quick lace system is great. Thank you HAIX!Read more
Great boots/not what I expected.
I was hoping for a heavier duty winter boot for winter use in clearer condition (not deep snow). No fault of the company, I just was not fully aware at how light weight and warm they were. because of the lighter design they are actually pretty slick looking and handsome for a casual boot. I don't recall seeing a clear temperature rating which many companies provide. possibly an error on my part, but I did have them out walking in -15/-20 temperatures and they stayed warm and I did walk through some snow 10"-12" and they stayed dry. So overall an excellent boot! I did perform an ice walking test, which was a big concern of mine for purchasing a new boot. they did fine, but I found the soles felt hard and they slipped a bit when leading of the toe, but hey, it's ice.. The boots look and feel great and are starting to work in. The sizing is pretty accurate too, which is often a problem when ordering boots and offering half sizes is a plus!
My only issue has been with the lacing system. I bought the mid size boots and the lacing style only really feels tight around the crux of the ankle and does not go up the ankle as I had expected (more like a work boot). I also do not like the nylon loops (eyelets) and nylon laces. they're too slippery and too hard to create the tension I desire throughout the boot. when I pull the laces tight, they slip out back to their resting position. I'm pretty sure this is the intended point of the lacing system but I much prefer the flat eyelets and a waxier, less slippery lace to provide ankle support and good even tension throughout the boot. I also find the velcro flap on the tongue to be useless and burdensome, and possibly more damaging to the laces than a flat eyelet system wound be.
I still recommend these boots and give them a 9/10 because they deliver on size, grip, warmth, flexibility and style. Thanks Haix!
Great but not perfect
This is my third pair of Haix Black Eagle boots. I can honestly say they are the closest thing you’ll find in a pair of boots that is equivalent to wearing an athletic shoe. That being said there are some things that need to be changed in order to make them perfect in my opinion. This new version has an extremely wide area in the lace area. There is more fabric now than leather in this latest version. I wish that these boots were like the previous versions with more leather in the lace area and less fabric. It seems this change causes the boot to be a little bit less comfortable in that the laces put a lot of pressure on the top of your foot near your toes. I read in another review where that was happening to somebody else. I also wish they would get rid of the fold down tab for the laces with the Velcro because the boot laces constantly get attached to the Velcro when taking the boots on and off. Its going to cause the laces to wear quicker and eventually break. The back of the boots are extremely stiff due to it being all leather. If there would be an added line of fabric in the back it would probably make the boots more comfortable and easier to break in. It takes forever for the back of these boots in the area of the ankles to break in. That being said these are the best boots that I have found to date and I keep going back to them even with these a few problems. Just can’t find anything else that is near close to an athletic shoe as these are.
I’ve been wearing HAIX boots for work for about 8-10 years, the leather is good and the souls wear good also, I just wish for the money these boots were made in the USA, that would be a real good selling point with a lot of people.Read more
Love this Footwear
This is my second pair of the GTX mid, this first lasted me 2 or three years. They kept my feet dry when around water and cool while in the heat of the summers.Read more
Best Work boots i have ever wore in ten years
This is my best working boots in my 10 years as a PSO, I was kinda skeptical of my decision getting it but in the end, i made a very good choice.
Perfect size, very comfy, and more importantly very lightweight. Also very grateful for the offered discount. By the way, I have recommended those booths to many of my co-workers.
Fantastic boot, I had gone through two of the previous modles and loved them as well. Only complaint is the insoles are too thin, I replaced them immediately with arm and hammer memory foam insoles and now everything is perfect. I do have four titanium rods and twenty screws implemented throughout my legs so shoe comfort is extremely important and I admit to be picky about footwear due to the implants.Read more
Good boots but no cushioning
These are nice quality boots but the downfall is in the sole. Absolutely no cushioning. I had to buy cushioning inserts because my feet and lower legs were sore after a work day. I would expect more from a 175.00 boot.Read more
Great! Only 1 thing missing
I love the wildland boot so when it came time to get new station boots I thought I would return & give these a try. I love them. They fit great, they are very comfortable, BUT there is no side zipper with the mid boot, only with the high boot. If these had the side zipper I would say they were perfect or very close to it.Read more
Best boots ever!
Love these boots! They are comfortable right out of the box. These boots hold up well, breathe and are waterproof. I have sloshed in creeks and riverbeds without any issues.Read more
Very comfortable right out of the box. Lacing is quick and snag free. may run narrow for certain. Outsole is surprisingly grippy even on ice.
3rd pair of Haix and not the last.
Best boots ever
I've had a previous pair of the same boots and they're great. They do what they say the do. I've stepped into 4 inch puddles with them and my feet stayed dry. Great traction in the snow and they stay cool in the summer. Great product from Haix. Can't imagine buying a different brand. Thank you.Read more
I was very excited to get these boots I've read lots of good things about them. However for me I do not like him first of all I have hard time keeping them tight second very uncomfortable after 8-- 12 hour shifts they made my legs cramp very unimpressed with these boots.Read more
Good Quality, but....
I have had these boots for a few weeks now and I have some insights about them. First, the build quality is excellent. The fit and finish is perfect and the leather is quality. The boots provided plenty of support. I like the lacing system as it is easy to lace quickly. I also appreciated the LE discount offered by Haix. Shipping was fast.
On the negative side, I just cant break these boots in. I have worn them for 8 hour shifts for a few weeks and my feet hurt. I wear a standard size. I do have a taller than normal arch and I feel like the top of the boot puts a lot of pressure on my foot causing my toes to go numb. I end up lacing them really light and then my feet aren't supported. I really want to continue to wear these boots to break them in more because I do really like them, but it is becoming a safety thing for me. I fear I have wasted $155.
These boots are nice and comfortable. It took about a day to break into them. I love that the boots are not bulky nice and stylish.Read more
Excellent Has Been Improved
After going through a succession of boots as a security officer I was dissatisifed with Danner, Manum, 5.11 and the rest. Almost in desperation I gave these boots a chance and after 8 months, now as an ATM service tech, I know I have found the best boot for the job. From appearance to weight, weather proofing, durability, to foot and ankle safety these boots do the job. Now I see they have improved the boot in areas important to me and I am placing my new order today.Read more
Not for me
After trying these on for a couple hours, the pressure was too much on the top of my feet. I also missed having a side zip.
I couldn't tell what the laces were like on the site, and one of the site images appears as if it uses a speed lock system. It does not, and that image is not explained anywhere. Standard laces fit into a pocket with Velcro closure.
Overall great boot minor issues
Previous owner of P6 mid .Got 4 1/2 years out of them and unfortunately had to retire them. Amazing product and best boots I've ever owned. I am a customer for life. Tried to have them resoled but Nushoe sent them back and said they couldn't do it. Anyway, I decided to switch it up and try the Black Eagle 2.0. Overall, great boot. Very comfortable no break in period. Here's my issue. Bottom half of boot laces don't lock in like the P6 so I can't ever get them to stay tight on the lower half. The tongue/laces keeper is a little annoying. The Velcro has already started to wear and not hold after 3 months and now the Velcro pulls and catches on the inside hem of my uniform pants. Also doesn't shine up as well as the P6 mid.
Otherwise overall good boot, Probably will try the P7 mid next time instead
2nd set of HAIX, overall very good
This is my second pair of HAIX boots. Overall I am very pleased with the fit and comfort. Only issue is that the laces ripped at the toe after only 5 months. Otherwise no complaints. Love HAIX, and will definitely buy from them again.Read more
Great, with minor issues.
Black EagleTactical 2.0 Mid, Size 12.5. I ordered these boots after my other pair of boots (different brand) wore through the sole. I wanted to try a Mid boot, because I was having tightness in my lower calf due to 8" boots. The Mid is great. Enough support so I don't roll my ankle, but enough movement so I don't get too much pressure on my calf/Achilles.
The footbed had great support and holds my foot nice. The sole feels like it will last a while. It is definitely the most comfortable boot without having to use an added insole. Don't get comfort mixed with soft. It is a firm sole and if you don't like firmness (think hiking shoes), they may not be for you.
Here are my minor complaints:
The lace placement is not very good. A lot of pressure on the top of my foot until Customizing my lacing style for the boot (which was trial and error, but now is livable)
After reading reviews and calling I ordered a size 12.5 since I was told they should fit like running shoes. My normal running and other shoes are 12.5-13. I should have got a 12 as the toe portion is a bit long in these boots. The boots still fits okay since it has a great heel cup and insole, just feel like clown shoes. (I am picky)
Overall good so far and if they stand up longevity wise I will order again. LEO discount would be nice but wouldn't prevent another purchase.
Quality and care
I am a first time buyer of the Haix brand. I have had the pleasure of meeting with the representatives of Haix at fire/ems conferences. The staff both in person and on the phone have been very helpful in helping me find the best boots that fit my needs. Before purchasing them, I did ask fellow firefighters /EMTs and also law enforcement about the Haix brand and all had excellent comments on Haix. The boots are excellent quality and a very comfortable fit. They also provide great support for my feet and ankles. I highly recommend this brand of boots.Read more
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