Factory Seconds boots are sold "as is" with no manufacturer warranty.
|Primary use||Wildland firefighting|
|Product type||Factory seconds|
|Technologies||(SL) Secura Liner, Composite Toe Cap, (AS) Arch Support, Climate, (ES) Easy Slip Out, 2-Zone Lacing|
|Upper material||Nubuck leather|
|Sole||FIRE 017 Sole|
|Shank||Plastic heel component|
|Fastener||2 zone lacing|
|Safety toe||Composite toe|
|Height from inside | from floor||8 inches | 10 inches|
Dual purpose wildland boot
We've taken our ever popular HAIX® Missoula and given these wildland firefighting boots a serious upgrade! After hearing feedback from guys and gals out on the front lines, we've added some of the additional features you look for in leather wildland fire boots. Save today on HAIX Factory Seconds!
Built-in arch support
The HAIX Missoula 2.0 wildfire boots was built especially for the wildland firefighter. The lighter weight of the HAIX Missoula 2.0 Factory Seconds Boot alleviates leg fatigue while on those long hikes, since the less weight you have on your feet, the less energy you have to expend while walking. We've also added into the HAIX Missoula 2.0 our renowned HAIX® Arch Support System, because we all know that wildfire boots need good arch support systems to make walking long distances much more comfortable.
Metal free safety toe and puncture protection
We've added a lightweight composite toe that gives your toes plenty of room to move around while offering non heat transferring safety protection. The sole of these HAIX Missoula 2.0 Factory Seconds Boots has built in puncture protection too.
Innovative sole design
Our newly designed highly heat resistant, rubber, anti-slip sole will give you greater footholds whatever terrain you encounter out in the field. The light weight PU cushioning built into the sole offers not only outstanding shock absorption but heat insulating protection from hot fire grounds. Then we added a built in boot jack at the rear of the boot to make it easier for you to get your HAIX wildland boots off after a long day.
Two-zone lacing with roller ball eyelets
The new roller ball eyelets in the lacing system make for faster, smoother, and non-friction tightening of your laces. And when you pair it with our two-zone lacing, you are able to adjust the boot for a fit tailored just for you, allowing you to achieve the ankle support you need when hiking through rough terrain. Stitching and lacing are all made of heat and flame resistant Nomex®.
Now's the time to try out the latest generation Missoula 2.0 wildland firefighting boots, see and feel the difference. Looking for our original design? Check out the HAIX Missoula - Hiking Boot for Wildland Fighting.
- Secura Liner® – will never wrinkle up or pull out over time
- Non heat transferring composite safety toe
- Non heat transferring puncture resistant midsole
- HAIX® Climate System for temperature balance
- HAIX Arch Support System
- HAIX® 2-Zone Lacing - Ankle lace lock allows independent lace adjustment between the upper and lower boot.
- Rugged heat resistant sole with side stabilization specifically designed for hiking
- HAIX® Easy Slip Out System
- Water resistant, breathable leather
IMPORTANT NOTE: Factory Seconds are boots which may have minor blemishes or imperfections. Factory Seconds boots are sold "as is" with no manufacturer warranty and are not eligible for warranty repair or replacement under any circumstances.
Haix Missoula 2.0
Just got these. The fit and feel with little effort for breaking in is why I chose to purchase again. The older version was my favorite soft boot while working on a Helitack crew. I can see the updates that should provide longevity which was my only complaint with the last pair from several years ago. Looks like you can rebuild them too. Great product at the price point much more comfortable than traditional boots in rocky terrain.
Haix Missoula 2.0 review 2020
Everything is really great except for the fact that after one season, and not much hiking (due to being on a helislack crew), the treads are nonexistent and or worn down very significantly.
Thank you for providing feedback on the Missoula 2.0 FS. We are happy to hear that you liked the boots but sorry to hear that you had issues with the sole wearing down. Unfortunately, those boots do not come with a warranty. We can also not guarantee how long a boot will last. There are many factors that come into play including how long you wear them, they conditions including weather and terrain, the type of work you are doing in them, etc. We apologize if this caused to any inconvenience, but we hope this will not deter you from considering HAIX again in the future. Stay safe out there!
These boots will get the job done for about 2/3rds of a season for a big guy like me. The soles faded pretty quick and bubbled in some areas after some felling in some hot areas. I recommend for anyone beside hotshot sawyers. I assume that the 2.1 will be an upgrade and I will stick with this company,
I am working on a land survey crew, I bought these because I needed a good pair of boots and my dad who is a wildland firefighter swears by these. So far I am just trying to get them broke in. They ended up being a little to big. Normally I wear a 5.5 in mens as I wear a 6.5-7 in women's but 5.5 in these needed up being about a half inch or so to big. I just need to tinker with them and add in some insoles and I think they will work out just fine.
Thank you for taking the time to review the Missoula 2.0, FS. We are happy to hear that you like the boots but we apologize about the fit issue. Those boots do run about half size large, so if you normally wear a 5.5 in Men's, 6.5-7 in Ladies, you would have likely wanted to get a size 5. We are always available to give sizing advice either via Live Chat or by contacting our Customer Service Dept. should you need it. We hope the small adjustments you made will keep the boots servicing you well! Stay safe out there!
Missoula 2.0, FS
I was hesitant to purchase these since I'd heard about the soles delaminating on the last Missoulas. When I saw the price dip, I figured I'd try it.
I've had them for close to 7 months. I broke them in easily and quickly.
Didn't get called up for fire, so I still can't comment on the soles delaminating but so far I really like them and haven't had a problem. Very comfortable, not heavy, very supportive.
This is my second paid of Haix boots, but the first pair of 2.0's. Right out of the box they are comfortable, especially when compared to other brands. After a few days they become very comfy. I enjoy the stable base that they provide when working and now the higher ankle support really locks in your feet. Great purchase.
Haix Missoula 2.o
About to start my third season and when I saw Haix had updated their Missoula 1.0 (aka the 2.0s now meet NFPA Standards required by the agency I work for), I had to give them a shot. After 2 weeks of breaking them in I am pleased with this purchase. Aside from the composite toe, these are a solid boot and very comfortable.
Boots were comfortable right out of the box. Wore them on a field fire that got away from a rancher a couple days after receiving them and was happy with my purchase.
great boot so far, fits better than any other fire boot I've had so far, can't wait to use them this fire season here in Minnesota
Haix Missoula 2.0 F.S.
Comfortable boots right out of the gate. I am looking forward to seeing how long these last.
Not as good as the Missoula
I had the first Missoula for 4 seasons in California and the boots performed really well. Very durable, light, comfortable and has good traction on mountainous terrain. However, I needed an NFPA 1977 compliant boot and being happy with the Missoula, I wanted the 2.0, no question. Once available I bought the boots and have not been fully satisfied at all. The 2.0 is wider around the toes and I have major heel lift in both boots. This leads to heel rub and discomfort. If I lace them down tighter to stop heel lift the circulation is cut off in my feet. Not the same boot, not the same satisfaction.
Haix Missoula 2.0, FS
I bought these for my son after he graduated from the FF1 academy. He already owned a pair of Missoula 2.0 that he wore during the ranch fire and through the FF1 academy including Cal Fire basic. He says the boots have no break in period and are more like slippers..lol They are the only boots he will wear. As a Retired FF/PM myself I understand how important good boots are. If they had been around before I retired they would have been my choice as well.