|Product type||Factory firsts, Clearance|
|Sole||VIBRAM® 016 Sole|
|Fastener||2 zone lacing, Smart lacing|
|Safety toe||No safety toe|
|Leg height in inches||8 inches|
The HAIX® Mission Desert Tan is your choice for footwear offering impressive technology and next to best comfort for those on law enforcement, army, or tactical duty. Because when you’re on duty, you never know what you’re going to encounter whether it’s uneven terrain, unpredictable weather conditions, or harsh environments. With a mission, you need footwear that can match the challenges. That’s where the HAIX® Mission Desert Tan comes in. These pair of tactical boots keeps you at the top of your game no matter where you are and what you encounter.
Two Zone Smart Lacing with Arch Support
The HAIX® Mission Desert features two zone smart lacing which allows you to spend more time on the go and on duty rather than having to tie your shoe laces. The independent lace adjustment between the upper and lower boot allows you to adjust the boot according to your liking while giving your ankles the support they need. Not only that, you have the ability to tuck the lace ends in a side pocket. Hassle-free just how you like it!
The HAIX® combat boot also has built in arch support and excellent shock absorption. Perfect for those moments when you’re working in rough conditions and on uncertain terrain. You can carry a large pack on your back and not have to worry about falling or twisting your ankle. The boot platform ensures that your feet hold firmly on rocky and unstable terrain.
GORE-TEX® Protected and HAIX® Climate System
The HAIX® Mission Desert Tan is protected by a waterproof GORE-TEX® inner liner to keep your feet dry and free from bacteria no matter what the situation. Emphasizing its protection is the built-in HAIX® Climate System designed to keep your feet at a balanced temperature so when it’s warm, your feet stay cooler, and if it’s cold, your feet stay warmer. This is made possible by the air circulation afforded by the vent holes at the top of the boot. The drier your feet, the better they are able to maintain a comfortable temperature.
Breathable Nubuck Leather with Vibram Soles
This HAIX® combat boot is made out of nubuck leather that’s both breathable and water resistant. In addition to that are the Vibram soles, specially designed for military applications, which are heat resistant, antistatic, and easy to clean. Vibram soles are known for exceptional durability and traction on a wide array of surfaces. The HAIX® Mission Desert Tan’s rubber on the front toe and back heel adds an extra layer of protection to help your boots last longer.
Comfortable Insole and Secura Liner Secured
The insole of the HAIX® Mission Desert Tan is comfortable, moisture repellent, and antibacterial. The quick-drying capabilities make it easy to have newly washed insoles to keep your boots fresher. Just wash them the night before and they should be ready to go the next day! This Mission Desert boot also features Secura Liner which secures your boot lining from pulling out or wrinkling over time. Because when you’re faced with unpredictable situations on the job, on duty, or in the army, the one thing you need to be able to rely on is your boots to keep you moving and protected at all times.
- Engineered in Germany
- Smart Lacing – Quick pull lacing system with a stopper which locks laces tight for all day hold, lace ends tuck away in handy side pocket
- 2-Zone Lacing - Ankle lace lock allows independent lace adjustment between the upper and lower boot.
- Secura Liner® – will never wrinkle up or pull out over time
- HAIX® Arch Support System supports your foot in its natural, ideal position
- HAIX® Climate System for temperature balance
- Vibram® Sole for long lasting durability
- Also available in Black and Sage
Ordering any footwear online is a gamble for me but I figured I'd try these. As an American I hate buying Asian made products so I was excited to check out a European designed and built boot. Not sure why these are discontinued but they are awesome! They do run one half size large so in my case a 10.5 US fit perfectly when I usually wear an 11. I'm a medium width and had plenty of room. Just wear a good wool sock and you'll be fine. You instantly save $40 - $50 by not having to replace the insoles which are super comfortable. Shipping was fast (3 days from Kentucky to New York) and the customer service live chat was great. I got these primarily for hiking and the break in period was only 10 -15 miles. I stood in a stream up to my ankles and my feet remained dry. Totally waterproof. My first few hikes were in late winter/early spring in New York's Hudson Valley and the Missions saw snow, mud, rocks, water and pavement. No sign of wear except cleaning off dried mud.
I would have rated them a 10 but there are two things worth mentioning. These are not light boots. Not real heavy but not as light as some others. But for the weight you're getting a super quality product that is so comfortable you really don't feel the weight.
The other thing is the lacing system is terrible. The laces are very long but not long enough to wrap around and tuck in. The plastic lace clasp simply doesn't work. You squeeze and pull it snug then release but the laces pull right through. The side pocket isn't big enough to tuck away all the leftover laces. I replaced everything with 63" 550 paracord laces and problem solved. So you will need to invest an additional $10 on good laces.
Having said that I predict these will last many years with hard use. If the zombie apocalypse ever comes these are the boots I want on my feet.
I stumbled across Haix on the web and had never heard of them. There are so many boot manufacturers out there that it's almost hard to choose one. I'm really surprised Haix is not more well know in the U.S. With proper marketing they could really lock down a good chunk of the American boot market.
Thank you so much for your thorough review of the Mission Desert Tan boots. We are happy that you found the live chat feature to be of great use to you and that the boots arrived in a timely manner. We are also glad that you were able to order the correct size and you found the boots to be comfortable with little break-in time. It sounds like you really put the waterproof feature to the test and it really worked for you with minimal wear and tear. The weight of the boot is due to the full-grain leather and high-tech features used throughout the boot to give optimal performance. We are sorry that you did not like the laces that came with the boots but that you did find a solution to fit your needs. We really appreciate your feedback. Stay safe out there!
I am a police officer and for years I was buying a pair of boots each year. I tried several brands and they would never last. Finally I came across Haix boots. I bought a pair of p3's about 2 years ago and they still look new and feel great! When it came time to buy boots for S.W.A.T. I went straight to Haix. I bought the mission tan about 2 months ago and I am not disappointed. Fantastic boot very comfortable. Only complaint is they are stuff to break in. Most good boots are though. If your thinking of buying some boots, stop thinking and buy some Haix.
Thank you so much for taking the time to review the Mission Desert Tan. We are happy to hear that you have found them to be comfortable when doing S.W.A.T duty. Because of the full grain leather used throughout, sometimes our boots can take a while to break in. But we are glad you stuck it out and gave them a chance and they have served you well. We appreciate your service, stay safe out there!
Excellent alpine boot
Very stable and secure boot. They are excellent in rocky, steep terrain and temperate to cold climates. They feel slightly narrow at first, but once broken in form perfectly to the foot. This is my second pair of Haix and the quality and durability is second to none. Now I just need another pair of Airpower P9 Desert boots for hot weather!
We appreciate you sharing your feedback about the Mission Desert Tan. This boot can take a little longer
to break in, due to the thick, full grain nubuck leather used throughout. We are happy to know that the boots have served you well. Thank you for being such a loyal HAIX customer!
I love these boots, well made, good looking. I use them on my departments firing range as a firearms instructor and also off duty. Also great customer service (I broke one of the eyelets putting my foot were it shouldn't have been) Instead of fixing them they sent me new boots !!! Very cool...would buy again in a heart beat.
Awesome Combat,Hiking,Urban footwear!!!
I bought a pair of these Not knowing what to expect? But after the 1st two weeks of breaking them in they fit like a fine pair of boots Ive had forever, they are Very Comfortable and Light for a Comabat/Hiking stlye boot Much better Than Danners which I almost bought instead of these and Im So Glad I Bought These Wonderfull Boots Instead !!! The Vibram soles are So Quiet on all surfaces and Love the Goretex as Well , which comes Standard on these boots and costs Extra on Danners as an option !!! Plus these Haix Mission Desert Tan Boots Look Really Kick _ss and your not likeley to see anybody with another pair on any military base anytime soon quite yet, there are Awesome Little Secret. Mark Ex Army Soldier :) And Happy Customer~
Thanks for the great feedback! Enjoy your Haix Boots, Mark!