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Missoula 2.1, Factory Second

Wildland firefighters subject themselves to one of the most physically demanding jobs in the world, requiring both physical and mental toughness to face the challenging and ever-changing conditions experienced with wildland firefighting. You need a boot that can match the challenges you face, that is as tough as you are. The new  Missoula 2.1 is up to that task and more and is certified NFPA 1977 for wildland firefighting. The HAIX® Missoula 2.1 NFPA hiking boots for wildland firefighting were built to meet the exacting demands of the wildland firefighter. The durably tough European split bull leather is water-resistant, hydrophobic and breathable to keep your feet as comfortable as possible. The lighter weight of the Missoula 2.1 helps to alleviate leg fatigue while on long hikes, since the less weight you have on your feet, the less energy you have to expend while walking. Offering not only safety protection, but comfort, for those who can spend all day on their feet in the most rugged of terrain. Our newly designed highly heat-resistant, Vibram®, anti-slip sole will give you greater footholds on whatever terrain you have to face. The special design of the heel offers strong footholds on even the most steep and uneven terrain. And the sturdy and stable midsole ensures you won’t feel every rock and stone as you hike. We also 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. Our two-zone lacing system allows you to adjust the tension separately on different sections of the boot, the upper and the lower part. You are able to adjust the HAIX wildland boots for a fit tailored just for you and the terrain in which you are hiking. For mainly downward descents, tighten the upper and the lowers evenly to prevent your foot from sliding forward into the boot. For mainly upward ascents, leave the upper a little looser so the upper does not constrict your shin. The two-zone lacing also provides better ankle support to prevent potential ankle injuries out on the line. The new roller ball eyelets on the lower part of the lacing system offers minimal friction, reducing wear and tear on the flame-resistant Nomex® laces. Missoula 2.1 NFPA hiking boots for wildland firefighting are available in narrow, medium, and wide widths with whole and half sizes from 4 to 13. Now’s the time to try out the latest generation Missoula 2.1 , see and feel the difference. Certified NFPA 1977-2016 Certified ASTM F2892-2018 for Electrical Hazard resistance Secura Liner® – will never wrinkle up or pull out over time HAIX® 2-Zone Lacing - Ankle lace lock allows independent lace adjustment between the upper and lower boot. HAIX® ES Out System for easier removal of boot Heel grip for superior hold on steep terrain Rugged Vibram® heat-resistant sole with side stabilization specifically designed for hiking Sole is fuel and oil-resistant and heat resistant to 572°F Water-resistant, breathable leather Nomex® threads and laces 8 inches Learn more about HAIX® footwear technology.

Missoula 2.1, Factory Second

Men's model


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Maximum Protection for Wildland Firefighters

HAIX Wildland boots are safety-certified for the toughest job.

Certified for Wildland Firefighting

The Missoula 2.1 is built as a hiking boot that’s flame-, heat- and EH-resistant—offering ultimate protection in the most challenging environments.

Flame- & heat-resistant sole

The unique Vibram anti-slip sole offers the ultimate in comfort and sturdiness on even the most difficult job. The uniquely designed heel provides strong footholds on the steepest terrain, and a built-in boot jack makes for easy removal.

Electrical hazard protection

The Missoula 2.1 is independently certified to provide electrical hazard protection to 18kv in case of contact with powerlines and other hazards.

Durable bullhide construction

The European bullhide upper features double- and triple-stitched seams to withstand the toughest wear in the harshest environments.

Comfort and Safety in One Boot

Hike to the fire line and back without worry.

Comfort insole

HAIX micro fiber insoles absorb perspiration to keep feet dry and comfortable under the most challenging conditions. Machine wash or replace for freshness.

Torsion proof

Missoula 2.1 offers a sturdy and stable midsole that prevents flexing side to side—increasing stability while decreasing the chance of ankle injury. You will not feel sharp rocks or stones when walking in this boot.

2-zone lacing

Independently lace the upper and lower areas for a comfort fit. A built-in roller ball design creates less wear on heat- and flame-resistant Nomex® laces.

Breathable comfort

Special foams between the inner lining and the leather expel moist air and draw in fresh air with each step through the mesh lining at the top of the boot.

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Hard facts inside and out

HAIX Missoula 2.1, Factory Second

Item no. 111011

Built in boot jack
Certified for wildland & electrical hazard
Water resistant, breathable leather
Nomex threads and laces
Heat resistant Vibram hiking sole
Heel grip
Torsion proof
Soft toe
Upper material:
Hydrophobic split leather
Boot height in inches:
10 inches
Inner liner:
ASTM F 2892, NFPA 1977
2 zone lacing
Product type:
Factory seconds
Primary use:
Wildland firefighting

Your questions. Our honest answers.

Missoula 2.1 runs about a half size larger than your normal shoe size. It also comes in either a medium or wide width.
The Missoula 2.1 is not waterproof, but the leather is hydrophobic and water resistant.
Missoula 2.1 does not have a safety toe in the boot.
The original Missoula boots are shorter in height, measuring at 8", while the Missoula 2.1 measures in at 9" tall. The Missoula was built more to U.S. Forest Service guidelines and are not certified NFPA 1977 for wildland firefighting. The Missoula 2.1 is built to exceed NFPA 1977 certification requirements and is certified to that standard.
HAIX always recommends to follow our NFPA 1851 guidelines for routine and advanced inspection. Our step by step guide is here. To clean boot, brush away any loose dirt with a stiff boot brush. Wash boots with warm water and a small amount of mild dish soap. Air dry without forced heat. Once dry, fluff the nap with a boot brush. An impregnating spray made especially for suede can be used to finish, but it is optional.
Yes you can buy replacement parts for the Missoula 2.1 such as insoles and laces. You can find these items on our website on the accessories page. Missoula 2.1 is not able to be retreaded, but can be refurbished to extend the life of your boots. If you are looking to refurbish your Missoula 2.1 boots, check out the HAIX Extended Wear program.
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