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Haix launches firefighter boot Fire Eagle 2.0


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Global footwear specialist, HAIX has launched what it is calling the world’s fastest firefighter boot: the FIRE EAGLE 2.0. The new boot features an updated design and an innovative quick-fit fastener system. The RapidFit system is the quickest way to pull a boot on and fits to the individual foot in just one movement, designed for situations where time is critical and every second counts.

HAIX’s RapidFit is a quick fastening system for firefighter boots – Once the boot has been fitted to the foot, it can be tightened with just one hand. No additional tying or tucking is needed, as the RapidFit system automatically holds the lacing in place after tightening. A wider, ergonomic grip makes the fastener even easier to close. 

Other innovations include an RFID pocket to provide space for an RFID chip for digital Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) management, as well as a new composite toe cap that offers improved abrasion protection in the toe area. The new instep protector has a smooth surface with no openings, making the boot easier to clean while protecting the laces from damage.

The boot has a lightweight design of around 1,000 grams per shoe, ensuring comfort without compromising on durability. The shoe is made from bullhide leather, which has been finished with the well-known HX logo as part of the new design. 

The FIRE EAGLE 2.0 provides all-round protection with a toe cap made of fibre-reinforced plastic, penetration protection and a non-slip, heat-resistant sole. The GORE-CROSSTECH laminate makes the shoe waterproof and offers penetration protection against blood and other bodily fluids as well as any resultant viruses and bacteria. Reflective inserts in a signal colour ensure good visibility, even in thick smoke. 

A cushioning insole and the Arch Support System ensure optimal foot support and a secure hold as well as maximum comfort. The HAIX Climate System uses the foot’s pumping motion when walking to wick moisture out of the shoe, ensuring feet stay at an optimum temperature.

The boot is manufactured exclusively in Europe at HAIX’s production sites in Mainburg, Germany and Mala Subotica, Croatia. 

The FIRE EAGLE 2.0 is available in sizes UK 3 to 12 and plus sizes UK 12.5 to 15. The shoe meets the DIN standard EN 15090:2012 and requirement F2A, ensuring the highest safety standards. It is now available from the HAIX webshop and specialist retailers. 

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