|Primary use||Law enforcement|
|Product type||Factory firsts|
|Technologies||(SL) Secura Liner, Protective Sole, (MSL) Micro Soft Light, Climate, 2-Zone Lacing, Sun Reflect, CROSSTECH®|
|Fastener||2 zone lacing|
|Safety toe||No safety toe|
|Leg height in inches||8 inches|
Named after the elite unit of the German Federal Police, the HAIX® GSG9-S is the boot that wins best in class in our Law Enforcement line. SWAT guys chase down perps, kick in doors, rappel down buildings and they demand a top quality boot that is reliable, versatile, and durable and keeps them at the top of their game.
With its sleeker, slimmer profile, the GSG9-S is lighter and quieter, perfect for those stealth missions. With minimal seaming on the inside leg, the GSG9-S is made for rappelling, whether in training or on the job, and the pronounced abrasion resistant sole edge allows for easy deceleration on descent. The foam injected Micro Soft Light sole provides enhanced shock absorption along with temperature insulation, and an added puncture protective layer to protect you from penetration by sharp objects. The sole is self-cleaning, non-marking, oil and fuel resistant, and antistatic.
HAIX® Climate System with Breathable CROSSTECH® Inner Lining
The HAIX® GSG9-S is made with a built-in climate system which helps the tactical shoe maintain a balanced temperature keeping it warm during cold weather and cool during warm times. This is thanks to the vent holes which makes air circulation within the shoe possible. So you can conveniently walk in your shoes no matter the weather and not have to worry about it being too hot or too cold.
And with the CROSSTECH® barrier, your boots are made to be waterproof, breathable, and bloodborne pathogen resistant. Because when you’re on SWAT or SRT duty, bacteria and hygiene should be the least of your worries.
HAIX® MSL System and Secura Liner
The HAIX® MSL System feature of the tactical boots protect your feet from shock as well as insulates from heat and cold. It’s made out of lightweight foam which is injected straight to the sole. You can barely feel it. An amazing feat for a compact pair that boasts many features. The Secura Liner firmly secures and seals the lining along the upper leather beneath the sole so your shoes never pull up or wrinkle even when worn over time.
HAIX® Sun Reflect and Flame Resistant
When you’re on duty all day under the harsh rays of the sun, it’s unavoidable that your feet gets hot too. Not with the HAIX® GSG9-S. This durable pair features Sun Reflect leather which reduces the heating effect of direct sunlight by reflecting heat back thus keeping the feet cool at all times. It’s also flame resistant. Just one of the many things it’s resistant against, making it an all-around footwear you can wear anywhere.
Two-Zone Lacing System and Fast Roping Properties
Nobody has time to fuss with their shoe laces when there are bigger responsibilities to fulfil. That is why the HAIX® GSG9-S is made with two-one lacing system which allow the wearer to easily tie the shoelaces at just the right level of snugness around the leg. There are no seams inside the lacing area and it has a built in padded ankle so it is protected from leg abrasion.
Protective ThroughSole with Shock Absorbent Insole
The HAIX® GSG9-S is protected by a flexible puncture protective sole inlays as well as an insole anatomically shaped to fit the ideal position of the feet. It has good shock absorption making it the ideal type of boot to wear whether you belong to an SRT team or you simply have a knack for extreme action.
- Engineered in Germany
- Secura Liner® – never a loose liner
- CROSSTECH® inner liner, waterproof, breathable, bacteria, chemical, and bloodborne pathogen resistant
- HAIX® Climate System for temperature balance
- HAIX® Sun Reflect leather keeps feet cooler in direct sunlight
- HAIX® 2-Zone Lacing - Ankle lace lock allows independent lace adjustment between the upper and lower boot.
- HAIX® MSL System (Micro Soft Light) PU foam is injected throughout the sole for greater shock absorption and cold/heat insulation
- Non metallic protective throughsole
- Waterproof/breathable leather
This is my second review. My original review's texts did not appear. I am on my second pair of Black Eagle tactical boots and love those boots but I wanted a "heavier" duty boot. I ordered a size 9 and they fit perfect. Working corrections I am on my feet for long periods of time. These boots are very supportive but are not stiff. You can run in them and it doesn't feel like you are wearing "concrete" on your feet like some boots can feel. The break in time is not to bad, a little longer than the black eagles but when they do they feel great. As for being quiet they are very stealthy for a bigger boot which is surprising, great job in that regard. I will probably use the Black Eagle boots for summer and the GSG9's for winter use. Next purchase is the Black Eagle tactical athletic desert boot for personal use. Haix customer for life.
We appreciate you taking the time to write a second review on the HAIX GSG9-S and we apologize that your text did not show up on the first one. We are happy to hear that you love these boots and have found them to be supportive and durable even after long hours on your feet. The break-in time can be a little longer with these boots due to the full-grain leather used throughout. We are glad you appreciate the high-quality of our products and that you plan to remain a HAIX customer for life. Stay safe out there!
Almost excellent boot
After sending back the size 8.5 as being too large, I ordered the size 8. Order process as always very easy and fast shipping. After wearing them for a bit, my observation is, that they are lighter in weight than my HAIX Nebraska Pro hiking boots which I normally wear. They are also slightly higher than the Nebraska Pro's. They definitely don't have such a molded foot bed as the Nebraska Pro's. I like the smooth leather and that they come in black. I still need to break them in better. They require more break in than the Nebraska Pro's which is due to the foot bed being straighter. The Lacing system also has the two zone lacing, which is a great system. Of course, these boots don't have the additional outside lacing loops as the Nebraska Pro's. This is probably due to SWAT requirements when it comes to rope work and it creates a smoother outside of the boot. A little slower to lace than the Nebraska Pro's. One thing is the tongue material on these boots, which I think should also be leather. There was also some kind of a fabric label on there, that imho should not be there at a SWAT/GSG9 boot. Easy to remove, but leaves the white ripped label in the seam. I am not a fan of the insole, slightly too slick and rough. I will replace that with a wool felt insole either like the old German Army Bots had or from a archery hunting outfit which produces them "home made". That takes nothing away from the boot, as it is a highly personal thing what insole is to be used. Traditionally, the wool felt ones are changed every day to a second pair and the previous pair can dry. Wool felt "sucks" up sweat and helps to keep your socks dry while still retaining insulation properties.
I will see how these hold up to "office" wear and construction field wear for field observation visits in comparison to the Nebraska Pro's over time.
Thank you for taking the time to review the HAIX GSG9-S. This is a tactical police boot and is likely why you noticed a difference in weight as they do not have a safety toe like the Nebraska Pro which are made for hiking and forestry work. Due to the full-grain leather used throughout, they can take a little longer to break in because they are not specifically made for hiking/walking. The two-zone Lacing System can take some getting used to, especially if you are used to lacing the Nebraska Pro boots. The tongue is not leather because it makes the boots more breathable and keeps your feet more comfortable and less sweaty when out on the job. We apologize that the insole was not comfortable enough for you but we are glad that you found a solution to fit your needs. The wool insole that you describe is exactly why we encourage our customers to wear our wool blend socks with all our boots to wick away moisture. Overall, we are happy that you like the boot and hope they continue to serve you well. We appreciate you being a loyal HAIX customer.
After having worn them a couple of times, they feel as if I've had them for a while. They were comfortable to walk around in.
We appreciate your comments on the HAIX GSG9-S. We are pleased that these boots are comfortable after the initial break-in period and easy to walk around in. Thank you for being such a loyal HAIX customer.
Hello potential buyers, I am an agent with the US Border Patrol. My every day duties require hiking in rough, rocky terrain in 110 degree weather. I am going to break the advantages and disadvantages of the HAIX GSG9-S t down the best I can. I owned these boots for approximately 3 months and used them 10 hours, 5 days a week since I purchased them. First off, the comfort of this boot is extraordinary. I can stand in these boots for hours without any issues. The boots are bulky when looking at them, but surprisingly are light weight. I was worried about blisters, but I only had one on my right ankle in the first week of purchasing them. Hiking up hills and mountains are not an issue with these boots. I am able to sustain a proper posture which helps prevent fatigue or aces and pains. The boots have amazing grip, which makes coming down high elevation less of a struggle. Unfortunately, I do not recommend the default insoles because they are pretty rough on the bottom of my feet and often leave my feet sore, especially descending down hill. I often lose balance due to rocks and with other boots I would roll my ankles. The ankle support of theses boots are adequate and haven't had any issues. The Sun Reflect works well, but due to the extreme conditions I work, the boots took a great amount of cosmetic damage which could have damaged the Sun Reflects functionality. The boots are holding up well to this point and I'll be sure to keep potential buyers updated. In summary, overall these boots have been the best pair I've bought so far.
We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with the HAIX GSG9-S. We are happy to hear that these boots have served you well on the job under extreme temperatures and provided solid grip on rough terrain. We are also pleased that you find these boots to be lightweight and comfortable and even after long hours on your feet, you didn't experience any pain or injury to your ankles or feet especially when going downhill. We are sorry that the insoles did not provide the cushioning that your feet desired but it sounds like you have found an alternative that meets your needs. Again, thank you for your feedback and your service. We hope these boots continue to serve you well in the future!
GSG9 is a great duty boot
I thought the boot was a bit pricey, but then I remembered the last pair I bought for swat lasted me 7 years. These are far more comfortable and light. Great service staff as they entertained my issues of ordering over the phone and not some faceless website
Thank you for taking the time to review the HAIX GSG9-S. We are happy to hear that the boots are comfortable and lightweight. We are also glad our Customer Service Dept. was helpful in taking your order over the phone. We hope these boots serve you well for years to come.
I bought these boots 5 years ago...they are still going strong, can be shined easily and are comfortable...they may cost higher than other boots, however, they are well worth it.
BEST BOOT EVER!!!!
We appreciate your feedback and are happy to hear that the GSG9-S has served you well over the past five years and we hope these boots will continue to serve you well in the future.
As a correctional officer, I spend long hours on my feet. I currently have 3 pair of Danners that I switch from, trying to relieve my tired, aching feet. Since receiving these boots, my feet have not been sore or tired (and I've put in two 16 hour days in them in the past week). They are so much quieter, lighter and the spring in the heel is great! I haven't experienced any negatives with the break in time that the other reviewers have mentioned , but maybe that's because they seem like such a relief after those heavy, uncomfortable Danners. I am definitely a fan of Haix and will purchase more (because of a shoe addiction and not so much need). Highly recommend these boots to everyone, very well worth the investment!!!
We are so happy to hear that you are pleased with your new HAIX GSG9-S boots and that they are giving you that comfort you have been looking or. Thank you so much for your feedback, we appreciate your support.
This boot is all leather. It's got a spring in the step, lightweight, and easy to shine/clean.
One of my best footwear selections ever!
Bought these for use during EMS shifts, but wanted them for motorcycle riding and sometimes for construction work too. After a little work, have got them to hold a shine very nicely...look great on EMS shifts and for Construction Management. Just returned from riding in heavy rain, and VERY pleased with how dry my feet are. I really hadn't expected the water resistance to be so good from these boots. I've had full leather boots with famous make waterproof membranes that haven't performed as well. Bought them for cooler comfort in the summer, the great water resistance performance is a big plus. These boots are in my book as one of my best footwear purchases ever.
High quality boot
I do a lot of standing,kneeling and walking on a daily basis and I have two concerns with the boot,first one is the insole that it comes with is the most uncomfortable insole I ever had in a boot,it felt like I was walking barefoot on concrete,no cushion what so ever,total rubbish,you will immediately opt for a softer insole like I did after wearing the boot for a week,second the boot does run very narrow so I did what other reviewers did and I ordered a half size up and I also got the Extra wide but when I got the boot in the mail and tried them on they felt tight around my toe area,would be nice if they came in an xx wide size for the people with a little wider then normal foot.
Most comfortable boots ever
I have owned my GSG9's for about 4 years now and have them resoled twice. I have owned numerous boots over the years and nothing compares to these. I have worked assignments were I am on my feet for 8-12 hours in the Florida heat and rain and these boots have made those days a little more tolerable. They hold an excellent shine and have a very professional appearance. I own two other pairs of Haix boots and a pair of the Black Eagle Athletic Low and by far my GSG9 are my favorite.
I highly recommend these for any cop working patrol!
Stay safe - stay frosty!
GSG9 boots are awesome!
I found Haix boots by chance while searching for a better duty boot. I have worn Matterhorn boots and Danner Acadias but the GSG9s are so much better!
I originally wanted to try the Mission boots but due to the rubberized toe area I was worried they wouldn't polish up correctly (LE work requires a good polish at times). I went with the GSG9s and couldn't be happier. They appear to be a very high quality product and are the most comfortable boots I have ever worn. My pair fit true to size as well. I only wish Haix would import the Ranger BGS model to the US!!!!!!
Best Duty Boot
I've been wearing these boots for about a year and they are absolutely amazing! I was issued Danners and they were horrible. Tried 5.11 and they fell apart. Tried Magnum and they didn't breathe at all. These boots keep my feet from overheating, they keep my feet dry, and I only will only wear these now. The leather shines nicely and holds a shine very well. I would recommend these boots to anyone who stands for long periods of time. I broke mine in on marble and granite and it was fantastic. Take care of your feet, and they take care of you.
The only downside is that over the winter they are not warm enough for negative degree weather.
nice boots but too small, i think i need returns
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These boots appear to be very high quality, using very nice materials especially the leather used. I would have given a rating of ten, but cannot due to the boots running very small in width and length. I had to reorder another pair a half size bigger then normal, which I have never had to do before with any shoe or boot. And unfortunately can't return the original pair because they were worn outside.
Best boots I've ever worn or owned
I bought a pair of GSG-9s in June of this year and wear them for work everyday. I have never been more comfortable in footwear. My work boots have always had zip sides and I was a little hesitant at first w/ just laces. Little did I know that the Haix lacing system is a big part of the comfort of the boot. These boots breathe like sandals and even in the Tennessee August heat, sweating is much less than I've experienced w/ other boots. The construction is very good and aside from polish (to cover scuff marks on the toes) they still appear almost brand new. I will never buy any other boots but Haix. Wunderbar!!!!!!
Dear Haix, I would like to thank you for making the BEST boot I have ever bought, the HAIX GSG9-S. I wear them for work as an EMT/Security Officer in a Level 2 trauma hospital for at least 12 hours a day, 3-4 days in a row. At the end of the day, my feet are not exhausted, and are not sweaty like with other footwear. Comfort is of up most importance, as I am constantly on my feet, whether patrolling, or responding to codes. I have just ordered some replacement laces as the original ones are almost worn out (just over 1 year), although the rest of the boot is in excellent condition, no signs of falling apart, even the insole is still comfortable! I am also a volunteer firefighter here in Montana, and will look to replace my old station boots with a HAIX pair. I am 6'3", and wear a size 14 US boot, and it is incredibly hard to find a comfortable, well built boot that fulfills a demanding daily job. I wear them daily, through 90+ degree summer heat, through wet springs, and -30 F winters. There just simply is not a better boot anywhere. They were perfect from the first time I put them on, and will be in 4 hours once I report to work. Thank you once again.
Sincerely & God Bless,
Volunteer Fireman, EMT/Security Officer & future Highway Patrolman
And Thank You Sir, for everything you do... and for taking the time to give us such great feedback. It makes us very happy to hear that we can make your job just a little easier. Take care and be safe!
Best boots I've tried in 7 years
Great boots from the off with no pinching, tight points or chafing. The quality stands out and they even have decent 'feel' for driving duties, despite the impact-absorbing sole. Like a previous contributor we (can) have hot summers and (always) have wet winters. So far the GSG9s have shrugged it all off.
Comfortable, long lasting
Finally, after over two years I am having to send in my first pair of GSG9-S to be resoled. Once broken in they fit like a dream. At least once a week I tend to be on my feet up to eight hours in a shift. I rarely have the back issues as I had with the other shoes even with my duty gear on. I cannot say enough about these boots. I intend to buy a second pair while the first pair is being resoled. I am very glad I found this boot.
Thanks for taking the time to write a quick review, Deputy. We're happy to hear that the boots are working out so well for you. Stay safe!
This boot has it all: comfort, quality, support. Had them three months now and they were fantastic the second I put them on, but keep getting better and better as they break-in. The most comfortable boot I've owned and I can tell they will be the longest lasting. They are my first pair of Haix boots but I'm so pleased with them I just bought a pair of the Tactical Mid 20's. Those are like slippers right out of the box. Haix is making a quality product. Very happy I found them!
Best boots money can buy
My 2nd pair ordered. First pair have lasted me 3 years. Daily use boot is fine the sole has worn down after 3 years. Kevlar lining offers added protection from broken glass, nails
Etc. I love the boots and wouldn't wear anything else.
Best boot I ever purchased
I just placed an order for my second pair of GSG9's. I have worn the 1st pair daily for the last 2 years and they are by far the best boots I have owned. I work in corrections and am on my feet constantly. An average boot would only last about 6 months. These boots are with the extra cost and the quality of the workmanship will be obvious for the minute you open the box.
The boots are comfortable in all seasons.
Dear Haix, I would like to thank you for the excellent customer service. I ordered a pair of Haix’s Airpower P7 last year online from Haix that just didn’t fit right. I returned them with no hassle and chose a pair of GSG9’s. These boots are very comfortable and durable. I work in an area with hot summer’s and cold winters. The boots are comfortable in all seasons. I have had the boots for over six months with hard daily use and they show little wear and tear.
- Patrol Officer