Haix is giving law enforcement officers a chance to walk miles in their boots
1,000 lucky officers get a chance to own Haix Black Eagle 2.0 boots in exchange for their honest opinion
Sponsored by HAIX
By Victor Masters for Police1 BrandFocus
One of the most commonly overlooked but important items in law enforcement when it comes to comfort and safety is the duty boot. Uniformed law enforcement officers must be ready to sprint at a moment’s notice, climb uneven and hazardous surfaces and traverse terrain that isn’t always meant to be easily traversed on foot. So why is it then that when it comes to comfort, stability and safety that duty boots are so often overlooked as an essential piece of gear?
Investing in a quality, duty boot that is lightweight, comfortable and durable that also provides proper traction and support can make all the difference in how comfortable and focused you are during your shift. Being able to focus on the job and task at hand without distraction due to pain or discomfort is of the utmost importance when it comes to officer safety.
As such, Haix is looking to give you the opportunity to weartest one of their three models of Haix Black Eagle boots for free during their weartest giveaway of 1,000 pairs of law enforcement boots. To participate, you must over 18, an active law enforcement officer and able to put the boots to the test throughout the month of September as you go about your regular duties. In exchange for your feedback on your pair of Haix Black Eagle 2.0 boots at the completion of the one-month weartest, you will get to keep the boots at no cost to you.
A boot for you
The Haix Black Eagle Tactical 2.0 GTX, Haix Black Eagle Tactical 2.0 FL and Haix Black Eagle Athletic 2.0 T come complete with several options to meet the needs of every officer and every agency’s footwear policy. From a more modern styled boot with a tactical look and feel to a more traditional boot with a flat, polishable leather toe cap, Haix has a style that will fit your needs and your agency’s footwear policy.
For those who work in wet environments, two of the three models of Black Eagle 2.0 boots are waterproof (Haix Black Eagle Tactical 2.0 GTX and Haix Black Eagle Tactical Athletic 2.0 FL). The Haix Black Eagle 2.0 T model, while not waterproof, offers one of the lightest and most breathable styles on the market, making it an excellent choice for those who work in hot, dry climates. It is also the perfect choice for swiftwater rescue team members who need the most durable boot possible.
No matter what climate you work in, the Haix Climate System works to keep your feet cool during warmer temperature weather and warm in cooler temperatures. The Sun Reflect Technology that is integrated into the two leather models (Haix Black Eagle Tactical 2.0 GTX and Haix Black Eagle Tactical 2.0 FL) help to divert the heat and keep your feet considerably cooler on warmer days with the sun beating down.
All three models come with non-slip soles, shock absorbent cushioning and other forward-thinking designs to make them some of the most durable and comfortable boots that you’ll ever wear. In addition, the soles are fuel-, oil- and heat-resistant and comprised of a multi-purpose running tread that is perfect for ensuring comfort and a good grip on all types of terrain and obstacles.
Stability, comfort and reliability
Regardless of whether you work in an urban environment, rural environment or everything in between, the Haix Black Eagle 2.0 boots provide for excellent stability, traction and comfort throughout your entire shift. For those that work in more urban environments and walk a foot beat, having the stability, comfort and reliability that Haix Black Eagle 2.0 boots provide will let you go about your duties safely and comfortably. The Haix Black Eagle 2.0 boots are equally as comfortable and durable for those who work in more rural environments and find themselves traversing uneven and treacherous terrain throughout their shifts.
When it comes down to it, none of these features or any others matter much if your boot isn’t durable and able to stand up to the rigors of the job day in and day out. Footwear is oftentimes an area skipped over in order to save money either by individual officers that have to supply their own boots or by the agencies that supply their officers with issued boots. In the long run however, investing in a durable, comfortable and supportive duty boot saves money and protects officers from injury as well as long term pain and discomfort. Let Haix give you the opportunity to see the difference a pair of high quality, durable boots can make.
Go to www.haixusa.com/1000 to apply for a chance to be a HAIX 1000 pair weartest participant. (Signing up does not guarantee you will be selected.)
1,000 officers will be selected from all entries submitted by August 31st and will be notified via email. Those selected to participate in the 1,000 pair weartest must wear their pair of Haix Black Eagle 2.0 boots while on active duty throughout the month of September and fill out and submit an online feedback form by October 15th.
To Register to be a Weartest Participant CLICK HERE!
About the author
Victor Masters is a an active duty police officer for a municipal police department in western Washington. He began his career in 2010 with the U.S. Border Patrol in El Centro, California. He has served as a patrol officer, forensic artist, intelligence agent and public affairs agent. Since 2016, he has been assigned as a public information officer and recruiter.