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HAIX launches FIRE EAGLE 2.0 firefighter boots at INTERSCHUTZ

22 June 2022

GLOBAL FOOTWEAR specialist HAIX is currently showcasing “the world’s fastest firefighter boot” at INTERSCHUTZ 2022, which is taking place in Hanover. The company’s new FIRE EAGLE 2.0 boot features an updated design and “a new and innovative” quick-fit fastener system. The RapidFit system is the quickest way in which to pull a boot on and fits to the individual foot in just one movement. That’s critical when a call comes in and every second counts.

At this year’s INTERSCHUTZ (the trade fair for Fire and Rescue Services, civil protection, safety and security), HAIX is also presenting its well-established product range on a 1,000 m2 stand that’s spread across two levels. That’s the largest trade fair stand in the company’s history, in fact.  

RapidFit is badged as a “world first”. Once the boot has been fitted to the foot, it can be tightened in a flash 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 management, as well as a new composite toe cap that offers even better abrasion protection in the toe area. The new instep protector boasts a smooth surface with no openings, making the boot easier to clean while also protecting the laces from damage.

Protection in action

Like its predecessor, the FIRE EAGLE 2.0 stands out for its lightweight design of around 1,000 g per shoe, ensuring comfort without compromising on durability. The shoe is made from robust bullhide leather, which has been finished with the 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 not only makes the boots waterproof, but also 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.

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

100% made in Europe

Like all HAIX products, the FIRE EAGLE 2.0 is manufactured exclusively in Europe. HAIX’s production sites in Mainburg, Germany and Mala Subotica in Croatia are among the world’s most modern shoe production facilities. At these facilities, HAIX closely monitors working conditions and product quality to ensure the highest standards are met. ‘Made in Europe’ is not just a promise of quality for HAIX, but a commitment to fair working conditions, sustainable practices and modern testing facilities.

The new 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, thereby delivering the highest safety standards.

*The FIRE EAGLE 2.0 is now available from the HAIX web shop (at www.haix.com) and through specialist retailers

**Visitors to INTERSCHUTZ 2022 can find HAIX on Stand H47 in Hall 15 until 25 June. They can witness HAIX’s technical expertise first-hand and join the footwear specialist as it celebrates the latest innovation in firefighter-focused footwear