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HAIX Zipper

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    SPECIAL NOTE: Price is for a single zipper tongue. If zippers are needed for two boots, please order in quantity of two. Laces are sold separately.

Replacement zippers for NFPA zip-up fire and EMS boots are independent of the boot and help to... more
Product information "HAIX Zipper"
Color Black
Product type Accessories

Replacement zippers for NFPA zip-up fire and EMS boots are independent of the boot and help to provide a customized fit. Easily adjust the fit of your boot by loosening the laces on each side of the zipper, closing the zipper, then tightening the laces for a secure but comfortable fit.

Helpful hint: If the boot zipper grips become stuck, they can be released easily using a few drops of silicone or sewing machine oil.  Also, don't forget to add the cable tie between the bottom two eyelets! This helps stabilize the zipper and avoids uncomfortable deformation that can occur in the toe flex.

Boot zipper replacements are available for Airpower® XR1, Airpower® XR2, Airpower® XR2 Winter, Airpower® R2, and Fire Flash® Xtreme. Sold individually. If you need to replace the zipper in each of your boots, please order 2.

Instructions on how to replace work boot zipper inserts are included. You can also watch our easy step-by-step shoe zipper tongue replacement instructional video above.

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Customer reviews for "HAIX Zipper"
25 Feb 2021

Terrible zipper

2nd pair of ZR2's and both have zipper problems. Major flaw!!

Admin 2 Mar 2021

Hi Mark,

I believe our customer service dept. has reached out to you and they are taking care of the issues with your zippers.  Thanks for giving us a chance to get this resolved for you!

25 Feb 2021

Zipper replacement for AirPower XR2.

I replaced both zippers after one pull broke off. New zippers were easy to install (with the help of good instructions) but I suggest you also buy new laces because I didn't know the old laces were worn and partially cut until I removed them. New zippers are improved because they have one piece of leather backing them instead of two, thereby decreasing the chance for the leather back to get caught in the zipper. A good quality product.

16 Feb 2021

Having to replace zippers every year sucks, but the boots are great otherwise.

If it wasn't for the zippers the Airpower XR1would be phenomenal. Sucks having to replace once a year. I reached out last year but never received a reply to my contact. To top it off, apparently the zipper is not available for my size (10) right now. Guess I will have to make due or find another set of boots..

Admin 1 Mar 2021

Hi Rob,

Thanks so much for reaching out - I believe that we've been in contact with you regarding your zippers and have resolved this issue for you.  Thanks again!

8 Oct 2020

Great boot

I've had the boots for 2 years they are simply outstanding. Best station boot I have ever had. the zipper did have problems to begin with I ended up having to trim leather off of it because it would get stuck. 2 years later the zipper broke and they replaced it new zipper seems even better. Definitely pricey at $30 but would definitely purchase again. Great customer service

13 Aug 2020

Great customer service

Love the boots. Very comfortable and light weight. Only issue I had was the zippers would not stay up. Customer service was very responsive and offered to send me a pair of replacement zippers.

21 Jul 2020

EXCELLENT customer service!

I wrote a previous review regarding the Haix Boots and an issue I had with the zipper. I was immediately contacted by a customer service representative who not only assisted me with my issue, but went FAR above and beyond what was necessary in order to maintain my satisfaction with the company and with their products. To say that I am pleased with them would be an understatement. I will most definitely be purchasing these boots from this company again in the future. A+++

3 Jul 2020

Boot saver

As a first responder on the ambulance i rely on boots big time and zipper had broke so I ordered new ones and i love the design on these im not sure if they were redesigned due to the leather getting caught in the zippers on the original ones that come on the boots but these are way nicer they dont get stuck when trying to un zip over all loved them and definitely a boot savor.

25 Oct 2019

Replacement zipper

Exactly what I needed. I've been wearing Haix boots between 70 and 120 hours a week as a FF/medic since 2015. Sometimes the zippers break from the abuse. This was a cheap simple solution. I appreciate Haix having replacement parts so readily available. Shipping was fast and they are easy to install.

31 Aug 2019

Great boot, zipper can be a pain

I love the boots, they are so comfortable and they hold up well. The zipper kept getting stuck and I kept having issues with it. I just looked at the replacements and I can’t see paying $30 each for new ones. That’s the only negative.

28 Sep 2018



1 Jul 2018

AirPower XR1

Love the boots but constant zipper issues. It could be they get caught on the leather or they won’t stay up with the Velcro and the other day one broke off. Questioning myself as to what to do.

Admin 2 Jul 2018

Hi Ryan,

Thank you for your feedback on the Airpower XR1. We are happy to hear that you love the boots, but we apologize you have had some issues with the zippers. After reaching out to you via email, I believe we have found a reasonable solution to the problem. We certainly hope this will not deter you from considering HAIX again in the future.

21 Mar 2018

Great boots horrible zippers

These are my first pair of Haix R1 boots. I work for a local fire department and have wore these a little over a year now. Both of the zippers on broke off so I had to use zip ties so I could grab on to something to zip it up. I have also had the common issue of the zipper not coming down because it gets stuck on the leather piece underneath. Totally defeats the purpose of having zippers on boots if it slows you down. Hopefully Haix has fixed this defective part, otherwise, the boots would’ve been flawless.

Admin 23 Mar 2018

Hi Kevin,

We appreciate your feedback on the Airpower R1. We apologize that you have had issues with the zippers, I can see where this can be cosly when going out on a run. After reaching out to you directly, I am confident that we have found a reasonable solution to the problem. I hope this will not deter you from considering HAIX for your footwear needs in the future. Stay safe out there!

18 Dec 2017

Good boot horrible zipper

The boots are very comfortable but the zippers are horrible. They constantly get stuck. One now won’t completely unzip and the other the tab on the zipper broke from constantly tugging on it.

Admin 2 Jan 2018

Hi Chris,

We appreciate you taking the time to submit your feedback. We are happy that you like the comfort and feel of the boots. We apologize that you have had so many issues with the zippers but, after speaking with you, I am confident we found a reasonable solution to your problem. We certainly hope this won't deter you from considering HAIX again in the future. Stay safe out there!

22 Jul 2017


I just bought the airpower xr1. I'm a firefighter and the benefit of getting these off and on quickly was a big part of the reason I purchased them. The boots are very comfortable and not near as heavy as some have complained about. But the zipper is horrible. I am on my second shift with them and they will not pull all the way down. There is a leather flap behind the zipper that constantly gets stuck in the path. Today cost me 3 minutes when I needed to get into my bunker gear because my boot was stuck on. 2 shifts and I'm having problems. I haven't even had the opportunity to mail in the warranty card. Very disappointing design flaw for a 300 dollar boot. If I cant get them off quickly they have just become a 300 dollar pair of paperweights. I'm very disappointed in this. It's a comfortable boot, but with the zipper flaw it is not practical for wear for a station boot for a structural firefighter/ EMS role.

Admin 25 Jul 2017

Hi Robert,

Thank you for giving us feedback on the Airpower XR1.  We are happy to hear that overall you found the boot to be good especially when it comes to comfort.  We apologize that you are having so many issues with the zipper making it hard to get the boot off/on in a timely manner. After reaching out to you via email, I am confident we found a reasonable solution to your problem. I hope you won't let this deter you from considering HAIX again in the future.  

13 Apr 2017

GREAT quality boots, but...

I love the boots. They are very comfortable, stay in excellent condition and last a long time. I only wish I could say the same for the poor quality in zippers. BOTH of my zippers have failed recently and broken within the past two days, in less than a year of owning the boots. I would like someone to contact me in order to get both replaced for free since its within my year warranty.
I've called and left messages, without return thus far. Thank you.

Admin 13 Apr 2017

Hi Lisa,

Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback on the Airpower XR1.  We are happy to here that the boots are comfortable and durable.  This issue would definitely be covered under warranty as a manufacturer defect since you have had the boots less than a year.  I apologize that no one got back to you sooner, but after being in contact with you I am confident that we found a reasonable solution to the problem.  We certainly hope this won't deter you from being a loyal HAIX customer in the future.

6 Mar 2017

Zipper issues

Great bots but I was having the same issue with the zippers as the reviews above me. Solved it by trimming the leather from the zipper path with a pair of scissors and taking the velcro off from the front side. Really not that big of an issue.

Admin 6 Mar 2017

Hi John,

Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback on the zippers.  We apologize that you have had issues.  After reaching out via email, I am confident that we are both happy with the resolution to this problem.  We hope you'll continue to be a loyal HAIX customer in the future.  Stay safe out there!

15 Feb 2017

Zippers broke

I have owned my xr1's and they are great I love them but recently I was going to a call and went to zip my boots and the top of the zipper and the zipper leash all broke off . I was forced to run the rest of the call with a half zipped boot was not to happy about that . Is there any way to fix this issue due to I can't rig anything up to be able to zip them up.

Admin 15 Feb 2017

Hi Jeremy,

Thank you for taking time to review the Airpower XR1.  We are glad that you find them to be great boots on the job.  We sincerely apologize that your zippers broke while out on a call, but we feel that this issue has been resolved to your satisfaction and hope you will continue to be a loyal HAIX customer in the future.  Stay safe out there!

9 Feb 2017

zipper pull broke

I have had my HAIX fire boots for a couple years. They are very comfortable and I can wear them all day. They are a little harder to get on and off but other wise I really like them. The zippers do get caught some times and last week the zipper pull broke. I made a make shift fix but need to get it replaced.

Admin 10 Feb 2017

Hi Harry,  

Thank you for taking the time to review our boots.  We are happy to hear that you found them comfortable on the job.  We have since been in contact with you and feel that we found a reasonable solution to the zipper problem.  We hope these boots continue to serve you well in the future.  Stay safe!

5 Dec 2016

Zipper getting stuck

Hey guys, Im am currently in a Fire academy and I have been issued the Haix Airpower XR1's. I love the boots they are very comfortable but unfortunately after just 3 months the zipper keeps getting stuck. I have tried everything and in emergency drills, I am unable to get the boots off in time. This is a serious issue. Please advise of what we can do about this? I would really appreciate if I can get another set of zippers send out.
Thank you.

Admin 5 Dec 2016

We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us about the Airpower XR1.  We are sorry to hear about your issues with the zippers.  We have emailed you about the problem and hope to help you get it resolved soon.  But overall, we are happy to hear that you like the boot and find it to be comfortable during training. 


22 Oct 2016

Zippers flawed

I love the fit of my Haix boots and after 25 years in the fire service, they are my favorite fitting and light weight boot. The only negative is the zipper that is stuck half way. I removed the zipper and fixed it as it is catching on the leather backing but within one shift it is once again stuck and makes getting in and out for emergencies a problem. Not sure what the fix is but I'm not too eager to drop $30 on another set of zippers after only owning for 7 months.

Admin 24 Oct 2016

Hi Phil,

Thanks for your feedback.  We are sorry to hear about your zippers getting stuck.  We would be happy to send you a replacement.  Do you need one zipper or two?  Please send us your shipping address and the exact style of boot you are currently wearing. 

We hope this fixes the problem. 

Thanks again.

6 Oct 2016

I have had my boots for 2 1/2 years now. I just replaced my zippers on my Haix boots. Very easy to install these zippers on the boots.

Admin 7 Oct 2016

Hi Greg,

We're happy to hear that you have gotten solid wear out of your HAIX boots and that the new zipper was easy to install. 
We appreciate your feedback and hope you'll continue to be a customer in the future.
Stay safe out there!

31 Aug 2016

I broke my boot zipper...

I have had my Haix boots for 7 years. I have to say that I love them. I use them for EMS duty and motorcycle riding. Sadly I yanked the zipper to hard and pulled the pull right off. After spending the weekend pulling the zipper up with my Leatherman, I contact Haix and they sent the replacement. How do you rate a zipper? Anyway most importantly, the boots are back in service!

Admin 1 Sep 2016

Glad we could get you back in service, and on the road!  Thanks Lee!

4 Aug 2016


Zippers should last more than 6 months. Customer service did not understand that I purchased new boots a year ago and have replaced the zippers three times now. I understand wear items, but I work a 7 on 7 off schedule and only wear these R7 at work. If your going to cheapen up the product you can cheapen the price. Still upset by customer service stating only that the boots were out of warrenty. I get that but the new part failed at only 6 months. I was stuck in my boots and had to cut the laces to get out of them. Not sure if I'll even but another pair of Haix Boots due to this. Almost a hundred Dollars every time the zipper breaks and new laces. Thanks A lot.

Admin 10 Aug 2016

We’re sorry to hear about the issue with your zippers.  HAIX regular stock boots have a one year warranty against manufacture defects, this includes the zippers and laces.  Our customer service department is working with you to get this resolved.

27 Jul 2016

Major Flaws

There is a major flaw in the XR1 zippers. It's possible it's only on the women's airpower XR1, which are what I am referring to in this review. The tabs on the top allow for too much movement, no matter how tight, not allowing the zipper to go down without having to hold the tabs. If you are able to zip them up all the way the leather backing on the zipper gets caught in the zipper and they won't unzip all the way. I have tried to loosen and tighten them in every way and new problems reveal themselves. The Velcro doesn't remotely hold up the zipper, so the zipper constantly falls down to half, even if the leather is stuck in the zipper. I have had a lot of boots with zippers in my 16 years in fire and EMS and never had problems like this. I even previously had the R2s and the zippers worked well.

Admin 10 Aug 2016

We’re sorry to hear about the issue with your zippers.  HAIX regular stock boots have a one year warranty against manufacture defects, this includes the zippers and laces.  Please feel free to contact us at 866-344-4249 and speak to our customer service department so that we can help to get this resolved for you.

19 Mar 2016

I have Three pair of Haix boots. All three pair R1, R7, XR1's all have zipper problems. Took them out of the R7

Admin 23 Mar 2016

Hello Frank,

I'm sorry to hear about your zipper issues.  I believe customer service is in contact with you now, working to resolve this issue.

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