Firefighter boots need to be protective, durable, yet comfortable so that firefighters have the safety features needed in emergency footwear along with wearability during long hours on the job. Let’s face it, you’re probably going to wear these boots for at least 8 hours a day.
Boots (or EMS station boots/law enforcement boots) need to be heavy-duty enough to help protect against chemicals and blood-borne pathogens but we need ease of movement too.
At Fire-End, the Haix brand is among the best in fire boots for structural, Wild-land, Hazmat, and overall dual-purpose use AND comfort. Special welding machines and sealing bands give their fire boots maximum water tightness.
Read further to find out why the Haix full line of boots is a great choice for firemen and other emergency response workers.
Best Choice in Firefighter Boots
Haix boots are made to be breathable and lightweight, even their high boot styles. Support around the ankles helps you to avoid rolling, especially during active duty or while in pursuit. These boots are also slip-resistant for optimal grip in all kinds of conditions (ice, rain, fuel spill, etc.)
The HAIX® Airpower P7 High Boot is the top choice for tactical boot by law enforcement and approved for the New York State Police.
Are Firefighter Boots Steel Toe?
Typically, firefighter boots are made with leather and rubber. While some have steel toes, others have composite materials to offer protection in the toe area.
You’ll want boots that meet certified for EMS NFPA 1999 Standard for Protective Clothing and Ensembles.
Consider the Airpower XR1 Pro, which meets NFPA 1999-2018 for EMS, NFPA 1977-2016 for Wild-land, NFPA 1951-2020 for USAR, ASTM F 2413-2018 for toe, puncture, and electrical hazard protection, and CAN/CSA Z 195-2014 for toe, puncture, and electrical hazard protection
Haix Boots for Women?
Haix makes firefighter boots with fit in mind. Sometimes women risk excessive lateral foot movement in boots made for the average male’s size. Haix creates footwear on a special last so that the cavity of their fire boots for women better resembles the anatomical foot shape of a female.
Haix boots are a popular choice among women EMS, military personnel, and first responders worldwide.
What Are Differences Between Wild-land Firefighter boots and Station boots?
Station boots don’t require safety toes or puncture resistance and are worn at the station yet can also be used on-call. Wild-land fire boots should be NFPA certified for wild land firefighting. They have heat-resistant soles Check with your local fire station to make sure your fire boots comply.
How Long Are Structural Fire Boots Good For?
NFPA 1851 Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting: NFPA 1851 addresses care and maintenance of items, including structural firefighter boots. All structural firefighter boots labeled in accordance with NFPA 1977 will have a label inside the boot, showing date of manufacture.
Regardless of if the boots have passed inspection, they shall be retired no later than 10 years from the date of manufacture.
Haix offers a one-year warranty on their boots. With some of the best customer service in the industry, you can trust Haix to provide the highest quality products. The brand is so trusted, Haix produces up to 5,000 pairs of high-purpose shoes each day. Contact us to learn more.