|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.
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 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.
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.